Today, all SmarTeam customers worldwide are aware that, 3DEXPERIENCE is at the center of Dassault Systèmes product strategy for the future. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers the flexibility, open standards, scalability and industry-specific functionality to today’s global enterprises and SMB companies. SmarTeam customers are evaluating various methodologies, approaches, and tools for migration to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Below are key challenges being faced by SmarTeam customers when migrating to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
SmarTeam migration tool is a sophisticated piece of software, developed by SteepGraph Systems, to migrate SmarTeam data to 3DEXPERIENCE for various migration paths, i.e., Full Migration or Co-existence modes.
For many ENOVIA SmarTeam customers, particularly those deployed more than 2 years ago, their base data model (the one from which their specific environment was derived) is SmDemo, whereas for other customers, the base data model is PLMDB. SMDemo database has specific classes for CATIA, SolidWorks, UG, and PROE data, whereas PLMDB has the same classes for all CAD data.
SmarTeam migration tool supports both the data models and migrates all CAD, non-CAD data that exists in these databases.
Our SmarTeam migration tool supports migration of projects, folders and the data in the folders. Post-migration, the user will see the data in 3DEXPERIENCE in a similar way as it was in SmarTeam.
SmarTeam migration tool migrates all CATIA Data that includes:
For 3DEXPERIENCE versions prior to 2018x, data is migrated to Designer Central based data model. The designer central data model supports multi-CAD environment including CATIA V5. When performing a migration, the finalization relationships are maintained well, based on state of the object. Also, Designer Central for CATIA integration requires that object name and file names to be the same. To take care of this, renaming features of Designer Central are used.
For 3DEXPERIENCE versions post 2018x, a new data-model POWER’BY was introduced and our migration tool supports the migration to this new data-model. This way, CATIA V5 data will be available as well as editable in 3DEXPERIENCE environment, thereby removing the compulsion to open the CATIA V5 app separately.
The tool can migrate all SolidWorks data that includes:
For 3DEXPERIENCE versions prior to 2018x, data is migrated to Designer Central based data model. The designer central data model supports multi-CAD environment including SolidWorks. When performing a migration, the finalization relationships are maintained well, based on state of the object. When it comes to files, in SmarTeam, file names are appended with object ID and class ID. These are updated as part of the migration.
Also, the Designer Central data model requires that, when the SolidWorks data is checked in, it should be managed as configurations. This data model is elaborate and complex. SmarTeam migration tool takes care of this aspect very well and creates all required objects, relationships to ensure that it complies with the configuration schema of Designer Central. This is a key aspect of the migration of SolidWorks data.
For 3DEXPERIENCE versions post 2018x, a new data-model POWER’BY was introduced and migration tool supports the migration to this new data-model. This way, SolidWorks data will be available as well as editable in 3DEXPERIENCE environment, thereby removing the compulsion to open the SolidWorks app separately.
Our tool migrates all Documents, Items, and BOMs to 3DEXPERIENCE. All revisions, versions, profile attributes of the data are migrated as well. It creates BOM structure in 3DEXPERIENCE. Post-migration, 3DEXPERIENCE’s comprehensive BOM management capabilities can be used for Parts and BOM Management.
When actual migration is running, it is important to get complete visibility of the migration progress. To provide the up to date progress, Migration Monitoring Console is provided.
SmarTeam migration tool is based on a very extensible and scalable framework for migration. The framework has below capabilities to provide high throughput for migration and minimize the migration window.
Workflows in out-of-the-box 3DEXPERIENCE are different than those in SmarTeam. The functionality does a one-to-one mapping between these two platforms. It is important that all SmarTeam workflow functionality is mapped in 3DEXPERIENCE.
To take care of this, SmarTeam migration tool is bundled with workflow tool for 3DEXPERIENCE.
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