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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:40

3DEXPERIENCE FORUM 2015 North America

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Dassault Systèmes announced that its annual 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America will address “Doing Business in the Age of Experience” with a focus on the impact of additive manufacturing, the power of connecting people to data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). David Rose, author of “Enchanted Objects” and instructor at MIT Media Lab, and Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies, will deliver the keynotes, leveraging their expertise on product innovation, the collaborative economy, and the power to disrupt industries by creating remarkable experiences.

The 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM will be held as two one-day events, in Boston on Monday, November 16 and in San Francisco on Thursday, November 19.

To demonstrate how brands are driving their businesses to create captivating experiences for customers, Dassault Systèmes has amassed leading thinkers, customers, and senior executives from a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, transportation and mobility, energy, process and utilities, as well as life sciences. Attendees will hear keynotes from Dassault Systèmes’ President and CEO Bernard Charlès on Rethink Enterprise! We are in the Experience Economy and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Monica Menghini on A Framework for Innovation.

Customers, including aviation industry pioneer Solar Impulse, will also speak. Attendees will be able to interact with some of Dassault Systemes’ innovative solutions in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground featuring both partners and customers.

“In today’s connected society, a new business model in which consumers expect instantaneous answers, delightful experiences and simplicity, is a driving force behind innovation and industry disruption in North America,” said Scott Berkey, Managing Director, North America, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM is designed to be a collaborative venue where customers can share their own inspirations and experiences for driving innovation. We look forward to engaging with customers in this bi-coastal event in two major innovation hubs.”

David Rose, award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab
“As business leaders, we have the unique opportunity to design an entirely new way of living, working and playing. Everyday objects have the potential to become what I call ‘enchanted objects,’ and with smart design and a focus on the customer, companies can be inspired to not just design and sell products but to create captivating experiences that surprise and delight customers.”

Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies
“It’s imperative that large businesses embrace the collaborative economy as a way to disrupt business and bring to life new technologies that will allow them to produce on demand and in a personalized way, and this is what we are working towards for the future. I’m looking forward to speaking at the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM, a place that brings business leaders together to share their ideas to design for a new future and enhance the customer experience.”

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/3dexperience-forum/nam

Dassault Systèmes has been awarded Best New Workplace by the CoreNet Global New England Chapter as part of their 2012 Awards of Excellence. Best New Workplace is given to a project that demonstrates innovation in design, use of real estate, functionality, and/or technology that has supported the organization’s mission and contributed to its successful positioning in its market.

Dassault Systèmes’ new 227,000 rsf campus located in Waltham, Mass includes office, technology lab, data center space, a virtual reality center, and is the company’s North American breakthrough facility for implementing and experiencing unique virtual worlds with Dassault Systèmes technology. Dassault Systèmes also has expansion options for an additional 100,000 rsf on the campus to accommodate future growth. The bold design and high visibility of 175-185 Wyman Street serves as an impressive cornerstone and a permanent landmark on America’s technology landscape for generations to come. The new building is a showcase for sustainable innovation – having received LEED Gold Certification and including such features as: HVAC units that use chemical-free electrostatic water treatment units, realizing roughly a 30% reduction in energy consumption over older units, and 2,000 tons of recycled steel.

Yolaine Fleury Design served as Dassault Systèmes’ corporate interior designer. Dassault Systèmes engaged Jones Lange LaSalle as its leasing agent and also for project management. The interior architecture was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, with Columbia Construction providing pre-construction and construction management services.

Al Bunshaft, Managing Director, North America for Dassault Systèmes said, “Our goal with this project was to bring together more than 800 employees from locations in Concord and Lowell, and create an inspiring environment that would energize our employees, improve collaboration and stimulate creativity and problem-solving and a place where we could imagine with our clients new ways of bringing products to market. Special recognition goes to Yolaine Fleury who had the unique ability to capture the DNA of Dassault Systèmes and communicate it through our interior design.”

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com

Dassault Systèmes introduced new SolidWorks Electrical applications including an innovative, system level 2D schematic design tool and a powerful 3D electrical modeling add-in to SolidWorks design application that are linked in real time.

“Today, companies in industrial equipment, engineering services, high-tech, medical devices, and consumer goods are developing products that include more electrical content. More than half of our SolidWorks customers require a solution that streamlines collaboration between mechanical and electrical systems engineers,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “The addition of SolidWorks Electrical to our product portfolio moves us into this underserved market with a robust solution that upholds the SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use and makes close collaboration between mechanical and electrical design groups a reality.”

When it comes to electrical system design, organizations frequently look for ways to improve the overall delivery performance of their departments. SolidWorks Electrical applications make it easy for engineers and designers to plan electrical systems and integrate those electrical aspects into the overall 3D mechanical models. These new applications pave the way for mechanical and electrical engineering teams to collaborate during product development, streamline the design phase, and reduce product delays, resulting in more consistent and standardized designs, lower costs, and faster time-to-market.

“The full integration with SolidWorks will make SolidWorks Electrical easy to learn and will allow both our mechanical and electrical departments to collaborate on electrical system and wiring design,” said Kyle Strong, project manager at Getman Corporation. “Our mining vehicles include complex electrical wiring and need to have consistent design -- the decision to consider SolidWorks Electrical was easy. By integrating our electrical and mechanical design processes, we can better document electrical requirements and cable/wire paths, resulting in less rework, higher product quality, and faster time-to-market.”

SolidWorks Electrical provides new capabilities with the following three applications:  

SolidWorks Electrical – a 2D schematic design tool for electrical system architecture and planning that:

  • Simplifies electrical design with a dynamic, context-sensitive user interface, providing the ability to quickly turn concepts into detailed designs
  • Identifies problems immediately with real-time  error detection which prevents costly scrap and rework
  • Allows for easier and more accurate creation of schematics with a library of more than 500,000 standard electrical parts
  • Enables multiple people to work on the same project at the same time

SolidWorks Electrical 3D -- an add-in to SolidWorks CAD application that connects SolidWorks Electrical 2D systems-level schematics to 3D models designed with SolidWorks.  It includes:

  • Real-time, bi-directional updates between 2D and 3D to synchronize electro-mechanical designs so that consistency is maintained throughout development
  • The integration of the 2D schematic with the 3D model to help standardize designs and unify BOMs to reduce mistakes and delays
  • Placement of the electrical system and cables/wires in the 3D model to enable planning of specific locations and paths for consistent product manufacturing

SolidWorks Electrical Professional – includes the functionality of both SolidWorks Electrical and SolidWorks Electrical 3D in a single application for users working in both 2D and 3D areas of electrical development.

The SolidWorks Electrical applications are based on technology from Trace Software, a company with more than 20 years of experience in the electrical design market. As a current SolidWorks Gold Solution Partner, Trace’s elecworks™ products are integrated with SolidWorks, allowing engineers to stay within the familiar SolidWorks environment to optimize electromechanical designs.

The first release of SolidWorks Electrical will be available in North America, Europe, and the Middle East in August 2012, with other regions and countries to follow.

For more information, visit: www.solidworks.com/electrical

Dassault Systèmes announced that it has entered into an academic partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to promote statewide education of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which is widely used by leading aerospace OEMs. The agreement was signed earlier this month at the Farnborough Air Show in England by Gov. Chris Gregoire and Dassault Systèmes’ Philippe Forestier.

“We are extremely appreciative of the competitive academic offering that we’ve received through this partnership with Dassault Systèmes,” said Gov. Gregoire. “The number of aerospace suppliers in the state of Washington has increased by 30 percent since 2005 and relationships like this are critical for us to continue to attract business to the state. I commend our Department of Commerce for their ongoing hard work to develop and expand such important industry collaborations.”

Washington has already invested $4.8 million for aerospace training and apprenticeship programs during Gov. Gregoire’s administration. With this agreement, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is purchasing foundational applications of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including CATIA and ENOVIA.  The platform will be implemented during the 2012-2013 academic year, with 34 of the state’s two-year colleges each having access to the software. In addition to the software, Dassault Systèmes will also provide extensive online training for the personnel who will be teaching the courses.

“Our community and technical colleges are knowledge-producers for the aerospace industry,” said Charlie Earl, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. “This agreement means more students can take what they learn in the classroom directly into the workplace, without the need for extensive, on-the-job training.”

“Now CATIA is going to be available to every community and technical college in Washington, including those that were previously unable to afford it,” said Mary Kaye Bredeson, executive director of the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing at Everett Community College.  “It’s an important tool to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage jobs in aerospace.”

“Dassault Systèmes understands the enormous value of educating the next generation of innovators in 3DEXPERIENCE,” said Monica Menghini, executive vice president, Industry, Dassault Systèmes.  “In support of the growing aerospace industry in Washington State and the more than 92,000 workers employed in this sector, Dassault Systèmes recently opened a new office in South Lake Union near Seattle. This office will help support the rollout of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and is the point of contact for the aerospace industry and training program.”

“This is our first state-wide licensing agreement and we commend the State of Washington for embarking on such an ambitious education program,” said Philippe Forestier, executive vice-president of Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes. “This illustrates incredible commitment on their part to developing the most technically proficient aerospace workforce in the world, and we are proud to play a major role in this initiative.”

For more information, visit: academy.3ds.com

Friday, 27 July 2012 11:35

Dassault Systèmes Spins-Off Transcat PLM

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Dassault Systèmes announced that it is spinning off Transcat PLM GmbH, its sales and services subsidiary and long time development partner, via a management buyout (MBO).  The transaction builds on Dassault Systèmes’ strategy to strengthen its partners’ business success in each geography and enable a new level of partner-to-customer-to-user experience.

As an independent company of 200 employees, Transcat PLM will continue to expand its leading position as a value added reseller (VAR) focused on bringing Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to its customers. It will also grow its position as a key application development partner to Dassault Systèmes through its Component Application Architecture (CAA) ecosystem of third party software developers. Etienne Droit, Gerhard Keller and Günther Öhlschläger will be the managing directors of Transcat PLM GmbH.

“The completion of this spin-off will enable Transcat PLM to continue its stellar customer service for our clients in transportation and mobility, industrial equipment and consumer goods, leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” said Etienne Droit.  “Transcat will also continue to develop its long term relationship with German customers, giving them the opportunity to adopt industry solution experiences. It will also be a key services provider, as well as a key player in Dassault Systèmes’ CAA community to develop new add-on applications for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.”

“Dassault Systèmes’ sales partner ecosystem is a crucial growth driver for us. We will focus on managing and improving the support of independent channel partners. They are key players in applications development, service to customers and distribution of our industry solution experiences and brand applications,” said Bruno Latchague, executive vice president, Distribution Strategy, Value Solutions, Dassault Systèmes.  “By spinning off Transcat PLM as an independent, stand-alone company, we will not only enhance the value that our two companies are bringing to the German market, but give Transcat the ability to run its business more actively and effectively.  This management buyout positions a former executive of Dassault Systèmes, Etienne Droit, as one of the managing directors of Transcat.  This will be instrumental to our ongoing success together and increase Transcat’s profitability.”

Founded in 1987, Transcat PLM GmbH is an established specialist and supplier of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions based on the CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA and 3DVIA products of Dassault Systèmes. As a Value Added Reseller (VAR) the company offers the PLM solutions throughout Germany with the associated services as well as its own add-on software products. As one of a few partners Transcat PLM is certified for all V6 products of the PLM 2.0 portfolio and markets the complete V6-product range of Dassault Systèmes. Transcat PLM also offers customized software components for virtual product development in its Product Data Quality (PDQ) range. The portfolio is extended by tailored server, storage and system management concepts.

For more information, visit: www.transcat-software.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, announced the latest release of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  V6 Release 2013 brings new capabilities to numerous industries such as aerospace and defense, transportation and mobility, marine and offshore, consumer goods and consumer packaged goods.

V6 Release 2013 of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform includes:

  • new xCAD file converters for easier supply chain collaboration and reuse of parts without translation;
  • newly published APIs in robotics, ergonomics and machining; and
  • additional xPDM interfaces for enhanced flexibility, including several with SAP.

Dassault Systèmes also recently announced its ongoing commitment to openness, continuing its support of the next phases of the Codex of PLM Openness, an initiative driven by automotive OEMs, suppliers and the ProSTEP iViP association.

V6 Release 2013 brings significant enhancements to Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Solutions, such as:

  • Transportation and Mobility solutions: updated ENOVIA integrations with the industry-standard International Material Data System and CATIA Live Weight to dashboard an assembly’s weight, center of gravity, and related tolerances.  Additionally, creative designers now have a dedicated character line feature in Imagine & Shape, CATIA’s virtual clay modeler, to smooth and refine sharp edges in exterior body designs.

  • Marine and Offshore solutions: additional digital ship platform capability with the new Structure Detail Design product and its integration with CATIA’s Structure Functional Design.  This data associativity means that later functional design changes propagate to the structural detailed design.

  • Consumer Goods and Consumer Packaged Goods Industry solutions: improved usability, visualization and performance in 3DVIA Store, the 3D retailing and merchandising simulation solution, enhancements to Natural Sketch, CATIA’s 3D sketching solution, and improved interface to the product formula design and management capabilities from recently acquired Enginuity Solutions.

  • Finally, all industries will get value from Exalead CloudView’s new linear scalability and connectivity enhancements, extracting easy views from both structured or unstructured data, enterprise or Web-based. Exalead’s data model is now extended to immediately transform heterogeneous, multi-source Big Data into consistent intelligent information.

"The globalization of our company requires integrated and standardized engineering processes, which also interface to production and to external suppliers," said Kai Wallasch, responsible for global CAD-PDM at CLAAS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery. "In addition, the use of virtual engineering features will reduce time-to-market of our products considerably and support the managing of increasing product complexity. The integrated combination of ENOVIA V6 and CATIA V6 is one of the key systems to deal with these future challenges."

