Thursday Nov 06, 2014

Enable Collaborative Product Development

Increasing rates of globalization and outsourcing, as well as rapidly-changing competitive environments have changed the landscape for companies and created new organizational complexities that oblige them to streamline their product development processes.

Companies like Alkan, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SigmaTron International who have taken advantage of enterprise visualization solutions like Oracle AutoVue integrated with PLM like Oracle Agile PLM have been able to speed up time to market, streamline operational efficiency and boost innovation by enabling collaborative product development.

AutoVue for Agile enables companies to easily extend the reach of product information and related CAD designs stored in Agile PLM to non engineering teams. By facilitating access to CAD data, teams typically underrepresented during the innovation process can easily participate and contribute feedback on product data early in the development cycle maximizing innovation and productivity. Users can easily capture and communicate comments, suggestions and proposed changes directly within the context of designs.

Visually Capture Comments in AutoVue for Agile

Communication with external parties can also be optimized throughout the NPI / NPD process without jeopardizing critical intellectual property. Critical product designs can be made accessible to suppliers through Agile PLM and viewed in AutoVue for Agile, without leaving the Agile PLM server. No local copies are being created while files are being viewed in AutoVue by external parties, ensuring that critical IP remains under your control. Thus, Alkan, a leading aeronautical equipment manufacturer in France, uses Oracle AutoVue for Agile to manage ITAR compliance by ensuring only authorized personnel have viewing rights to certain, sensitive defense-related documents (click here to read the complete story). It is also possible to use AutoVue for Agile to protect sensitive information by restricting access to certain comments and redlines added in AutoVue. This way, you can ensure that suppliers only have access to the information you want them to see and have access to in order to support your business operations.

To learn more, check out our video on the Oracle AutoVue Youtube Channel

Monday Jun 17, 2013

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Accelerates Innovation while Protecting IP with AutoVue for Agile

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a full-service semiconductor foundry with a global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company quickly grew to be the second-largest foundry in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 160 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany, and the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the flexibility of having secure manufacturing centers that span three continents.

We sat down with Kishan Shah, Manager of PLM Practice at GLOBALFOUNDRIES so that he can explain how Oracle AutoVue integrated with Oracle Agile PLM supports the company’s mission of “turning sand into gold” ; enabling collaborative design-for-manufacturing and fostering innovation, all while protecting critical intellectual property.

You can watch the video interview by clicking here. A customer success story is also available on Oracle’s website.

Thursday May 03, 2012

New toys! Lots of new versions of Document Formats Supported in 20.2.0

The only constant in the software industry is change --- and one form that change takes is new releases of software that includes updates to document formats.   Whether you are using an office suite, or a high end 3D cad package (or something in between) there will be regular software updates - and some of them will change the underlying document formats.

The AutoVue team always works very hard to ensure that we incorporate support for all of the latest and greatest new versions of software packages out there, and our recent 20.2.0 release of AutoVue is no exception.   Some of the new things added in 20.2.0 are:

For the Engineering and Construction and Industrial Manufacturing spaces (among others), we've added:
  • Catia 5R21
  • SolidWorks 2012
  • SolidEdge ST3 and ST4
  • Creo Parametric 1.0
  • Creo Element/Direct Modeling 17.10 to 18.00
  • Creo Element/Direct Drafting 17.10 to 18.00

For Electronics and High Tech industries, we've added:
  • Cadence Concept HDL 16.6
  • Allegro Layout 16.5
  • Orcad Capture 16.5

And for almost everyone, we've added:
  • MS Word 2010
  • MS Excel 2010
  • MS PowerPoint 2010
  • MS Outlook 2010

Of course on top of the new format support we've included lots of fidelity improvements and other bug fixes for a wide range of formats, and many other improvements as well.

If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend that you download the new 20.2.0 version of AutoVue off of the Oracle software delivery cloud ( and check out all the improvements!

Wednesday Apr 18, 2012

Watch the AutoVue 20.2 Webcast!

Missed the AutoVue 20.2 webcast? Not to worry, you can now catch the replay!

Discover what the latest major release of AutoVue can do for you. Watch and learn how AutoVue 20.2 can transform your business processes and extend the value of your visualization investment. Also, hear Oracle partner, Ventureforth, describe how they are leveraging AutoVue to create visually enabled mobile solutions for their EBS and PeopleSoft customers.   

Click here to watch the replay

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

The Latest Major Release of AutoVue is Now Available!

Click here to read the full press release.

