Tuesday Feb 24, 2015

Register to see “How Enterprise Visualization adds Value to Value Chain Solutions” At the 3rd Oracle European Value Chain Summit March 10-11, 2015

 This year the Oracle European Value Chain Summit, is being held at Twickenham Stadium, in London England, on  March 10-11, 2015

"How Enterprise Visualization adds Value to Value Chain Solutions” is part of the 360° Innovation sessions being given on the advancements in PLM by Oracle during the two day summit.

This session well be held on Wednesday March 11, 2015 from 10:45 to 11:00AM

Don't miss out on this event, act now, and reserve your seat!
For more information on the Oracle European Value Chain summit: Click Here

Monday Feb 09, 2015

Configuring user authentication with AutoVue 20.2.3

As noted in the AutoVue 20.2.3 Security Guide (section 2.1.1) and the AutoVue 20.2.3 Installation Guide (section 13.1), AutoVue offers a user authentication mechanism if needed. Oracle recommends that all client connections to the AutoVue server be authenticated, and supports two different options:

  • DMS authentication (where “DMS” implies any integrated Document Management System, Product Lifecycle Management system, etc)
  • Authentication plug-in (for example Kerberos)

If AutoVue 20.2.3 is installed without either of these mechanisms in place (the non-recommended approach), by default users won’t be able to connect to the server. In this scenario, the AutoVue server administrator will need to configure the ‘jvueserver.authentication.enable’ parameter to FALSE as outlined in the documentation as well as My Oracle Support KM Note 1956742.1.

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

AutoVue 20.2.3 is Now Available!

Oracle’s AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 20.2.3, a minor release within the 20.2 product family, is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

AutoVue release 20.2.3 includes the following new capabilities and improvements:

New Format Support
AutoVue 20.2.3 includes support for new Office,  MCAD and ECAD formats.

New Platform Support
•    Java SE 8 and higher Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
•    Windows Server 2012

Other features Include
•    PDF Improvements 
•    Printing Improvements
•    Usability Improvements
•    Security Improvements

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

Monday Dec 08, 2014

Times and dates now confirmed for Enterprise Visualization Sessions at the Oracle Value Chain Summit, January 26-28, 2015

Attend Two Must See Visualization Sessions in the PLM and Cross-Value Chain Pillars

Leverage CAD Design Integration for IP Management with Engineering Collaboration and Visualization
Product companies often struggle with the generation, control and use of CAD-authored documents and IP in tandem with PLM. Learn how Agile customers can streamline their engineering design and document management processes by leveraging their engineering tool environments for document generation and release to PLM. Hear how customers who have implemented Agile's Engineering Collaboration and Enterprise Visualization tools use Agile Product Collaboration for document management and control and Enterprise Visualization for universal document access and review.
Date:               Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time:              3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Customer Speaker: Marty Kret, Director, Engineering Services, Pacific Scientific
Oracle Speakers: Celine Beck, Sr. Manager, Product Management/Strategy, Oracle
                             Warren Baird, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
                             Lance Conard, Principal Sales Engineer, Oracle
                             John Loechli, Senior Product Manager, Oracle

 Oracle Fusion: Pioneering the Consumerization of the Enterprise
The enterprise application world is changing. Social, mobility, cloud, big data and consumer apps are all generating higher user experience demands and expectations. Join this session to see how Oracle's current and future innovations in user experience combine the best from the consumer and enterprise worlds to create the consumerization of the enterprise. Explore business data in the same way you navigate social networks and mapping services. Manipulate information, define business rules and create ad hoc reports graphically. Define what's most important to you, and have it at your fingertips. Do all this from Oracle’s applications’ highly intuitive and context-aware user experience platform.
Date:             Tues. Jan. 28, 2015
Time:            1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Speakers: Thierry Bonfante, Senior Director, AutoVue and Visualization Development
                 Rozita Naghshin, Sr. Principal Product Manager-VIN, Oracle
                 Celine Beck, Sr. Manager, Product Management/Strategy, Oracle

Drop by the Enterprise Visualization/Fusion Visual Information pod in the exhibit hall to  see the latest in Visualization technology from Oracle. 

See the Agenda for the Value Chain summit here.

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Developing a Solution With AutoVue’s Hotspot Feature - Where to Begin?

It’s been a while since the last couple blog posts regarding AutoVue’s “hotspot” feature, part of the Augmented Business Visualization (ABV) framework. With the rising popularity of this feature among customers and partners, our Support team recently published a new How-To knowledge base article to complement the existing documentation. The article takes a closer look at how to set up the hotspot sample application that ships with AutoVue – known as the “VueActionSample”:

Doc ID 1677471.1 - How to Configure and Run the AutoVue VueActionSample

For anyone looking to develop an ABV solution for AutoVue, the VueActionSample is a great starting point to learn the basics, and the above article is a great additional resource to help you get set up.

