Wednesday Sep 02, 2015
Thursday Aug 20, 2015
Save the date for the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 (formerly Oracle Value Chain Summit)
By Gerald Fauteux-Oracle on Aug 20, 2015
The Modern Supply Chain Experience, is the event where you can learn about all things supply chain—strategy, best practices, the latest trends and products including new cloud offerings, your organization’s path to the supply chain cloud, social capabilities, mobile applications, and analytics. At this event, you’ll receive the information and expert advice to help you transform and modernize your supply chain.
The event will be held January 25-27, 2016 in San Jose, CA at the San Jose Convention Center
More details will be coming shortly. To be the first in-the-know, sign up here to get notified by email when registration opens
Wednesday Aug 05, 2015
INSO Increases Healthcare Support Service Quality and Efficiency at San Giuseppe Hospital with AutoVue 2D Professional
By Celine Beck-Oracle on Aug 05, 2015
INSO sistemi per le infrastrutture sociali S.p.A. is a
leading international general contractor that provides engineering,
construction, and related services to the healthcare, manufacturing, and
service sectors. The organization delivers complex projects—such as hospitals
or industrial and commercial buildings—from planning through construction and
Having contributed significantly to the Italian healthcare network for more than 20 years, INSO was contracted to extend and restructure San Giuseppe Hospital in Empoli, a project that encompassed 42,000 square meters of building space and included the addition of 398 new hospital beds, medical equipment and furniture, as well as a sterilization station. In addition, INSO manages all maintenance, cleaning and laundry services, and catering, for San Giuseppe Hospital in Empoli, both with in-group resources as well as in partnership with external providers – such as Blue System Srl.
INSO wanted to ensure high quality hospital support services in the San Giuse Hospital of Empoli to reduce their impact on the hospital’s core business—patient care. With this in mind, they integrated Oracle’s AutoVue 2D Professional with Oracle WebCenter Portal, creating an easy-to-navigate 2D map of the entire hospital, where users can drill down into each ward to determine status of various supplies—such as fresh laundry and sterile gloves—and ensure timely replacements. Through the combined usage of Oracle’s Webcenter Portal and AutoVue, they managed to reduce the number of service requests from San Giuseppe Hospital staff—such as hospital laundry and catering services—by 40% by clarifying questions upfront with Oracle AutoVue 2D Professional ability to capture audit trail of decisions, changes, and approvals for compliance.
Click here to read more about INSO’s success story.
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
By azizmahdad-Oracle on Jul 28, 2015
It is important to be able to efficiently diagnose file display issues to determine the root cause. Is the issue related to the user's AutoVue configuration, to the files themselves, or is it potentially a limitation within AutoVue?
Common examples of file display issues include, Blank display (either fully blank or partially missing), incorrect display (position, rotation, colors, views, hatching, sizing, etc.), "Unsupported File Format" error message, incorrect display of text/fonts and incorrect display of LineStyles.
There are several key steps that you can take to quickly diagnose file display issues, for example verifying that the file format that you are trying to view is supported by AutoVue and ensuring that your file format is supported by the version of AutoVue that is being used. These quick troubleshooting tips and others are explained in details in following knowledge article Note 789417.1 in My Oracle Support.
Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
By Warren Baird-Oracle on Jul 14, 2015
I've seen more discussion lately about Model Based Enterprise (MBE) and Model Based Design, and I thought it might be useful to talk a little bit here about what it is. I'm going to start out with an overview of what MBE is today, and we'll talk about the role AutoVue plays in a future post.
Traditionally a lot of organizations have used 2D drawings to define the formal requirements of their products, and to drive communication with suppliers and partners - even when the design processes were done in 3d. A lot of internal processes such as manufacturing and maintenance were also driven from 2D drawings. This required engineers to develop both 2D drawings and 3D models for their products, which is complicated, and increases the cost pretty substantially.
Model Based Enterprise is the idea of driving all of these processes and communication directly from the 3D models. This seems like a pretty great idea, so perhaps the question is: why isn't everyone doing it already? There are a number of challenges to this however - the first is ensuring that all of the information people need can really be captured in the 3D models in a way that it can be shared internally. In many orgs the manufacturing and maintenance people are pretty used to getting what they need as 2d drawings printed on paper - transitioning to providing them with a 3D model in digital form, and training them on how to use that, can be quite expensive.
There are a few general approaches to MBE - one common approach is to pick a relatively rich 3D CAD format such as Creo, and use the native CAD data as the model that is the basis for everything. Another approach is to go with a neutral format that can maintain both the 3D model and all associated data, such as JT or 3D PDF.
In both cases, it's critical to provide a simple, easy to use way to let everyone in the organization get access to the 3D data that they need - which is where AutoVue comes into the picture... But we'll talk more about that the future.
For more information on MBE - check out http://model-based-enterprise.org/
Thursday Jun 25, 2015
By Daniel Gariepy-Oracle on Jun 25, 2015
Tuesday Jun 16, 2015
By Gerald Fauteux-Oracle on Jun 16, 2015
This year Oracle OpenWorld will be held October 25–29, 2015 in San Francisco
Choose from more than 2,500 sessions, tailor your schedule to get exactly the information you need. In addition to sessions, check out hundreds of Oracle partners, Oracle technology demos run by the experts who helped build the products, and get hands-on in labs where we can dig into the details.
