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Composer R2019 Highlights

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Our R2019 release delivers functions implemented based on customer inputs. The resulting enhancements help improve productivity and overall user experiences even further.

  • UI Updates/Improvements: The following items are newly available with the latest release:
    • Modernized icons for enhanced visibility
    • New command search input in the ribbon
    • Select Adjacent Parts
    • Display of the number of actors selected
    • Grouping hotspot/selection sets
    • Avoid overwriting backup data (Auto Save Versioning)
    • New indicator of Intelligent View at the right bottom corner
    • Lock views
    • Search Collaborative Actors
  • More Language Support:Czech, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish are now supported.
  • Fixed Size Arrows and Red Line Display Control: New options are added in the Properties pane to fix the size of the l...
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Arburg and 3DVIA Composer

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Arburg, a leading manufacturer of injection molding machines in Germany, is using 3DVIA Composer and other Dassault Systèmes products to achive some interesting gains. Click here to see the entire article @ Product Design & Development to learn more.

They are using 3DVIA Composer for technical documentation, spare parts lists, and 3D repair instructions. A snippet from the article regarding 3DVIA Composer:

“We generate the technical documentation directly from the CATIA files using 3DVIA Composer, which saves us a lot of time,” says Klaus Mayer, Head of the CAD/CAM Development department. 

In addition to three-dimensional repair instructions, 3DVIA Composer also automatically generates spare-parts lists that customers can access for online ordering. 

Whi...

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3DVIA Composer at Hannover Messe 2009

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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 – “the revolution for product documentation.” Meet our partners from Dassault Systèmes 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 – 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 Systèmes PLM and SolidWorks solutions. During the fair we are available for all your questions from 9:00am to 6:00pm every day!

3DVIA – this is “3D for All...

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3DVIA Composer auf der Hannover Messe 2009

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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 Möglichkeit sich über die „Revolution in der Produktdokumentation – 3DVIA Composer“ zu informieren. Wir zeigen Ihnen gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern von Dassault Systems und SolidWorks wie Sie Handbücher, Arbeitsanweisungen, Produktinformationen, Trainings- und Serviceanweisungen direkt aus Ihren 3D-Daten erstellen können – und dabei immer auf dem neusten Stand bleiben.

Treffen Sie die Spezialisten unserer Partner und erfahren Sie aus erster Hand die Vorzüge der Dassault Systèmes PLM und SolidWorks Lösungen...

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3DVIA your iPod #73: ENOVIA SmarTeam Integration Part 3

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Here is yet another in-depth demonstration of a 3DVIA Composer integration to ENOVIA SmarTeam. This time you will see 3DVIA Sync Integration, 3DVIA Composer, CATIA, and ENOVIA SmarTeam all comimg together to create a very robust environment for creating, managing, and updating 3D animated content.

The example will show how SmarTeam meta data can be integrated into the 3DVIA Composer content, how the 3DVIA Composer file can be managed and updated by SmarTeam, and how CATIA modifications to the product structure can be automatically propagated into 3DVIA Composer.

Thanks again to Evgeniy Fedotov for the great sample integration and video.

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3DVIA your iPod #72: ENOVIA SmarTeam Integration Part 2

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Back in Episode #64, you saw a great example of the power of 3DVIA Sync Integration and the ease and speed by which a SmarTeam integration can be built.

This podcast shows another example of integrating 3DVIA Composer into ENOVIA SmarTeam, in particular the ability to update Composer data with meta data modifications. The combination of Composer’s XML structure, associative labels that reflect current meta data values, and the ability to tie it all together into SmarTeam provides exceptionally robust capabilities for just about any customer-specific integration requirement.

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3DVIA your iPod #58: “3DVIA Safe, Part 2”

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In Episode #54, Jonathan introduced 3DVIA Safe, and demonstrated how Secure 3D can be used to protect your intellectual property from reverse engineering. This week’s podcast shows another capability of 3DVIA Safe: “Right Manager”. Right Manager enables 3DVIA Composer authors to enable or disable certain functions in the 3DVIA Player.

Imagine if you had the flexibility to allow one 3DVIA Player user the ability to create cross-sections but not labels, or another user the ability to take measurements but not save them, or another user to only open the file for the next 10 days. With the Right Manager options of 3DVIA Safe, this flexibility becomes a reality. And not only can you set these options from within 3DVIA Composer, if you watch the previous podcast again, you will see Jon...

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3DVIA your iPod #56: “Using CATIA V5 metadata in 3DVIA Composer”

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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 my 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.

