HELiOS 2019 - the new PDM Generation
Developmental focuses for HELiOS 2019 were on a consistent standardization of the masks and dialogues, as well as on a further advancement of the Multi-CAD functionality and the development of the new HELiOS Internet Server.
As already in the last years, the old masks and result list have been constantly replaced by new and more powerful dialogues; with HELiOS 2019, these replacements could be finalized and included the last remaining dialogues, making a double management of masks and context menus redundant.
One highlight of the new HELiOS version is the new workspace for the HELiOS Desktop that was newly introduced, as has already been done in a similar way for the Office interface or the Multi-CAD interfaces. Documents that are opened and edited via the HELiOS Desktop and without any interface will be stored in the workspace directory. As a result, the user has a constant overview of all documents and can check them into HELiOS at any time.
The Autodesk Inventor interface, too, has been significantly enhanced, e.g. with regard to its update options for assemblies upon loading, the filtering for irrelevant changes upon saving, the batch reimport and batch update options, the separate selection or deselection of drawings and presentations, the support of adaptive geometries, and much more.
Due to the complete replacement of the old mask technology and the fundamental revision of the SOLIDWORKS interface with regard to functionality and performance, the SOLIDWORKS interface will only be available again as of Service Pack 1. Users who are currently working with the SOLIDWORKS interface and want to update to HELiOS 2019 must therefore wait until SP1. Users attempting to update earlier will receive an appropriate warning message during the installation.