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Dassault Systèmes Launches V6 2012: Introduces New Levels of Openness and Lifelike Experience

Dassault Systèmes, 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.”

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