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Ask the Expert Webinars

COE members now have year-round access to first-rate, technical education through the COE Ask the Expert webinars. Webinars are scheduled monthly, sometimes with multiple a month. Ask the Expert Webinars help users of Dassault Systèmes solutions stay up-to-date on key product changes, issues and solutions, while providing education and training on the latest technology developments.

COE Ask the Expert sessions are a members only benefit. If you are not a current member of COE and would like to join, please click here for details. Members can also view past webinars by visiting the COE Ask the Expert Archive.

Ask the Expert Sessions

Model Based Manufacturing in the Age of Experience

Presented by: Nathan Yoffa, Dassault Systèmes

Tuesday, August 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

Learn how to enable a model-based, collaborative manufacturing environment that results in accelerated product introductions and improved manufacturing efficiencies.

  • Understand how Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps to improve manufacturing efficiencies in specific industrial scenarios.
  • Get a primer on the DELMIA portfolio and how it facilitates collaboration between Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing Operations Management, and Supply Chain Planning & Operations.
  • Learn about “Digital Continuity” and how it enabled greater agility and innovation for leading global manufacturers

Nathan Yoffa is a Senior Expert Solution Consultant within the DELMIA Center of Expertise at Dassault Systèmes, with a particular focus on Digital Manufacturing and Enterprise topics.  He has over 30 years’ experience in the engineering software industry with a focus on 3D graphics applications, involving software development, architecture and design.  After graduating from Cornell University in 1983 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, he worked at General Motors for 2 years on their “CGS” 3D design software application before leaving to co-found Deneb Robotics, a 5-person startup created to deliver a 3D application for Robotic Simulation and offline programming, called IGRIP.   Deneb was acquired in 1997 by Dassault Systèmes and Nathan has continued to serve in a variety of technical positions within the newly-created DELMIA brand since then.  For ~ 10 years, Nathan led the creation and development of the DELMIA-brand global Industry Solution for the Aerospace and Defense Industry with a particular focus on Airframe OEM’s such as Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer.

More recently, Nathan has focused on Digital Manufacturing Enterprise architecture topics such as MBOM, Configuration and Change management and governance, and ERP/MES integration, all within the broader context of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.



Achieving Ultimate Productivity with Composite Part Design for CATIA

Presented by: Iouri Apanovitch, Ph.D, P.Eng, Senior Engineering Specialist, Rand 3D

Wednesday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

CATIA’s Composite Part Design (CPD) workbench has an industry-leading suite of tools for the design of laminated composite parts. While the CPD’s manual ply definition and zone-based approach are the two most commonly used design methods, the latest and most efficient additions to the toolset are frequently overlooked.

This session will focus on the Grid-Based approach, which is the newest design methodology now implemented in the CPD workbench. The Grid-Based composite design is a breakthrough technology enabling the fastest and most efficient design of large and complex structures, such as fuselage barrels, wing panels and boat hulls, in context of their mating sub-structures.

Topics include:

  • Specifying ply materials
  • Defining grid panel and structural groups
  • Virtual stacking management
  • Ply generation from virtual stacking
  • Ply generation from solid slicing
  • Defining ramps and drop-offs
  • Solid and IML generation
  • Fiber deviation and ply draping analysis
  • Flat pattern generation and export

For over 20 years, Iouri Apanovitch has provided design, consulting, and training services to assist clients with product development and design process improvements, predominantly in the fields of CAD/CAE/FEA. His primary area of expertise is product analysis and simulation with FEA tools including linear and non-linear simulations, dynamics, fatigue, and analysis of laminated composites. He is also an expert in 3D parametric design and prototyping using Knowledge-Based Engineering methods and tools such as embedded design rules and relations, scripting, and product performance optimization.

In addition to being a Professional Engineer with a Doctorate degree in FEA, Iouri holds certifications as a CATIA Certified Professional (Expert level) and CATIA Certified Instructor.


Ask The Expert Webinar Archives

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