Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) and Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris:
FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) announced their partnership to integrate Synopsys
optical design solutions <https://www.synopsys.com/
into the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform to facilitate the
development of safer, smarter vehicles. By integrating complete optical
systems design tools with world-leading virtual twin experience and product
lifecycle management software, designers gain access to the industry’s first
holistic design portfolio for automotive lighting.
Designers using Synopsys optical software on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will
benefit from a multidisciplinary development process that empowers them to
define, simulate and validate driving experiences. The integration allows
the development of safer vehicles and enables distinctive illumination
styling – all while accelerating delivery to market. Designers will also
benefit from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s collaborative virtual environment,
which connects product teams to help them interact and innovate together.
“Lighting is becoming more and more intelligent and a key component of
active safety and ADAS. Its development cost has significantly increased.
Our extended partnership with Synopsys complements our existing offerings to
provide a first-of-its-kind solution for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers
to define, test and experience lighting and sensors for intelligent driving
systems from functional requirements to manufacturing within the
3DEXPERIENCE platform,” said Olivier Sappin, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes.
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides comprehensive industry
solution experiences, such as “Smart, Safe, and Connected”
intelligent vehicles. The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group and Dassault
Systèmes have extended their current CATIA applications partnership to the
3DEXPERIENCE platform to address the challenges of vehicles equipped with a
range of advanced lighting and optical systems, including adaptive
front-lighting, cameras, LIDAR and other sensors. These technologies play a
crucial role in ensuring that vehicles detect driving hazards and assist
drivers in safely navigating roads.
3DEXPERIENCE platform users will be able to access the Synopsys LucidShape
the platform, taking advantage of advanced, accurate technologies to model
vehicle lighting – including LED pixel lights and laser headlights – as well
as sensor systems. In turn, Dassault Systèmes will offer a unique
opportunity for OEMs and suppliers to design the entire value chain of
intelligent vehicles within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This includes the
ability to virtually position and test vehicle driving systems.
The integration of Synopsys optical design tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE
platform also creates future opportunities to extend these solutions to
3DEXPERIENCE platform users across a wide range of industries, from
aerospace and defense, to life science and healthcare, industrial equipment,
high tech and consumer goods.
“Synopsys LucidShape products are used by industry-leading automotive OEMs
as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to develop lighting systems that meet
their evolving functionality, branding and safety requirements,” said Stuart
David, vice president of applications engineering in the Synopsys Optical
Solutions Group. “Since 2017, LucidShape has been integrated within Dassault
Systèmes’ CATIA environment and the market is quickly adopting this solution
because of its powerful automotive and aeronautic lighting simulations and
analyses. By extending our partnership to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to
include our LucidShape, LightTools and CODE V products, we are offering
Dassault Systèmes customers a complete set of optical design, simulation and
analysis tools for any type of optical application imaginable.”