Friday Jan 17, 2014
Thursday Jan 02, 2014
By Graham Mckendry-Oracle on Jan 02, 2014
For AutoVue – specifically AutoVue Client/Server Deployment in which the most common client implementation is a Java applet – certain JRE updates have notable impact. In these cases, all efforts are made to fully detail the impact through alerts in the My Oracle Support knowledge base. In addition, when necessary product patches will be provided by Oracle to address issues between the AutoVue client and the newer JRE versions.
The two most recent examples are detailed in the following knowledge base articles – recommended reading for all AutoVue Client/Server Deployment administrators:
- KM Note 1553322.1 – Java SE 7u21 Changes to the Java Browser Plug-in Behavior, Getting Message: "Security Warning - Do you want to run this application?" When Using AutoVue Client/Server Deployment With Java–based Customizations
- KM Note 1594439.1 – AutoVue Client Usage with Java 7u45
In addition to being posted as ‘Alerts’ in the knowledge base so that they show up directly on your My Oracle Support dashboard (if configured properly), these types of alerts are typically also posted through the Oracle Support team’s quarterly newsletter.
Thursday Nov 28, 2013
By Gerald Fauteux-Oracle on Nov 28, 2013
Planning to attend Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 (February 3-5, 2014)? If so, be sure to check out the various Enterprise Visualization activities that you can take advantage of while in San Jose.
Enterprise Visualization Sessions:
Qualcomm Streamlines its Design and Mfg Process with AutoVue/Agile Products
Visual Information Navigator: Next-Generation Interaction Paradigm
There will be an “Oracle’s AutoVue & Visual Information Navigator" pod in the exhibit hall
There will be an Enterprise Visualization Customer Advisory Board (by Invitation only)
Check back shortly for the dates and times of these and other activities
Thursday Oct 31, 2013
By Warren Baird-Oracle on Oct 31, 2013
We will provide additional posts over the next couple of weeks providing more details on these improvements. Until then, if you have any questions, let us know in the comments!
Wednesday Oct 02, 2013
By Graham Mckendry-Oracle on Oct 02, 2013
- Log into the My Oracle Support (MOS) portal: https://support.oracle.com
- In the upper-right corner, beside the search field, click on ‘Advanced’ to open the Advanced Search dialog
- Set the Source field to “Bug Database”
- For the ‘Related to the Product’ field, click on the dropdown arrow, then enter ‘autovue’ in the upper-right field of the dropdown list, and click the right arrow in the upper-right corner of the dropdown list:
- Select all the products of interest (e.g. AutoVue Office, AutoVue 2D Professional, AutoVue 3D Professional Advanced, AutoVue EDA Professional, AutoVue Electro-Mechanical Professional), then click ‘Select’
- For the ‘Status Code’ field, select the status of interest. Currently this field only accepts a single choice, however a request has been submitted to the MOS team to allow multi-select. For now, here are the status codes representing ERs under consideration (which you can run as separate queries):
- 15 – Enhancement Req. Internal (Oracle) Review
- 21 – Cost Required, To Development
- 22 – Approved for Future Release
- 23 – Scheduled for Future Release
Note that the AutoVue team uses statuses 21, 22 and 23 to represent ERs that are under consideration (not yet committed, despite the naming of the status codes).
If you come across any particular ER that you would like to flag as important to your company, please submit a Service Request through the MOS portal, referencing the ER number and details regarding the importance of the feature to your business.
Wednesday Aug 07, 2013
By Celine Beck-Oracle on Aug 07, 2013
Innovation has always been a key driver of competitive advantage in the technology industries. The ability to leverage innovation helps companies emerge in a stronger position than competition, gaining market shares and grabbing consumers’ attention.
Now, when talking about product innovation, one also immediately thinks of protection of critical Intellectual Property (IP). How can companies encourage more open and collaborative development, and innovate everywhere, not just within the four walls of the company without putting at risk critical intellectual property?
One of the key benefits of using AutoVue within a Product Lifecycle Management system like Oracle’s Agile PLM is that the joint solution helps optimize supplier collaboration without jeopardizing intellectual property. While the Product Lifecycle Management system allows for better management of access rights and privileges, AutoVue’s streaming file technology adds an extra layer of protection, streamlining collaboration with key outsourced partners, and allowing users to securely share and effectively communicate on product information early in the process for joint execution.
What is this streaming file technology all about, you might ask? With AutoVue’s streaming file technology, native files are rendered on the server and a stream of information is sent down to the client machine on an on-demand fashion. Essentially, it offers the advantage of providing access to the full intelligence of the document without transferring the original files, with proprietary data, to the client desktop.The, original documents never leave the server, and no local temp or cache files are created in the process, ensuring that a company’s IP remains protected in your PLM vault. The “streaming file”, which is generated as part of the process the first time you access a document in AutoVue and which contains all the information needed to display and perform queries on the document, can also be saved to disk in order to improve performance during subsequent viewing.
Renowned companies like GLOBALFOUNDRIES have adopted AutoVue and integrated it with their Agile PLM system in order to enable more open and collaborative product development without putting key intellectual property at risk. If you want to learn more, you can watch the video interview with GLOBALFOUNDRIES by clicking here. A customer success story is also available on Oracle’s website.
Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
By Graham Mckendry-Oracle on Jul 30, 2013
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:
- Access Oracle KM Note 1455798.1 (https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?id=1455798.1)
- Click on the ‘Archived 2013’ tab
- 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
By Pam Petropoulos-Oracle on Feb 12, 2013
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.
Wednesday Jan 16, 2013
By Celine Beck-Oracle on Jan 16, 2013
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
By Angus Graham on Dec 10, 2012
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
By Pam Petropoulos-Oracle on Dec 03, 2012
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
By Pam Petropoulos-Oracle on Nov 08, 2012
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
By Graham Mckendry-Oracle on Oct 25, 2012
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
By Pam Petropoulos-Oracle on Sep 21, 2012
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.
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.
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
By Pam Petropoulos-Oracle on Sep 17, 2012
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.
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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