Enabling the Factory of the Future | Product Performance Lifecycle

Embracing Immersive Virtual Engineering (IVE), Hybrid Twins, and

Product Performance in its full Lifecycle (PPL)

At its inception fifty years ago, CAE 1.0 (Computer Aided Engineering), together with CAD and CAM for Product design and manufacturing respectively, is part of PLM (Product LifecycleManagement). PLM covers overall product development and documentation, while CAE focuses on engineering analyses and simulation of validation testing.

Leveraging the exponential power of HPC (High Performance Computing) and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), CAE 2.0 further provides a powerful digital backbone to accelerate the Product development cycle by incorporating Virtual Manufacturing and its impact on performance testing, including the details of the physics of materials, and therefore delivering a physically representative ‘Virtual Prototype’ (VP) all the way to pre-certification, real or digital.

More recently the spectacular progress of AI (Artificial Intelligence) with Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL), together with the Cloud and IoT (Internet of Things), are transforming the innovation focus from the Product development phase (PLM) to the Product Performance (PPL) in its operational phase, i.e. during its real life without failures or recalls, targeting intelligent/ assisted/ autonomous products, and managing predictive maintenance up to retirement and decommissioning.

This present expectation for CAE 3.0 is a fundamental ‘disruptive’ transformation into Immersive Virtual Engineering (“IVE”): IVE requires an augmented digital representation of the Product no longer in its ‘nominal’ certified state, but ‘ as aged’, possibly damaged, and ‘as interacting’ in its expected operational environment in service, i.e. represented, immersed, animated and interactively piloted as its Virtual Twin (“VT”) in its Virtual Environment. (more…)

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CATIA R2018X Release delivers multiple enhancements for Creative Designers, Engineers and Systems Engineers.

Designers Engineers Systems Engineers
• The overall enhancements for everyone include the new Power’By strategy and the new
Immersive Collaborative Experience
• Designers can take advantage of the new Human Experience app and CATIA’s unified modeling for design workflow.
• Engineers can benefit from the new Stamping Die Designer role and the enhanced
Function Driven Generative Designer role
• All Architecture Engineering and Construction projects can benefit from an extended and enriched industry focused solution for AEC.
• Systems Engineers can enjoy multiple enhancements and additional roles to make your job easier and more productive. (more…)

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Simufact Additive “Optimizing the Additive Manufacturing Process”

Simufact Additive

“Optimizing the Additive Manufacturing Process”

Simufact Additive is a powerful simulation environment for getting “right the first time” optimization of powder bed additive manufacturing processes for metals.
This simulation tool allows accurate prediction of the distortion and residual stresses in the printed part and provides the needed guidance for design and manufacturing process modifications to ensure that a quality part is manufactured from the very first time. Simulation with Simufact Additive enables users optimize the 3-D printing process to reduce time and material waste.

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Dassault Systèmes’ “Perfect Product” and “Perfect Package” Industry Solution Experiences Will Reach 18,000 Users Worldwide

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France – April 26, 2017 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), one of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies, is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.  P&G is deploying Dassault Systèmes’ “Perfect Product” and “Perfect Package” industry solution experiences to connect thousands of users to data, colleagues and consumers.  This accelerates and improves the company’s packaging and product design, requirements management and program management.

Consumer packaged goods is a fast-paced, competitive marketplace in which most purchase decisions are made in a matter of seconds. Companies must quickly deliver new materials, formulations and packaging that distinguish a product in the marketplace, contribute to a strong and reliable brand image, and inspire consumers to make – and repeat – a purchase.

P&G, a longtime customer of Dassault Systèmes’ design, development and simulation applications, manages 10 product categories and 65 brands in more than 80 countries. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps P&G to leverage its scale with greater agility to innovate, efficiently manage and accelerate product programs in the context of short product lifecycles, fluctuating costs of raw materials, and highly variable consumer demand.

“Our decision to upgrade our existing Dassault Systèmes’ PLM to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is part of our work to digitally transform our business to support our work process digital transformation and drive value,” said Jean-Louis Hospitel, IT Director, P&G. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform facilitates end-to-end innovation integration and improved user experience for our seamless technical community.” (more…)

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