HELIOS 2020 is the latest version of our PDM system. One highlight of the new version is the new Mask Editor, which presents itself with a modern Ribbon design that also supports operation with high resolution.
One focus of the further development of HELIOS 2020 was also the further enhancement of the Multi-CAD integrations, especially the interfaces to SOLIDWORKS and Inventor. For example, the SOLIDWORKS interface has had a fundamental redesign. It now offers - like the Inventor interface - the New in HELiOS function, an effective tool for easy data transfer. Another example is the support of iParts and iAssemblies in the Inventor interface. iParts and iAssemblies can now be used to map component and assembly configurations in Inventor. HELIOS 2020 supports configurations for the first time. Article assignments in the context of the New in HELIOS function are currently always configuration-specific, and further steps are planned for the next two Service Packs.
When updating to HELIOS 2020, you should note that some central things have changed in terms of content, e.g. the change of the mask format and handling; for SOILDWORKS and Inventor users, the migration of the standard part identifier and the configuration and structure identifiers. It is therefore essential to read the installation instructions before updating. In addition, users of the SOLIDWORKS and Inventor interface should contact the ISD Group prior to carrying out an update to discuss the update procedure.