As the year draws to a close, Dassault Systemes is making a move to acquire RTT, a visualization software powerhouse. When the transaction is completed, Dassault will own 84% controlling stakes in RTT’s interest.
“Our clients express a growing need to fully exploit their 3D digital assets, to transform their marketing and sales as part of their ultimate customer experience. The people at RTT have demonstrated remarkable talents in delivering innovative solutions to their clients,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO of Dassault. Continue reading
Today, in a transaction of undisclosed amount, DS acquired the Germany software maker known for its optimization packages: TOSCA Fluid and TOSCA Structure. DS already has a robust collection of simulation products, marketed under the SIMULIA brand. By acquiring FE-DESIGN, DS is boosting its current simulation offerings with the optimization technology in FE-DESIGN’s TOSCA products. Continue reading
As DARPA gets ready to kick off the first of three FANG (Fast, Adaptable, Next-Generation Ground Vehicle) Challenges next month, the engineering community at large is closer to being able to test drive META, a new set of design tools that promise to fundamentally change the process of complex systems design. Continue reading
Autodesk is shedding weight in one area, but also gaining in another. The design software titan is trimming 7% of its workforce, which works out to approximately 500 positions. But, according to Noah Cole, the company’s senior PR manager, “We are planning to hire approximately the same number of positions as will be eliminated.” Continue reading
The scale and frequency with which simulation is performed today — usually in tens of thousands — have spawned a new class of software, targeting simulation process management. Dassault Systemes‘ Isight falls into this category.
“Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models — created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications — to automate the execution of hundreds or thousands of simulations,” according to Dassault. “Isight allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost metrics through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma.” Continue reading