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COE Community of Experts 2018 Is In the Books

We had a fabulous time at the Dassault Systèmes Community of Experts COE 2018 Annual Experience and TechniFair earlier in April. It’s always refreshing to get out of the office and meet up with colleagues and customers. We enjoy the networking opportunities and chances to collaborate with DS users. We had good participation at our […]

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Dassault Systèmes Community of Experts 2018 Annual Experience and TechniFair

We’re heading out to San Diego April 15-18 for the Dassault Systèmes  Community of Experts (COE) 2018 Annual Experience and TechniFair. We hope to see you there. We’ll be networking with colleagues, industry leaders and customers and we’ll be presenting two important sessions. COE helps users leverage their Dassault Systèmes solutions through education, training, networking opportunities, […]

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How Often Should You Rebuild or Reorganize SOLIDWORKS File Vault Database Indexes?

File vault database indexes can become scattered or fragmented over time based on file operations, such as insert, update or delete. If you conduct an upgrade or a data migration which adds multiple records, the indexes are affected. It is recommended that you rebuild SOLIDWORKS file vault database indexes at least once a month to […]

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Considerations for Migrating Out of SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM

As of December 31, 2018, SOLIDWORKS will no longer support Workgroup PDM. What does this mean for Workgroup customers? You must migrate your data either into SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional OR migrate to another PDM/PLM solution, such as Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform. SOLIDWORKS is providing tools to their resellers and partners to help […]

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Managing Prototype vs. Production Behavior using 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS Connector

With our strong presence in the ENOVIA and SOLIDWORKS Connector user community, we have run across companies that need to manage prototype vs. production behavior on the SOLIDWORKS (or any other non-CATIA V6 CAD) platform in 3DEXPERIENCE version <=2017X. This blog describes two possible methods to approach this in ENOVIA. We’re happy to work with […]

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Takeaways from SOLIDWORKS World 2018

We’re back from LA from the big SOLIDWORKS World 2018 conference. It gave us an excellent opportunity to network with the SOLIDWORKS user community, connect with colleagues and customers and learn about updates from the SOLIDWORKS team. We enjoyed discussing our end-to-end PLM/PDM services and solutions and our expertise in implementing SOLIDWORKS systems and data migration […]

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Can PLM be Easy?

I recently read Oleg Shilovitsky’s article Does it make sense to build intuitive CAD & PLM?. In the article, Oleg looks into the claim of various CAD vendors as having “intuitive” user interface. He talks about what is intuitive and how it can be measured. It made me think about PLM and ease of use. […]

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SOLIDWORKS and Its 2018 Roadmap

Have you read the interview of SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi with Engineering.com? In the article, SOLIDWORKS 2018: Gian Paolo Bassi’s New Deal to Get Users onto the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, he talks about new strategies and how the company is positioning its SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE products with users. We’re eager to hear his announcements next month at […]

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Are you going to SOLIDWORKS World 2018 in February?

We’ll be in Los Angeles February 4-7 at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. Are you going? We’re eager to attend this major gathering, with the subtitle of “LEARN, PLAY, WORK, CONNECT, IGNITE” to network with the SOLIDWORKS user community. The lineup of keynote speakers offers thought-provoking topics: Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus, with fun stories […]

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SMARTEAM to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA V5 Migration Project Lessons

I wanted to share with you our recent experience with yet another successful migration of CAD legacy data from SMARTEAM to 3DEXPERIENCE with CATIA V5 data. We solidified our migration tool and methodology even further, providing additional flexibility and options. The result? A happy customer.  We conducted this migration in a record breaking 2-month timeline, […]

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