Monday Jun 13, 2016

User defined views in AutoVue

Last year I wrote about a feature that I felt was underutilized in AutoVue: Real-Time Collaboration with AutoVue. Today I want to write about another feature that is underutilized and maybe misunderstand. User defined views.

Recently a customer wrote me to tell me how user defined views were great but the fact that he had to redo them each session was annoying and time consuming.

First let me review what a user defined view is. In AutoVue, under the view tab, users are able to create views of the model that best fits their needs, they can rotate the model, explode it out, make certain pieces transparent, etc. Many of these views can be made during a session and by “clicking” on one of the views the model is brought back to that position.

For more information on User defined views and other AutoVue features and functionality see our user guide.

  In the image below I have created 2 User views, Exploded and Transparency, I can switch between these or any of the pre-set views in the view tab.

Here is what the user who wrote to me did not realize, you can create user defined views in Markup mode and save them as part of a markup. As shown in image 2. This means that you only need to create a certain view once, save it and it will remain a part of that markup associated with that file.


This feature makes it easy to save a specific “view” of a model that can be user again and again for a variety of reasons.

Wednesday May 25, 2016

AutoVue Applet and Chrome

Chrome browser is no longer supported with AutoVue Client Server 21.0.0. The Java plug-in for web browsers relies on the cross platform plugin architecture NPAPI to be able to display Applets such as AutoVue Applet on a web browser page. Chrome version 45 and up no longer supports NPAPI. Users can consider alternatives to Chrome such as Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari as longer-term options. Check the following article for more info about this issue: http://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml The AutoVue Development team is currently working on an alternative approach in which NPAPI is no longer required see knowledge article Note 1999704.1

Thursday Apr 21, 2016

Unable to view Creo files using AutoVue 21.0.0

Since upgrading to the latest AutoVue 21.0.0 release users are having problems viewing Creo files. When trying to do so the following message is displayed:

"Cannot display the ProE 2D file that does not have display list!"

The actual cause of this problem is that the Pro/E file was saved without a display. Re-saving the file (from Pro/E) with the Pro/E config save_display set to yes will solve the problem. For more details please see Note 2126383.1.

Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

AutoVue 21.0.0.2 Rollup Patch is Available

We are happy to announce the availability of a new AutoVue Rollup Patch (RUP) for release 21.0.0. This RUP adds support for SolidWorks 2016 service pack 1, Windows 10 and adds back support for WebSphere 7.1.

 This is the second Rollup Patch for AutoVue 21.0.0, the patches are cumulative, so if you did not install 21.0.0.1 (see blog post AutoVue 21.0.0.1 Rollup Patch is Available) you can add 21.0.0.2 and get all the updates from both.

 This RUP is immediately available for AutoVue users under maintenance.

 With the release of this second AutoVue RUP, Oracle continues to demonstrates its ongoing commitment to providing its customers with up-to-date format support needed for their business practices.

 

. For more information about AutoVue 21.0.0.2 Rollup Patch, please consult the following Knowledge Management Note on My Oracle Support: Doc ID 2091717.1

Monday Feb 15, 2016

The AutoVue client jars expired on January 22nd 2016

I would like to take a minute in order to point out that the AutoVue 20.1.1, 20.2.0, 20.2.1, 20.2.2 and 20.2.3 client jars expired on January 22nd 2016. As of now any users trying to view a file using AutoVue or AutoVue for Agile PLM will get a security warning dialog saying the following:

Warning - Security
The application's digital signature has an error. Do you want to run the application?
Name: JVue
Publisher: Oracle USA, Inc.

A set of patches was released in order to get rid of the warning, the patches contains renewed certificates for each AutoVue releases listed above. For more details please see Note 2088885.1

Monday Jan 25, 2016

AutoVue for Agile 21.0.0 is Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle’s AutoVue for Agile Enterprise Visualization 21.0.0, a major release within the 21 product family, on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

With this 21.0.0. release, Oracle delivers it’s next generation 3D visualization framework in AutoVue for Agile, providing best-in-class support for core 3D formats and boasting significant 3D performance and fidelity improvements.

AutoVue for Agile release 21.0.0 also includes view handling improvements specific to Model-Based Engineering and continues to deliver on usability enhancements. 

Agile 9.3.5 customers will also benefit from improvements related to the creation and access of AutoVue markups in the context of Oracle’s Agile workflows.

