Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Webcast – Installing/Configuring AutoVue CS Deployment

On May 22nd our Support team presented a webcast titled “Installation and Configuration of AutoVue Client/Server Deployment” as part of Oracle’s Advisor Webcast series. The 40-minute training session provided an overview of the steps for installing AutoVue Client/Server Deployment, as well as post-install steps and answers to some of the issues that might arise.

For any AutoVue server Administrators and System Integrators that weren’t able to attend the live session – or who enjoyed it so much that you want to view it again – a recording is available through the My Oracle Support portal as follows:

  1. Access Oracle KM Note 1455798.1 (https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?id=1455798.1)
  2. Click on the ‘Archived 2013’ tab
  3. Click on either the Recording or PDF link for the session titled “Installation and Configuration of AutoVue Client/Server Deployment”

Feel free to post any questions related to the webcast, as well as any suggestions for future webcasts, into the My Oracle Support AutoVue Community (https://communities.oracle.com/portal/server.pt/community/autovue/271).

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013

Saipem Enhances Capital Projects with Advanced Document Visualization

Saipem, a large, international turnkey contractor in the oil and gas industry, focuses heavily in oil and gas-related activities in remote areas and deepwater. It is a leader in the provision of engineering, procurement, project management, and construction services with distinctive capabilities in the design and execution of large-scale offshore and onshore projects. It provides engineering, procurement, project management, and construction services to support projects in more than 100 countries.

Saipem has recently selected Oracle's AutoVue visualization solution to help streamline and improve their engineering and EPC (Engineer, Procure, Construct) processes and to deliver in-context visual information at all stages of a construction project.  

Click here to read the complete story.

Italian version.

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013

Visual Decision Making to Optimize PLM New Product Development & Introduction

The Oracle Value Chain Summit (Feb 4-6, 2013 in San Francisco) is just around the corner and the AutoVue team will be there for this great customer event! We will have a session devoted to Visual Decision Making during which attendees will learn from one of the world's top full-service semiconductor foundries how they have streamlined their design for manufacturing process, reduced cycle times and enabled more effective and secure collaboration thanks to their implementation of Oracle’s AutoVue for Agile.

Presenters will discuss the positive impact of document visualization within Agile PLM on innovation and product development cycles, and explain how visualization integrated with PLM enables more effective cross-department collaboration practices without jeopardizing critical intellectual property. Attendees will also see how organizations can further extend the value of their Agile PLM investment by leveraging innovative visualization solutions like Augmented Business Visualization. Don't miss us at the Oracle Value Chain Summit and see you in San Francisco!

Monday Dec 10, 2012

AutoVue 20.2.1 for Agile Released

Oracle's AutoVue 20.2.1 for Agile PLM is now available on Oracle's Software Delivery Cloud.  This latest release allows Agile PLM customers to take advantage of new AutoVue 20.2.1 features in the following Agile PLM environments:  9.3.x, 9.2.2.x, 9.2.1.x.

AutoVue 20.2.1 delivers improvements in the following areas:

  • New Format Support: AutoVue 20.2 adds support for the latest versions of popular file formats including:
    • 2D CAD: AutoCAD 2013
    • MCAD: Inventor 2013, AutoCAD Mechanical 2013, Unigraphics NX8, JT 9.2 through 9.5, CATIA v5-6 R2012, Creo Parametric 2.0
    • ECAD: Altium Designer
  • New Platform Support:  Client and server support has been extended to the following platforms:
    • Java 7 JVM
    • Google Chrome Browser
    • Oracle VM 2 virtualization environment
  • Installer Improvements: Ensures ports used by AutoVue are not in use - if they are, the admin will be prompted to select alternate ports.

Click here to access the latest AutoVue Format Support Sheet.

Monday Dec 03, 2012

AutoVue for Agile Sessions at the Oracle Value Chain Summit 2013

At the upcoming Oracle Value Chain Summit, which takes place February 4 - 6, 2013 in San Francisco, CA, AutoVue Enterprise Visualization solutions will be covered in a variety of sessions within the Agile PLM solution area. Attend the following sessions during the Product Deep Dives & Demos Track, and discover the latest AutoVue for Agile capabilities, including how to streamline business processes, such as change management by creating ECRs directly from within CAD designs.