“At each release of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform, our focus is to provide our customers with improved capabilities to create the right value for their own customers or consumers,” said Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Products, R&D, Dassault Systèmes. “By thinking in terms of the final value that our customers need to bring to their ultimate consumers, we fundamentally impact the platform enhancements that need to be done.  Many in the software industry frequently say they’re ‘customer-centric.’  But our approach goes beyond simply delivering towards customer needs. It means aligning ourselves to the real business challenges they’re facing and designing the right platform enhancement ‘with their consumer’s needs in mind, beyond IT.”

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/products/v6/latest-release

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), unveiled SolidWorks® Education Edition 2012-2013. New enhancements include tools for mechanical design, simulation, sustainable design, and cost tracking, enabling students to experience real-life engineering situations, and to compete more effectively in today’s global workplace.

In addition to offering software that empowers educators to more easily train their students for their dream jobs, Dassault Systèmes provides a comprehensive SolidWorks curriculum library with more than 20 hands-on projects for students at every level and experience. Designing and building bridges, cars, and trebuchets helps make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fun. The latest version of the product also integrates Facebook access within SolidWorks, making it easier to collaborate. Students can now post projects on their personal pages to share with friends, or post to the SolidWorks Facebook page to share with the larger SolidWorks community.

“For students interested in the field of design and engineering, SolidWorks is a must-have tool to open up doors from the classroom to the workplace,” said Emma Katharine Singer, a mechanical engineering student from the University of Colorado, Boulder. “SolidWorks is easy-to-use and quick to learn, providing students with a leg up when it comes to the real world. I am confident that my Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) status will give me a clear advantage in the job market, and I hope the same for others students looking to advance in the industry.”

Sustainable design is also a focus of this year’s enhancements. The updated CAD Instructor’s Guide includes a chapter on sustainable design to help students analyze the future environmental impact of their designs. Qualified schools with a SolidWorks Education Edition subscription can now administer the Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) exam, in addition to the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam to its students. The new exam tests the fundamentals of lifecycle assessment and provides an introduction into the environmental impact of products. SolidWorks Certifications are considered a major asset in a job search because they effectively validate student expertise to prospective employers.

“More than 24,000 secondary schools and universities worldwide have inspired and effectively equipped the next generation of design leaders to solve the world’s most pressing design problems with the SolidWorks Education Edition,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “The latest version of the software and updated curriculum helps us to provide our customers with highly trained employees who can immediately add value in collaborating on design issues, across time zones and different cultures.”

“This new SolidWorks Education Edition is part of a more comprehensive 3DExperience Platform Education program that we run each year to enhance the learning and understanding of students and users everywhere in the world,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President Industry, Marketing and Corporate Communication at Dassault Systèmes. “The applications of our 3DExperience Platforms are more and more of an indispensable tool for the academic world.”

Based on SolidWorks Premium 2012 software, the new education edition includes the following enhancements:

  • An electronics cooling application that lets users analyze thermal simulations, helping ensure that heat doesn’t melt a product’s electronics;
  • A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) application for simulating airflow;
  • A design costing tool that makes it possible for students to utilize their STEM competencies to evaluate material characteristics and design costs.

The following additional products that support the SolidWorks Education Edition are available through SolidWorks channels:

  • SolidWorks Simulation, software that makes it possible to easily subject designs to the same conditions that they’ll experience in the real world;
  • Equation editor, a tool to help students visualize their mathematic skills and see their theories come to life;
  • DraftSight®, a free* 2D drafting software application, with new curriculum for educators on subscription.

For more information, visit: www.solidworks.com/sw/education/education-edition-2012-2013.htm

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced its intent to acquire geological modeling and simulation company Gemcom Software International (Gemcom) for approximately US$360 million. Privately-held Gemcom is the world leader in mining industry software solutions, headquartered in Vancouver.

“With the acquisition of Gemcom, coupled with our 3D Experience platform capabilities, our objective is to model and simulate our planet, improving predictability, efficiency, safety and sustainability within the Natural Resources industry and beyond,” said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “To support this ambitious goal, we have created a new brand, GEOVIA. Raw material provisioning and long term resource availability is a major concern for society. Today’s announcement is a significant step towards fulfilling our purpose of providing 3D experiences for imagining sustainable innovations to harmonize products, nature and life.”

Today’s mining industry, the primary user of Gemcom’s software, is growing quickly.  There are more than 5,500 operating mines worldwide and approximately 15,000 mining projects. The associated mining software market is experiencing strong growth, with third-party analysts estimating a double digit trend for the foreseeable future.

”This acquisition will clearly benefit Gemcom’s customer base, bringing global support and enterprise collaboration.  Advanced technologies in 3D modeling and simulation will not only enable engineers and geologists to model and visualize resources but also improve sustainable mine productivity,” said Rick Moignard, President and CEO, Gemcom. “We believe that with Dassault Systèmes’ support we will be able to address global issues for our customers as a real partner. None of our competitors can match that in this industry.” Rick Moignard will become the CEO of the newly created GEOVIA brand, after completion of the Gemcom acquisition.

After the closing of the transaction, Gemcom’s 360 employees and management will remain in place and continue serving the mining industry. By leading the new GEOVIA organization, Gemcom’s management will champion the further development of Dassault Systèmes’ strategy of modeling the natural world. In addition, Gemcom’s current offices will further extend the overall geographic reach of Dassault Systèmes in Australia, Africa, Canada, South America, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Indonesia, and Russia.

Dassault Systèmes and Gemcom have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement whereby Dassault Systèmes will acquire Gemcom in an all cash transaction. The completion of the acquisition is subject to normal closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed in July 2012, and Gemcom to be accretive to Dassault Systèmes non-IFRS earnings and neutral to its non-IFRS operating margin.

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite, and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in mining.  Established in 1985, Gemcom is privately held and owned by JMI Equity Fund VI, L.P., the Carlyle Group, Pala Investments Holdings Limited and has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions.

For more information, visit: www.gemcomsoftware.com or www.3ds.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), announced the general availability of the latest release of its Version 5 PLM platform, including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA.

This new release furthers the adoption of the powerful 3D Experience Platform designed by Dassault Systèmes and includes a major new evolution in V6-to-V5 compatibility. OEMs or suppliers in all industries now have the flexibility to modify and exchange designs, whether they are V5- or V6-native, as they progress through the design process. This represents another quantum leap in an ongoing series of V5-V6 collaboration capabilities.

CATIA V5 users will be able to edit key features of V6 models from within V5.  No other company in the CAD / PLM industry offers this level of downward compatibility between versions.  The capabilities announced today further enable customers and their supply chains to benefit from the value of V6 alongside their existing V5 deployments.

“When we created V6, we knew customers would work in mixed V5/V6 environments.  Since then we have continuously worked to support our customers’ industry needs,” explained Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Products, Research & Development, Dassault Systèmes.  “What you’re seeing is an engineered development of V5 and V6 solutions to ensure a compatibility that can’t be found elsewhere.”

Dassault Systèmes has renamed this release of V5 to V5-6R2012 to emphasize the continuing compatibility and synchronization between V5 and V6, as well as the enrichment of V5 solutions with select V6 technology. V5 customers can therefore experience the open V6 portfolio and gain select benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ extensive V6 R&D investments.  Customers can transition to V6 at their own pace, while continuing to collaborate seamlessly with departments, customers and suppliers who use V5.  V6 models opened in V5 retain features created in, for example, V6’s Part Design, Sketcher and Generative Surface Design workbenches and knowledgeware.

“A key aspect for Renault and its diverse, global extended enterprise has been V5 to V6 transition. The new level of downward compatibility Dassault Systèmes is announcing between its platforms will accelerate the use of V6 within our ecosystem,” said executive Olivier Colmard, vice president, Information Systems for Engineering & Quality, Renault.  “We’ve taken a strategic decision to deploy V6 to help transform our product development processes.  Today’s foresightful research and development achievement is exactly what we have come to expect of our PLM solutions partner.”

“As one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury saloons and sports cars, Jaguar Land Rover has a diverse, international supply chain and we plainly see the value of even more compatibility between V6, which we are implementing now, and V5, which is well-deployed in our supply chain.  The ability to edit Version 6 models in V5 means that collaboration with our team members, whether at JLR or within our extended supply chain, will be simpler and more effective,” said John Knight-Gregson, i-PLM Programme Director, Jaguar Land Rover. “Dassault Systèmes’ realistic assessment of V5 market penetration and the company’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of version to version coexistence clearly shows it is looking out for its customers’ needs.”

Since the launch of V6, Dassault Systèmes has delivered on its promise to ensure unmatched compatibility between V5 and V6:

  • Even before this release, the compatibility between CATIA V5 and CATIA V6 was equivalent to the compatibility between two releases of CATIA V5.  This ensured a customer’s transition to V6 was as easy as a V5 release-to-release transition.
  • To further facilitate data compatibility between V5 and V6, Dassault Systèmes R&D inserted select V6 technologies into V5 solutions, such as Class A surfacing innovations and concept design from CATIA Imagine & Shape
  • Powerful openness and coexistence capabilities which enable reuse of existing V5 models and other data in V6 hybrid product structures.  Design engineers can create a single hybrid product structure composed of CATIA V6, CATIA V5, CATIA V4, SolidWorks, Siemens’ NX and PTC’s ProEngineer models. The resulting single product structure enables real-time design review and analysis of the virtual product, regardless of the native authoring tool.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/products/v5-latest-release

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3D Experience Company, world leader in 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the release of its next-generation 3DSwYm social innovation application.

3DSwYm is a social enterprise platform that goes beyond today’s mostly static corporate intranets and information systems, transforming the way companies and their employees can drive innovation and contribute actively to company’s vision and strategy. Designed to dynamically share and leverage knowledge, 3DSwYm creates value by enabling organizations to uncover and harness individual talents and ideas inside and outside the company, including partners, suppliers, consumers or any other stakeholder. Connecting via communities brings objectives and content more sharply into focus and helps everyone concentrate on an organization's strategic priorities. These communities foster powerful synergies, creating an open and participative approach.

“3DSwYm empowers everyone, regardless of domain, to innovate and add value, share their experience and put forward ideas, fostering a strong sense of belonging and engaging everyone in the enterprise’s challenges and vision,” said Sophie Planté, CEO 3DSwYm, Dassault Systèmes. “The result is a unified 360-degree view of activities and interactions shared across the organization. 3DSwYm becomes a real-time social dynamic referential environment, offering effective decision and action support, leveraging social innovation to help transform the organization."

The 3DSwYm social enterprise environment integrates with legacy information systems and business processes as well as Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA collaborative platform. It incorporates the Exalead semantic search engine, which blends superior search capability with intelligent, in-context content suggestions. Other benefits include sharing of 3D models, social learning and serious gaming applications, in addition to the extensive added value of Netvibes’ widget catalog to personalize the 3DSwYm environment. Companies can develop their own complete secure on-the-cloud community relying on Dassault Systèmes Outscale SaaS operator services. Without any of the traditional associated infrastructure and resource costs, companies can instantly establish dedicated communities and virtual innovation spaces. The combination of these strategic elements allows them to create an intelligent enterprise.

“At Dassault Systèmes we care for delivering the right experiences to all industries, but we especially care for the ‘human’ behind the business process. Unleashing the power of each individual and connecting people in a more ‘social’ way within an organization is one of the key transformations facing industry this century,” said Monica Menghini, executive vice president, Industry and Marketing, Dassault Systèmes.  “We are offering customers a value creation platform. Many disciplines within a company create value.  All industries, from banking and insurance to retail, fashion, construction, energy, life sciences, transportation or aerospace, need to break down barriers and ensure value is created by all. 3DSwYm lies at the heart of our Social Industry Experience strategy."

3DSwYm was born out of employee ingenuity. This environment was developed by a team of Dassault Systèmes people from several different organizations who shared the dream of creating a new type of collaborative environment to transform the way they worked together and the way they innovated. The wide adoption of 3DSwYm by Dassault Systèmes and its ecosystem of partners, as well of the simplicity of the integrated Exalead’s search capabilities and Netvibes’ information intelligence, has led Dassault Systèmes to sell its equity position in blueKiwi SA.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/3dswym

Thursday, 09 February 2012 10:35

Netvibes Acquired by Dassault Systèmes

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Netvibes, the leading dashboard intelligence platform, announced that it has been fully acquired by Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.

“With the birth of the real-time Web, companies need to adapt to everything and everyone inside and outside their borders. To accomplish this, we need a way to connect and combine different products and uses, internal and external data sources, personal and professional apps, and human curation and algorithms—across all devices and departments, in real-time and in context,” said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Netvibes' Dashboard Intelligence technology makes this possible.”

Netvibes helps Fortune 500 brands, agencies and enterprises understand the real-time Web and everything inside and outside the organization with Dashboard Intelligence: dashboard technologies that connect everything together for better decision-making. Netvibes’ award-winning dashboard publishing platform and Universal Web App (UWA) technology enable Social Enterprises to integrate all internal Enterprise platforms, databases and systems together with external cloud apps, social feeds and live sentiment from across the real-time Web, and deploy it seamlessly across all desktop and mobile platforms with native-like UI.

This move brings Netvibes’ Dashboard Intelligence technology to Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform, empowering Social Enterprises and users at all levels to:

  • Listen to everything: Aggregate enterprise data (structured and unstructured, processes and platforms) with the real-time, social Web (news, social feeds and apps)
  • Learn from everyone: Analyze all layers inside and outside the Enterprise, by combining individual and social intelligence with algorithms and data intelligence for smarter results
  • Act in real-time: Adapt to make better, faster decisions with intelligent alerts that respond to internal data or public sentiment and trigger automated business actions


Dassault Systèmes enables companies to experience the world, from parts to products (e.g. planes, medical devices, buildings), from individual workers to supply chain and distribution (e.g. stores), from designing to experiencing usage scenarios. Netvibes specializes in understanding the Web in new ways, to reveal customer sentiment, brand identity and emerging influencers. Together, Netvibes contributes to Dassault Systèmes’ vision to Experience Everything in the world and on the Web.

