Caterpillar Adopts the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Evaluate Future Products Virtually

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Caterpillar, a manufacturer of industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, diesel and natural gas engines is deploying Dassault Systèmes’ advanced 3DEXPERIENCE platform into its infrastructure. Dassault Systèmes deals with the 3DEXPERIENCE and offers solutions such as 3D design software, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and 3D Digital Mock Up. The “Single Source for Speed” industry solution will enable Caterpillar to examine the quality, durability and performance of the future products virtually before constructing the physical models.

“Although simulation plays a central role in testing and validating, it is often performed late in the design cycle using a variety of niche tools. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps companies like Caterpillar reduce development costs and satisfy their customers with robust product performance,” states Philippe Bartissol, Vice President, Industrial Equipment Industry, Dassault Systèmes.

“Single Source for Speed” utilizes the SIMULIA applications, powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and delivering realistic simulation allows users to explore real world behavior of nature, product and life. Gaining a deeper understanding of a product’s function earlier in the design process facilitates heavy equipment manufacturers to identify and resolve issues, explore alternative designs and implement them as per the requirements.

“Heavy mobile machinery and equipment manufacturers design some of the most complex products in the world under highly competitive market conditions,” adds Bartissol.

Dassault provides businesses and people with virtual tool to imagine future innovations. The company’s solutions transforms the way products are designed, supported and produced. The solutions trigger innovation which expands enormous possibilities for the virtual world to enhance real world technologies. The firm effectively assists over 210,000 customers from more than 140 countries involved in all kinds of  industries.

Caterpillar is a firm that operates through three product segments such as Energy & Transportation, Construction Industries and Resource Industries. The company also offers financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.