3 Favorite 3DEXPERIENCE Features with Neil Brayman

By Neil Brayman on

My favorite features in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform have to do with the ease of creating new revisions. Let’s take a look at how to work with revisions.

I’m going to start off by creating a new component and creating a simple sketch. I will extrude it and create a hole inside the box. Now I can create a revision by navigating to the Lifecycle tab and here I will see an option to click and create a new revision.

Creating a new revision in 3DEXPERIENCE
Creating a new revision in 3DEXPERIENCE

Creating new revisions

Once I click new revision, I will save the component. If I want to open this new revision and add a larger width, I can do that now while I have the revision open. On the right side of the screen, you can see the revisions panel, which shows all the revisions that I am creating. I like working in the graph view because it gives me an image of what I’m working on. If I double-click on revision A, it’s going to open my revision. Clicking on revision B will opens my revision B. It’s very easy to see the revision in the image, so you don’t have to open every single one.

Switching between Apps

The next thing I want to talk about is the ability to switch between apps on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. I am able to open all these different apps with the click of a button with the shortcut. Now I’m going to go inside of xShape and I’m going to add a handle to my box design. The design was created in xDesign but now I need to navigate to xShape. It is very easy to quickly click the shortcut and move to xShape. Once I’m happy with my design, I can go ahead and select it, finish it, and now click the shortcuts and go back into xDesign.

Shortcut in 3DEXPERIENCE
Shortcuts in 3DEXPERIENCE

Replacing revisions inside an assembly

The next feature that I want to talk about is the ease of replacing revisions inside of the assembly. With a new assembly open, I can insert the component that I created previously. I will right-click on a component and click on the Replacement Component icon. I will select a new revision and it appears in the windowpane with a graphical icon. I will then choose the desired revision and select Okay. You will see that it has opened my revision and I was able to go from revision C to revision A just by clicking a button.

I have three different revisions and I can easily right-click, replace the component, and go back and select previously created revisions.