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Times and dates now confirmed for AutoVue and Fusion Visualization Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Be sure to check out the various AutoVue and Fusion Visualization activities at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

AutoVue and Fusion Visualization Sessions:

CON8380 - Design Document Management and Visualization with Agile Product Lifecycle Management. Click here for full session description.
Speakers: Devendra Singh - Vice President Product Development, Oracle

                  Thierry Bonfante - Senior Director Product Development, Oracle

Date:        Thurs Oct. 2, 2014     
Time:        11:30 am - 12:15pm                         
Location:  Westin Market Street, Franciscan II

CON8286 - Pioneering the Consumerization of the Enterprise . Click here for full session description.
Speakers: Thierry Bonfante  - Senior Director Product Development,  Oracle

                   Celine Beck  - Sr. Manager Product Management / Strategy,  Oracle

Date:        Thurs Oct. 2, 2014                            
Time:        9:00 am - 9:45am                          
Location:  Westin Market Street, Franciscan I

Other Activities:

MTE8360 - Meet the Supply Chain Management Experts
Drop by and meet the Enterprise Visualization experts along with other experts in all aspects of the supply chain
Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.
Click here for more information

Date:        Wed, Oct 01, 2014                           
Time:        2:45 pm - 3:30 pm                         
Location:  Westin Market Street - Metropolitan III

Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

Oracle Support's New and Improved AutoVue Information Center

Back in 2011 I posted a blog entry regarding a new type of document in the My Oracle Support (MOS) knowledge base called the "Product Information Center". More recently, our AutoVue Support team revamped the document under a new and improved format simply called "Information Center". The goal is still the same - to provide a central resource and starting point in the MOS knowledge base for accessing the latest technical knowledge related to the AutoVue product family.

The new AutoVue Information Center is accessible through the MOS portal in the following note:

Doc ID 1577549.2 - Information Center - Oracle AutoVue

All AutoVue administrators and SIs are strongly encouraged to bookmark this document and refer back to it on a regular basis for all the latest regarding product release updates, patches, troubleshooting tools, how-to documents, and other resources related to AutoVue.

Thursday Jul 31, 2014

Save the date For AutoVue Enterprise Visualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2014 (September 28–October 2, 2014)?  If so, be sure to check out the various Enterprise Visualization activities that you can take advantage of while in San Francisco. 

Enterprise Visualization Sessions:

CON8380 - Design Document Management and Visualization with Agile Product Lifecycle Management. Click here for full session description.
Speakers: Devendra Singh - Vice President Product Development, Oracle and Thierry Bonfante - Senior Director Product Development, Oracle

CON8286 - Pioneering the Consumerization of the Enterprise . Click here for full session description.
Speakers: Thierry Bonfante  - Senior Director Product Development,  Oracle and Celine Beck  - Sr. Manager Product Management / Strategy,  Oracle

Other Activities:

MTE8360 - Meet the Supply Chain Management Experts
Drop by and meet the Enterprise Visualization experts along with other experts in all aspects of the supply chain
Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.
Click here for more information


Friday Jul 25, 2014

Enhance AutoVue's Performance with streaming files

Performance is a critical issue for most users of AutoVue - They need to be able to access documents, drawings and models to do their work, and they don't want to be watching a 'Loading' bar move when they could be approving a change request or adding a comment to a new design.

There are a number of factors that can influence the final performace that users get with AutoVue - but this post will focus on one of the most important items:  Effective use of AutoVue's Streaming Files.

Streaming files are a long-standing feature of AutoVue (they were originally called 'metafiles', and you may still occasionally hear someone refer to them that way) - they are a single, self-contained file that contains a 'pre-processed' visual representation of a document, drawing or model, plus a collection of attribute data.   The idea is that when AutoVue has read the native file(s) - for instance a Creo 2 assembly - it creates a streamlined form of the same data in a single file, that can be read much more quickly than the original data.

For large 3D models, loading from streaming file can have a huge impact on performance - we've seen Creo 2 assemblies that were over 2 gb in size, where the native data took about 1.5 hours to load in AutoVue (and over 10 hours to load in Creo 2) but from streaming file it loaded in AutoVue in around 2 minutes.   This isn't necessarily typical, and for smaller assemblies you might "only" get a factor of 5-10x speed up - but it will still be a *very* substantial speed up.   Non-3D formats will also often get a big boost from this as well, although the speed-ups may be more like 2-5x.   PDF is an exception where you often will not see a major improvement, as well as raster formats like Tiff, and AutoVue does not generate streaming files for these formats out of the box.

If you are using AutoVue with Agile, you can configure pre-generation of streaming files for all models checked in through Engineering Collaboration - For other documents and drawings what will generally happen is that AutoVue will load from the native file the first time, and will save the Streaming file in Agile so that subsequent views are done from the streaming file.

To tell whether streaming files are in use is very easy - just go the the 'File->Properties' menu item - at the bottom of the 'File Properties' tab you will see it say "Loaded From Streaming File" if a streaming file was used for the current session.