Check back soon for more details
Register now to receive Early Bird prices (Until August 16)
Tuesday May 26, 2015
By Graham Mckendry-Oracle on May 26, 2015
While the overall configuration process for SSO may be somewhat complex, the AutoVue-specific aspects are extremely straightforward, and can be summarized as follows:
- The user must have their web browser configured to accept cookies.
- The AutoVue applet must be configured to forward the correct cookies (the ones required for SSO) to the AutoVue server.
That's it. No additional SSO-specific configuration is required on the AutoVue client or server. The AutoVue server automatically includes the cookies when communicating the integration component (e.g. the VueLink, or AutoVue ISDK-based integration), and it's up to the network administrator to ensure that all components between the AutoVue server and the integration component are configured correctly to enable SSO.
For more info regarding SSO configuration and troubleshooting for AutoVue – including a particular limitation of AutoVue's SSO capabilities with regards to the 'HttpOnly' flag – please refer to KM Note 1990144.1 in the My Oracle Support portal.
Tuesday May 05, 2015
"Guided Resolution" (Interactive Troubleshooting) Flow available for AutoVue Client/Server Connection Issues
By Graham Mckendry-Oracle on May 05, 2015
Our Oracle Support team has enabled "Guided Resolution" Flows for various products such that when you create a Service Request (SR) for a specific problem type you will see a specific set of questions that guide you through to a targeted solution.
When logging a new SR for the AutoVue Client/Server Deployment Issues -> "Client/Server Connection Issues" Problem Type on any of the following products:
- Oracle AutoVue Office
- Oracle AutoVue 2D Professional
- Oracle AutoVue 3D Professional
- Oracle AutoVue EDA Professional
- Oracle AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional
the Guided Resolution will be triggered and you will see screens similar to the screens below:
You respond to the prompts to come to one or more solutions or to a Data Collection.
You can see all of the selections and the solution. You may also change the edit button to change your selection on any level.
Some options lead to Data Collection
You may give feedback on the Guided Resolution using the Give Feedback button
If for some reason you aren't able to locate the right solution there is still the Next button to log an SR as usual, but the good news is that your answers will automatically be recorded in the SR and this information will be used to help us understand your issue further and to help us improve our tool.
We hope you enjoy using these new tools and that you find your solutions faster than ever!
Thursday Apr 30, 2015
By Warren Baird-Oracle on Apr 30, 2015
The idea is simple (and was in fact also proposed by Ubuntu as part of their 'Ubuntu Touch' solution back in 2013) - your phone becomes your only computing device. If you are sitting at a desk you connect it to a keyboard/mouse/display or perhaps a laptop-like keyboard/trackpad/display clamshell, and you get get your familiar 'desktop' metaphor, but when you disconnect and use the cellphone by itself you get the same data, files, etc - but with a UI that makes sense on a 5" screen, rather than a 20" screen.
What does this mean for enterprise visualization? Instead of providing separate environments for phones, tablets and desktop/laptops, enterprise visualization systems will be able to provide solutions that morph from a phone UI - suitable for taking a photo of a problem found while onsite for instance - to a tablet UI - suitable for reviewing a change request while on the train - to a desktop UI - suitable for doing detailed design reviews, measurements, etc.
There will be huge advantages to being able to carry your entire computing environment around in your pocket - the photo you took of a problem while onsite will be right there when you are sitting at your desk creating a detailed change request, and the notes you took during a design meeting yesterday will be right there if you want to refer to them while on the train.
Of course, you may also be able to use Microsoft's Hololens to see a full-on 'holographic' display of the data off your cell phone while on the train - but that is starting to sound like it comes straight out of a sci-fi novel...
Monday Apr 20, 2015
By Gerald Fauteux-Oracle on Apr 20, 2015
I have been working with AutoVue for more than 15 years now and when I first started talking to customers, way back when, about what features they would like to see added to AutoVue many said they would like to be able to share what they see on their screen when using AutoVue with others.
I remember one person I met at a trade show telling me this feature alone would save him the time and expense of a monthly trip to Texas from his New York office to review CAD files with his people there. For him and others like him, who needed to share their data in real time, we came up with AutoVue’s Real-Time Collaboration tool or RTC. This has been a part of AutoVue for a number of years now and, in my opinion, I think it is still under-utilized by our customers, and that is a shame because RTC can help organizations to connect everyone securely via the web, be it employees, partners, suppliers or customers, they can communicate as if they were in the same room, even if they are located on the other side of the world. They can share ideas, inspect and markup documents, assign action items, and resolve design issues, all in real-time. Because of this, users can streamline communication, drive innovation, and expedite document and design reviews throughout the product or asset lifecycle without ever setting foot in the same room. Exactly what that gentleman from New York was looking for all those years ago.
AUTOVUE REAL-TIME COLLABORATION FEATURES:
• Simultaneous viewing and markup of documents via the web
• Identify contributors feedback with color-coded markups and chat
• Create an audit trail and capture session information
• Investigate areas of a document privately during a session using Unlock View
• Show Tracker Window allows unlocked participants to track the common view in a separate
• Pause sessions and resume them at a later time
Here are 2 users that can be thousands of miles apart but they can see the same information on their
screen and see each other’s comments, in real time, and of course everything is saved for future reference