Dassault Systemes announced the latest release of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform. V6 Release 2013x includes the general availability of the company's Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) capabilities, improved access to big data, new composite materials design capabilities, secured exchange workspaces for suppliers, and support for new STEP standards.
The SLM application can help customers improve collaborative decision making and maximize simulation return on investment by managing simulation data, deploying best practices, and sharing simulation results.
A new connector for Hadoop HDFS provides better access to big data. The solution also features improved performance for WebSphere and SharePoint connectors, as well as new navigation and visualization options for data search, exploration and analysis.
The solution supports the STEP AP242 standard, an automotive and aerospace standard that allows import and export of ISO standard BREP and tessellated data to enable engineering, exchange, and visualization for the adoption of a 3D master process.
The new version features easy switching between online and offline mode for CATIA V6. Before going into offline mode, the designer reserves parts for modification, and at the push of a button, these are downloaded to the user's laptop. Once back online, modified designs can be re-synchronized and active collaboration with the rest of the design team can resume.
New composite materials fiber simulation capabilities optimize ply shapes and ensure accurate composites manufacturing. This technology, based on the recently acquired Simulayt, is used to analyze complex surfaces, particularly in aerospace, motorsports and the energy sector, the company says.
The solution includes systems enhancements tailored for the energy, aerospace and defense, transportation and mobility and industrial equipment industries, including five new dedicated model libraries to simulate and analyze the behavior of engine, electrical, hydro, liquid cooling and thermal power systems. V6R2013x also features requirements effectivity enhancements to support decision making on design configuration alternatives, enabling, for example, faster market reaction in high tech.
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