AutoVue for Agile release 21.0.0 includes the following new capabilities and improvements: 

  • New Format Support
AutoVue for Agile 21.0.0 includes support for the following new formats:
    • SolidWorks 2015 and 2016
    • Creo 3.0
    • Inventor 2015 and 2016
    • AutoCAD 2015 and  2016
    • Catia V5-6R2013 (R23), V5-6R2014 (R24) and V5-6R2015 (R25)
    • SolidEdge ST7and SST8
    • JT 10.0
    • Unigraphics NX 8.5, 9, and 10 (3D only)

Note:
The AutoVue for Agile customers are provided the following formats supported in the 21.0.0.1 patch within the 9.3.5 installer: AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Mechanical 2-D 2016, Autodesk Inventor 2016, CATIA V5-6R2015, SolidWorks 2015 SP2 and above for 2D files, SolidWorks 2016*
*To enable support for SolidWorks 2016 2D, customers need to download GA Patch 22518352 from ARU.

  • Improved view handling for Model Based Enterprise (MBE)
    • Support for Combined Views (PMI visibility, cut views) in Creo
    • Improved support for Product and manufacturing information (PMI).

 To learn more about AutoVue and MBE see our blog post “Model Based Enterprise - An Introduction

  • Simplified access and creation of AutoVue markups in Agile 9.3.5  
    • Launch AutoVue directly in markup mode from the new Change Affected files tab, eliminating unnecessary clicks.
    • Easily see and access AutoVue markups related to specific Affected Files regardless of the file version, revision and the associated workflow.
    • Easily navigate through multiple files directly from within the AutoVue client using AutoVue’s Multi-content feature.
  • New Platform Support
    • Server: Oracle Linux server 7.X and up
    • Client: Windows 8.1+

Click here to read about the latest features and their corresponding benefits.
Click here to access the latest AutoVue Format Support Sheet.

Friday Dec 18, 2015

A Browser Page with the Link "http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/.." When using IE 11 and launching AutoVue Applet from Agile PLM

When opening a file in AutoVue from Agile Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) with Internet Explorer 11, an additional browser window with the link: http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/getjava/BrowserRedirect?locale=en&host=java.com is launched. The AutoVue Applet page opens fine and displays the file correctly. 

The root cause of this additional page is that the Agile code suggests a JVM update and queries for that URL. It has this specific code inside the agile page (which can be viewed by reviewing the source page of the AutoVue Applet page)

if(windowsIE=="Microsoft Internet Explorer" {
....
else {
var time = new Date();
var newWindowName = time.getTime();
myWindow = window.open("http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/getjava/BrowserRedirect?locale=en&host=java.com",newWindowName);
myWindow.alert("Please Install Java Runtime Environment";

The above code is causing this annoying extra page to pop up aside from AutoVue Applet page.  Support has logged Bug 22049068 with Oracle Agile PLM development team to resolve this issue but as a workaround users can use the following possible workarounds depending on their requirements:

  1. Use Firefox browser instead of Internet Explorer (IE) 11.
  2. Use an earlier IE Version than 11.
  3. Configure IE 11 to use "Enterprise Mode" as specified in the following page: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640699.aspx

Wednesday Nov 11, 2015

AutoVue 21.0.0 is Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle’s AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 21.0.0, a major release within the 21 product family, on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

With this 21.0.0. release, Oracle delivers AutoVue’s next generation 3D visualization framework, providing best-in-class support for core 3D formats and boasting significant 3D performance and fidelity improvements.

AutoVue release 21.0.0 also includes view handling improvements specific to Model-Based Engineering and continues to deliver on usability enhancements

AutoVue release 21.0.0 includes the following new capabilities and improvements:

  •  New Format Support
    AutoVue 21.0.0 includes support for new versions of popular 3D and 2D CAD formats
    • SolidWorks 2015
    • Creo 3.0
    • Inventor 2015
    • AutoCAD 2015
    • Catia V5-6R2013 (R23) and V5-6R2014 (R24)
    • SolidEdge ST7
    • JT 10.0
    • Unigraphics NX 8.5, 9 and 10 (3D only)
    • AutoCAD 2015
  • Improved view handling for Model Based Enterprise (MBE):
    • Support for Combined Views (PMI visibility, cut views) in Creo
    • Improved support for Product and manufacturing information (PMI).

To learn more about AutoVue and MBE see our blog post “Model Based Enterprise - An Introduction

  • New Platform Support
    • Server: Oracle Linux server 7.X and up
    • Client: Windows 8.1+

Click here to read about the latest features and their corresponding benefits.
Click here to access the latest AutoVue Format Support Sheet.

Thursday Aug 20, 2015

Save the date for the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 (formerly Oracle Value Chain Summit)

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

Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

Save the date For Oracle OpenWorld 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

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Register now to receive Early Bird prices  (Until August 16)


Monday Apr 20, 2015

Real-Time Collaboration With AutoVue

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