“This partnership was born out of our mutual vision to bring Dashboard Intelligence to the entire world and all platforms and processes. To achieve this ambitious vision, we need an ambitious partner like Dassault Systèmes, whose deep authority as global technology leader will rapidly accelerate our efforts across the Enterprise world,” said Freddy Mini, CEO, Netvibes. “Imagine understanding how syncing product design and global brand sentiment would enable the ultimate end user experience. This vision will become our reality.”

Netvibes customers and users will benefit from the global resources, deep technology and algorithms Dassault Systèmes is known for around the world. Netvibes’ website, products and team will continue to provide the same award-winning dashboard experience the Netvibes brand is known for by millions of users and hundreds of agencies, brands and enterprises around the globe.

“If you like Netvibes, you will love the new Netvibes. Our brand, business, website and team will stay. What will change is that all our products will innovate even faster thanks to our deep relationship with Dassault Systèmes,” said Mini.

“With the acquisition of Netvibes, a Web 2.0 leader, Dassault Systèmes will provide the most advanced cloud offer for enterprise,” said Tariq Krim, Founder, Netvibes, Founder and CEO, Jolicloud.

To learn more about Netvibes Dashboard Intelligence products and get a private demo, visit: enterprise.netvibes.com

Just a few years ago, the iPod revolutionized personal electronics worldwide. Tony Fadell, the designer who spearheaded the team that brought the iPod to market, will keynote SolidWorks World 2012, the Company’s annual summit of engineers and designers. The SolidWorks World event will take place February 12-15, 2012, in San Diego, and focus on the theme of “united by design."

Known as the “Father of the iPod,” Fadell made his mark via his former positions as Apple’s senior vice president of the iPod division and adviser to Steve Jobs. Today, Fadell is changing the game again as founder and CEO of Nest, a hot startup that’s introduced the world’s first learning thermostat. The Nest Learning Thermostat™ learns about you and your home to automatically turn itself down when you're away, guide you to energy-efficient temperatures when you’re home, and free you from programming hassles by creating a customized temperature schedule. Nest has been dubbed the “iPhone of thermostats” by Wired and The New York Times describes it as “gorgeous, elegant and very, very smart.”

“To create a game-changing product, function and design must go hand in hand,” said Fadell. “We certainly put that principle to work when developing the Nest Learning Thermostat, and I’m excited to share more about that experience with the thousands of passionate, designers and engineers who will attend this year’s SolidWorks World.”

To this end, crowdsourcing will be a hot topic on Day 2 of SolidWorks World. Social development is becoming increasingly important to product ideation and creation, and SolidWorks customers will showcase how it’s easier than ever to bring ideas to fruition. With an engineering-focused hive mindset, creativity and expertise come together in incredible products. Stay tuned for more ideas that will change the way you think about product development.

Day 3 of the event will bring the long-awaited What’s New session. Attendees will get a sneak peek of SolidWorks 2013, as well as a view of what’s on schedule for SolidWorks—and its users—this year.

For more information, visit: www.solidworks.com/sww

Dassault Systèmes announced that Lawrence Technological University (LTU) Transportation Design students have created award-winning designs with the company’s CATIA design authoring solution. Student Colin Bonathan won first place from the Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute for his unique steel wheel design developed and analyzed using CATIA and its finite element analysis capabilities. Bonathan’s design is on display during the North American International Auto Show in the Lawrence Tech booth.

The LTU booth will also feature Dassault Systèmes’ new CATIA Natural Sketch solution, a breakthrough 3D sketching experience that joins together the intuitiveness of creative 2D painting gestures with the power of accurate, realistic 3D modeling. For most designers, sketching is the medium of choice to express their ideas. By making sketching in 3D as intuitive as sketching on paper, CATIA Natural Sketch removes barriers towards 3D creation.

3D sketching was recently introduced to the LTU transportation design students and freshman Greg VanderVoord commented, “We all found CATIA Natural Sketch to be innovative, easy to use and a lot more efficient than the tools being used today. It is awesome to see your 2D sketch transformed into 3D surfaces right before your eyes.”

Keith Nagara, director of Lawrence Tech’s Transportation Design program, said, “Our program offers an environment that cultivates innovation where students quickly recognize the value that new design tools can offer. With CATIA Natural Sketch, the students readily embraced the solution, influencing the instructors on how valuable a tool it is.”

The Lawrence Tech Transportation Design program was initiated in 2007 at the request of automotive industry OEMs who were seeking designers with more technical aptitude. Each class is assigned a vehicle project for the year, which is then championed by an executive designer from each of the sponsoring companies.

CATIA was established as LTU’s premiere design authoring tool with the freshman class of 2010-11.

“We are honored to be a key partner in LTU’s design program,” said Phil Borchard, CATIA Shape and Styling specialist, Dassault Systèmes. “Use of CATIA in its program not only provides students with expanded creative capability, but also delivers the technical skills students will need to make the transition from academia to the private sector, helping them secure employment.”

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/products/catia





Dassault Systèmes announced that the winners of the Car Design News-General Motors (CDN-GM) interactive car design competition, will be unveiled on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cadillac stand in the General Motors exhibit, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Split into two segments – interior and exterior for each of the GM brands -- eight winners will result from the 25 finalists. Each of the winners will have their work displayed at the 2012 NAIAS, and will receive a paid internship with GM, as well as an iPad 2.

The competition is unique in that it relies upon social community and collaboration to enhance original ideas. After submitting their designs, students received feedback from judges, mentors, fellow entrants and observers that helped them to refine and improve their designs as many times as they wanted, up until the final entry date. Automotive industry design leaders from each of the GM brand design teams, as well as from the competition sponsors Dassault Systèmes, Faurecia and SRG Global acted as mentors.

Anne Asensio, vice president, Design Experience at Dassault Systèmes, who served as a CDN-GM competition judge, said, “We believe that collaboration is key to developing innovative initiatives in the design field. We want participants to rethink the experience of vehicle design in regard to Web-based and digital technologies. Communication barriers are removed to enable a new level of creative input. Plus, new talent from otherwise lesser known design schools can be discovered.”

Competition mentor Drè Clemons, CATIA Industrial Design, Dassault Systèmes commented, “It has been exciting to sponsor and participate in this competition, which we see as an excellent way to invest and promote design education, especially in the face of recent educational cutbacks. These students have had the opportunity to receive input from leading industry professionals, helping to evolve their skill sets to a higher level. And, with the role of CATIA in the design of today’s vehicles, supporting a program such as this is a perfect fit for us.”

For background on this competition and an overview of the finalists, visit: www.cardesigncontest.com

Dassault Systèmes announced that the six finalist vehicles in the 2012 North American Car/Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards were all developed using CATIA, long recognized as the leading design solution in the automotive industry. The finalists within the car category are the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat, while the truck finalists are the BMW X3, the Honda CR-V and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

“We congratulate these finalists and recognize that each of them has developed an outstanding vehicle,” said Olivier Sappin, vice president, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes.  “We feel honored that our solutions have played a part in helping these companies deliver exciting vehicles to the industry while meeting multiple criteria.”

The NACTOY awards are unique in the United States since they are given by a coalition of no more than 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada, representing magazines, television, radio, newspapers and Web sites, and not by a single media outlet. The awards are financed by the jurors’ dues and NACTOY does not accept advertising from automakers.

To be eligible, a vehicle must be completely new or substantially changed. The intent is to select a car and a truck that establishes new benchmarks in the classes in which they compete. Jurors evaluate the vehicles on factors including value for the dollar, innovation, handling, performance, safety and driver satisfaction.

After considering dozens of vehicles this year, the jurors finally voted on 17 cars and seven trucks, which were then narrowed down to three in each category.  The jurors will now vote again on these three finalists. The winner of each category will be announced on Monday, January 9 at 7:15 a.m. EST, the opening press day of the North American International Auto Show.

The world’s leading car and truck manufacturers have been relying on Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions (e.g. CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA) for nearly 30 years.  Today, the world's major automakers recognize the value Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions bring to the design, safety and eco-sustainability of their automotive, transportation and mobility products.

Dassault Systèmes’ latest Version 6 has made next generation PLM possible with a unique and new approach to the technology. This single, open and scalable platform enables automakers to collaborate across their global enterprise and supply chain, allowing for innovative practices while providing full traceability throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Users can simulate how vehicle will perform, be built and experienced by the customer before making any capital investment.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/automotive

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:25

Dassault Systèmes Launches FashionLab

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Dassault Systèmes, announced the official launch of FashionLab, a technology incubator dedicated to fashion designers and stylists to explore and test new concepts using 3D. FashionLab is at the crossroads of the fashion world and the world of 3D, marrying the engineering creativity of Dassault Systèmes with the artistic inventiveness and industry know-how. It aims at giving rise to a fashion offering that integrates design, simulation and collaboration tools required to create an entire collection.

FashionLab builds innovation thanks to the creativity of Julien Fournié, founder of the couture house that bears his name, Jonathan Riss, artistic director of the JAY AHR House, and François Quentin, a designer of complex luxury watches and founder of 4N. These luxury fashion designers believe that 3D can propel fashion to new heights and are early ambassadors of the FashionLab – Julien Fournié for haute couture, Jonathan Riss for haute joallerie, embroideries, accessories and ready-to-wear, and François Quentin for haute watchmaking.  These partners are working closely and exchanging ideas with Dassault Systèmes engineers through FashionLab, that will forge new and innovative solutions for high-end fashion design.

“FashionLab will deliver the power of 3D experiences to a new audience and develop the next generation of fashion designers.  This is a totally new approach — a breakthrough for Dassault Systèmes and the world of Fashion solutions,” commented Jerôme Bergeret, director of FashionLab, Dassault Systèmes.

Jonathan Riss, JAY AHR said, “The luxury fashion industry can benefit from this natural evolution of the creative process, where ideas can be captured and immediately made ‘real’ through the power of virtualization and visualization.”

FashionLab provides the industry with new breakthrough technologies never seen before on the market that enhance the competitive advantage of its players and forge the future of the luxury goods market. Designers will have at their disposal every Dassault Systèmes brand to create a collection. FashionLab will help them imagine the fashion world of tomorrow better and faster, bringing them closer to their clients. They will also be able to share knowledge through a social network in private, secure work sessions.

“FashionLab is changing the boundaries of fashion design,” added Jérôme Bergeret. “Our mission is to develop 3D virtual modeling and collaborative tools that meet the needs of this industry and that will enable it to master the end-to-end creative process, from styling to final buyer. With FashionLab, designers will go beyond the limits of their imagination, building tomorrow’s fashion industry using the latest leading software technologies.”

“This partnership has strengthened my belief that 3D will revolutionize collaboration and design in the fashion industry. It is really exciting for a fashion house like mine to be part of this adventure,” said Julien Fournié.

“I am fascinated by this energy, this passion and also by the products.  Developing tomorrow’s technology with FashionLab is an incredible opportunity and is the road to success. I really feel like I am at the heart of future watch making,” added François Quentin.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com/fashionlab

Monday, 19 December 2011 10:34

Dassault Systèmes Announces Isight 5.6

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Dassault Systèmes, announced the availability of Isight 5.6, the market-leading open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation. Isight 5.6 includes enhancements in optimization, modeling and simulation integration, and postprocessing.

Isight provides designers, engineers and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models—created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications—to automate the execution of hundreds or thousands of simulations.  Isight allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost metrics through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma.

“Isight has features and add-ons that allow us to integrate all of the different codes and interfaces used for our physics subroutines,” said Cosimo Chiarelli, head of the Aeromechanics and Propulsion unit in Business Segment Space Infrastructure and Transportation at Thales Alenia Space Italia in Turin.  “It played a key role in helping us unify our processes and saved a considerable amount of time in our design optimization process.”

Among the new features for design optimization, Isight 5.6 provides a reliability analysis technique for importance sampling that allows users to compute and sample around the most probable point of failure in a design. When compared to sampling around the mean value point, importance sampling requires orders of magnitude fewer evaluations for the same accuracy in predicting the probability of failure or success. This is especially important in the verification of high-reliability systems, such as jet turbines or automotive brakes.

“Many customers, such as Thales Alenia Space, are gaining significant business benefits from using Isight as a tool for virtual product verification and validation,” said Alex Van der Velden, director, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “For example, when designing a space vehicle, one rarely has the luxury of using full-scale physical prototypes to iteratively optimize both the vehicle and its reentry trajectory. Virtual testing supported by simulation automation and design exploration technology is critical in helping manufacturing companies achieve the right performing design, faster and with less physical testing.”

Isight 5.6 also enhances several components, which are the building blocks of simulation process flows. The latest release includes updates to the Abaqus component to support multiple Abaqus/CAE cases by providing users with the option to parse all detected input files and create output parameters for multiple analyses. Improvements to the Data Matching component enable the definition and matching of multiple data sets within multiple ranges.

Isight 5.6 delivers a number of postprocessing enhancements, including new options in the approximation viewer for overlay constraints graphs to perform quick trade-off studies by relaxing constraints, showing or hiding constraint boundaries, and viewing constraint violations using a floor projection graph.

For more information, visit: www.simulia.com/products/isight.html

Dassault Systèmes officially opened its DS Boston Campus, the company’s new North American headquarters. Located in Waltham, the award-winning 27-acre campus is heralded as a showcase for sustainable innovation, the creation of lifelike experiences using 3D, and has been LEED-certified, demonstrating the company’s commitment to conserving national resources.

Public figures, such as His Excellency François Delattre, France’s Ambassador to the United States and Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, joined Dassault Systèmes President and CEO Bernard Charlès and North America Managing Director Al Bunshaft at the opening event, which included an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, a tour of the campus and demos of the company’s latest 3D technologies.