Ensuring that streaming files are properly configured is one of the best ways to get a quick performance boost for users of AutoVue.

I'll talk about other aspects of performance in future posts.  Until then - if you have specific questions around performance or any other topic, just let us know in the comments section below!

Friday Jul 04, 2014

Save the Date for the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

Join thousands of professionals at the third annual North America Oracle Value Chain Summit, hosted next year January 26 - 28, 2015.  This must-attend supply chain, product lifecycle management and entreprise visualization event of the year will be located in the San Jose Convention Center, just as the very successful 2014 event.  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 Jun 18, 2014

New Automated Data Collection Utility for Troubleshooting AutoVue Client/Server Issues

The process of troubleshooting issues with AutoVue Client/Server Deployment (for example, users suddenly unable to connect to the AutoVue server) sometimes requires collection and analysis of specific files from the AutoVue server. Such files may include log files, property files, and user profile files.

Historically, the collection of these files was a manual process. Recently, however, the Oracle Support team released a new automated data collection utility called “AVCollect” (short for “AutoVue Collect”) to simplify this task. The tool is a lightweight Java-based application that runs directly from a Jar file, and collects the abovementioned files as well as the timestamps of the AutoVue server runtime libraries. This automated approach speeds up the data collection process and ensures that the correct files are gathered.

Future enhancements to the utility are underway, including the ability to collect the AutoVue server diagnostics output, system-level info, and so on. For now, make sure your AutoVue server administrators download and familiarize themselves with our first release of the AVCollect tool via the following knowledge base document:

Note 1677441.1 - Using the AVCollect Tool to Automatically Collect AutoVue Server Log Files and Configuration Files

And as always, if you have any additional suggestions for the tool, feel free to share them through the AutoVue MOS Community.

Monday Jun 09, 2014

Alkan Improves Aeronautical-Equipment Product Collaboration, Design Processes, and Government Compliance

Alkan S.A. a leading aeronautical equipment manufacturer in France, specializing in carriage-release and ejection systems for various types of military aircraft utilize Oracle’s AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional for Agile as part of its Agile Product Lifecycle Management solution. AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional for Agile enables multiformat 3-D viewing of engineering designs, leading to deeper analysis of component and product functionality and allows all teams to easily participate and contribute to product data early in the development cycle.

Alkan S.A.’s equipment is used in more than 65 countries and is certified for more than 60 types of aircraft, worldwide.

Click here to read the complete story.

French version.

Tuesday May 13, 2014

New AutoVue for Agile Enterprise Visualization Movie Available at the Oracle AutoVue Channel!

This AutoVue for Agile Enterprise Visualization movie will illustrate a full end-to-end design review use case, highlighting the value Visual Decision Making brings to the PLM design review process. As part of the design review process the video will demonstrate how easy it is to create Engineering Change requests (ECR) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO) directly from the CAD Model using AutoVue’s Augmented Business Visualization (ABV).

AutoVue for Agile Visual Decision Making, Design Review - Watch it now (10:21) 


See all the Movies available at the Oracle AutoVue Channel!

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Troubleshooting printing-related issues with AutoVue

Not long ago I posted an article related to troubleshooting connection issues with AutoVue Client/Server Deployment. Following on that theme - since the majority of my posts originate from our Customer Support team - I wanted to highlight a different troubleshooting guide that was recently published in the My Oracle Support portal:

Note 1621489.1 - AutoVue Printing Troubleshooting Guide

This knowledge base document is as the title states - a troubleshooting guide for different types of printing issues that may be encountered on rare occasions with AutoVue (primarily related to the printed output not appearing as the user expects). Printing is impacted by many factors (print drivers, user-defined settings, input document, Java version, etc), and the troubleshooting guide provides a consistent approach for narrowing the scope of the issue and gathering the necessary details and logs to resolve it.

Monday Mar 03, 2014

AutoVue Enterprise Visualization at Oracle European Value Chain Summit 2014

Planning to attend Oracle European Value Chain Summit 2014, March 18 and 19 in Amsterdam? 

If so, be sure to check out these two must see sessions featuring AutoVue for Agile Visualization:

PLM for Industrial Manufacturing: Product News and Roadmap Agile e6 & AutoVue
In the presentation you will learn more about recent product releases of Agile e6 and AutoVue. New features and business benefits will be discussed. This presentation will also give you more insight to the upcoming releases and the overall roadmap.
Date: Wed. March 19, 2014
Time: 11:15 - 12:00

Streamline the Design and Manufacturing Process with Agile Visual Decision Making
 This session will focus on how companies can streamline and automate their PLM processes through the use of visual decision making. Design reviews, supplier collaboration, engineering change, new product introduction and quality processes can all be enhanced and simplified through the application of visual decision making. See firsthand process improvements that Agile customers have experienced globally, as well as, new techniques and capabilities to facilitate visual decision making.
Date: Wed. March 19, 2014
Time: 14:15 – 15:00

For more information on the Oracle European Value Chain summit: Click Here!

 

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