emission-free BMW i3 electric car owes it to Dassault Systemes for its
development. Dassault Systèmes is a world leader in 3D design software, 3D
Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.
company announced that German car manufacturer BMW Group used Dassault
Systèmes’ Catia Composites applications to develop its lightweight and
emission-free BMW i3 electric car.
Group leveraged Dassault Systèmes’ comprehensive and integrated industry
solution experiences for the design and manufacturing of composite parts and
structures”, said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President, Corporate
Strategy, Industry & Marketing, Dassault Systèmes in a press statement.
composite structures gives vehicle manufacturers the innovation space they need
to create new mobility experiences while meeting ever more stringent regulatory
targets,” said Philippe Laufer, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes. “We are proud
that our long term investment in building integrated design and manufacturing
solutions for composite materials, in partnership with industry leaders, helped
BMW Group revolutionise mass production of composites structures in such an
impressive way. This is yet another
demonstration of our commitment to bring design into the Age of Experience with
our Catia applications portfolio,” he added.
the Catia Composites Design applications composites manufacturing constraints
can be embedded early in the conceptual stage, enabling increased design
iteration and early collaboration between design and manufacturing. Designers
and producers are also able to realistically experience the manufacturing
process, visualising the material fibre orientation. This helps detect any
deformations that can compromise strength, quality and production due to a
difference between the final product and the design intent.
further stated that Catia Composites applications provide a seamless experience
with digital continuity, from design to manufacturing, predicting
manufacturability. The specific composite-related features of the Catia
application allowed faster composites assemblies and components designs.
Source: Dassault Systemes