During his welcome address Bernard Charlès stated, “What you see behind me is not just a building. It is a living laboratory for our Dassault Systèmes vision. From this place, we will reach out to the world with our technology and services. This is where we will help creative people visualize solutions to the challenges that face the world, validate that those visions will work, and plan how to bring those visions to life in the most efficient, sustainable way possible.”

Added Al Bunshaft, “We wanted to create a healthy work environment where people would love the space they work in, while promoting creativity and collaboration.”

“Massachusetts has a rich history of innovation, and we continue to welcome new ideas and business growth across the state,” said Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Murray. “The Patrick-Murray Administration is thrilled to have Dassault Systèmes grow in Massachusetts, and we look forward to the success of their expanded footprint and latest 3D technologies.”

“As France’s premier software company and a leading technology company internationally, Dassault Systèmes embodies the long history of friendship and cooperation between France and the United States," said Ambassador Delattre. “America, France and many other nations come together in Dassault Systèmes’ culture of collaboration to bring technology, advancement and sustainable business practices to the world.”

The Boston Campus brings together employees who had previously been split between locations in Concord and Lowell, Massachusetts. It includes 320,000 square feet of office, technology lab and data center space, along with a virtual reality center, the campus’ breakthrough facility for implementing and experiencing unique virtual worlds with Dassault Systèmes technology.

The campus was designed and outfitted with sustainable innovation in mind. More than 2,000 tons of recycled steel were used in construction and 61,000 tons of structural materials re-used as fill. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) units use a chemical-free electrostatic water treatment unit instead of chlorine. Overall energy use is reduced by 29 percent through a combination of high-efficiency rooftop HVAC units and boilers. The DS Boston campus has been awarded Gold LEED Construction Certification, along with the Commercial Brokers Association Suburban Office Deal of the Year; and the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MassEcon) Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award.

Dassault Systèmes engaged Jones Lange LaSalle as its leasing agent and also for project management. The interiors were designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, with Columbia Construction providing pre-construction and construction management services. Elkus Manfredi Architects used Dassault Systèmes’ DraftSight and SolidWorks solutions to help fulfill the strict environmental requirements for LEED Gold Certification of the interior design.

As Europe’s second-largest software company, Dassault Systèmes serves manufacturers in all industries, from automotive and aerospace to fashion, high tech and consumer goods. A broad range of American corporations—from Boeing and P&G to Tesla Automotive and Terrafugia, makers of the world’s first commercially-available flying car, utilize 3D solutions from Dassault Systèmes to make their ideas a reality.

For pictures from the event and a list of quotes from dignitaries and Dassault Systèmes executives, visit: 3dscampus.tumblr.com

Dassault Systèmes, announced the availability of CATIA Natural Sketch, a breakthrough 3D sketching experience, that finally brings together the intuitiveness of creative 2D painting gestures and the power of accurate, realistic 3D modeling. For most designers, sketching is the medium of choice to express their ideas. By making sketching in 3D as intuitive as sketching on paper, CATIA Natural Sketch brings an experience that matches creative purposes while removing emotional barriers towards 3D creation.

“Dassault Systèmes is continuously striving to make the power of its widely recognized 3D creation solutions accessible to a larger audience with the right experience empowering designers with intuitiveness while enhancing their creativity,” said Anne Asensio, VP, Design Experience, Dassault Systèmes. “To turn dreams into reality we have successfully brought together forward-looking designers and Dassault Systèmes technology experts, resulting in registered patents and delivering this unique 3D sketching experience.”

This first-of-its-kind, lifelike creative experience helps designers to free up their creativity and share their ideas more rapidly and precisely.

“Enticing, inspirational, and intuitive! The strokes look like real pencil on paper and it’s great fun to sketch. I imagine that it would revolutionize the way I design every day,” commented Jens Paulus, Jens Paulus Design. “Maybe the greatest advantage is that you get inspired while creating 3D as you are sketching at the same time.”

Alexandre Meyer, automotive designer, added, “An incredible ergonomic step forward: easier than pen on paper. A powerful way of working with concepts! It is probably one of the first designer's mind-oriented technologies. This technology is transforming any creative workflow.”

CATIA Natural Sketch also eliminates workflow disruptions through the entire industrial design process. Transitioning from ideation to actual design is typically challenging. A sketched 2D idea can turn out to be  not feasible in 3D and the process of constructing 3D models from an original 2D sketch is very time consuming and prone to design intent interpretation errors.

Sketching in 3D with CATIA Natural Sketch enables designers to better understand their design in 3D, avoid misinterpretations of 2D views, and better communicate their ideas to 3D modelers. It also gives designers and design studio teams the ability to use 3D sketched curves to create a model with surface modeling or subdivision surface modeling tools within CATIA. By directly transforming a 2D sketch into a 3D digital product, inconsistencies between the design intent and reality can be avoided, resulting in dramatic improvements in design quality.

Following the release of CATIA Live Rendering for interactive, photorealistic visualization a year ago, CATIA Natural Sketch is a key new element of Dassault Systèmes’ Live Design leadership strategy. CATIA Natural Sketch completes the CATIA for Creative Designers solution, which now combines 3D sketching, concept modeling, class-A surface modeling, rapid prototyping and visualization.  CATIA for Creative Designers addresses the complete industrial design workflow in a unified environment, from ideation and concept to refinement, design validation, and final production-ready 3D product.

"Discovering the new CATIA for Creative Designers solution was very fascinating as it enables me to literally draw in 3D,” said Pauline Deltour, Product Designer. “It offers a direct translation of the idea I have in mind into the 3D world and takes care of all the uncomfortable steps of the process."

Monday, 07 November 2011 14:13

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Elsys

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Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced the acquisition of Elsys, an innovative provider of interactive electrical engineering and disruptive multi-discipline generative schematics solutions. Elsys generative technology enables the automatic creation of millions of 2D schematics from functional-logical master data, thereby eliminating the tedious, costly, and error-prone process of interactive manual creation of schematics.

With the Version 6 (V6) collaborative platform, customers across industries are creating smart products to run lifelike experiences. These smart products rely on electronics, electrical or fluidic systems to provide ever more advanced functions. In this context, the goal of the Elsys acquisition is to provide a unique solution allowing Dassault Systèmes customers to associate schematic documents to the real product’s behavior. In addition, all associated schematics related to the design, manufacturing and services of electrical systems will be generated automatically from the functional-logical description. Eventually, thanks to the unique V6 convergence platform, Dassault Systèmes will be able to provide revolutionary multi-disciplinary integrated solutions, from electrical to fluidics to electronics.

Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Products, R&D, Dassault Systèmes added: “Over the last 20 years, customers have been longing for Generative Schematic Technology. Although promised many times by many companies, it has never been delivered widely to the market. Furthermore, the need to provide a unique convergence platform for product related documents and 3D is growing as products become more intelligent. I am delighted that Elsys decided to join Dassault Systèmes to help us meet these challenges. We are further demonstrating our commitment to deliver, as part of V6, a game changer multi-disciplinary system engineering optimization and execution solution to meet the need for speed and zero errors.”

“With hundreds of kilometers of wires, electrical systems in modern aircrafts are highly complex and having an integrated solution that brings together our existing electrical applications on a single platform is a must,” said Didier Gondoin, Executive Vice President, Research, Design & Engineering, Dassault Aviation. “We are long-time users of Elsys’ innovative applications, including ELECTRE for electrical schematics, and Elsys has a deep understanding of our electrical processes. We believe that this acquisition will successfully deliver next-generation electrical process integration to Dassault Aviation as a critical feature of our current Version 6 implementation.”

“We are convinced that combining the extensive industry experience, knowledge, and proven solutions of the Elsys team with CATIA state-of-the-art Virtual Product Portfolio is the only way to address current and future industry challenges, among them, to deliver zero default systems,” said Jacques Goldstein, Managing Partner R&D, Elsys.

Elsys provides innovative software and services to industries which develop products combining mechanical and electrical technologies and require specialized electrical diagram, bundle and harness design, and wiring applications. The product portfolio includes electrical schematics (ELECTRE), 3D electromechanical integration (CATELECTRE) and PDM connectors. ELSYS has been selected by major international companies from aerospace, automotive and shipbuilding industries as their preferred solution to cover their electrical engineering needs.

For more information, visit: www.e-elsys.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today the acquisition of leading composites simulation and advanced draping simulation technology provider Simulayt Limited. This acquisition reinforces Dassault Systèmes longstanding leadership in providing PLM composites solutions for sustainable innovation, addressing a key challenge facing manufacturers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to consumer goods and energy - how to predict and optimize the behavior of materials, minimizing their weight while increasing their performance.

For industrials to take full advantage of composites lightweight and performance properties, requires harmonization of processes, methods, and solutions to support an end-to-end process that spans design, simulation and manufacturing within a single environment, while providing a compelling user experience.

Dassault Systèmes has long been collaborating closely with major industry leaders to provide the only integrated end-to-end PLM composites solution addressing these requirements.

Simulayt’s technology and expertise were essential to the efficient integration of CATIA Composites with BMW’s existing analysis processes, as well as to make advanced fiber simulation accessible to designers.

From fibers to zero default built products
CATIA Version 6 and CATIA Version 5 composite solutions allow users to virtually design, experience and manufacture any composites products. Simulayt adds the proven manufacturability simulation technologies needed to better understand and accurately predict materials behavior, assess manufacturability, and optimize manufacturing processes.

“As the only credible PLM vendor with a thorough understanding of the composites market and the most complete composites end-to-end solution, Dassault Systèmes was clearly a natural choice for us,” commented John Klintworth, CEO, Simulayt Limited. “I am very excited to actively contribute to Dassault Systèmes’ leadership in this market, and to focus my efforts on further advancing the next-generation PLM design to simulation to manufacturing composites solutions.”

Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Products, R&D, Dassault Systèmes added: “Simulayt’s strong technical expertise is widely recognized and its manufacturability simulation technology is systematically winning in all benchmarks. The ability to further integrate this technology within our Version 6 platform is critical in addressing the composites materials and processes of tomorrow, with lifelike modeling and product/production simulation experiences.”

Version 6 multi-process and multi-industry
Leveraging its Version 6 platform, Dassault Systèmes combines unique design-to-manufacturing user experiences such as composites, sheet metal, and assembly fasteners design and simulation, spanning many industries – such as automotive body-in-black, aero structures and engines, wind turbine blades, medical devices, construction and sports & leisure.

Core technology and research investment
As research advances, the complexity of composites materials increases. In turn, processing technologies, from manual to automated, become more sophisticated.
Dassault Systèmes is committed to continually invest in forefront technologies to addressing these growing requirements.

Building strong partnerships with leading composites academic institutions, research centers, and industry clusters worldwide is also a key focus for Dassault Systèmes to remain at the leading edge of technological innovation and constantly reinvent the PLM solutions of the future. John Klintworth’s extensive network and wide recognition in the global composites community will be instrumental in reinforcing Dassault Systèmes thought leadership and targeted partnerships.

Version 6 openness – early adoption of standards and long-term archiving
Dassault Systèmes’ PLM composites solution is unique on the market today, delivering comprehensive support of composites digital assets in the standard STEP format, for exchange and long-term archiving, a major industry requirement, especially in the aerospace sector. Dassault Systèmes has been leading the industry by adopting these standards - another prime example of the leadership that provides Dassault Systèmes’ customers with a strategic competitive advantage.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com or www.simulayt.com

Dassault Systèmes and the CAD/CAM Lab of Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research will hold an informative, half day seminar featuring PLM for Composites for the Aerospace Industry at the National Center for Aviation Training on Wednesday, July 20.

The seminar will explore how organizations can benefit from a complete set of process-oriented solutions to design, simulate and manufacture composite structures on a single virtual platform.

The featured session will be presented by Rich Murrish, Associate Technical Fellow, the Boeing Company, and will review how the CATIA STEP process for composites provides a neutral format for FAA certification.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat for this event today!

Register now by contacting Glenda Campbell at (316) 978-3283

The event flyer is available on the NIAR website.

Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its Version 6 platform is being adopted by a growing number of automakers. As the industry is faced with a major transformation and a need to reinvent itself, leading actors such as Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Mercedes, Renault or Tesla Motors, have already reconsidered their entire PLM strategy. They endorsed Dassault Systèmes’ vision and adopted the Version 6 platform to address increasing vehicle complexity, the need for reduced time to market, quicker reaction to consumer desires, globalization, and stringent fuel economy regulation standards.

For more than 25 years, Dassault Systèmes has been at the forefront of the automotive industry, providing cutting-edge proven solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of automotive OEMs and suppliers. Dassault Systèmes has been instrumental in leading innovation and has been continuously supporting the industry through every step of its technological and business mutations, from 2D to 3D design and complete digital mock-up, to lifecycle management and realistic experience of the vehicle in action.

Amidst the current economic environment marked by consolidations and cost savings initiatives, Dassault Systèmes’ core OEM customer base as well as upcoming industry innovators, are turning to the open Version 6 platform for the unique value it delivers in addressing their transformation challenges:

Global Collaboration
Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 enables global collaboration on a single integrated IP platform, providing full traceability from early requirements to the final vehicle. It helps manage automotive systems increasing complexity through a unique collaborative environment that brings together multiple systems engineering disciplines and manages hundreds of disconnected tools.

By consolidating design in a single PLM platform, automotive manufacturers can tap into "proven design" concepts and re-use them across all product lines, achieving significant time savings in the design and manufacturing of new cars. Besides, the Version 6 collaborative platform opens car development to consumers, in order to capture their expectations thanks to a 3D lifelike experience.

From Digital Mock-Up to Digital Product Experience
Version 6 brings life and intelligence to the digital mock-up for a complete digital experience, helping OEMs manage the complexity generated by the increasing presence of embedded software in vehicles.

