Dassault Systèmes has announced the availability of the latest release of its Version 5 PLM (product lifecycle management) applications, which adds new composite fibre modelling technology. Dassault Systèmes, headquartered in France, specialises in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.
The new V5-6R2013 release adds composite fibre modeling technology based on the recently acquired Simulayt, increased openness and standards support, and enhanced high-end surface modeling capabilities. (See Dassault Systèmes acquires Simulayt Ltd.) The new release also includes additions to the V6-to-V5 multi-version compatibility announced last year, further enabling internal and external V6-V5 collaboration. V5-6R2013 includes nearly 40 new 3DEXPERIENCE technologies originally from V6R2013 and V6R2013x.
In particular, new composite materials fibre simulation capabilities enable the optimisation of ply shapes and ensure accurate composites manufacturing. This technology, based on the recently acquired Simulayt, is routinely used to analyse complex surfaces, particularly in aerospace, motorsports and the energy sector. Fiber Modeler was originally introduced in V6R2013x and is now natively available in V5-6R2013 of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.