Friday, November 6, 2015

POSCO Standardizes on Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, Nov 6, 2015 - Dassault Systems (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that POSCO, one of the world’s largest steel producers, is using Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for POSCO’s virtual commissioning system and virtual training system to digitize and simulate its manufacturing operations, processes and equipment. This will help POSCO standardize and improve performance at its facilities, reinforce its competitiveness and accelerate its growth in the world’s second largest industry. 

Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides powerful digital production and simulation applications to create a “virtual twin”- a virtual 3D replica of an actual physical structure -in order to better manage products, processes and plants. With this “virtual twin,” companies can simulate the complex production processes of a smart factory through accurate data interpretation management and troubleshoot manufacturing problems before they occur. Companies can also capture and share knowledge, manage equipment specifications from planning to building phases, work more efficiently and better plan for manufacturing investments. 

"We expect to decrease the number of field tests and field trial periods with our virtual commissioning system and virtual training system, as we can pretest systems and equipment virtually before deploying them in the field for real,” said Yongsoo Kim, Senior Researcher, POSCO Engineering Solution Center. “We will continue to advance the development environment with Dassault Systems' cooperation."

“The steel industry is about multi-decades asset lifecycles and high volume production, therefore even small and incremental improvements in operations and sustainability can have huge business impacts,” said Stephane Declée, Vice President, Energy, Process and Utilities Industry, Dassault Systems. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables customers in the process industry to connect, model, simulate and optimize every stage of the business cycle to create a virtual twin experience fully connected with their physical assets to improve safety, efficiency, profitability and sustainability. We clearly see POSCO as an industry leader in developing such an innovative approach.”

For more information on Dassault Systems’ industry solution experiences for the Energy, Process and Utilities Industry, visit

About Dassault Systems

Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systems’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

Dassault, bluenove Join to Make Open Innovation Accessible to Many

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, Nov 6, 2015 - Dassault Systems (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced its partnership with bluenove Group, an internationally-renowned open innovation consultancy. The cooperation will transform the way in which open innovation can be delivered and accelerated to help companies invent products, services and solutions.

Particularly relevant to the high-tech industry, open innovation seeks to improve innovation dynamics within companies by involving internal collaborators and external ecosystems including clients, research centers, universities, startups and suppliers. The high rate of disruption in the marketplace, as well as the growing fusion of high-tech with transportation, health and other industries, increasingly pressure companies to be first to market in order to stay competitive.

The value proposition of this partnership is that of combining the industry solution experience in Dassault Systems’ high-tech portfolio called “Social Ideation” with the consulting of its Design Studio (experience thinking methodology) and with bluenove’s expertise in delivering methods and software tools supporting collective intelligence.

Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “Social Ideation” is the first cloud-based open innovation management solution to provide social collaboration that connects ideation with product design at all phases of an innovation project. With “Social Ideation”, high-tech companies can accelerate prototyping ideas into tangible assets that can be integrated into product portfolios.

“Trends and technologies such as big data, connected objects, mobile services and 3D printing are changing how companies innovate - while startups have long been sources of disruption, large industrials are now establishing open innovation programs to harness resources that can drive the evolution of industries,” said Martin Duval, President and COO, bluenove Group. “Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, these companies can now work much more efficiently. The ideas, intelligence and data that are generated from bluenove’s open innovation strategies can now be connected with product development on a single platform, simplifying the overall innovation process.”

“To be successful, open innovation must efficiently bridge the gap between the generation of ideas and their transformation into tangible product experiences,” said Olivier Ribet, Vice President High-tech Industry, Dassault Systems. “With the Design Studio’s experience thinking consulting services, our ‘Social Ideation’ industry solution experience and partnership with bluenove, Dassault Systems aims to further support and develop its high-tech customers’ innovation initiatives. Our goal is to foster inspiration, ideation and identification of the best ideas, and facilitate their transformation into world-class designs, engineering excellence and successful projects.”

For more information on Dassault Systems’ industry solution experiences for high-tech:

About Dassault Systems

Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systems’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bentley Releases Sewer, Stormwater V8i SELECTseries 5 Products

EXTON, PA, USA, Nov 2, 2015 - Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, announced the general access of its new SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and CivilStorm V8i (SELECTseries 5) products for the analysis and design of wastewater and stormwater systems. In addition to being available as stand-alone applications and to running on CAD and GIS platforms, the V8i (SELECTseries 5) sewer and stormwater products can now be used from within the V8i (SELECTseries 4) versions of OpenRoads-based products – combining 3D design and hydraulic analysis capabilities in the same platform. The resulting comprehensive civil solution eliminates the need for extra import/export steps or file conversions.