To learn more about AutoVue 20.2, check out the What's New in AutoVue 20.2 Datasheet

AutoVue 20.2 continues to set the standard for enterprise level visualization with Augmented Business Visualization, a new paradigm which reconciles information and business data from multiple sources into a single view, providing rich and actionable visual decision-making environments.

The release also includes; capabilities that enhance end-to-end approval workflow; solutions to visually enable the mobile workforce; and support for the latest manufacturing and high tech formats.  


New capabilities in release 20.2 include:

·         Enhancements to the Augmented Business Visualization framework

o    Creation of 2D hotspots has been extended in 2D drawings, PDF and image files and can now be defined as regional boxes, rather than just text strings

o    New 3D Hotspot links in models and drawings. Parts or components of 3D models can be selected to create hotspot links.

·         Enhanced end-to-end approval workflows with digital stamping and batch stamping improvements

·         Solutions that visually enable the mobile workforce and extend enterprise visualization to mobile devices, including iPads through OVDI (Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)

·         Enhancements to AutoVue enterprise readiness: reliability and performance improvements, as well as security enhancements which adhere to Oracle’s Software Security Assurance standards

·         Timely support for new MCAD, ECAD, and Office formats

·         New 20.2 versions of AutoVue Document Print Services and Integration SDK (iSDK)

·         New Dutch language availability


The press release also contains terrific supporting quotes from AutoVue customers and partners. 

      “AutoVue’s stamping enhancements will greatly benefit our building permit management processes,” said Ties Kremer, Information Manager, Noordenveld Municipality, Netherlands. “The ability to batch stamp documents will speed up our approval processes, enable us to save time and money, and help us meet our regulatory compliance obligations.”
       “AutoVue provides our non-technical teams in marketing and sales with access to customer order requirements and supporting CAD documents and drawings,” said James Lim, Regional Technical Systems Manager at Molex Incorporated. “AutoVue 20.2 has enabled us to refine our quotation process, and reduce order errors.”
      “We are excited about our use of AutoVue’s Augmented Business Visualization framework, which will offer Meridian users enhanced access to related technical documentation,” said Edwin van Dijk, Director of Product Management, BlueCielo.  “By including AutoVue’s new regional hotspot capabilities within BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise, the context of engineering information is carried over into the visual representation of complex assets, thereby helping us to improve productivity and operational excellence.”


Monday Oct 17, 2011

Watch the AutoVue 20.1.1 Webcast

Missed the AutoVue 20.1.1 webcast?  Not to worry, you can now catch the replay.

Discover what release AutoVue 20.1.1 can do for you!  Watch the webcast and discover what is great and innovative about the latest release. Learn about opportunities to expand your use and how to get the most out of your AutoVue investment.

Click here to watch the webcast.

Want to learn more about AutoVue 20.1.1? Click here to read the datasheet.


Wednesday Sep 14, 2011

AutoVue Release 20.1.1 is Now Available!

Good news, AutoVue 20.1.1, the latest release of AutoVue Enteprise Visualization solutions is now available. 

AutoVue 20.1.1 includes several enhancements, as well as innovative visual solutions which deliver business transformation and efficiency improvements in asset management and building ePermitting use cases. The release reinforces AutoVue’s enterprise readiness with stability improvements and the availability of a role-based UI which can be tailored to suit the varying needs of enterprise users. It also includes timely support for important new formats, such as AutoCAD 2012.

Release 20.1.1 also includes the following enhancements and capabilities:

-  Enhancements to support Asset Management use cases

·         AutoVue Document Print Service improvements for printing and collating work order packets

·         Partner-built Augmented Business Visualization service offering for EBS eAM which enhances asset management workflows by enabling two-way communication between documents and enterprise data in eAM

·         Partner-built mobile enterprise visualization solution for field maintenance in EBS eAM

- PDF file support improvements to enhance building ePermitting use cases

- Role-based UI for AutoVue in integrated environments to improve user productivity

- Stability improvements for identification of problematic files on servers

- Timely support for new MCAD, 2D, and Office formats  

To learn more about AutoVue 20.1.1, check out the What’s New in 20.1.1 datasheet, available here.  

Curious to See What’s New in AutoVue Enterprise Visualization 20.1.1?  Attend our webcast.

Discover what is great and innovative about the latest release and how to get the most out of your AutoVue investment.  Attend our LIVE webcast on Thursday, October 13 at 11:00 am EST and learn what’s new in Oracle’s AutoVue 20.1.1!  Click here to register for the webcast.


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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