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Dassault Upgrades V6 PLM Suite

Dassault Upgrades V6 PLM Suite

Dassault Systemes is steering its V6 PLM suite in the direction of mechatronics design via its latest acquisition of Geensoft, a leading provider of embedded systems development solutions, for 5.5 million Euros.

By adding the capacity to model and generate the entire vehicle control software system in the V6 portfolio, Dassault is offering customers a complete validation loop, connecting the design of the physical equipment with the digital mockup. What Geensoft brings to the Dassault PLM 2.0 portfolio is important as companies across myriad industries face significant challenges mastering the growing complexity of systems and complying with stringent quality and safety regulations. At the same time, they are also trying to control costs and meet aggressive delivery schedules. The addition of the Geensoft technology, including the AUTOSAR Builder, ControlBuild and Reqtify embedded solutions, into the V6 PLM environment will help users make the virtual product closer to the real world, Dassault officials said.

Dassault Upgrades V6 PLM Suite
Accompanying the Geensoft acquisition announcement, Dassault announced V6R2011, the latest release of its PLM 2.0 platform, which it is touted as part of its "lifelike experience" strategy. The latest release includes 874 new features designed to push advances in collaboration creation, as well as an entirely new V6 Academia solution.

As one of Dassault's primary tenets of PLM 2.0, collaboration creation is about delivering sophisticated 3-D tools to make the virtual modeling experience more lifelike along with extending design collaboration to non-traditional users. As such, V6R2011 features advancements to CATIA in the area of systems functionality and content, including various automotive-focused Modelica libraries, as well as Lifelike Human and Lifelike Conveyor, two new enterprise resource modeling solutions for the DELMIA manufacturing software that's part of the Dassault PLM suite. The new collaborative capabilities in V6R2011 are also offered as part of the company's ready-to-use PLM solutions, based on the ENOVIA platform, which target 11 industries, including consumer packaged goods (CPG), fashion, high-tech, aerospace and defense, and automotive. Also included in the platform upgrade is SIMULIA V6R2011, which delivers the power of Abaqus' multidisciplinary simulation capabilities for complex assemblies.

Accompanying the latest V6 upgrade is a new offer for educational institutions. V6 for Academia includes CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, ENOVIA and 3DVIA in an integrated, collaborative platform.
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