Have you been watching the Let’s Go Design web series? 3DVIA Composer and 3DVIA Scenes were featured in the episode 5… Check it out!Read More
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This customer story was released on the solidworks.com website a couple of days ago. It’s about DLP Ltd., a UK-based company that specializes in manufacturing “barrier-free and low level access shower bases and specialist shower doors, enhancing independence, well-being and quality of life,” under the trade name AKW.
Along with using SolidWorks for their design, they are using 3DVIA Composer to more quickly create technical illustrations for installation manuals that get delivered around the world. How much more quickly? How about an 80% time savings! Pretty impressive!
According to DLP Technical Author Paul Smith:
3DVIA Composer allows us to export high quality technical line drawings for producing detailed installation instructions...
Visit us at Digital Factory at Hannover Messe, Hall 17.0, Booth C40 from April 20-24, 2009!
We invite you to visit us at Hannover Messe. Take a look at 3DVIA Composer â€“ â€œthe revolution for product documentation.â€ Meet our partners from Dassault SystÃ¨mes and SolidWorks and see how 3DVIA Composer can help you deliver user manuals, work instructions, product information, and service and training materials directly from your 3D CAD data â€“ and always keep it up-to-date.
Talk with our specialists from our Business Partners and receive first-hand information about all the advantages of our Dassault SystÃ¨mes PLM and SolidWorks solutions. During the fair we are available for all your questions from 9:00am to 6:00pm every day!
3DVIA â€“ this is “3D for All...Read More
Besuchen Sie uns auf der Digital Factory der Hannover Messe, Halle 17.0, Stand C40 und E40 vom 20.-24.04.2009!
Wir laden Sie herzlich zu einem Besuch auf der Hannover Messe ein. Nutzen Sie dort die MÃ¶glichkeit sich Ã¼ber die â€žRevolution in der Produktdokumentation â€“ 3DVIA Composerâ€œ zu informieren. Wir zeigen Ihnen gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern von Dassault Systems und SolidWorks wie Sie HandbÃ¼cher, Arbeitsanweisungen, Produktinformationen, Trainings- und Serviceanweisungen direkt aus Ihren 3D-Daten erstellen kÃ¶nnen â€“ und dabei immer auf dem neusten Stand bleiben.
Treffen Sie die Spezialisten unserer Partner und erfahren Sie aus erster Hand die VorzÃ¼ge der Dassault SystÃ¨mes PLM und SolidWorks LÃ¶sungen...Read More
Here is a great sample given to us from Richard Hale of Xype. The effective use of standard icons is prevalent in this example, and is used to ensure efficient information transfer from the author to the consumer of the data. Standardized icons and symbols ensure that the end user has a consistent visual aid to accompany the animated procedure. The icons can also be used as “hotspots” or links to provide an enhanced level of interactivity with the 3D document.
Thanks to Richard for sharing this sample and for showcasing how a simple standarization can further enhance the learning curve to add coherence and reliability for all parties involved.
If you have a sample tip, technique, or just want to share what you are doing, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org...Read More
You may recall the Dewoitine D520 example that Laurent BEAUVAIS had created in 3DVIA Composer. Mr. BEAUVAIS had done a fantastic job of creating all of the views needed to show how to assemble the model plane — and this podcast episode will show you how easy it is to reuse those views and build an animation from them.
3DVIA Composer is all about giving you manyÂ ways to reuse and leverage your content, so that you can get your job done more quickly than ever before.Read More
This week I am pleased to bring to you a podcast from solidworksheard.com, a site dedicated to providing tips, tricks, tutorials, or tech news on all things SolidWorks.Â
In this episode, Lou GalloÂ offers his expert opinions and insightsÂ after taking a 3DVIA Composer training class. He discusses what the product does and how it fits into the SolidWorks family of products. He explains why 3DVIA Composer is not a “replacement” to existing tools, but is a wonderful compliment to help bridge the gap between CAD tools and documentation layout and publishing tools.
Lou also talks about the other modules of 3DVIA Composer, and highlights some examples and use cases as to when you would need to use them and what value they will bring.
And my favorite part comes at the end of the podcast —...Read More
We have said this many times: visualization is not enough; viewing 3D geometry does not add any value to anybody, whatsoever!
That may sound like a provocative statement, but this humorous anecdote from clientcopia.com is a great example that not only is visualization not enough, it can be downright confusing.
Humor aside, it is not enough to simply look at a model on the screen, you need to learn something about that model. That model needs to tell you a story. So what matters most is context. When you can add additional product information to support the geometry, and can convey what should be done with that part and the ones around it, then you can tell a story and you can provide real value...Read More
With apologies to our bilingual friends who have already seen this in a previous post, I am pleased to present to you a sample 3DVIA Composer file created by Laurent BEAUVAIS, a PLM Dassault SystÃ¨mes Consultant and also a big fan of fighter planes.
With his digital mockup of the Dewoitine D520 plane, Laurent created this assembly sequence during the weekend right after his first introduction to the product. (I especially like the part about how our users enjoy using 3DVIA Composer so much, that they like to use it in their spare time!)
That’s enough talking… click on the link below to download and explore this self executable file...Read More
It is a real pleasure to begin yet another year with a new amazing demonstration of the power of product information everyware, as implemented by 3DVIA Composer.
One of the questions I hear almost every time we talk to CATIA users is, “what about metadata?” How does 3DVIA Composer re-use this critical CAD data when I want to create compelling product documentation directly from myÂ CATIA V5 3D CAD data?”
And it’s an important question because that metadata — data about the 3D CAD data — is critical to producing accurate assembly instructions, technical illustrations and more. If you can’t easily get the data about the data from the digital product definition into your deliverables, then a significant piece of effectively automating the documentation process would be missing.
As you can ...Read More