達梭系統宣布SIMULIA產品Abaqus for CATIA V5新版本已正式上市

Extending Realistic Simulation Capabilities in CATIA V5
Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, April 7, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq:
DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Abaqus for CATIA V5 R18
SP4 from its SIMULIA brand for realistic simulation. This latest release of Abaqus for CATIA V5
provides improved usability and robust design analysis capabilities directly in CATIA V5 to
accelerate the product development process.


"Using realistic simulation in the design phase has enabled us to cut our time to market for a
new latch significantly," says Thomas Waldmann, manager of the Technical Analysis and
Simulation department at Kiekert, a global supplier of automotive door latches. "Strength
testing of automobile door latches is fundamental for us, but physical testing is slow and does
not realize the whole job. We began our linear analysis of door latches with finite-element
calculations inside CATIA. By adding Abaqus for CATIA V5 we are able to perform more
complex nonlinear contact simulation, which is what we need for accurate strength testing in
three dimensions."


"SIMULIA is dedicated to delivering a scalable suite of design analysis products that permit our
customers to start with basic design analysis and add functionality such as nonlinear contact,
thermal analysis, or coupled multiphysics as needed,” states Steve Crowley, director of
SIMULIA product management for Dassault Systèmes. “This release of Abaqus for CATIA V5
continues our strategy of delivering scalable analysis solutions that allow realistic simulation to
be used throughout the product lifecycle."


Using Abaqus for CATIA V5, expert analysts can define and deploy approved analysis
workflows for use across the enterprise. This capability enables design and engineering teams
to improve collaboration while evaluating design performance through the use of common FEA
models, technology, and methods that are synchronized with their CATIA V5 design.