Specialized Business Process Applications
Version 6 offers an extensive and unparalleled portfolio of integrated industry-leading process applications including styling and surfacing, wire harness, Body in White Fastening, Composites, Mold & Die, Powertrain Functional Modeling, Weight & Balance, Material Compliance, and Crash worthiness. These applications are recognized by customers as high value for their business processes.

Open Platform
The Version 6 platform provides an open, flexible PLM backbone that allows connecting Version 6 applications to any system, including legacy systems whether proprietary or third-party. Version 6 also provides automotive manufacturers with the ability to manage mixed application environments including data from multiple CAD vendors.

Smooth Transition for Successful Deployment
To protect its customers’ investment, Dassault Systèmes continues to support and enhance CATIA Version 5 with Version 6 technology. To facilitate the smooth transition to Version 6, Dassault Systèmes guarantees data compatibility between Version 5 and Version 6.

“Jaguar Land Rover and Renault were subject of intensive, months-long competitive benchmarks,” said Olivier Sappin, Vice President Automotive industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Both OEMs have extensive Version 5 implementations, as well as third-party enterprise software systems.  Given those environments, their choice for Version 6 is, I think, a strong statement about Version 6’s openness and ability to co-exist not only with our Version 5 solutions but with competitor solutions and processes.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 09:22

Dassault Systèmes Introduces V5R21

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Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today the availability of Version 5 Release 21 (V5R21).  V5R21 demonstrates Dassault Systèmes’ continued commitment to its popular PLM portfolio, currently deployed in over 100,000 customers worldwide.  V5R21 solutions establish “digital continuity” from engineering to real shop floor manufacturing operations to support customer needs, while leveraging Version 6 technologies for better co-existence of V5 and V6 solutions in customer environments.

In V5R21, Dassault Systèmes delivers upward and downward compatibility between CATIA V5 and V6 data that is equivalent to the compatibility between two releases of V5.  In addition, V5R21 supports collaborative relational design between CATIA V5 and Version 6, enabling best in class collaboration between OEMs and their supply chain.  The original decision to maintain the same geometry kernel between V5 and V6 also makes hybrid design environments much more efficient than previous version-to-version collaboration.

“Even customers who have yet to fully experience our open Version 6 portfolio are gaining the benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 developments.  Our evolution towards PLM 2 wasn’t just a visionary reimagining of what PLM could do for our customers,” explained Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Products, Research and Development, Dassault Systèmes.  “What we are seeing in V5R21 are the combined fruits of our Version 6 and Version 5 developments.”

V5R21 includes new composites analysis enhancements to SIMULIA Extended Analysis, new CATIA Lofting capabilities, improvements to ENOVIA SmarTeam Express’ out-of-the-box offering for the Industrial Equipment and Energy industries, improvements to ENOVIA’s concurrent engineering functionality, as well as many other capabilities, and the integration of Version 5-compliant Intercim MES capabilities.

The recent acquisition of Intercim and its MES and quality improvement solutions continues to expand Dassault Systèmes’ manufacturing reach by defining a new step for PLM that delivers open digital continuity from engineering to real factory operations for highly regulated industries.  V5R21’s new open Shop Order product enables DELMIA to be tightly integrated with either Dassault Systèmes or third-party MES solutions.


V5R21 Virtual Design Enhancements:

• CATIA Imagine & Shape, the virtual clay modeler based on subdivision surface technology, addresses the high standards Dassault Systèmes automotive customers require in body shape design.  It delivers three types of Imagine & Shape improvements:  enhanced body shape detailing, (e.g.  cutting face, N-gone, etc), enhanced user experience with in-context manipulation, and real-time rendering visual feedback during product design.  In yet another example of Dassault Systèmes’ solution openness, V5R21 now provides a way to import “subdivision surfaces” coming from third-party software through standard .obj files.

• V5 Class A Surfacing now matches CATIA V6’s advanced and powerful freeform surface modeling, modification and analysis capabilities.  This completes the feature set alignment between the 2 versions, started in V5R19.

• New machining processes and simulation capabilities in pocketing enhance quality, reduce machining time and enables faster programming.  V5R21 delivers a new process for hard material machining to increase tool life duration, and major improvements to multi-pocket flank contouring, such as feed rate reduction in corner and control overlap for close tool paths.

• CATIA Wire Harness’ productivity and usability is improved with a new 3D label selection process during flattening. Synchronization of components is simpler and more robust with superior branch management and efficient hybrid parts components handling.
• CATIA V5’s Lofting solution has been enhanced to define continuity in curvature (G2 - with section supports or guide supports) where previously only tangent continuity was supported.


V5R21 Realistic Simulation Enrichments:

• Import composites data direct from CATIA Composites Design - SIMULIA Extended Analysis allows V5 users to perform nonlinear and thermal stress analysis within the CATIA V5 environment, leveraging robust Abaqus FEA technology. With this release it is now possible to import composite properties from the CATIA Composite Design (CPD) workbench into an analysis model, greatly expanding the composite structural analysis capabilities of CATIA integrated analysis. V5R21 also provides a simpler, more efficient approach to contact modeling, using the Abaqus “general contact” technology.

• CATIA Generative Part Structure Analysis - CATIA V5 Analysis provides users with realistic design simulation capability within the CATIA V5 environment. This integrated analysis solution includes linear static stress analysis, transient and harmonic dynamic analysis, contact analysis, buckling analysis and assembly of multiple analysis models. The V5R21 release further enhances the ease of use of CATIA Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS) by providing a surface selection capability that enables users to select faces by continuity angle.  For models with complex surfaces, this enhancement can save substantial time during model creation and make surface selection more reliable and intuitive.


V5R21 Digital Manufacturing and Production Improvements:

• DELMIA announces the new DELMIA Operations domain to optimize real shop floor processes and product quality.

• The new DELMIA Shop Order Release 1 product enables the release of a configured shop order package containing configured production system data and the associated work instructions, for direct use by DELMIA Operations or third-party MES solutions, or simply for viewing on the shop floor.  SO1 provides open digital continuity from engineering to real shop floor operations.

• The new DELMIA Process Context Builder 1 delivers DELMIA Work Instruction Composer users the capability to quickly get the context for a specific work instruction in the most desirable 3D view, based on the state of the product assembly at that specific stage or based on surrounding parts/resources via a bounding-box definition.

• Two DELMIA solutions, DELMIA Operations Execution and DELMIA Emergent Process Management now provide managers with additional interactive reports to determine the state of production in their area of responsibility, for decision making support. With OEX, managers are now able to determine open critical tasks that prevent a product from moving to the next phase of the manufacturing process. Additionally with EGP, managers can now generate a report by work center that highlights active unplanned events (e.g. machine breakdown) and the temporary processes defined to resolve them (Emergent Process Documents).


V5R21 Collaborative Innovation:

• The award-winning ENOVIA 3DLive visualization and navigation product now allows much faster navigation of VPM V5 data using the same innovative 3D thumbnails technology originally pioneered in ENOVIA V6.  Recognized in 2007 by Design News magazine with a “Better Mousetrap Best Product Award,” this frequently imitated 3D product navigation paradigm allows anybody to search and explore product IP, has been the focus of constant R&D improvements, and is the basis for the entire V6 platform’s user interface experience.

• In yet another effort to enable easy co-existence between V5 and V6 solutions, ENOVIA V5R21 can now export fully configured CATIA V5 design data, including customer-defined attributes, directly into 3DVIA Composer V6 – the premier solution for 3D interactive technical communications.

• ENOVIA Virtual Product Model (VPM) technology, which powers unmatched relational design and concurrent engineering capabilities, is further improved with a more refined data lock mechanism, all the way down to the graphical attribute management level.  This allows multiple users to work on the same assembly, especially to reuse and move design components, while other users can continue their work on other parts.

• ENOVIA VPM V5 now includes the ability to 3D Preview a product or part on demand, without opening a user’s CAD/authoring solution.  This is another example of a V6 technology transfer into V5.

• In this release, ENOVIA has refined its out-of-the-box ENOVIA SmarTeam Express offering to capture best practices from its core products and further reduce its implementation cycle.  Special attention was given in V5R21 to comprehensive solutions for the Industrial Equipment and Energy industries.


A complete list of functionality enhancements in V5R21 is available at: www.3ds.com/products/v5-latest-release

Spatial Corp., a leading provider of 3D development components for design, manufacturing and engineering applications, today announces general availability for Convergence Geometric Modeler (CGM) and 3D InterOp CGM R2012. CGM is the industry’s first new commercial 3D geometry kernel in over 10 years, opening a new set of possibilities for application providers to deliver cutting-edge industry solutions. The 3D modeling kernel is the same robust and innovative technology used in Dassault Systèmes’ V5 and V6. The modeler addresses the needs of today’s engineering software developers with a consistent interface for easy integration; foundation-based tolerant modeling to maintain geometrical and topological precision; large model capacity and performance; extensive surfacing capabilities to address stringent modeling requirements; and geometric data compatibility with V5 and V6 for well-integrated PLM workflows. 3D InterOp CGM is a high-performance translator toolkit that delivers CAD translation with the highest-quality data exchange. The products represent Spatial’s commitment to deliver the industry’s best technology and broadest portfolio of 3D software components to application providers.

“We will deliver the general release of our CGM-based product in the second half of 2011.”

“We are very excited about the introduction of CGM and 3D InterOp CGM. These products provide not only an excellent opportunity for independent software vendors developing next-generation applications to take advantage of the latest technology, to address evolving market needs, but they also allow native geometrical data compatibility with V5 and V6. Together this opens a new set of opportunities to the ISV community,” commented Jean-Marc Guillard, Spatial Chief Operating Officer.

In addition to the breadth of functionality available in R2012, CGM supports the future delivery of advanced technology in the areas of multi-processing for high-performance applications, polygonal modeling for applications such as reverse-engineering and medical data modeling, and advanced deformation and warping to address complex design and manufacturing workflows.

MSR Developing CGM-based Application

One example of a customer adopting CGM is Mitsui Zosen Systems Research Inc. (MSR). The company is building an advanced 3D software solution for industrial machines. MSR needed a 3D modeling kernel, CAD translation components and graphic solution that supported their vision of an easy-to-use, high-performance application. Since MSR customers are spread across the automotive, aerospace and machine manufacturing industries they had a requirement for multi-CAD interoperability.

“We chose to work with Spatial because they offer a complete set of well-integrated 3D software components, reducing our integration development effort. Plus, our experience with Spatial had shown that they are exceptional development partners that are very responsive to our development needs. CGM and 3D InterOp CGM were selected because they address all of our 3D modeling requirements along with V5 and V6 data compatibility and interoperability with all of the major CAD systems and formats,” stated Mr. Seki, MSR Section Manager of the development. “We will deliver the general release of our CGM-based product in the second half of 2011.”

CGM R2012 Capabilities

CGM is a proven 3D modeling component with a consistent interface for easy implementation, a robust set of functionality to meet application needs, and large model capacity and performance; 32 and 64-bit. Key capabilities include:

* Native B-rep Interoperability with Dassault Systèmes V5: preserves full geometric and topological integrity
* Multi-Dimensional Modeling: a rich toolset to define and manipulate solid, surface and wire geometry
* Foundation-based Tolerant Modeling: tolerant modeling designed in from the beginning to ensure precision for natively built and imported models
* Tolerant Operators: fault-tolerant operators, accepting of tolerant topology inputs. Whenever possible, operators strive to improve tolerances, making the result more precise than the input.
* Full Breadth of Operations: a complete suite of modeling operators required by applications in PLM workflows
* High Scalability: optimized performance and low memory consumption for large models
* Advanced Operations: a unique set of specialized operations for creation and modification of complex geometries
* Robust Surfacing: capabilities included blending, covering, and sweeping, with behavior that maintains geometry integrity
* Faceting: a function for generating a polygonal representation of the 3D model

CGM capabilities are wrapped in current object-oriented design technologies including C++ and C# programming language.

3D InterOp CGM R2012 Capabilities

3D InterOp CGM is a high-performance, high-quality set of Brep translators, supporting parts, assemblies and non-geometrical metadata. 3D InterOp CGM R2012 Suite of translators delivers high-performance and high-quality translation of all popular CAD formats including CATIA V4, CATIA V5, SolidWorks®, Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER®, and NX® and industry standard formats IGES, STEP, and Parasolid®. Capabilities include:

* For CATIA V5, 3D InterOp CGM directly extracts geometry avoiding the need for translation and resulting in performance up to ten times faster than other commercially available translators. 3D InterOp CGM also optimizes the performance of reading industry standard file formats, such as IGES and STEP.
* A unified object oriented interface, making the task of integration straightforward and efficient. 3D InterOp CGM supports all 3D software applications, independent of the underlying modeling engine.

* Post-processing functions to automatically heal and address geometric problems inherited from the source model. Post-processing ensures high-quality translation for data reuse, a critical need for engineering applications that require model interrogation and manipulation.

Upcoming CGM and 3D InterOp CGM R2012 Webinar

Spatial will provide a presentation and demo of CGM and 3D InterOp CGM R2012, on Wednesday, July 20th, at 10:00am EDT (14:00 UTC). Please register here

Thursday, 30 June 2011 09:19

Dassault Systèmes Goes Cloud with Version 6

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Dassault Systèmes (3DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced its new online Version 6 platform, open for the developer community, its new store, and its first online cloud business services.  Dassault Systèmes also announces its strategic investment in Outscale, a start-up providing next generation SaaS (software as a service) operator services.

Version 6 platform
3DS provides the Version 6 open platform to run lifelike experiences, reveal smart information, enable social innovation, imagine with 3D, and structure companies’ assets and operations to execute to perfection. The 3DS experience platform is powered by Version 6 technology, the foundation for all 3DS brands (CATIA, SolidWorks, SIMULIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, 3DVIA, Exalead, 3DSWYM). The Version 6 open platform delivers simple mechanisms to configure on-the-fly, extend with mash up capabilities, and develop new applications and experiences. 3DS will also provide the large community of developers with a complete online environment to develop, deliver, monetize and run lifelike experience solutions.