Visual Decision Making to Optimize New Product Development and Introduction
Date
: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Seeing the Forest: Next Generation Visualization
Date
: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Next-Generation CAD Data Management: MCAD, ECAD, and Software Configuration Management
Date
: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Keep an eye on this blog for forthcoming details about each of these sessions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with other AutoVue for Agile customers and meet one on one with the AutoVue product management and development team.

Register now for the early bird rate of $195 and secure your spot at the Summit.

Click here to register and learn more.

Thursday Nov 08, 2012

New AutoVue for Agile Data Sheet & Solution Brief

AutoVue for Agile visualization solutions deliver best-in-class document and CAD (MCAD and ECAD) visualization and collaboration capabilities directly within Oracle Agile PLM.

With AutoVue for Agile solutions, companies can enable visual decision-making across the product lifecycle and simplify end-to-end design to manufacturing. They can also optimize new product development and introduction, as well as change management processes, and enable more efficient collaboration with global supply chain partners without jeopardizing critical intellectual property.

Check out the latest AutoVue for Agile materials which outline the capabilities of the AutoVue 2D Professional for Agile and AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional for Agile solutions and their corresponding benefits.

Click here for the data sheet.

Click here for the solution brief.

Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Get Proactive With AutoVue Support!

I’m pleased to announce the AutoVue “Get Proactive” page within the My Oracle Support portal. This new dynamic document links to valuable resources for AutoVue users, administrators, and integrators – Not only to remain up-to-date on Support and technical topics, but also to enhance your knowledge in planning for upgrade and maintenance activities for your AutoVue products.

To access the AutoVue Get Proactive page, log into the MOS portal, search for note number 432.1 in the search field at the top-right, and once in the document select “Agile and AutoVue” from the dropdown (as shown in the following screenshot):


The Get Proactive page is a working document, and we plan to include new resources as they become available. Therefore make sure to bookmark the document, and if you have any suggestions please post them using the ‘Add Comment’ feature within the document, or through the AutoVue Community.

Friday Sep 21, 2012

Oracle’s AutoVue Enables Visual Decision Making

That old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words has never been truer.  Check out the latest reports from IDC Manufacturing Insights which highlight the importance of incorporating visual information in all facets of decision making and the role that Oracle’s AutoVue Enterprise Visualization solutions can play.

Take a look at the excerpts below and be sure to click on the titles to read the full reports.

Technology Spotlight: Optimizing the Product Life Cycle Through Visual Decision Making, August 2012

Manufacturers find it increasingly challenging to make effective product-related decisions as the result of expanded technical complexities, elongated supply chains, and a shortage of experienced workers. These factors challenge the traditional methodologies companies use to make critical decisions. However, companies can improve decision making by the use of visual decision making, which synthesizes information from multiple sources into highly usable visual context and integrates it with existing enterprise applications such as PLM and ERP systems. Product-related information presented in a visual form and shared across communities of practice with diverse roles, backgrounds, and job skills helps level the playing field for collaboration across business functions, technologies, and enterprises. Visual decision making can contribute to manufacturers making more effective product-related decisions throughout the complete product life cycle. This Technology Spotlight examines these trends and the role that Oracle's AutoVue and its Augmented Business Visualization (ABV) solution play in this strategic market.

Analyst Connection: Using Visual Decision Making to Optimize Manufacturing Design and Development, September 2012

In today's environments, global manufacturers are managing a broad range of information. Data is often scattered across countless files throughout the product life cycle, generated by different applications and platforms. Organizations are struggling to utilize these multidisciplinary sources in an optimal way. Visual decision making is a strategy and technology that can address this challenge by integrating and widening access to digital information assets. Integrating with PLM and ERP tools across engineering, manufacturing, sales, and marketing, visual decision making makes digital content more accessible to employees and partners in the supply chain. The use of visual decision-making information rendered in the appropriate business context and shared across functional teams contributes to more effective product-related decision making and positively impacts business performance.