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Idé-Pro webinar

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Next Wednesday, December 12 at 14:30 CET, Idé-Pro, a 3DVIA Composer partner based in Copenhagen, will present a 3DVIA Composer webinar.

Details (in Danish) are in the PDF you can download at the bottom of this post. For those who do not speak Danish, you might want to join in anyway to see the 3DVIA Composer demonstration, as our intrepid colleague, Garth Coleman, will deliver the demonstration in English.

You can register for the webinar (or watch a replay later) here. We look forward to seeing you next week.

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Dassault Systèmes Announces 3DVIA Composer

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Today, just six short weeks after acquiring Seemage, Dassault Systèmes announced that the former Seemage product has been enhanced and rebranded as 3DVIA Composer. You can read all the exciting details in the press release included in this post.

I would also like to remind everyone that we have a new “mini” website devoted to 3DVIA Composer at http://www.3dviacomposer.com/. Also, our forums are up and running for discussion at http://forums.3dmojo.com/ and, of course, the blog posts and podcast series will continue here.

As part of this news, we have officially retired the Seemage name. So, if you see it anywhere, please let me know so we can remove it...

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Seemage your iPod #51: “Cleo success story” (English)

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Today’s podcast episode is a little different. Instead of focusing on Seemage features, we are presenting a sales success story in both French and English.

To get this breaking story, Garth Coleman interviewed Fabrice of Axemble in France via Skype, one of the EU’s largest SolidWorks resellers. As you will hear, Fabrice tells the amazing story of how an important customer was so excited about Seemage, they purchased it on the first sales call.

Now I realize some of you may think this is pure propaganda. (Though when, I ask you, was the last time a PLM company posted such an authentic, unedited story? When we said we were going to continue to using the blog to be completely open about Seemage after our acquisition, we meant it.)

But in reality, this is a story about compelling technology…t...

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Seemage…oops…I mean 3DVIA Composer live from ECF

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I am writing this post from the Agora, or exhibit floor, at the European CATIA Forum (ECF).

Those of you with whom we’ve talked since we were acquired in October by Dassault Systèmes might have heard us use a new name for Seemage: 3DVIA Composer.

I’ve waited until now to publicly announce our new name because I didn’t want to steal Bruno’s and Chris’s thunder in announcing the new name, which they did yesterday (Monday) to partners and today (Tuesday) to the world in the general session at ECF. (The very UGC-y photo above is a cell-phone photo of Bruno premiering the name for the first time in public.)

Needless to say, we’re very excited about becoming part of 3DVIA, DS’s newest brand...

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Dassault Systèmes acquires Seemage

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It is with great pleasure that we announce today that Seemage has been acquired by Dassault Systèmes. The complete press release can be downloaded using the link below.

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Innovation is a Full-Company Experience

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A recent Boston Globe Magazine article (here; registration may be required) talks about a new generation of entrepreneurs who have the stamina to persist in building new businesses because they are, essentially, narcissists. The article asserts that this is necessary to overcome the challenges in building a business.

It’s bull.

Clearly, entrepreneurs need a great idea…but they also need the ability to get others to believe it and participate in the building of it. It’s about creating an ever-expanding community of interest in the idea: developers, marketers, salespeople, customers, and on and on.

That’s been the real success of Seemage. Eric and James had a searingly clear vision: product information everyware...

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Dassault Systèmes and Seemage announce strategic partnership

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Today, Seemage and Dassault Systèmes announced that Seemage has become a CAA V5 partner, ensuring tighter integration between Seemage and Dassault technologies. Download the complete press release using the link below.

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Seemage your iPod #39: “Seemage BOM″

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Seemage podcast for CAD and PLM users, episode 39, Seemage BOM

This week’s podcast shows in less than four minutes several amazing features of Seemage that we talk about all the time. Watch closely as Jonathan shows you how to combine BOM information with CAD models to produce very flexible documentation, including — and this always impresses me — technical illustrations directly from 3D CAD data.

This short podcast episode clearly shows why we believe there’s nothing else available that unites CAD, PLM, ERP and other enterprise systems as quickly, compatibly and easily as Seemage. In short, you can see major proof of our product information everware slogan right in this short video snippet.

If you’d like to see more, please register for a webinar replay here. Thanks for taking a look and donwloading this podcast.

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Watch the Seemage webinar replay at your convenience

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Watch the Seemage webinar

On July 19, we held a live webinar session that was very well-received. I sent a link to watch the Flash recording of the webinar to those who’d signed up for the live presentation but who weren’t able to attend.