3DStore
3DS announces its 3DStore online for lifelike experiences and applications. The 3DStore will premier several cloud-based 3D and PLM business services:
• 3DSWYM, its new social innovation solution
• n!fuze - for SolidWorks customers- and n!volve -for CATIA Version 6 customers-  both taking advantage of award winning ENOVIA Version 6 technology
• Access to 3DS products including 3DVIA or Draftsight
• Access to experiences and applications from partners and customers

With Version 6 cloud-based solutions, users can get what they need, when they need it. Offered as a flexible subscription model, without upfront investments in additional infrastructure, long-term volume commitments or administrative burden, Version 6 Online solutions are designed to adapt to the needs of organizations or projects of any scale.

Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Products, Research and Development, Dassault Systèmes, commented:  “I am very pleased to introduce our first cloud-based 3D and PLM collaborative services taking advantage of state of the art SaaS/IaaS for our customers.  With the 3DS experience platform, every developer can now benefit from our online Version 6 open organic architecture.”

Outscale
Dassault Systèmes announces its strategic investment in Outscale, a start-up providing next generation SaaS operator services. Dassault Systèmes will rely on Outscale services to manage its SaaS services based operations. With Outscale, Dassault Systèmes dedicates a highly specialized world class structure to ensure 24x7 service, and will leverage dynamic public cloud resources allocation to provide best availability of its online applications, globally. Adopting its own PLM core technology to manage multiple cloud physical locations provides a competitive advantage.

"By having Dassault Systèmes as a shareholder, we combine the support of a strong, international, industrial partner with the access to the latest software technologies. Our start-up now has the means to innovate in the deployment of the next IT revolution" said Laurent Seror, President, Outscale.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today the general availability of Release 2012 of its Version 6 platform.  Today’s release demonstrates Dassault Systèmes’ focus on delivering an open collaborative platform to its customer base and beyond. It broadens the value of digital assets into new solutions such as immersive retail store experiences and global production system planning.

Understanding the variety of implementation environments in its customer base and beyond, Dassault Systèmes has continued to enable an immersive ENOVIA Version 6 data management experience, now available in CATIA Version 5 and SolidWorks, as well as in Pro/ENGINEER, Inventor, NX, SolidEdge, Adobe Creative Suite, and other solutions.  This complements last year’s announcement of hybrid product structures composed of CATIA Version 5, CATIA Version 6 and SolidWorks models to facilitate co-existence and easy transition to a Version 6 environment.

Release 2012 also introduces new interoperability solutions, based on XML schema and Web services, between Version 6 and other PDM systems, offering bi-directional exchanges of 3D design product structures with exact geometry in STEP and CATIA V5 formats.  New levels of integration between Version 6 and ERP solutions are also now available in Release 2012, enhancing the exchange of product, process, and resource data.

Additionally, CATIA V6R2012 introduces multiple advances in systems engineering, the multidisciplinary design methodology which integrates requirements, functional, logical and physical (RFLP) product definitions.  The CATIA Systems portfolio now includes interoperability with leading system controller vendors, such as Simulink, as well as full RFLP definition and traceability within CATIA.

“One of the keys to innovation is collaboration within an enterprise, as well as with the value chain outside of it.  Jaguar Land Rover is planning to use Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 PLM solutions to connect our global organization back to the 3D model and use this as our primary collaboration and communication structure,” said John Knight-Gregson, PLM program lead, Jaguar Land Rover.  “By implementing the Dassault Systèmes Version 6 solution as a common, open, innovation backbone across all product creation domains Jaguar Land Rover will significantly increase efficiencies and improve its already industry-leading automotive designs.”

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Parker Aerospace and Benetton are among the most recent companies to have announced implementations of Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 PLM solutions.

“For thirty years, we have relentlessly driven PLM towards an open, unified collaborative platform for our customers,” said Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, Products, Research and Development, Dassault Systèmes.  “From thousands of publicly available APIs to open interoperability between Version 6 and other PDM, CAD, and enterprise systems, the Version 6 platform is designed for real world implementation environments that every customer experiences.”

V6R2012 broadens the value of digital assets into new solutions such as immersive retail store experiences and global production system planning

3DVIA Shopper, connected with ENOVIA Version 6, is a new and ready-to-use business solution for retailing and brand merchandising, realistically simulating retail settings inside immersive 3D environments. Using 3DVIA Shopper, merchandisers and retailers can easily visualize and better assess store layouts and comparative product positioning, while analyzing consumer shopping behavior for maximum sales potential.

V6R2012’s new DELMIA Global Production System Planning solution delivers a single data repository to digitize all manufacturing capabilities across the physical supply chain and link plants in a coordinated network of global manufacturing operations. This allows performance optimization of a company’s global production system, ensures planning integrity and compliance to central production processes, and increases manufacturing decision support accuracy at all levels of the enterprise.”

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, EXALEAD for search-based applications and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.

For more information, visit: www.3ds.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that DraftSight has surpassed one million downloads. Over the past year since the launch of the no-cost 2D CAD product, users have been gravitating – from every area of the world – towards DraftSight and utilizing its functionality for all types of CAD creations.

From evaluating tools to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean up to developing beautiful yachts, users worldwide have implemented DraftSight in resourceful and inspiring ways. Schools across the globe have also offered DraftSight to students. In Utah, engineering students at Weber State University utilized DraftSight in the creation of a Hovercraft Autonomous Target Vehicle (HATV) developed for possible use in U.S. Air Force pilot training. Every month, the DraftSight website features the latest user stories and always encourages new users to submit projects showing the inventive ways in which they’re using the product.

One particular user, Bill Malone of Minneapolis, Minn., has since dedicated his future work to encouraging at-risk youth to pursue careers in manufacturing, using DraftSight as a prominent tool. “Onward Bound is a vocational education outreach program for juvenile offenders,” said Malone. “We’re offering the tools and knowledge that will give these kids some hope to get into rewarding careers. DraftSight is a key resource for this program.”

In the past year, DraftSight has launched the general availability of the product for Windows, a first and second beta for Mac and recently, a highly anticipated beta version of DraftSight for Linux. Along with these products, DraftSight unveiled its own DraftSight community, a robust online community that provides learning resources and encourages user questions, collaboration and support. This community is one of the first social networks designed by engineers for engineers, designers and architects. “We couldn’t be happier about reaching this milestone,” said Aaron Kelly, senior director, DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes. “From the start, it has been our intent to offer a valuable product for engineers and designers while giving them the opportunity to provide feedback on its future growth. We want to thank our users for the support and consistent response to DraftSight, and we look forward to continued shared success.”

For commercial users, DraftSight offers a Premium Service Pack that includes, for a minimal fee, telephone and email support, a network license and access to APIs and API updates. For educators, a Classroom or Campus Pack is available with curriculum materials, network licensing, access to APIs and API updates and telephone and email support. To help companies and universities interested in these services, DraftSight has just released a new Request A Quote option.

For more information and to download the product, please visit: www.DraftSight.com

Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that the 260,000+ users of its 3DVIA.com community can now order online 3D-printed versions of their 3DVIA-hosted models through the 3D printing Web service, Sculpteo. With this partnership, the easy physical production of 3D designs for all, at an affordable price, is taking a new step.

“This new alliance contributes to the ineluctable democratization of 3D.”

Previously used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing is now considered as a manufacturing solution and is available to all, thanks to an easy-to-use online service created by Sculpteo for 3DVIA. Users simply click the “Send to Sculpteo 3D Print” button on their own 3DVIA model’s view page, specify the size they wish to print and choose a white, black or full-color print option. Final printed models are shipped directly to users’ mailboxes. During the online printing process, 3D models are automatically analyzed to ensure the best results. Digital repair and optimization are just one of the many features provided through Dassault Systèmes and Sculpteo’s partnership.

“We are very excited to serve the 3DVIA community with Sculpteo's technology by offering a new and seamless service to transform files into real objects,” said Clément Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Sculpteo.com. “This new alliance contributes to the ineluctable democratization of 3D.”

3DVIA.com, one of the top 3D communities on the Web, is an open platform accepting most 3D files, including CAD and other standard formats (OBJ, DAE, 3DXML, STEP and IGES), enabling community members to print almost any creation with the simple click of a button.

Through a crowd-sourced approach, 3DVIA.com community members, including designers, 3D enthusiasts and companies, have long been producing 3D content with Dassault Systèmes solutions. Users host their 3D models, incorporate them in virtual showrooms with 3DVIA Scenes and give them life with the 3DVIA Studio development environment.

The 3DVIA platform is connected with other Dassault Systèmes solutions, such as CATIA and SolidWorks, which already include a Publish to 3DVIA function (starting with CATIA Version 6 and SolidWorks 2009), consequently making the 3D printing process even easier.

“We are providing a valuable service to our creative community,” said Lynne Wilson, CEO, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. “We are connecting the virtual to the real, allowing 3DVIA users to literally bring their ideas to life by ordering a printed 3D version.”

For more information, visit: www.3dvia.com

Dassault Systèmes today announced that Abaqus 6.11 -- the new release of the leading unified finite element analysis (FEA) product suite from Dassault's SIMULIA brand -- leverages NVIDIA Quadro® and Tesla™ GPUs, coupled with CPUs, to run computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulations twice as fast as with CPUs alone.

Two of the largest automakers in Europe evaluated Abaqus FEA to analyze the structural behavior of large engine models. In each case their NVIDIA GPU-accelerated simulations were completed in half the time it would have taken using CPUs alone. For the automotive industry, this acceleration enables CAE engineers to perform more analyses in a given period of time, identifying issues earlier and decreasing time to market.

"Automotive customers are looking to use GPU-acceleration in Abaqus 6.11 to help them create a better product, with reduced development costs and quicker time to market," said David Watters, senior director, Manufacturing and Design Industry, NVIDIA. "This acceleration will enable them to run more design iterations and find innovative ways to reduce the weight of every component of the vehicle, increasing fuel efficiency, without sacrificing quality or safety."

In addition to the automotive industry, SIMULIA's Abaqus Unified FEA suite is addressing the needs of many other simulation-driven market segments, such as aerospace, energy, electronics, life sciences, industrial equipment and consumer goods.

NVIDIA GPUs are based on the CUDA® parallel processing architecture and can be programmed using industry-standard languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. A broad range of computing applications has been modified to take advantage of GPU acceleration. With power-efficient cores and increasingly fast access to memory, mechanical simulation software from SIMULIA enables design companies and manufacturers to use computer simulations instead of expensive prototyping to design higher quality and more efficient products.

"When addressing the industry's toughest engineering challenges, product quality and time to market are the ultimate measures of success," said Matt Dunbar, chief software architect at SIMULIA. "The acceleration available in the latest version of Abaqus demonstrates how GPUs can be used to dramatically reduce CAE simulation times which will help customers deliver higher quality products and shorten design cycles."

For more information visit: www.simulia.com/products/abaqus_fea

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM & FBovespa: EMBR3), the world’s fourth-largest plane maker, is deploying a complete 3D solution for the design and manufacturing of its Phenom and Legacy 500 executive jets at its Melbourne, Florida, U.S. and São José dos Campos, Brazil plants.  Digital Factory is a 3D source for product information aimed to reduce design and manufacturing costs by creating a single set of plans, design models and work and product instructions, all integrated into a secure, collaborative platform.

With growing market interest in executive jet purchases, Embraer required flexible technology to support an agile manufacturing operation that responded quickly to market changes, while ensuring work was done in compliance with industry requirements.

Embraer’s business challenge was to create a single PLM platform for its manufacturing and shop floor operations and to move all shop-floor data from a paper to an online environment.  

“Our goal is to create a single manufacturing model to increase efficiency, reduce costs and offer a collaborative environment for designers, engineers, and floor workers to work as one team,” said Alexandre Baulé, vice president, Information Systems, Embraer. “By following one product roadmap, we will react quickly and deliver the accuracy of data and perfection of processes so critical to ensure superior performance in our Phenom and Legacy 500 jets.”

Working with Dassault Systèmes, Embraer launched two new design and manufacturing initiatives as part of its Phenom and Legacy 500 programs:

• Digital Factory (DF):  Using CATIA and DELMIA for virtual design, production and manufacturing, Embraer has a 3D platform for process planning and detailing, workload balancing, costing, cycle time calculations, as well as a new 3D process for design validation and optimization.  A 3D master source for product information known as “Model-Based Definition,” is used by workers on the manufacturing shop floor to access design, data and work instructions with personal and tablet computers.  ENOVIA’s collaborative platform helps in the process planning and manufacturing simulation of aircrafts, with final plans published in 3DVIA and delivered on-line for use by shop floor workers as well.

• Manufacturing Execution System (MES):  With the development of a new, common architecture, Dassault Systèmes paved the way to integrate an MES solution that allows shop floor workers and suppliers across many locations to access the latest 3D models and instructions real time, hence ensuring the accuracy of the final product and the set of instructions.

“Embraer is tapping into advanced technology solutions to help achieve significant savings by integrating key engineering, design and manufacturing operations into a single 3D model. These savings allow Embraer S.A. to re-invest resources in new industry opportunities and initiatives,” stated Marcelo Lemos, general manager, Latin America, Dassault Systèmes.  “Brazil is a country of historic contributions to the aviation industry.  It is an incredible opportunity to partner with Embraer, a company driving that pioneering spirit.”

For more information visit: www.3ds.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the acquisition of Enginuity PLM, a leader in formula-based PLM and widely acknowledged as the best-in-class solution. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.

