Space Allocation Architect (SAO)

Decompose a system (ship, aircraft, building) in 3D spaces, driving downstream designers in their choice during their business activities

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  • Different methods to create organized and hierarchical zones
  • Different characterizations can be attached to  zones: technical, environmental, industrial
  • For engineering activities: they can be used to assist  the equipment selection
  • For installation activities: safe or forbidden areas can be defined to drive equipment positioning
  • For manufacturing activities: spaces can be defined for all parts which need to be assembled together

29 Included Apps

Interference Finder
Change Action
Interference Check
Product Finder
Simulation Finder
3D Templates Capture
Exchange Management
2D Layout for 3D Design
Design IP Classification
Product Structure Design
Bookmark Editor
Converter for STEP
System Finder
Quality Rules Reuse
Design Review
Collaborative Lifecycle
Converter for IGES
Space Referential
Engineering IP Control
Manufacturing Finder
Space Usage
Drafting Template Essentials
Collaborative IP Management
Feature Specialization
Space Allocation
Natural Shape
Data Setup
Generative Wireframe & Surface

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3DEXPERIENCE Learning Resources

3DEXPERIENCE is powerful and transformative software, so learning to make the most of it isn’t trivial. Thankfully, Dassault Systèmes and CATI provide plenty of resources on the path to proficiency:

  • Official and custom-tailored classroom training
  • Online training courses on the Learning Space
  • CATI’s quick-response technical support
  • Extensive official documentation
  • Dassault Systèmes Knowledge Base of supplemental materials, technical articles, and support tickets
  • CATI simulation mentorship programs
  • CATI consultative methodology development


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