StormCAD from within OpenRoads

Commenting on the new releases, Chris Haines, senior civil engineer and PAR-BIM technical lead, Drainage & Utilities, Parsons, said, “The integration of Bentley’s OpenRoads civil design functionality with the advanced capabilities of Bentley’s storm and sewer analysis products will be a huge benefit to productivity and quality for our highway drainage design workflows.”

Gregg Herrin, Bentley Systems director of product management, hydraulics and hydrology, said, “With these new releases, the automated hydraulic design functionality of our sewer and storm products can be effortlessly combined with the 3D physical design and terrain modeling capabilities of Bentley’s other civil products. From an information mobility standpoint, this has a direct and substantial positive impact on roadway, site, and municipal work where hydraulic engineering is just one part of a much larger project.”

Terrain model elevations on profiles

Bentley’s SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and CivilStorm V8i (SELECTseries 5) products provide the following capabilities:
  • Ground elevations from terrain models may be used during automated design runs to consider “cover” along a pipe’s length, improving decision making related to system design.
  • Terrain model elevations can also now be added to profiles, improving the resulting visualization and the user’s understanding of the physical network.
  • New low-impact development (LID) elements are now available, making it easier to model a wider range of controls for stormwater management.
  • With the new lateral link element, engineers can include lateral pipes in their hydraulic analysis without creating “fake” elements where the laterals connect to the main pipe.
  • Easy access to the Bentley Communities professional networking site is embedded within the applications, facilitating communications between users and Bentley’s hydraulic modeling experts.
  • Users of any of these SELECTseries 5 releases now benefit from the products’ support of MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3), OpenRoads V8i (SELECTseries 4), AutoCAD 2015 and 2016, and ArcGIS 10.2 and 10.3 (SewerGEMS only), giving them the ability to model from within the latest MicroStation, OpenRoads, AutoCAD, or ArcGIS version.
For additional information about:
  • SewerGEMS or SewerCAD V8i (SELECTseries 5), click here.
  • CivilStorm or StormCAD V8i (SELECTseries 5), click here
To learn more about SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and CivilStorm V8i (SELECTseries 5) products, view this webinar on demand.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling,ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. For more information, visit

John Gould Joins Stratasys as Prez NA Operations

MN, USA and REHOVOT, Israel, Nov 2, 2015 - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced it has tapped Dell, Inc. veteran John Gould as the newest member of the company's leadership team. With more than 20 years of global management and technology experience, Gould will serve as president of North American operations.

John Gould, president for Stratasys North America, brings more than 20 years of global management and technology experience. Photo:Stratasys

With experience as an executive leader at computing giant Dell, Gould has deep operational expertise and a strong track record of success with go-to-market strategy and global sales leadership.

"Stratasys has helped define the market for 3D printing and next generation manufacturing," said Stratasys Chief Business Officer, Josh Claman. "With a strong market position across North America and worldwide, Stratasys is committed to investing in key people to continue its growth and leadership position. I'm excited to bring John Gould on board, and I'm confident he will lead our North American team to the next level of growth."

As president of North American operations and a crucial member of the executive leadership team, he is charged with defining the company's North American strategy to expand the business, maintain Stratasys' thought leadership position, and continue to improve both the customer and channel partner experience.

"As a defining force in 3D printing solutions, Stratasys is in the unique position to capture additional market opportunities throughout North America," said Gould. "I'm very excited about the opportunity that lies ahead for our customers, resellers and Stratasys, and I am confidentStratasys can continue to build significant momentum across the region."

Gould comes to Stratasys from online marketing and advertising solutions provider ReachLocal, Inc. where he acted as chief revenue officer and general manager of North America. With full P&L responsibility, Gould also had functional ownership for all sales channels: inside, outside, national accounts and partner channels.

At Dell, Inc., Gould served as executive director and general manager for the company's IT Consulting Division for both the Americas and EMEA regions. He delivered multi-year, double-digit revenue growth for the division (over $400 million in total revenue) while increasing the division's operating income. The industry veteran also has senior sales and marketing leadership experience from market leaders: ADP,Compaq Computer Corporation and The Mathworks. Gould has a bachelor's degree in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA in general management and marketing from Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management.

About Stratasys Ltd

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing - shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers producing prototypes and parts; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and Thingiverse/GrabCAD communities with 5+ million free design components, printable files. With 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. For more information, visit or

AutoForm-HemPlannerplus Integrates with AutoFormplus R6
WILEN B WOLLERAU, Switzerland, Nov 2, 2015 - AutoForm Engineering GmbH, the leading supplier of software solutions for the sheet metal forming industry, presents its enhanced AutoForm-HemPlannerplus software, which is now fully integrated in the AutoFormplus R6 version. This integration offers all the advantages of AutoFormplus R6’s efficient workflow and a newly enhanced graphical user interface.