Demonstrating its broad industry focus, the addition of Enginuity expands Dassault Systèmes’ already extensive suite of collaborative business process solutions based on the ENOVIA V6 platform.  Using ENOVIA V6, formula-centric companies in the pharmaceutical, personal care, cosmetics, food and beverage, flavor/fragrance industries will be able to accelerate product innovation and product launches while successfully navigating complex regulatory requirements and more effectively managing and leveraging their formula, packaging and consumer Intellectual Property (IP) in a single, global PLM solution.  

“At a time when many products are coming under increased scrutiny from the international community, the ability to avoid mistakes and costly recalls while accelerating product development is of paramount importance. We believe that the acquisition of Enginuity represents a keystone in our PLM solution for formula-based industries, enabling us to expand the services and value that we deliver to our customers in this previously underserved space,” said Michel Tellier, CEO, ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes.  “Additionally, this acquisition allows Dassault Systèmes to leverage our core technology and offer a complete product definition for process industries, including product, packaging and labeling.”

Traditionally, formula-based companies working to implement a PLM strategy had to make a difficult choice.  They could implement a broad enterprise PLM solution that lacked the deep formula, regulatory, labeling and compliance capabilities required to dramatically accelerate formula innovation and product launch – or invest in a point solution that provides these deep vertical capabilities, but can’t easily integrate with other critical business processes across the enterprise. Enginuity provides a highly-intuitive, digital work environment that empowers innovators to capture all product development information for formula design in real-time, as the innovation happens – eliminating the time-consuming effort of documenting data in a separate system. This approach also provides the entire R&D organization secure access to all current and historical product development data exactly when they need it – allowing them to leverage the company’s intellectual property to avoid past mistakes and leverage past successes.

Dr. John Sottery, founder and CEO, Enginuity  commented, “For the past 18 years we have focused on helping a number of the world’s largest and most successful formula-based companies address a fundamental industry dilemma – how to accelerate innovation and reduce time-to-market while simultaneously navigating an increasingly complex global regulatory environment. By combining our best-in-class formula PLM solution and deep industry domain knowledge with Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA V6 PLM platform, I believe that we will revolutionize how our customers develop and launch formulated products.”

Enginuity PLM provides a collaborative product development platform for global 2000 organizations in the formula-based, process manufacturing industries. Combining a global product development knowledge repository and powerful search engine with robust formula CAD, regulatory management and product launch functionality – the Enginuity® solution allows companies to accelerate product innovation and achieve real-time regulatory compliance, while significantly reducing time-to-market, raw material costs and total cost of ownership. The Engenuity product development software is used by leading cosmetics, consumer packaged goods (CPG), over-the-counter (OTC) drug, specialty chemical and pharmaceutical companies around the world. Customers include Shiseido subsidiary Zotos International, Revlon, Schering-Plough, Coty Inc., AkzoNobel, Energizer, Merck and Procter & Gamble (P&G).

For more information visit: www.3ds.com or www.enginuityplm.com

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the latest enhancements for modeling and simulation of integrated systems within Isight 5.5, the market-leading open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation.

Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models—created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications—to automate the execution of hundreds or even thousands of simulations.  Isight allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost metrics through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma.

"Isight allows us to quickly evaluate a large number of design possibilities and identify those that meet our required parameters,” said Abel Pardo, stress engineer at aerospace company Grupo TAM. “We now have a clear understanding of which variables are most critical when manufacturing composite panels in order to meet our stringent quality and safety criteria.”

Among the new components delivered to enhance the integration of modeling and simulation tools, Isight 5.5 provides support for Dymola (also from Dassault Systèmes) which leverages the popular open Modelica language. This allows Isight users to develop process flows which simulate the dynamic behavior and complex interactions between engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal and Modelica-defined control systems.

“Today more and more products feature a tight coupling between physical behavior and embedded computer systems,” said Alex Van der Velden, product manager for Isight at Dassault Systèmes. “A good example of this is a vehicle electronic stability control system. The Dymola component in Isight allows our customers to optimize their products for overall targeted system behavior.”

Isight 5.5 also includes additional optimization capabilities, such as Mixed-Integer Sequential Quadratic Programming (MISQP) for solving problems with “integer” and “real” variables.

“Common design optimization problems that combine discrete and continuous parameters are often extremely difficult to solve,” stated Dr. Klaus Schittkowski, professor for applied computer science at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. “For instance, when we try to find the smallest bolt possible while not stripping the threads, only discrete combinations of bolt diameter and hole, pitch, flange diameter, thickness of the plate and nut height can be considered due to ISO regulations.” Schittkowski continued, “The search space is no longer continuous and lacks derivatives, and has many isolated points and coupled parameters. The state-of-the-art Isight embedded MISQP code excels at solving these types of problems efficiently.”

Further optimization enhancements in the Isight 5.5 release include a custom exploration strategy—which enables users to create custom search techniques at the application programming interface (API) level—as well as support for easier integration of legacy C or Fortran algorithms.

For additional product information, visit: http://simulia.com/products/isight.html

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that the FORMOSUN research team of National Taiwan University has designed and built electric vehicles with the help of CATIA for virtual design and Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) from SIMULIA for virtual testing.

Since 2000, the engineering department at National Taiwan University has been researching and developing electric vehicles for a sustainable future. From the ground up, undergraduate and graduate students of the FORMOSUN team have designed and developed three solar cars, one hybrid fuel cell scooter, an intelligent personal lightweight electric vehicle (iPLEV), and an electric passenger car.

“Students with limited experience are not fully capable of performing difficult design and engineering tasks,” said Dr. Jung-Ho Cheng of National Taiwan University. “However, with the help of CATIA and Abaqus FEA software, our students have the opportunity to tackle all of the design and analysis problems more efficiently.”

Beyond fundamental structural and thermal analyses with Abaqus FEA, the team utilized an optimization tool to streamline the analysis process for future designs and leverage the open functionality in Abaqus/CAE for improving usability by less experienced students. CATIA for virtual design, and Abaqus for realistic simulation, have been used to create lightweight designs of electric vehicle chassis, structures and electric motors.

“By applying robust realistic simulation solutions, the students at National Taiwan University have challenged themselves to design eco-conscious cars with better efficiency and reliability,” stated Ken Short, VP, Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “These ‘future’ cars are emerging on the market faster through the use of virtual design and virtual testing solutions that accelerate the delivery of innovative products.”

For more information visit: www.3ds.com

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Dassault Systèmes Acquires Intercim

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Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Intercim LLC, a market leader in manufacturing and production operations management software solutions for advanced and highly regulated industries, announced that Dassault Systèmes has acquired Intercim for an enterprise value base of $36.5 million.

Product innovation requires production innovation. With the addition of Intercim, DELMIA’s virtual production platform now enables customers to demonstrate what they have built was exactly what they had planned to build, and use this conformity information for certification purposes. Doing so, Dassault Systèmes defines a new step for PLM, delivering digital continuity from engineering to the real factory operations.

Each unit produced is “built right” the first time, in full conformity with the engineering intent, and is certified to operate. This certification aspect of the DELMIA new offering makes it especially relevant for the aerospace and life sciences industries where safety is a major challenge in and beyond the manufacturing process.

John Todd, CEO, Intercim comments: “Engineers are now empowered with real-time visibility into manufacturing operations to ensure their designs are compliant with their organization’s layout and capabilities. Conversely, manufacturing personnel are provided with an opportunity to diagnose problems they encounter and present them to engineering”.

Globalization is a major industry trend. Global production systems require a properly balanced production network combining highly sophisticated manufacturing processes with lower manufacturing cost. DELMIA’s digital modeling, simulation and online execution of global production systems enables the virtual validation of new manufacturing concepts while running production systems at their peak performance.

The combining values of DELMIA and Intercim bring together the factory communities with the manufacturing and product engineers, for an immediate common understanding of the products being built with their potential non-conformance and deviations. This translates for customers into faster turn-around time to correct issues, improved product quality and higher production efficiency.

“We are pleased to see Dassault Systèmes taking this step to extend its PLM product offering to include Manufacturing Execution capability,” said Nancy Bailey, Vice President of Product Systems for Boeing. “As one of our large key suppliers, we anticipate greater company stability in support of the Velocity system used by the 787 program and look forward to additional innovations in this area.”

“This announcement supports Dassault Systèmes’ PLM strategy, by extending DELMIA’s footprint in Digital Manufacturing & Production to reach a large community of new users on the shop floor,” adds Philippe Charlès, CEO, DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes. “Leading aerospace customers like Embraer have chosen DELMIA and Intercim to plan and run their global manufacturing operations and this acquisition demonstrates our continued commitment to this industry.”

Dassault Systèmes’ investment in Intercim, a partner since 2004, follows a June 2008 Memorandum of Understanding to provide the aerospace and defense industry with Intercim's web-based manufacturing operations management solution integrated with Dassault Systèmes' V6 platform, a 2009 minority investment and a 2010 Master Reseller Agreement.

Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of a beta release of DraftSight for Linux.  DraftSight is a no-cost 2D CAD product for CAD professionals, students and educators.

DraftSight for Linux allows users to create, edit and view DWG files.  DraftSight generally takes a few minutes to download and runs on multiple operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS in beta, and Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in general release.

“We’re very excited to finally announce to the DraftSight community the availability of Linux in beta for DraftSight,” said Aaron Kelly, senior director, DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes. “We’ve been working on the Linux version since the launch of DraftSight and have seen a significant rise in demand for this over the last few months.  It’s been our objective since the start to respond to users by providing them with products that will meet their needs.

DraftSight beta users have access to no-cost Community Support available within the DraftSight open, online SwYm community where they can access support and training resources, along with an environment to interact, ask questions and share their opinions.  The DraftSight community is one of the first social networks designed by engineers for engineers, designers and architects.

For more information and to download DraftSight visit:  www.draftSight.com

Dassault Systèmes  (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced an expanded partnership with the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) to sustain innovation and advanced use of composites materials in the aerospace industry. With the reliance on composites materials significantly growing with every new aircraft program, the industry has gone through major transformations. These developments make it critical for manufacturers to leverage the most advanced software and methodologies to fully capitalize on the benefits such as durability, weight savings, contribution to fuel efficiency, and lower CO2 emissions. NIAR’s CAD/CAM Laboratory is supporting the transition by empowering employees of leading aerospace manufacturers and university students through hands-on instruction on a single platform with Dassault Systèmes end-to-end solutions.

“For more than a century, metal parts have been the de facto standard in the aerospace industry. Moving to composites has revolutionized what’s possible in aerospace design, but transitioning an entire industry is a momentous task,” said Shawn Ehrstein, director of NIAR’s CAD/CAM Laboratory. “We now give students and aerospace professionals the ability to learn how to master composites technology and optimize industrial practices with a cutting-edge comprehensive solution combining CATIA, SIMULIA and DELMIA from Dassault Systèmes.  It represents a significant contribution to moving the industry forward.”

Located at Wichita State University, NIAR provides research, development, testing and certification services to the aviation manufacturing industry, government agencies, educational entities and other clients. The Institute has provided training on CATIA and other Dassault Systèmes products since the mid-1990s and has broadened its offerings to specifically address the industry’s demand for knowledge of composites-based engineering. Traditional composites solutions address design, simulation, and manufacturing separately, resulting in a slow, tedious and strictly sequential process. Dassault Systèmes’ integrated solution removes barriers between teams and enables real-time collaborative engineering throughout the composites process to accelerate core activities, reduce risks and costs, and improve productivity.

“Dassault Systèmes is part of a global composites community. Building strong partnerships with leading composites academic institutions, research centers, and industry clusters is a key focus for us to remain at the forefront of technological innovation and accompany our customers through their business transformation,” said Philippe Savignard, composites domain leader, Dassault Systèmes. “Training current and future employees of leading aerospace manufacturers in a single environment that provides end-to-end collaboration between design, analysis and manufacturing teams is crucial. Through its research, training and consulting activities, NIAR provides an invaluable service to the aerospace industry, and we’re proud to play an active part in its success.”

Instruction is offered primarily on CATIA for Composites, a solution that addresses the unique needs of designing with composites, along with instruction on SIMULIA, for realistic simulation. The Institute plans to offer instruction on DELMIA, for digital manufacturing, within the coming months.


About the National Institute for Aviation Research at WSU

The National Institute for Aviation Research, an unincorporated division of Wichita State University, is a prestigious state-of-the-art aerospace research and development laboratory with global reach and expertise in research, development, testing, and certification. The Institute’s clientele includes many of the world’s aerospace manufacturers, NASA and the FAA. It is the largest aviation R&D academic institution in the United States. www.niar.wichita.edu
About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that collaborative design with Dassault Systèmes solutions contributed to the Global Formula Racing team from Oregon State University and its partner, Duale Hochschule Baden Württenberg-Ravensburg in Germany, experiencing its most successful Formula SAE season, winning 25 first place event finishes and three first place overall finishes out of six competitions. DELMIA digital manufacturing tools were used to create ergonomic simulations that verified cockpit fit and controls reachability. Student teams from both universities designed everything in CATIA based upon one large CAD model from a single database that the entire team could access.

“A lot of universities have done distributed design, but nothing has been done at the complexity of a FormulaSAE/Formula Student (FSAE/FS) vehicle,” said Robert Paasch, OSU Boeing Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design. “We attribute much of our achievements to DELMIA and CATIA with anticipation of the 2010-11 season producing an even more successful vehicle.”

The students used DELMIA to run assembly simulations to ensure that their final body design would not interfere in the ability to service the engine. Design, manufacturing and testing occurred at both schools with the final design used to manufacture two identical cars – one at the OSU campus and one in Friedrichshafen Germany.

Playing an exceptionally critical role in the carbon fiber monocoque chassis design was the surfacing and finite element analysis capability of the CATIA Composites workbench. With the ability to predict structural properties, the student team was able to optimize the stiffness, strength and aerodynamics of its vehicle body. Complex surfaces and layups were created by varying thicknesses of the core material, designing different orientation of the layers as well using different core materials at different structural points of the vehicle body.  

