The Cloud: Easier, Better, Together

By Remi
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cloud computing dassault systemesA lot of fuss is happening right now on the Web with the launch of Google +, the company’s social network. But if you dig deeper than a mere battle between social networks, you realize that it’s the entire computing experience which is going on the Cloud: social activities, alright, but also file sharing, work spaces and other services are all more and more on the Cloud.

But think about it… What’s the Cloud goal but to bring people closer? Social networks such as Facebook are the tip of the iceberg and represent it perfectly: it brings the social back! :-)

Cloud: the Bigger Picture

Of course it’s the same for the CAD and PLM industries. More than ever, people need to work together from different places and different workstations. Thus, there is a double objective: facilitate the work environment and share with others. Oleg Shilovitsky stated rightfully that we should “work together without thinking about how collaborative or social a particular software is performing”.

My point is that if it’s got to be natural, it’s got to be easier, simpler and a part of a whole system that drives the work experience. Generation Z is the only one (so far) which is born in that kind of environment and for them it will be natural to have everything in one place, easily. And eventually, that’s where Clouds are all about I guess…

What do you think?



Our Holidays Program: Experience Ancient Egypt!

By Remi
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Khufu Reborn Pyramid Egypt Djedi

We already talked about it: we love pyramids! And actually we love them so much we thought you’d like to experience them as well… in 3D (and even on your 3D TV!). So Dassault Systèmes developed an application to truly go back in time and visit old Egypt.

Still skeptical? Let me tell you, you’ve never seen a lecture this fascinating: the topic’s hot, the technology to showcase it kicks ass and whenever you have a question, just stop and hang around to explore the pyramid and get your questions answered! And to quote our friends from the BBC:

we may be on the very edge of uncovering some of our past’s greatest secrets.

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So if you feel like going on holidays, discovering pyramids and ancient Egypt just like they were 4,500 years ago, just click here! Otherwise, if you don’t have time to browse through the whole adventure, I thought I’d split it so that you can pick your choice! ;-)

First part is called “the two enigmas of the Great Pyramid” and talks about how the pyramid was built, especially regarding other pyramids. So if you want to have an overview of what’s so mysterious about Khufu’s pyramid, I’d recommend you take a look at this part.

Second part is about “the genius of the builders”. Basically, if you want to learn about the architectural side of the pyramid construction, head there! Plus, it’s divided in three parts so you can understand the whole construction process (it’s my favorite part!).

Third part is named “seventy days to be reborn” and explains the whole process behind Khufu’s preparation before being put inside the pyramid. You’d like to see the rituals? That’s over here!

Fourth part is called “the paths to eternity” and gives you Jean Pierre Houdin’s point of view about the King’s chamber and its construction secret! (My second favorite part… The architects back then were truly geniuses!)

The final part “simply” allows you to travel completely freely around the pyramid and its construction site.

Enjoy the ride and tell us what you thought about that! :wink:



PS: just an advice, during the loading process, be sure to say “no” if your browser asks if you want to stop the 3Dvia plug-in. It happens sometimes but always loads afterwards… I’m guessing this is ancient Gods testing if you’re worth seeing their land! ;-)

PPS: if you want to share the adventure, feel free to do so! Here’s the link:

CATIA Visualization Contest: Win an Apple iPad 2!

By Xavier
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CATIA Contest 2011 Dassault SystemesCATIA is launching a visualization contest on Facebook: post your realistic rendering image to win an Apple iPad 2!

This contest is open to everyone that enjoys creating beautiful images using original 3D models so come and demonstrate your creative skills and vote for the best rendering images!

You will have two chances to win. You can either be selected by the fans on Facebook or be chosen by the CATIA jury composed of experts.

The contest will run through the 1st of August until the 9th of September. But if you post your images early, you are likely to gain more votes and increase your chances to win an Apple iPad 2 so hurry up guys! :wink:

Just as a reminder, here are the pics from the 2009 edition and what the winners said about the contest!

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Good luck!


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