About Instant Collaboration

Instant Collaboration in a Nutshell

Instant Collaboration enables instant collaboration between all participants across the extended enterprise in order to promote the sharing of data and ideas that can result in a faster time-to-market and an increase in overall product innovation.

  • Instant collaboration from within DS products
  • Collaboration between communities
  • Secure collaborative environment
  • Tracking and storage of information created during meetings
  • Promote the sharing of data and ideas that can result in a faster time to market and an increase in overall product innovation
  • Capitalization and re-use of meeting information
  • Fast, real-time information sharing
  • Easy access to collaboration tools
  • Integration in DS products for collaboration access from any application
  • Connectivity: manage communities, awareness, meeting invitations and data sharing
  • Co-Review: share and synchronize information around the 3D product definition for all the attendees


Product Highlights

With Instant Collaboration, all designers and reviewers communicate around the 3D product definition, from the Engineering Hub data, at anytime they need.


Instant Collaboration is fully scalable from peer-to-peer local communications (without server and special configuration) to extended enterprise scenarios, taking benefits from standard communication solutions integration.

You can drastically shrink time-to-decision with advanced collaborative 3D conferencing. All Engineering Hub actors, from the designers or projects leaders to integrated suppliers will benefit from instant collaboration, reducing decision cycle times as they communicate at any time on an explicit and unified view of the developed products.


Instant Collaboration Co-Review through 3D conferencing is a breakthrough versus simple display sharing:

  • Each participant is an actor and not a simple listener: Even during a review, interactions on the 3D rich product representation between participants are possible: publisher/listener roles can be switched. This is not the case in display sharing.
  • Less information is shared on the network: Only few events are shared within the network during the review: the co-review is more fluent for all participants in comparison with display sharing.


Search for a user or a group of users for real-time collaboration

Users can enter keywords to query the collaboration user directory. They can query for people, groups or both. Regular expressions such as "*" are accepted by the search engine and the patterns for result-matching depend on the configuration of the Sametime server. People search results can be added to a user private group or added to a new meeting definition using the  integrated toolbar. On the group search result, it's possible to detail group content and add a reference to this group in the connect list. This reference will remain synchronized with the directory data. You can also choose to copy a public group to your contact list. Notice that user status is also displayed as part of the query result.


Personal contact storage

Users can store personal contacts regrouped by user-defined groups or public groups defined in the enterprise directory. The contact list displays all the groups defined in the user profile and their content. User status and user nickname are displayed. Multi-selection is allowed on groups and on people lists. A personal group can be renamed or removed.


Awareness services to check the real-time availability of your contacts

Awareness Services allow a connected user to know the connectivity status of the others and to handle his/her own status and associated message. For each user, an icon indicates the associated status (connected, away, do not disturb and not connected). When a user is connected, his/her name appears as a hypertext link. Selecting this link will launch an Instant Messaging dialog. The displayed status changes dynamically without need to reload the component.
General awareness capabilities are available from ENOVIA - PPR Navigator and ENOVIA - Issue Management to enable integrated connectivity directly from these applications.

Place Base Awareness Services allow a connected user to know the number connected people connected to a pre-defined location (e.g. a web page). When a user enters the location, a counter appears indicating the number of people connected at that instant. Clicking the number will display details of who is connected. This list is totally dynamic and changes when people enter or leave the location. Clicking the text People in Place will start an N-way Chat with connected people.


Chat capabilities

Instant messaging is the most direct way to chat with a connected person in one interaction. It also enables to receive invitation to  meetings. When clicking the name of an active person, an instant messaging window is displayed. From this window you can send and receive messages. You can invite other people to join the chat, change to an N-Way chat, or upgrade the chat meeting to a Collaboration meeting in a meeting room. A specific user interface is provided for inviting people using a search panel or a browse panel. Note that inviting people that are not connected will generate an information message.