If you’re an experienced SmarTeam CAD integration user, you may be familiar with SmarTeam’s Check Out ‘on the fly’ functionality. This feature senses whether documents are Checked Out as you modify them, warns you if they are not Checked Out, and allows you to instantly check them out as you modify them.
A project team led by Don Dorff, a project manager in PLM and software technology at Beckman, discovered a product called 3DVIA Composer. The company immediately realized that this tool could solve many of the problems being faced by paper-based documentation.
Fusion, one of VMware’s more recent products, brings virtualization to the Apple world, allowing users to run Windows on their Mac. Fusion is similar to VMware’s other desktop product, VMware Workstation, which allows desktop and laptop users to run multiple operating systems concurrently on a single piece of hardware.
3DLive, one of the latest Dassault Systèmes brands, recently announced support for CAD platforms other than CATIA. 3DLive leverages metadata and CAD geometry to deliver a rich and visual view of your PLM information, rather than just text and hierarchies. 3DLive uses a 3D paradigm to put information at your fingertips in a truly intuitive interface.
As the 64-bit computer architecture becomes standard for new computer hardware and operating systems, it is only natural that CAD software will support running natively on this architecture.
There are a variety of ways that you can leverage programming from within DriveWorks. One of the easiest is by building VBA helper functions inside of the Design Master, which allows you to augment the power of the Excel functions when it comes to writing your rules.
To create a PDMWorks Enterprise (PDMWE) shortcut (or blueberry), you must first know what the name of your view is, and know in what directory/folder your view is located. For example, a user creates a shortcut to the “Demo” View that is located in the root of the “E:” drive.