The two universities began their original collaboration in 2007 with the 2009-10 season being the first time ever that a global student team has jointly shared their physical and intellectual resources for the development of a common FSAE/FS vehicle. The team, which consisted of 25 students from Oregon State and 40 students from Duale Hochschule, was split into design groups with responsibility for a particular area of the vehicle, such as the suspension or chassis. All design groups consisted of students collaborating from both universities with CATIA serving as the common language.

“This is the largest, most complex university level project in the world,” said Roy Smolky, worldwide academic sales operations, Dassault Systèmes. “It is exciting to be part of it and see how the application of our tool set gains a competitive advantage for this team.”

For this project, much of the communication was accomplished via email, live chat, Skype and Google docs.  Added Professor Paasch, “Our hope is that by the 2011-12 season we will be working in the DS V6 platform, providing the ability to share all data via the web in real time, taking our collaborative efforts to the next level.”

About Formula SAE

Formula SAE® is a student design competition organized by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers based upon the concept that a manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving. Formula SAE takes students out of the classroom and allows them to apply textbook theories to real work experiences. http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/

About Oregon State University

OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution. OSU is also Oregon’s only university designated in the Carnegie Foundation’s top tier for research institutions, garnering more than 60 percent of the total federal and private research funding in the Oregon University System. Its nearly 24,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. OSU programs touch every county within Oregon, and its faculty teach and conduct research on issues of national and global importance. Learn more at http://oregonstate.edu/.
About OSU College of Engineering

The OSU College of Engineering is among the nation¹s largest and most productive engineering programs, with nearly 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students and annual research contracts and grants totaling almost $37 million in the most recent fiscal year. The college emphasizes highly collaborative research that solves global problems, spins out new companies and produces opportunity for students through hands-on learning. Learn more at http://engr.oregonstate.edu/.
About Duale Hochschule Baden Württenberg-Ravensburg

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg) has more than 25,000 students and is the first university in Germany to integrate academic studies and work experience. The key feature of dual, practice-oriented degree programs is alternating three-month phases, with students learning theory at the university and receiving practical training from an enterprise or social institution. The students have an employment contract, and throughout the entire period, they receive a monthly salary and have the insurance status of employees. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University - Ravensburg (DHBW-RV) has about 2,700 students and offers a broad spectrum of bachelor degree programs in the fields of business and engineering. All the degree programs are worth 210 ECTS credits and count as intensive programs. Learn more at www.dhbw-ravensburg.de
About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Pittsburg State University in Kansas has purchased 1,000 licenses of SolidWorks® software to help students more aggressively tackle engineering challenges and prepare for their careers.

The new licenses for the first time give every engineering technology student anytime, anywhere access to powerful design, analysis, data management, and sustainability software. The SolidWorks Education Edition software includes professional-class tools for stress, strain, fluid flow, and thermal simulation. Since students now have SolidWorks on their own laptops and PCs, they can eliminate late-night treks to the campus computer lab. The investment thus expands access to the software that Pitt State students find easiest to learn and their future employers favor.

“SolidWorks is now our standard for introducing first-year students to computer-aided design,” said Greg Murray, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology. “I’ve taught other CAD products for years and have found SolidWorks much easier to use, much more intuitive, and much more effective in making students productive sooner. They’re eating this stuff up rather than asking for help. SolidWorks has helped our students keep up with leaders in industry, and prepare for a rewarding future.”

Employers want SolidWorks training

The Pittsburg, Kan., university expanded access to SolidWorks after the department of engineering technology surveyed area manufacturers and industry representatives on its advisory board. SolidWorks was found to be the most widely used 3D design software among prospective employers. It was also the most frequently sought background in online job sites like CareerBuilder.com®. This research, conducted by Murray and Engineering Technology Chairman Tim Thomas, was presented to the 2010 Midwest Section Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education.

“[SolidWorks software] appears to be widely used in several areas of industry, and has been quickly gaining market share,” says the report. “It is user-friendly software with great tutorials and also has an excellent analysis tool. SolidWorks also offers a series of certification exams that can be integrated into our curriculum and used as an assessment tool for our ABET accreditation.”

Simulation capabilities are key

Although students and professors can generally use any software they choose, and they’re encouraged to try them all, they are steadily gravitating toward SolidWorks. One important factor driving adoption, Murray explained, is the integrated simulation: “Students are converting models from other software products into SolidWorks so they can test them for stress, strain, fluid flow, thermal flow, and other real-world conditions. SolidWorks Simulation software gives them the answers they’re looking for.”

Simulation software is a key part of the students’ work developing vehicles for engineering competitions such as Formula SAE®, NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race, and SAE Baja®.

“SolidWorks makes it easy to develop the frame, from sketching the wireframe in space, transforming lines into pipes, assessing the mass, and performing simulations to optimize performance and safety,” said senior Tyler Farmer of the Formula SAE team. “We don’t want to race a tank, so the car has to be as light and sleek as it can be but also withstand forces from wind, cornering, acceleration, deceleration and potential rollover. The tutorials in SolidWorks and online have really helped.”

(Pitt State has been selected as host site for the 2011 Baja SAE Kansas engineering design competition, which will bring thousands of competitors and spectators to the city of Pittsburg next spring.)

Plastic part and mold design

Students in Pittsburg State’s part design and mold design courses take advantage of SolidWorks’ powerful embedded mold tools, according to Paul Herring, associate professor of plastics engineering technology. These tools enable students to easily design snap fits and lip-and-groove joints; check draft and wall thickness; create parting lines, parting surfaces, shutoff surfaces, mold cavities, and mold cores; and, via macros, build mold bases in a single click with all required screws, nuts, pins, bushings, and plates.

“Although the consensus is that SolidWorks is easier to use and learn all around, there’s no arguing about the breadth of the mold tools,” Herring said, noting that his students have used them in creating thermoformed waterproof cases, water conservation systems, and a hands-free device for removing surgical gloves.

SolidWorks also interoperates with the university’s 3D printers, enabling students to quickly move from a SolidWorks virtual model to physical prototypes, to a mold, and finally to a forged, plastic, or machined product. And by offering software certifications such as Certified SolidWorks Associate and Certified SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks helps students prove their proficiency with industry tools. “These certifications are valuable for a resume and put students firmly on a path of lifelong learning,” said Herring.

Pittsburg State relies on authorized SolidWorks reseller Tridaq for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2011 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Isight 5.0, the market-leading open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation.

Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models—created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications—to automate the execution of hundreds or even thousands of simulations.  It allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost variables through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma.

The new Eclipse plug-in within Isight 5.0 provides an intuitive user-interface and common-component project templates, making it easier for partners and customers to create customized Isight applications. By introducing support for the Eclipse open-source development environment, Isight 5.0 further improves the process of integrating any type of software application, such as CAD, CAE, mathematical or scientific computing tools.

“As a SIMULIA Component Integration Program Partner, our team used the application programming interfaces and development resources available for the  successful and rapid creation of a robust fe-safe component for Isight, significantly enhancing durability optimisation,” said Ian Mercer, software director at Safe Technology Limited, the world leader in fatigue analysis software for finite element models. “The Eclipse plug-in greatly simplified and accelerated our development efforts. We were able to develop a proof-of-concept component within two working days, and completed a working prototype within one week.

"CD-adapco's motivation to deliver a STAR-CCM+ plug-in for Isight is to help our user community address their ever-increasing business challenges, including product optimization tasks," says Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of product management at CD-adapco, the world’s largest independent CFD-focused CAE provider. "Through close collaboration with SIMULIA's development team, this free plug-in is available for current STAR-CCM+ users who want to perform Design of Experiment studies and optimization tasks using Isight."

Through the Component Integration Program (CIP), SIMULIA is facilitating the delivery of components to ensure partner tools can be automatically and seamlessly leveraged as integral parts of Isight simulation process flows.

“We were very pleased to provide partners participating in SIMULIA’s Component Integration program with early access to the new Eclipse plug-in,” says Alex Van der Velden, Isight product manager. “We are focused on delivering more component development tools that will simplify and accelerate the delivery of partner components even further.”

“Isight's open architecture enabled us to rapidly implement a workflow component that our customers can use to integrate AVL BOOST, EXCITE and FIRE simulation tasks into their Isight workflows to optimize powertrain designs,” says Dr. Jürgen Krasser, manager of software engineering in advanced simulation technologies at AVL.

Additional support for DOE methods is also now available in Isight 5.0, including the Fractional Factorial method, which reduces the number of experiments of a full-factorial design, and the Box-Behnken method, which eliminates extreme values (corner points) that may lead to unfeasible designs. Isight 5.0 provides the MATLAB component at no extra charge and the Taguchi Method component is now part of the PRO pack.

For additional product information, visit: http://simulia.com/products/isight.html

Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), announced that it is the lead sponsor of the sixth annual EyesOn Design Awards competition to be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Additionally, Dassault Systèmes vice president of Design Experience and head of the company’s Design Studio, Anne Asensio, will be serving her second year as part of the event’s judging panel.

EyesOn Design is the only automotive design contest that is judged by the most senior and successful members of the design community.  The judging panel is comprised of representatives from the OEMs, design schools and independent automotive design studios. It is also the only venue that recognizes both production and concept vehicle debuts at the NAIAS. New vehicles -- inclusive of cars, trucks, and crossovers -- are judged in two categories: Production Vehicle Design and Best Concept Vehicle Design. Asensio who, prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, spent many years as head of design at both General Motors and Renault, will be presenting both of these awards.

Dassault Systèmes has partnered with the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO) since the inception of the NAIAS EyesOn Design fundraising event, which honors and recognizes the most significant new automotive designs on display at the show.

“We are honored to continue this relationship with the DIO as a way to inspire innovative vehicle design while benefitting the visually impaired,” commented Asensio. “Dassault Systèmes is focused on providing designers with tools that enable them to be more creative, allowing for more ideas to be developed in a shorter time frame while linking the creative process directly to engineering, manufacturing and production for better design intent and shorter time to market.”

The EyesOn Design Competition at the NAIAS is an extension of the celebration of automotive design that occurs each June when the DIO hosts the annual EyesOn Design car show, which honors the past, present and future of automotive design. In addition to being recognized as major design achievement awards in the automotive design community, both EyesOn Design events raise funds to provide educational programs and to support leading-edge research and other programs to enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired. More than 6,000 people directly benefit from these programs each year.

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Abaqus 6.10 Extended Functionality (6.10-EF), the leading unified Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and multiphysics product suite from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systémes brand for realistic simulation.

As part of SIMULIA’s commitment to provide innovative realistic simulation solutions, Abaqus 6.10-EF delivers a number of powerful, customer-requested enhancements for modeling, visualization, contact, mechanics and performance. These improvements enable customers to reduce development time and costs, while increasing the efficiency of the product development process through highly accurate simulations of real-world product and material behavior.

Among the modeling and visualization enhancements in 6.10-EF is dramatically improved support for substructure modeling capabilities. Abaqus users can now more easily create a substructure of a distinct region in their product, import it into an assembly, recover the results during an analysis, and reuse the substructures in future models, saving significant modeling time.

“The rearview mirror systems we supply to the medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturers contain a number common internal sub-assemblies, such as actuators, that are used in many different mirror systems,” stated Dr. Rolf de Swardt, chief engineer and FEA specialist at Lang Mekra North America. “The new substructure support capability in Abaqus 6.10-EF allows us to develop very detailed FE models of these components, and then ‘plug’ them into new system models, not only saving us time in constructing the models, but also shortening runtime of the large eigenvalue analyses we typically perform to ensure the mirrors do not vibrate excessively.”

Abaqus 6.10-EF also provides new contact and mechanics capabilities that improve the efficiency and accuracy of simulating real-world performance of designs, including fluid leakage between 3D bodies in contact. For example, uneven pressure applied to a syringe plunger during use can result in fluid leakage between the rubber seal and barrel. Support for 3D pressure penetration loading can now be used with any contact formulation, allowing for higher-fidelity simulation results.

"The goal of our research is to provide customers with the latest data related to polymer materials, rubber compounds and polyurethanes. We are pleased that Abaqus 6.10-EF provides support for pressure penetration loading in 3D models,” said Dr. Oliver Haeusler, head of the CAE department at Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG. “This feature will enable our team to perform more accurate analyses of membranes or pneumatic seals with applied 3D loads."

The latest release also expands the capabilities of the Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) in Abaqus, allowing users to predict crack growth due to low-cycle fatigue, such as with thermal analysis of the heating and cooling phase that occurs in an engine exhaust manifold. This capability can also be used to accurately predict the durability and damage tolerance of composite structures with complex failure mechanisms.

"The implementation of the Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) within Abaqus provides us with a means to calculate stress intensity factors without explicitly modelling the defect,” stated Ian Symington, senior consultant at Serco Technical Consulting Services. “This approach has the potential to save significant time during the mesh generation phase and reduce the prolonged effort usually associated with undertaking fatigue crack growth assessments."

Abaqus 6.10-EF also provides significant performance enhancements, including a new scalable, parallel execution capability within the AMS eigensolver, which significantly accelerates frequency extraction analyses required to study Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) behavior in vehicles. SIMULIA’s four-core AMS eigensolver is estimated to be 1.5 times faster than competitive solutions.

For additional product information, visit: www.simulia.com/products/unified_fea.

About Simulia

SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and lifecycle management solutions for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, with R&D centers in Providence and in Suresnes, France, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of over 30 regional offices and distributors. www.simulia.com
About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Contacts:

Dassault Systèmes Press Contact (Americas):
Lane Derek
+1 (818) 673 2243

Dassault Systèmes Press Contact (EMEA):
Malherbe Arnaud
+33 1 61 62 87 73

Dassault Systèmes Press Contact (LATAM):
Fernandez Elena
+1 (617) 947 2855

SIMULIA
Karen Curtis
+1 (401) 276-8165

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