Cloud and digitalization are the future of CAD
and product development
To say that the past few months have been challenging for businesses is an understatement for most professionals. But email, Skype, Zoom and MS Teams have kept the cogs running for many companies. These are all good for meetings and day-to-day communication. But on their own, they are no permanent solution. On the other hand, digitalization – the use of digital technologies and data – is an enabler for working remotely. And such solutions are the future of how we work with CAD and product development.
How do you collaborate or share CAD files when your team is spread out geographically?
Do you use DropBox, Google Drive, or a file sharing service?
In the past, and especially the last few months, you have probably faced challenges getting online meeting platforms and chat applications up and running. And you have probably also struggled with installing software, setting up VPN access or transferring files.
Our experiences now may well be a peek into the future of our work life.
All trends point to the digitalization of everything we do. Cloud-based CAD and digitalization will also transform the way engineers and designers work. Simply because digital solutions offer an efficiency and flexibility that can be a crucial competitive advantage for modern businesses.
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation offer their own solution – 3DEXPERIENCE. A platform for 3D design, document storage, project collaboration and communication all-in-one on the cloud anywhere, at anytime.
3 challenges you don’t need to worry about
with a cloud-based solution
- Challenge 1: Communication
How do you connect the disconnected?
Disconnection can happen anywhere in your organization. How do you make sure that everyone on your team is connected? How can you be quick and responsive in the disconnected world?
- Challenge 2: Collaboration
How do you find and share CAD data?
Not having integrated tools will undeniably result in poor data flow between departments. This is costly and hampers efficiency not only in projects, but also for the whole organization. This can cause a great deal of frustration for you and your colleagues when you search for files and cannot find the latest version.
- Challenge 3: Hardware & software
How do you keep your software and systems up-to-date?
Servers, hardware, software upgrades, scalability and dependency on IT. There are often many expenses related to this and the budget tends to increase year by year.
7500 R&D employees at Dassault Systèmes have been working together to bring you this NEW platform for the competitive businesses of the future. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the hub of the entire Dassault Systèmes product portfolio, where you can tailor your own industry solution to the specific needs of your business. And it gives you more power with less hardware and zero IT overhead.
What is the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?
Basically, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a collection of cloud-based applications. Just like with a smartphone, there are various applications that are included by default or that you can add which give you access to their features from your web browser.
You choose the specific applications you want, and you can access them at anytime, anywhere online.
Gone are the days, where you need to navigate an array of open windows and various programs. Now, everything is gathered in one place and can be found in the cloud.
The goal of 3DEXPERIENCE is to bridge engineering/design, marketing, sales and service in the product development process to create a collaborative environment that is manageable, digital and in real-time.
Thus, all the different aspects of product development are brought together in a coherent environment where it is much easier for teams to collaborate on projects. Team members work in the same primary software environment where they look at the same data and the same files.
The platform applies a simple, user-friendly interface that houses the various applications
– including SOLIDWORKS – for 3D design, analysis and simulation.
An efficient and flexible cloud solution
A cloud-based platform like 3DEXPERIENCE has great advantages as a solution for product development.
The only thing required to be able to work easily and effortlessly on your project is a simple internet connection. Forget about VPNs, high server and hardware requirements or extensive software installations.
The obstacles to solving product development tasks efficiently and flexibly are removed – no matter where you are and who you work with. The platform contains a broad range of applications including tools for CAD and data management as well as for communication, collaboration and project management.
You can access them directly in your browser – and so can your colleagues and collaborators.
You collect all your tasks on one single platform. You don’t need to create SOLIDWORKS models to share them in Dropbox and chat about them on Skype. You can do it all in the same interface on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Is it the right time for digitalization?
If you are considering digitalization and the benefits of it, you might just see an opening to address such a transformation right now.
Are considerations – or dreams – about digital transformation and new workflows already circulating in your business?
We would love to introduce you to the opportunities you have when digitalizing your business and implementing cloud solutions for efficient product development and communication.