Get It Done Faster: Product Development Productivity Apps

Everyone uses smartphones for way more than merely a telephone or a device for their favorite music playlists. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are platforms for a host of useful (and fun) apps. Productivity apps, news apps, social networking apps, and so much more. (At last count, according to Statista, Android has ~2.5 million apps on Google Play, and Apple had ~1.8 million apps on the Apple Store.)

Similarly, the Collaborative Industry Innovator role on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform offers you a host of apps within various categories such as collaboration, task management, community reviews, and much more. These apps can be accessed at any time, from any location using any device with a browser and an internet connection.

Below are some product development productivity apps that I think you will appreciate.

Get There Faster

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an app to help you consistently meet your project deadlines—in or out of the office? The Collaborative Tasks app is seamlessly integrated with the platform, so assigning tasks is easy and notifying users is automated. Users can plan, execute, and monitor tasks.

The Collaborative Tasks app organizes communication between all users in your project community, improving both productivity and efficiency. Moreover, this app automatically enables the ability to combine all tasks that you might have from different apps and roles within the platform as well, such as a Project Plan or an automated Route Task.

What’s the Difference?

The Compare app makes it effortless to understand changes in product designs when attempting to identify differences between component geometry, structures, and properties. Color-coded models are overlaid, making it easy to see the differences and similarities in 3D. With the Compare app, you can:

  •         Compare structures and geometries between different products or different revisions
  •         Detect differences in large structures
  •         Find duplicated designs that can be easily compared to their predecessors
  •         Locate specific components quickly in 3D comparisons

The Compare app makes you more efficient by simplifying the process of finding differences or duplicated content.

Clean your Room!

When development work hits a frantic pace, the ability to stay organized so that you can keep projects and people on track is more vital than ever. Bookmarks can help you keep your relevant data organized and easily accessible so you can find it when you need it most.

Think of Bookmarks as folders and shortcuts—on steroids.

They organize information so you can quickly access them when you need them. You can create Bookmarks inside other Bookmarks (again, just like folders) to develop an organized structure that makes it easier for you to work as a team. Different Bookmarks point to the same data instead of duplicates providing greater connectivity as compared to traditional folders.

Bookmarks also provide access to additional tools, lifecycle actions, and collaboration features that make it easy to perform everyday tasks to stay on top of the game.

Everyone on the Cloud

Whether you have 3DEXPERIENCE design apps or SOLIDWORKS® desktop, both can enjoy the productivity afforded by the Collaborative Industry Innovator. Securely work from home, at the office, or on the road.

 

Originally posted in the SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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