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  • t-systems.automotiveIT

    Made for Daimler suppliers: a CAD bridge for NX and Catia


    T-Systems says Com/Fox can even convert files with kinematics components without data loss (Photo: T-Systems) T-Systems is offering suppliers to Daimler a program that can convert 3D CAD data created with Catia into a format that can still be used following the company switch to a new Siemens NX ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT

    Daimler completes transition to Siemens NX CAD software


    Daimler's switch to Siemens NX reflects a desire to integrate all product data with CAD (Photo: Siemens) Daimler has completed a groupwide transition to Siemens NX CAD software, which replaced Dassault Systemes' Catia V5 software across all of the company's divisions. The German car and truck maker said the ...

  • daimler siemens.automotiveIT

    Daimler's switch from Catia to Siemens NX moves into higher gear


    Daimler's change is driven by compatibility issues between its CAD and PDM software Daimler's preparations for its planned switch from Catia to Siemens NX are progressing and the carmaker has, in the words of one insider, entered the "hot phase" of the transition. Two-thirds of CAD software users still ...

  • dassault.automotiveIT

    Dassault bundles applications to address car design complexity


    Dassault Systems has grouped several of its applications in a package designed to manage the complexity of building increasingly electrified vehicles. The simulation software, CAD/CAM and product lifecycle management specialist said its "Smart, Safe & Connected Car" solution will accelerate the development of embedded systems while helping automakers meet all ...

  • catia v6.dassault.automotiveIT

    Webasto upgrades to Catia V6


    Dassault Systemes also announced the latest release of its  Catia software (Photo: Dassault Systemes) Webasto is upgrading its PLM systems to Catia V6 from V5, software consultancy Cenit said. The upgrade will allow the Germany-based automotive roof specialist to manage all licenses held by its global units centrally Bernd ...

  • Autodesk Cloud.automotiveIT

    Autodesk introduces cloud-based PLM software


    Autodesk hopes its cloud-based solution will appeal to smaller companies as well (Photo: Autodesk) Autodesk has unveiled new cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software targeted at existing as well as new users. The US based 3d design, engineering and entertainment software group said in a press release that its new ...

  • siemens solid edge.automotiveIT

    From Siemens PLM, millions of parts in 3D


    Configurable parts can be viewed in 3D detail (Photo: Siemens PLM) Siemens PLM has launched a new internet portal where users of its Solid Edge software can review millions of parts and components in 3D CAD models. The German maker of product-lifecycle-management software said the portal allows users to configure ...

  • daimler siemens.automotiveIT

    Daimler: 10-year agreement with Siemens PLM


    Daimler has agreed with Siemens on a 10-year agreement for the use of the technology group's NX CAD software. The German premium car group decided last year to replace its Dassault CATIA software with Siemens' NX CAD system. The move came as a surprise to France-based Dassault. Daimler wants to ...

  • porsche lorenz.automotiveIT

    Porsche CIO Sven Lorenz has growing product portfolio


    Lorenz isobserving "with great interest" Daimler’s CAD move from Dassault to Siemens Sven Lorenz, Porsche’s CIO is a busy man. Not only does he have to manage integration with new majority owner Volkswagen, he also has to deal with the increasing role of social media, continued tight budgets andthe need ...

  • ansys simulation.automotiveIT

    Simulation exec says new approach crucial to EV success


    Ansys says multi-dimensional simulation is key to developing EVs and batteries (illustration: Ansys) A senior Ansys executive said new thinking about simulation - and a new toolset - is required tosuccessfully master the complexity of developing electric vehicles and the battery systems that power them. "This decade is a new ...

  • bmw-150x150.automotiveIT

    Dassault confirms BMW choice of V6 PLM development software


    Dassault Systemes confirmed that BMW has chosen its V6 PLM solution to develop future electrical, electronics and embedded software architecture. The French maker of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) software said BMW chose its solution because of its flexibility and its built-in specialized functionality for systems engineering. As reported ...

  • bmw-150x150.automotiveIT

    Rumor: BMW to choose Dassault PLM software


    BMW is rumored to have made a decision favoring Dassault Systemes software for its car development operations. Industry sources say the Munich-based premium car maker has decided to use Dassault V6 product lifecycle management (PLM) software. It would also use this software as the basis for its embedded-systems architecture. There ...

  • carmaker truckmaker.automotiveIT

    IPG launches new version of CarMaker test platform


    German software maker IPG Automotive has launched a new version of its CarMaker test platform. The open-integrationand testing platform can be used throughout the development process. CarMaker 3.5 now includes TruckMaker, a platform that is specifically suited for virtual test driving of commercial vehicles CarMaker software can be used throughout ...

  • Rapide_-_Aston_Martin.automotiveIT

    Aston Martin chooses Siemens for global development


    The Aston Martin Rapide Aston Martin is standardizing its global sports car development using Siemens software, the German engineering group said Tuesday. The British sports car maker will use NX and Teamcenter software to manage its design and development processes. The software is made by the Siemens Industry Automation Division, ...

  • Article

    JT data format closer to becoming international standard


    Siemens PLM Software said the JT data format is moving closer to becoming an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard. Siemens and ProSTEP iViP, a global consortium promoting open standards, said they had initiated the formal process to make JT an ISO standard for lightweight 3D data. Lightweight 3D data ...

  • exagon furtive

    Siemens NX software used to develop Furtive-eGT electric car


    French niche sports carmaker Exagon Engineering used Siemens’ NX and Teamcenter software in the development of its all-electric luxury car, the Furtive-eGT. Siemens said Exagon used NX integrated computer-aided design , manufacturing and engineering analysis software from the Siemens PLM Software division for all digital 3D product development work on ...

  • Article

    ITI launches 64bit version of SimulationX software


    Software maker ITI has launched a 64bit version of its SimulationX software. The German specialist in virtual system engineering said release 3.4 of SimulationX will allow designers to use the full potential of computer operating systems and hardware. The 64bit release will improve simulation performance andallow for greater precision in ...

  • daimler siemens.automotiveIT

    Daimler prefers Siemens CAD software to Dassault's


    Daimler said it will, from the summer of 2012, integrate work from morethan 20 development centers and their most important suppliers on a single product development platform provided by Siemens. The move came as a surprise to Dassault Systemes, the French maker of CATIA PLM software, whichrenewed its CATIA contract ...