Monday Sep 17, 2012

AutoVue 20.2.1 is Now Available!

Oracle’s AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 20.2.1, a minor release within the 20.2 product family, has just been made available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

AutoVue release 20.2.1 includes the following new capabilities and improvements:

  • Enhancements to the Augmented Business Visualization framework to connect documents and business data in enterprise applications and create rich, actionable visual-decision making environment.
    • AutoVue now allows hotspots in 2D drawings and images to be defined as polygons, rather than only by text strings or boxes.
    • Improved Documentation on Augmented Business Visualization and Hotspotting
  • Optimize business process efficiency by integrating AutoVue and Oracle BPM to:
    • Initiate interactive document reviews by the appropriate reviewer in a workflow
    • Automate printing and conversion operations at the appropriate stage of a workflow
  • Timely support for new MCAD and  ECAD formats
  • Fidelity and performance improvements for a wide range of formats

Click here to read about the latest features and their corresponding benefits.

Click here to access the latest AutoVue Format Support Sheet.

Monday Aug 27, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is Around the Corner - Discover AutoVue Activities

Planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2012?  If so, be sure to check out the various AutoVue Enterprise Visualization activities that you can take advantage of while in San Francisco.

AutoVue Sessions:

CON8381 - Streamline PLM Design-to-Manufacturing Processes with AutoVue Visualization   Click here for full session description.

Date: Monday, October 1, 2012

Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location: Intercontinental Hotel - Telegraph Hill

Customer Speaker: Siew Yeow Loye, Global Foundries

 

CON8385 - Optimize Asset Performance and Reliability with AutoVue Visualization   Click here for full session description.

Date:Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Location: Palace Hotel – Gold Ballroom

AutoVue Demo Pods:

Demo

 

Demo ID: 3122   AutoVue: PLM & Enterprise Visualization

Moscone West;

Workstation: W-082

Demo ID: 3001  Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Asset Management and AutoVue Visualization Solutions

Palace Hotel

Level 2 HPU-008

 

Customers are also invited to attend the Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Supply Chain Management Customer Reception on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

This year's event is being held at ROE Lounge, located just 2 blocks from Moscone Center, and offers a casual and upbeat atmosphere so you can mix and mingle with friends and colleagues. This event sold out last year and space is again limited so Register Today.

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: ROE Lounge, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco

 

For additional information regarding AutoVue sessions, demos, and activities be sure to review the AutoVue FocusOn Document.  

Join us at Oracle OpenWorld, September 30–October 4, 2012 and discover new products, solutions, and practices to make you even more successful in your job and in your industry.

Monday Aug 20, 2012

ARC Advisory Research Note: Oracle's AutoVue 20.2 Enables Enterprise Visualization

Dick Slansky, Senior Analyst, PLM Research Director at ARC Advisory, recently published a research note which describes how customers are recognizing the importance of complete, end-to-end enterprise visualization.  The note goes on to discuss the capabilities of Oracle's AutoVue 20.2 release and how it meets the requirements of enterprise customers.

Dick concludes:

“Clearly, Oracle’s AutoVue visualization platform is continuing its long established visualization and interoperability capabilities and solutions while providing new and enhanced levels of augmented visualization solutions across multiple industries.”

Click here to read the reseach note.

Friday Jun 22, 2012

AutoVue 20.2 for Agile Released

Oracle’s AutoVue 20.2 for Agile PLM is now available on Oracle’s Software Delivery Cloud. This latest release allows Agile PLM customers to take advantage of new AutoVue 20.2 features in the following Agile PLM environments: 9.3.1.x; 9.3.0.x.

 AutoVue 20.2 delivers improvements in the following areas.

