What if you, your team and your clients had instant access to all aspects of your product in a single location? How about having an environment where everyone could be included in brainstorming sessions, provide and receive constructive criticism, effectively manage people and resources and create and validate innovative products? What if you could offer more than just a conference call and a SharePoint site so that no one was ever left out, whether they’re at their desk or in the field? Enabling internal and external users to come together in real-time for the product’s entire life cycle is probably the most significant step in resolving breaks in communication and this is possible by leveraging cloud technology.
Cloud Computing for Business
Cloud-based systems have become popular because they offer different solutions for businesses. For example, a cloud platform can host a suite of various programs where users can have on-demand access to their day-to-day software, can share live updates and save files automatically. Additionally, many companies have been shifting to cloud-based technologies to reduce costs by removing their on-site infrastructure, such as servers, storage and databases, to the on-demand model that cloud services offer. As a bonus for some companies, it often ends up being faster and more secure than if they used their computing hardware.
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If you’re a product developer who is constantly designing offline from a single workstation, switching to an online platform where you can work from just about anywhere and any device might sound appealing to you. An online platform would allow you to work remotely while staying connected with your team. Communication across your group can improve, you can design faster and in an on-demand environment where you can see live updates on your designs and you don’t have to worry about saving your files every time you update them.
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The 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud-Based Platform
The 3DEXPERIENCE cloud-based platform was created to help cross-functional communication by connecting engineers in different departments in one space. At its core, the platform is a collection of cloud-based applications. Just like with a smartphone, there are different applications included by default and ones that you can purchase, which allows you to access certain functionalities from your web browser. That means you won’t have to install or download any additional programs on your computer or tablet. 3DEXPERIENCE can be applied at your physical location or online depending on how your business is structured.
Issues can be resolved without holding a meeting. Ideas can be proposed, endorsed or commented on as soon as someone opens their web browser. Project plans are visible on-demand. People often have standing meetings to get updates on projects, but with a glance at the website you have all this information. Since the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is cloud-based, anytime and anywhere users have connection to the Internet they have complete access to all the data.
>> Read our blog, What is 3DEXPERIENCE? to learn more
SOLIDWORKS Customer Success
Meet Eviation Aircraft’s Eviation Alice, the world’s first all-electric regional commuter aircraft that can travel up to 1,000 kilometers per charge, has an all-electric battery and is capable of speeds around 450 kilometers an hour and 40 knots at 10,000 feet.
The main challenge the company faces is making collaboration and communication more efficient. They need the right tools to avoid going back and forth with files and data and to make their design process smoother. “Technology is quintessential”, is what the team at Eviation says, and by using the cloud, they are able to store data and access it over the Internet, rather than through their computers’ hard drive. Additionally, the cloud has helped them recover lost data, become more efficient and increase their security. The team of engineers has been working simultaneously with other users to ensure they have the best results with Eviation Alice.
“I think the key takeaway for me is to choose the right tools for the job anywhere you go. It’s true for 3DEXPERIENCE, for us as designers and builders of airplanes, it’s true for us, as well as you as a passenger. I think Eviation Alice is one step towards that. We’re getting there faster,” said Omer Bar-Yohay, co-founder and CEO of Eviation Aircraft.
>> Learn more about Eviation Aircraft’s success with 3DEXPERIENCE
With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, you have the information when you need it, wherever you need it. This is the future. Not only for the CAD users but for the non-CAD users as well. When you think about 3DEXPERIENCE, think of the future, scalability, connectivity and collaboration.
If you have more questions or would like to see 3DEXPERIENCE in action, watch our on-demand webinar, An Introduction to xDesign and 3DEXPERIENCE.