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Dassault Systèmes Delivers Isight 4.0 for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization

Improved Efficiency for Developing Component Applications and Creating Simulation Workflows

Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced the availability of Isight 4.0, its market-leading simulation process automation and design optimization solution from SIMULIA.

Isight provides engineers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models, created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications, together into a simulation process workflow. Isight users can use the workflows to run hundreds or thousands of simulations without manual intervention. Using optimization methods such as Design of Experiments, Approximations, and Design for Six Sigma, engineers are able to explore the complete design space to identify optimal performance parameters.

Isight 4.0 provides an Abaqus Unified FEA application component as part of the base Gateway package, greatly enhancing the use of the robust FEA technology from SIMULIA within Isight process workflows. Enhanced support for scripting has been added for customers and partners who use the Isight component software development kit to develop their own custom components. Also, the Dassault Systèmes software developer community is now extended to support third-party simulation component development for Isight with APIs, tools to improve the process of developing robust third-party components that will provide significant efficiency gains to Isight users.

“The open, component-based technology in Isight simplifies the integration of CAD and CAE applications into a simulation workflow,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “By leveraging the new features and enhancements in Isight 4.0, our customers will achieve significant efficiency improvements in capturing and automating their simulation workflows. This, in turn, will allow them to dramatically increase the number of simulations they can perform, accelerating their ability to optimize their product’s performance earlier in the development cycle.”

“Dassault Systèmes’ partner program provides our development team with access to software APIs and technical support resources that help us accelerate the development of new components for Isight,” stated Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, VP Product Management, CD-adapco. “Integrating STAR-CCM+ into Isight workflows will enhance our customers’ ability to perform multidisciplinary design optimization.”

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 SIMULIA SLM 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, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of regional offices and distributors. For more information, visit

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 develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and 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. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit

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

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