Companies using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be very different from one to another. Some are very large enterprises – like Bureau Veritas, where others are startups – such as EVUM Motors. They represent different industries – Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Equipment, Energy and Materials, Construction, Life Sciences and many more. Some produce consumer goods such as Miele, others build industrial infrastructures such Assystem. Despite these differences, it is interesting to realize that the benefits gained from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are often surprisingly similar. Let us examine some of these benefits.
Efficiency is about making the best possible use of available resources. One way of improving efficiencies is to adopt best-in-class solutions and processes to drive business activities and desired outcomes. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, customers provide everything in a secure environment – the processes, the data, the teams, the applications. For many customers, this all-in-one approach allows them to look more holistically at their development process and gain efficiencies throughout the entire lifecycle.
For General Aeronautics, a firm specializing in the design of unmanned aerial systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a complete view of product lifecycle. This allows them avoid costly late-stage issues and cut design cycle time down by 30%. For others, the platform allows them to gain efficiencies in specific areas: Jaksche Technology uses the platform for improved project management tracking, consistent product definition and full traceability. Efficiencies in these three areas ultimately reduce their development costs.
We can seamlessly collaborate and make fast decisions. We’ve reduced our design cycle time by 30%.
Quick access to information and ease of use allow us smooth and fast product development and monitoring at each step of the process.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform also accelerates the process of innovating and testing new ideas as it allows for easy and fast back and forth between ideation and testing. For EVUM Motors, the completeness of having data in one place allows them to validate potential innovation faster. That is also the case at SDcpd – a survey and design institute based in China. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables them to test and validate design alternatives such as ultra-high camber arches in complex infrastructure projects
There is a short window of time for entry into electromobility. You have to be quick with a reliable, full developed product on the market. 3DEXPERIENCE on cloud helps us to accelerate development.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform has multidisciplinary collaborative design capabilities and strong knowledge management to improve design efficiency.
Electric aircraft pioneer Vertical Aerospace is going a step further by building virtual twins that incorporate all disciplines and operations. Virtual twins allow them to significantly reduce the time between the concept phase and the development of prototypes.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will help us to develop and share the critical steps of requirements, ensure we’re developing the aircraft according to those requirements, do validation and also manage the certification of the aircraft with the authorities. It’s a one-stop shop and single source of truth for Vertical Aerospace and our business partners that allows us to work concurrently wherever we are in the world.
By connecting design, engineering, manufacturing and other departments, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is akin to a one-stop network for the various teams and stakeholders given the responsibilities of delivering the innovative products and services expected by customers. This integrated way of approaching work – and more specifically innovation – offers many tangible advantages. First, the platform acts as a catalyst by bringing its different design and engineering teams together in a cohesive, streamlined work stream. It also brings other groups into the innovation cycle; people working remotely or groups that were not previously involved in the development cycle can now contribute to the innovation process.
Vertical Aerospace has brought the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to non-CAD people. Those teams can now see the parts and models while work is in progress, and contribute feedback and ideas – for example, by digitally annotating prototypes with valuable comments. Viraver, an innovative glass manufacturer (see how they created a glass snowboard) is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to gather all project needs and simplify interactions different stakeholders. Engineers, suppliers and customers on each project come together as one to design and innovate at speed. That’s collaboration at its best.
Preparing for the Future
The recent landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars provides a great example of preparing for the future. Perseverance will collect Martian rock and soil samples and send them back to Earth in a yet-to- be-defined mission. NASA is committed to the mission but the ‘how’ is not determined. Perseverance’s design is allowing NASA to future-proof future exploration missions.
Back on Earth, many of our customers are doing something similar. They are seeing changing trends and emerging opportunities (such as commercial space), and are using that knowledge to prepare for the uncertain future. They are future-proofing their business with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Take the example of Viraver: the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is helping them enhance the value of the information they are generating during the development process of current projects by working with the intent of taking advantage of this knowledge for future, yet-to-be-determined opportunities. Who knows, this may lead to you commuting to work on bike made of Viraver glass in the future!
No matter the size or the mission of your company, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can help you be more efficient, innovate faster, collaborate better and be future-focused.