Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Hidden Intelligence Of CATIA V5 – Part 1 (Formulas and Parameters)

When I think of the countless customers I have consulted with over the years, it amazes me how many don’t use parameters to control the design and capture design intent! What is a parameter, you ask?  A parameter can be thought of in two ways when it comes to CATIA V5. Parameters are built the moment you start a new part

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Project Management with Teamcenter – Orchestrating Product Development

Here is a classic scenario associated with developing medium to large complexity products: A team of people (say, 50 to 100) have to be coordinated. Each member has deliverables and deadlines that must be executed in a specific order. You apply well-known project management techniques. Now the question is – what technology do you use to support your project management? An informal survey shows

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PDS & FDS become one: Product Design Collection

People are wondering about their workflows now that Product Design Suite and Factory Design Suite have been combined into the new “Product Design Collection.” Many of my customer visits in the last three weeks have included the same question: “How is upgrading to Product Design Collection going to affect us?” All of my customer visits the last three weeks were also factory layout users. They

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