Deploying the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and troubleshooting license issues can be challenging. This little-known utility can be a life saver, especially if you’ve completely run out of things to try.
It has long been known that Dassault Systèmes would not support their license services on virtualized servers. This is a challenge when a company supports only virtual servers. However, we have learned that Dassault will now support license server virtualization. Read on for more information.
General Availability (GA) of Dassault Systèmes flagship 3DEXPERIENCE Platform was announced in early January 2018. The release, of course, introduces many new features, but more important R2018x enables the POWER’BY functionality enabling non-CATIA V6 users to create V6 product structures. The release is the first of a series of releases in R2018x that will increasingly provide POWER’BY functionality across CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS and the remaining XCAD products, like Creo, NX, Inventor, Solid Edge, etc.
In mid-November Razorleaf attended a training session for the new Ready-To-Use (aka Ready2Use or R2U) deployment program. The Ready2Use program was developed to accelerate the deployment process from weeks to days.
Due to the ever-increasing rate of change, it has become increasingly important for manufacturers to define, track, and implement change management technologies throughout the product development lifecycle. Successful product introductions are driven by technological innovations, customer and market expectations, and new material and manufacturing advancements.
Dassault Systèmes will be turning on the POWER’BY technology in the upcoming R2018x release of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. How POWER’BY affects customers is yet to be seen. As far as we know, POWER’BY is not a role, license, etc., it is a feature that can be configured. Whether a customer enables or turns on POWER’BY immediately becomes a choice, and that choice is determined based on when a customer first deploys the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
In early November Razorleaf attended Dassault’s annual 3DEXPERIENCE Customer Forum. This year the forum drew more than 500 attendees from North America and the event boasted industry-specific tracks covering 7 of the 12 industries Dassault addresses with its software portfolio.
I am excited about Dassault Systèmes’ POWER'BY announcements recently. Not because I like using apostrophes for no good reason, but because I think it represents a useful evolution in CAD authoring tools. Before you jump in to correct me and note that POWER'BY is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and not CATIA or SOLIDWORKS, let me explain what I mean.
Remember those days when project management information was dispersed among several file types, inconsistent templates and tools such as MS Office, Visio, & Project? Maybe your Project Management Office (PMO) deployed “new” tools such as Basecamp, Rally, Smartsheet, JIRA, etc? While these options are modern, agile, and collaborative, that information is most likely scattered throughout multiple network drives or databases.
Today Dassault Systèmes announced the acquisition of No Magic, a global solutions company focused on model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling for software and system of systems. Dassault Systèmes said the move will strengthen its 3DEXPERIENCE platform by generalizing systems engineering for developing the "Internet of Experiences."