Roll hemming process concept

The accuracy of the hemming operation is very important since it affects the surface appearance and surface quality of the component. Material deformations, which occur during the hemming process, can lead to dimensional deviations and other typical hemming defects, including splits and wrinkles in the flange, material overlaps in the corner areas and material roll-in. To address these important issues, AutoForm Engineering offers the enhanced version of AutoForm-HemPlannerplus, which allows for the efficient planning of hemming process.

Evaluation of hemming defects and material roll-in

AutoForm-HemPlannerplus, which is now fully integrated in AutoFormplus R6, enables users to easily define and optimize the hemming operation. In combination with AutoForm-Solverplus, this software offers immediate benefits, such as: efficient planning of hemming processes to meet quality and cost requirements, effective implementation for early feasibility and final validation studies, rapid identification of typical hemming defects, prediction of full assembly springback after hemming as well as easy data exchange internally between different departments and externally between OEMs and suppliers. In addition, this software allows for compensation of inner and outer parts as well as any adjustments of the hemming equipment.

AutoForm-HemPlannerplus supports roll, conventional die and table top hemming. Depending on the product development process phase, the software supports two use cases, namely quick and advanced hemming. Quick hemming is used in the early stages of product development and production planning when the die layout of the drawing and forming operations is still not available. Advanced hemming is used in process engineering when the detailed definition of the forming operations is already available.

Dr. Markus Thomma, Corporate Marketing Director of AutoForm Engineering, stated: “In combination with our powerful solver algorithms, AutoForm-HemPlannerplus ensures the efficient planning of hemming processes. Users will benefit greatly from a fully integrated hemming solution provided by AutoFormplus R6. The new level of speed which can be achieved is a particular highlight of the software. Depending on the selected hemming process and geometry, a hood can now be simulated in just two to six hours, which represents a significant additional benefit for users working in this field.”

For more information about AutoForm and its products, visit

Thursday, October 29, 2015

COMSOL Issues Multiphysics Simulation 2015 Magazine
BURLINGTON, MA, USA, Oct 29, 2015 - COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics modeling and simulation software, connected with COMSOL Multiphysics software users from around the world to produce the latest edition of Multiphysics Simulation. The 2015 edition features articles on a range of topics, including touchscreen design, wireless charging, graphene-based photonics devices, bio-sensors, wide band gap semiconductors, and minimally invasive tissue treatment. This issue also provides an inside look at the rapid deployment of simulation apps and how they are changing the way companies design, support, and market their products.

This edition of Multiphysics Simulation shares a number of stories about how simulation experts are communicating their simulation work with colleagues and customers.

A few highlights:
  • Cypress Semiconductor uses simulation to improve their touchscreen designs for a variety of operating conditions and uses. Using the Application Builder they are able to support multiple departments, such as sales and support engineers, allowing them to independently investigate customized designs requested by customers.
  • Researchers at Intel benefit from innovative optimization methods combining space mapping algorithms and electromagnetic simulation to defy convention and achieve faster signal speed and integrity in package interconnects.
  • Within the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University, researchers are designing and optimizing the use of graphene in optoelectronic devices using multiphysics simulation.
Other articles allow readers to explore how companies are fine-tuning product performance using multiphysics simulation. ABB Semiconductors is increasing the lifetime of insulated-gate bipolar transistor modules (IGBT modules) used in high-power electrical components found in locomotives. Engineers at WiTricity are extending the efficiency and charging ranges of wireless power transfer technology for charging everything from your electric car to your smartphone and laptop without a single wire or cord in sight.

“These glimpses from around the world into the newest developments from some of the top technology companies and research institutions demonstrate the power of multiphysics simulation,” says Valerio Marra, Technical Marketing Manager at COMSOL. “Engineers are using COMSOL Multiphysics to increase efficiency in their devices, lower prototyping costs, and aid in the design of remarkable products and processes that are changing the technology grid across the globe.”


Multiphysics Simulation 2015 is available as an online magazine and can be downloaded in PDF format at


COMSOL is a global provider of simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities. Its COMSOL Multiphysics product is an integrated software environment for creating physics-based models and simulation apps. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics simulations with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. Simulation experts rely on the COMSOL Server product to deploy apps to their design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories, and customers throughout the world. Founded in 1986, COMSOL employs more than 400 people in 22 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors. For more information, visit

India's Arvind Lifestyle Selects Dassault 'My Collection'
VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, Oct 29, 2015 - Dassault Systems (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited, a pioneer in apparel designing and retailing in India, has selected Dassault Systems’ “My Collection” industry solution experience to accelerate operational efficiency and time to market of its fashion lines. Arvind Lifestyle Brands joins the growing number of consumer goods and retail companies that are choosing Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for a new approach to collaborative innovation.

