Dassault Systemes announced the general availability of the latest release of its Version 5 PLM applications. The V5-6R2013 release adds new composite fiber modeling technology (based on the recently acquired Simulayt), increased openness and standards support and enhanced high-end surface modeling capabilities. The new release also includes additions to the V6-to-V5 multi-version compatibility announced last year, further enabling internal and external V6-V5 collaboration. V5-6R2013 includes nearly 40 new 3DEXPERIENCE technologies originally from V6R2013 and V6R2013x, the company says.
"Today's announced enhancements bring a whole new level of capability to our V5 install base. It is rich in features, functions, and new products. At the same time, we are thinking far beyond that," said Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, products, R&D, at Dassault. "We are considering how our customers develop their products and their own customers' experiences, how they work with suppliers regardless of version, and how they adopt new software over time."
New composite materials fiber simulation capabilities allow users to 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.
Support for ISO-approved STEP data exchange and openness is now included in V5, enabling industry-standard openness, data exchange, visualization, and long term archiving of 3D models. Originally announced as part of V6R2013x, support of the ISO-developed STEP242 is now part of V5 and enables import and export of BREP and tessellated data.
V6 models opened in V5 now retain features created in the FreeStyle workbench, Kinematic Mechanism specifications, and Functional Tolerancing and Annotation (FTA) data. Anything designed in the V6 FreeStyle workbench is now editable in V5-6R2013. Kinematic specifications, including joints, commands and dress-up can now be edited from V5 after being developed in V6. When exporting FTA information from V6, the data, as well as links between FTA features and geometry, are maintained in V5.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.