And an amazing thing happened: in addition to the people who got a chance to watch the webinar they’d missed, we noticed that people to whom we had not sent the invite were watching the replay — and forwarding the link along to others to watch it .

So, we’re going to do the obvious: put the link up here in our blog. Please consider this an invitation to register for the replay, even if you didn’t previously sign up to watch the live presentation...

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Seemage your iPod #38: “Seemage Update″

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Seemage podcast for CAD and PLM users, episode 37, Seemage Update 

This week, Jonathan shows us one of the more astonishing capabilities of Seemage: the ability to update content with revised or changed geometry.

Because Seemage can quickly and easily integrate change into content, you never have to wait for the CAD changes or for a PLM system update to prepare product content. Instead of documenting the product when it’s “done” (if it ever really is), you can create content at any stage. Then, when the PLM and/or CAD system information is updated, simply update your Seemage content.

Consider the case where you are writing a service procedure in which a part has to be removed. Seemage makes it clear there a clash or other problem. You can easily make engineering aware of the service impact, then integrate the change as soon as it’s ready.

To see a...

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Seemage your iPod #37: “Measurements in Seemage 4.2”

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Seemage podcast for CAD and PLM users, episode 37: Measurements in Seemage 4.2

This week, Jonathan demonstrates (in less than 2 minutes!) how accurate and easy measurements are in Seemage. Pay special attention to the end of this podcast when Jonathan compares the Seemage measurements to the original measurements taken on the part in CATIA. As you would expect, they are identical. This demonstrates Seemage’s ability to accurately produce product deliverables in full fidelity to the original design.

Once again, there are two versions of this podcast: an AVI file (that requires the free TechSmith codec to play in Windows Media) and an iPod-formatted (and slightly smaller) version for our subscribers in iTunes.

Thanks again to Jonathan and we hope you enjoy the podcast.

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Seemage your iPod #36: “Seemage 4.2 coordinate systems”

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Seemage’s podcast for CAD and PLM users, episode 36: Seemage coordinate systems

This week, Jonathan Riondet shows us something new in Seemage 4.2: the ability to very flexibly manage coordinate systems. Using a CATIA V5 file, Jonathan imports the part directly into Seemage and then does some amazing things with the coordinate systems.

As has become our recent habit, I’ve posted both an .avi file which is both larger in size and bigger in resolution as well as a .m4v file, which iPod subscribers to our feed in iTunes can download directly onto their iPod.

We thank you for your interest in the new series of podcasts showing interesting capabilities in Seemage and, as always, welcome your comments.

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Annoucing Seemage 4.2

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We are very pleased to announce the worldwide release of Seemage 4.2. The press release we issued today, linked to this post as a PDF, details the exciting new features available in Seemage 4.2.

We also invite you to a webinar featuring Seemage 4.2 which we are holding on Thursday, June 21 at 14:00 EDT, 11:00 PDT, 18:00 GMT. Click here to register.

And, if you want to try Seemage 4.2, just click the icon below to go to our download page.

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Eureka Magazine discovers Seemage

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The online edition of the UK’s Eureka Magazine covers Seemage and talks with Stuart Totterdell of Xype, Seemage’s master UK reseller. Read the story here.

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Behind the rise in PLM sales

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As you probably know from reading our blog, we are attending COE and the PLM Summit this week in Las Vegas. Chris, Bruno and Eric are showing Seemage 4.0 in the CAA pavilion in TechniFair booth 408. If you are lucky enough to be at COE/PLM Summit this week, please stop by to see them.

While you are there, be sure to pick up a Seemage demo CD. In addition to lots of other cool Seemage materials, the CD has a Seemage animation that offers a solution to the devilishly complex wooden puzzles that we are also giving away in our booth. There’s almost no better demo than comparing the impossible-to-understand printed solution to the Seemage animation, which’ll have you solving the puzzle in seconds.

The importance of COE got me to thinking about what’s really behind the very optimistic PLM marke...

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Visit Seemage at COE 2007 Annual PLM event in Las Vegas

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Please visit Seemage in booth 408 in the CAA section at the COE 2007 TechniFair in Las Vegas. The TechniFair runs from Monday, April 30 at 5pm until Wednesday, May 2 at 1:45pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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ING Renault F1 Team Races with Seemage

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Today, we are very excited to announce that Seemage has been selected by the ING Renault F1 team to provide technology for the F1 team’s engine development. Please click on the “download” link at the end of this post to read the full press release.

We are very excited to announce this because many manufacturers use their racing programs to test advanced automotive technologies that eventually end up in production cars. Seemage is now part of that leading edge and will help make your next car more technologically sophisticated, efficient and safe.

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