  • New Format Support: AutoVue 20.2 adds support for the latest versions of popular file formats including:
  • ECAD: Cadence Concept HDL 16.5, Allegro Layout 16.5, Orcad Capture 16.5, Board Station ASCII Symbol Geometry, Cadence Cell Library
  • MCAD: CATIA V5 R21, PTC Creo Parametric 1.0, Creo Element\Direct Modeling 17.10, 17.20, 17.25, 17.30, 18.00, SolidWorks 2012, SolidEdge ST3 & ST4, PLM XML
  • 2D CAD: Creo Element/Direct Drafting 17.10 to 18.00
  • Office: MS Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Enhancements to AutoVue enterprise readiness: reliability and performance improvements, as well as security enhancements which adhere to Oracle’s Software Security Assurance standards
  • Updated version of AutoVue Document Print Service offerings, which include the ability to select CAD layers for printing

 For further details, check out the What’s New in AutoVue 20.2 datasheet

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

Harris Corporation Streamlines Manufacturing Assembly Operations with AutoVue

"AutoVue is a critical component to our business process; we can’t live without it.” – Charlie Davies, Principal ECAE Applications Engineer, Harris Corporation.

Read how Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company in the high tech space, is using AutoVue to streamline their manufacturing assembly operations, enhance design reviews and improve communication of engineering changes.

Click here to read the complete story.

Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

Extending AutoVue Through the API

The AutoVue API (previously called the “VueBean” API) is a great way to extend AutoVue Client/Server Deployment – specifically the client component – beyond the out-of-the-box capabilities and into new use-cases. In addition to having a solid grasp of J2SE programming, make sure to leverage the following resources if you’re developing or interested in developing customizations/extensions to AutoVue Client/Server Deployment:

  1. Programmer’s Guide: Before all else, read through the AutoVue API Programmer’s Guide to get an understanding of the architecture of the API. The Programmer’s Guide is included with the installation of AutoVue, and is posted on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website for the recent versions of AutoVue: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/autovue-091442.html
  2. Javadocs: The AutoVue API Javadocs document the many packages, classes, and methods available to you. The Javadocs are included in the product installation under the \docs\JavaDocs\VueBean folder (easiest starting point is through the file index.html).
  3. Integrations Forum: If you have development questions that aren’t answered through the documentation, feel free to register and post in the public AutoVue Integrations Forum. For more information refer to the following blog post from October 2010: https://blogs.oracle.com/enterprisevisualization/entry/exciting_news_autovue_integrat
  4. Code Samples: Although the Oracle Support team’s scope of Support for API/customization topics is to answer questions regarding information already provided in the documentation (i.e. not to design or develop custom solutions), there are cases where Support comes across interesting samples or code snippets that may benefit various customers. In those cases, our Support team posts the samples into the Oracle knowledge base, and tracks them through a single reference note. The link to the KM Note depends on how you currently access the My Oracle Support portal:

Happy coding!

Wednesday May 09, 2012

AutoVue VueLink 19.3.2 for Documentum is Now Available!

Are you currently using AutoVue within  your EMC Documentum environment? Then you'll be pleased to know that a new release of Oracle's AutoVue VueLink for Documentum is now available on Oracle's Software Delivery Cloud.

Oracle VueLink 19.3.2 for Documentum provides an interface between EMC Documentum Webtop version 6.7 and AutoVue Client/Server Deployment Version. This interface enables users to add powerful viewing and markup capabilities to Webtop.

Following is a summary of the new capabilities in this 19.3.2 VueLink for Documentum release:

  • Added support for Documentum WebTop 6.7
  • Added support for Documentum Content Server 6.7
  • Support for multi-file viewing
  • Support for BOCS (Branch Office Caching Services)
  • Support for consolidating mark-ups, provided the user has “Write” permission
  • Support for communicating the file extension to AutoVue, when a file checked into Documentum does not have an extension
  • Support for failover over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and non-SSL channels, and support for explicit re-login if connection to one of the servers is broken
  • New VueLink for Documentum Clustering Guide

For further details check out the AutoVue VueLink for Documentum datasheet.

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The authors of this blog are members of the AutoVue Enterprise Visualization team at Oracle. The views expressed on this blog reflect those of the members and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.

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