dassaultDassault Systèmes certainly plays an important role in the 3D industry, and not only that, within numerous sectors where they are contributing substantial improvements too, from partnerships regarding their popular SOLIDWORKS software to helping major names like Airbus with design enhancements using 3DEXPERIENCE, the intent is always the same: to streamline the process for consumers, and offer better flow for company operations overall.

Headquartered in France and an undeniable world leader in 3D software, Dassault Systèmes has just announced that they will be offering an unprecedented and transformative innovation for automotive groups in the midst of project management. Launching the Vehicle Program Intelligence program, they are offering something entirely new to those responsible for vehicle development programs. Meant to be an ‘industry solution experience,’ the new program will supply automotive companies with analytics applications unlike anything ever seen in terms of functionality and power.

Vehicle Program Intelligence is founded on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and according to Dassault, this new 3D solution will be responsible for revealing, measuring, and analyzing product and manufacturing data. The goal is to see an acceleration in projects overall, allowing for business decisions to be ‘enhanced,’ with the ultimate result being streamlined projects, changes, and quality management. This means that significant amounts of time can be shaved off of projects that currently, under traditional methods, might take up to five years, as well as offering challenge when many different personnel and managers are involved from many different departments and countries.

“While new sources of information along the vehicle line are contributing to project size and complexity, legacy systems and a lack of relevant, accessible engineering data are hindering process optimization,” states the Dassault Systèmes team. “Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers require a real-time, comprehensive and user-friendly view of their vehicle programs’ evolution to overcome this challenge.”

While we are being exposed to a world of new innovation via digital design and 3D printing today, this new program geared toward the automotive industry is complex, dealing with data, and serving to offer substantial change. The Vehicle Program Intelligence solution will offer management ‘deep insight’ into the progress of projects, allowing for much clearer vision and greater visibility in terms of:

  • Customer issues
  • Response time
  • Failure mode and corrective action trends
  • Assessment of part and manufacturer risks for cost, quality, and material compliance

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The collaborative environment is a main focus as users obviously need to be on the same page, but that often has to happen with the online work culture so prevalent today. With this new system, team members will enjoy quick, easy and efficient access to data relevant to current projects, along with comprehensive details and performance indicators about projects, edits, and quality issues. The company refers to this as a unique point of access promising both traceability and reliability in terms of information—but the whole point is that users will be able to get to the important data and collect it and make any necessary changes easily.

“With the ‘Vehicle Program Intelligence’ industry solution experience, Dassault Systèmes provides transportation and mobility companies with a dedicated offer to address analytics for process improvement,” said Olivier Sappin, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Companies can make more informed decisions with a single source of the truth. The speed and agility of ‘Vehicle Program Intelligence’ helps reduce complexity and costs, enhance vehicle quality and accelerate time to market.”

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Olivier Sappin

Automotive companies using the new program can access critical data from multiple systems as well, and with this type of streamlining are offered a true leg up on the competition still using traditional work methods for long-term development projects. With detailed, efficient formats and increased avenues for improved collaboration, managers and executives will see development projects accelerated and on their way to market more rapidly.

“For over 30 years, Dassault Systèmes has helped companies drive innovation,” says Sappin on the company website. “We are grateful for the broad adoption of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform by transportation and mobility clients worldwide, enabling new opportunities and tangible business value for them. With our proven industry solution experiences and our clients’ ingenuity, the potential is limitless.”

Discuss this new technology further in the Vehicle Program Intelligence 3D Software forum over at 3DPB.com.

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