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3DEXPERIENCE Implementation Best Practices

At xLM Solutions, we are frequently called upon by manufacturers to implement the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Over the years, we have developed a core set of 3DEXPERIENCE implementation best practices which we summarize here. The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides software solutions for all aspects of your enterprise, from engineering, design and simulation to marketing and […]

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SmarTeam Roundtable

Recently, xLM Solutions moderated a roundtable discussion about SmarTeam among current SmarTeam users. We discussed what’s next for SmarTeam and looked at the process for moving from SmarTeam to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.   The Future of SmarTeam From what we have heard, Dassault Systèmes will continue to support SmarTeam for the foreseeable future. It is […]

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Single Source for Speed for Industrial Equipment

We recently conducted a webinar about 3DEXPERIENCE Single Source for Speed for industrial equipment companies. Here are some of the insights from that webinar. In our work with leading industrial equipment companies, we have consistently seen a series of trends driving factors required to stimulate growth. Intelligent Systems – Products are evolving into intelligent systems, […]

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Migrating Data to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

We know that data migration can be complex. At xLM Solutions, we have developed best-in-class tools, products and solutions for successful data migrations, while working with the many PLM/PDM systems and enterprise technology solutions used by manufacturers.  Here I want to focus on migrating data to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. At this year’s COE Annual Experience […]

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Configure or Customize Your 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Increased ROI

Manufacturers and engineering enterprises are eager to squeeze every bit of value from their software solutions. Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform streamlines every organization in your company, from engineering to marketing to sales. Among its many functions, it powers industry solution experiences based on 3D design, analysis, and simulation in a collaborative environment. When you configure […]

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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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