Vendor Solutions Presentations

COE Vendor Solutions Presentations provide you with the opportunity to learn about the latest products and services on the market from leading industry vendors through first-hand demos and presentations, as part of the conference schedule. Take advantage of these 45 minute sessions in order to hear updates on those solutions in the marketplace. 

CENIT North America, Inc. 

161: Integrated Product Development with CATIA V6 and SAP
Sascha Schwenker & Reinhard Staebler, CENIT North America, Inc.

With the introduction of CATIA V6 from Dassault Systèmes a complete new foundation technology for the management of CAD data has been introduced. CATIA V6 is one of the first CAD systems that is delivered with an underlying database, called ENOVIA V6, thus eliminating the typical file based approach for CAD data management. This in turn creates a number of new opportunities and challenges for data exchange and systems integrations.

The presentation will provide an overview of the integration architecture of a CATIA V6 – SAP integration. Various integration concepts, such as the transfer of product structures and bill of material information from ENOVIA V6 to the SAP ERP world will be explained in detail. Sharing of product geometry representations across the system boundaries supports the overall approach of integrated product development processes across system boundaries.

In the second part of the presentation we will discuss the requirements of mixed CATIA V4, CATIA V5, and CATIA V6 environments and possible migration strategies for companies that are managing their CATIA data in SAP today. An overview of different uses cases will conclude the presentation.


30: Programming and Simulating Automatic Drilling and Fastening Machines
Bill Hasenjaeger, CGTech

When working with expensive airframe assemblies, the cost of drilling or fastening mistakes is very high. As a result, a lot of time is spent avoiding errors. An incorrectly placed hole or fastener can be disastrous, and a machine collision can take production offline for days or even weeks.

This presentation will show how simulation software can be used to visualize and simulate drilling and fastening from NC program code. Simulation can check for collisions, potential process problems, and specific auto-driller/fastener actions, such as: proper drilling and fastening through the stack, appropriate tool selection for specified hole or fastener parameters, properly inserted fastener for given hole and stack call-out, collisions with inserted fasteners.

Attendees of this presentation will also receive an overview of the steps needed to get from a CAD assembly to NC programs that drive the automated drilling or fastening machine. The universal programming and simulation software application to be demonstrated is independent of both the machine and CAD system, capable of programming many CNC auto-driller/fastener machines. This frees the end-user company to select the best machine for the job, while using one universal software application to create NC programs for a variety of machine brands or vintage.

Dassault Systèmes 

155: Dassault Systèmes University Has an APP For You
Bo Esler, Dassault Systèmes

That’s right…Dassault Systèmes has an dedicated training organization called Dassault Systèmes University whose sole focus is to ensure our customer’s teams get the APP (Adoption, Proficiency and Productivity) they are seeking. IT implementations can be even more challenging and resource intensive today than ever before. Especially, given the economic environment and pressures on product time-to-market. But excellent news, Dassault Systèmes University has the plan, tools, instructors, and solutions to enable you to reach your goals and accelerate your return-on-investment. Come join us and see how Dassault Systèmes University can boost your performance and fast-track adoption and get the APP with a clear path to experiencing optimal value!

DraftSight by Dassault Systèmes 

170: A Roadmap: From Your Current 2D CAD Product to DraftSight - A Free, Professional-Grade 2D CAD Product with Affordable Services & Support
Aaron Kelly, Dassault Systèmes

The objective of this session would be to present the path or Roadmap with the key components to enable a migration from 2D CAD to DraftSight. This session will establish the approach and identify the resources available to make this a smooth migration.

Hewlett Packard 

167: Optimize Your System for Best CATIA Performance
Pam Taylor, Hewlett-Packard Co

Today's workstations are composed of an infinite number of combinations of hardware and software components, OS and applications. This presentation will discuss recent performance work and tools used to verify the latest certified drivers, application and memory monitoring, and how to tune the system and graphics for optimal CATIA performance.

Kubotek USA, Inc 

143: Using Automated Change Communication Software to Improve Productivity and Reduce Costs
Tony Anderson, Kubotek USA, Inc
Andy Beaupre, Kubotek USA, Inc

During the product development cycle, engineering design data is continually changing. Design data often passes to other internal and external (supplier) stakeholders for engineering analysis, manufacturing, tooling and quality planning. A common problem for these stakeholders is determining how the data has changed. Suppliers and internal teams often receive the updated data as a new revision and are tasked with updating their portion of the process with minimally defined change information. This problem is compounded as multiple teams repeatedly search for changes that are relevant to their process. From small changes in part tolerance annotations to changes in large assemblies, these inefficiencies in product data communication cause an increase in scrap rates in tooling and production parts and lead to program delays. This presentation will present strategies to identify, analyze and communicate change in an OEM-Supplier ecosystem. Examples will show how to streamline change management to realize significant productivity and quality improvements for companies using 3D data as a basis for engineering their products.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. An understanding of how change impacts stakeholders in the OEM-Supplier ECO system
  2. A review of software to analyze, document and manage changes to parts and assemblies
  3. A review of how to easily integrate desktop and server visual change management tools into existing processes to improve productivity and reduce costs

PARTsolutions LLC 

157: Collaboration & Interoperability: Standardization of Standards is a Critical Requirement in Defining Any Successful PLM Strategy
Tim Thomas, PARTsolutions LLC

Successful companies are continuously focused on saving time and money. A large component of the total product cost is committed in the design phase. A key strategy for containing cost is controlling access to internal, Supplier and industry standards through a single authoritative digital source. This strategy pays off by enforcing use of Strategic Suppliers. A strategic Supplier initiative is an important element in achieving financial goals.

Solutions for managing standards focus on the collaboration throughout the lifecycle. Complex design environments, where multiple CAD and PLM systems are in use, demand an interoperability solution. Creating such a solution starts with the “standardization of standards” based on a single digital source.

In this session, Tim Thomas, CEO of CADENAS PARTsolutions LLC will describe how to standardize standards within the overall PLM Strategy, with initial focus on standardizing company, Supplier and industry standards.

Attendees will learn:

  • Reuse of current company, standard and Supplier parts through leveraging your investment in PLM and interoperable CAD systems
  • How a phased standardization approach provides stability to any PLM environment
  • Why an authoritative source of standard data is so critical to any design environment
  • Review of The Boeing Company’s deployment of a standardization strategy: A Case Study