Dassault Updates 3DEXPERIENCE CAD Platform

Dassault SystÈmes, a provider of 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 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 machinin;  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."

For a detailed listing of new enhancements in V6 Release 2013, please visit