Based on Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “My Collection” provides Arvind Lifestyle Brands with a single and unified digital environment that connects internal and external stakeholders, integrates their supply chain, and improves visibility, flexibility and decision support for multiple and diverse product categories. With “My Collection,” Arvind Lifestyle Brands can mitigate the risk of incorrect samples, additional costs and production errors or delays, to accelerate time to market of products that meet consumer demand.

“We selected Dassault Systems’ ‘My Collection’ industry solution experience to help us enhance product line architecture, technical product development, sourcing, costing and pre-production processes,” said J. Suresh, Managing Director, Arvind Lifestyle Brands. “The value we see in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform combined with the industry knowledge of Dassault Systems’ value-added reseller Simbus Technologies, is a winning proposition for us.”

“The retail ‘speed to market’ cycle continues to shrink every year across all categories, increasing the pressure on retail supply chains for brands and the need for efficient internal and external processes for brands and retailers,” said Susan Olivier, Vice President, Consumer Goods and Retail Industry, Dassault Systems. “This is particularly relevant in India, whose retail market is predicted to grow significantly in the next five years. With Dassault Systems’ ‘My Collection’ industry solution experience, Arvind Lifestyle Brands is taking the digital steps toward achieving global operational efficiency.”

About Dassault Systems 

Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systems’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bricsys Releases BricsCAD V16
GENT, Belgium, Oct 28, 2015 - Bricsys announces the release of its flagship design software, BricsCAD V16. The innovative CAD system powers 2D drafting, 3D modeling, sheet metal design, and BIM architecture -- all on the world standard .dwg file format. It is available on Windows, and soon Mac and Linux.

New 2D and 3D Functions in V16

BricsCAD V16 significantly expands the function of the unique Quad cursor so that it also draws objects, in addition to editing them. The Quad is easily customized in V16.

Users make better drawings through the new dynamically associative array function that creates and edits linear, rectangular, polar, 3D array, and arrays along paths. As well, transparency can be applied to objects, layers, and plotted out. Text is enhanced multi-column paragraphs and automatic stacking of fractions.

Now map tiles can be placed from online cartographic services, and drawings can be located accurately using geographic coordinates.

BricsCAD V16 expands 3D object creation to 3D surfaces, which can be edited just like 3D solids, including those imported from other CAD programs. The new release imports and heals assemblies from MCAD programs like Solidworks and Inventor; in addition, it imports 3D models from the popular SketchUp conceptual modeling tool, and BIM data from IFC files.

BricsCAD BIM (building information model) for architectural design synchronizes 3D models with 2D sections, plans, and details, and reads and writes IFC files from other BIM systems. All building materials and compositions in the BIM database are accessible through the dockable BIM panel. BricsCAD creates room objects in V16 that are bounded by wall objects. Choose windows and doors from the library, or else create your own by setting parameters in the Properties panel.

The redesigned drawing generation feature lets users generate 2D drawings, details, sections, and sheet sets in seconds from 3D, BIM, and sheet metal models using styles.

BricsCAD Sheet Metal

In BricsCAD V16, the sheet metal functions become an optional add-on. New functions in V16 include automatic feature coloring, lofted bends, and additional junction and relief shapes. The all-new batch processing facilities allows users to quickly produce families of sheet metal parts of different sizes. Support for CAM systems is extended to CYBELEC and DELEM.

Hundreds of Third-party Applications

Bricsys’ strong relationship with third-party application developers means users have access to more than 400 applications running on top of BricsCAD. Click here, to browse the online app store. 

The extensive BricsCAD development platform boasts nine programming interfaces, allowing developers to rapidly port applications from other .dwg-based CAD programs, usually without modifying any source code. To learn more about the easy 1-2-3 process to join and post your add-on software, visit

Pricing and Availability

The English version of BricsCAD V16 for Windows is available now. Additional languages and platforms will be released in the weeks to come. The free download provides a 30-day trial of all functions of the Platinum edition.

With BricsCAD you get more for less. Pricing of BricsCAD V16 starts at just €410/$520 for the Classic edition. Other editions and additional solutions offer Sheet Metal design, BIM planning, and 3D data exchange -- all based on the .dwg format.

About Bricsys

Bricsys is a global provider of dwg engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD brand. With relentless commitment to the success of the BricsCAD community, Bricsys is focused on providing an industrial strength CAD software platform and industry leading support at a compelling price to customers in the AEC, GIS, civil engineering, process and power, and mechanical CAD markets. Founded in 2002, Bricsys is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance. For more information, visit