Dassault Systèmes has announced an agreement with Scania to implement its 3DExperience platform for its development processes.
While it’s often difficult to parse the true meaning from DS’s press releases, it’s clear that this looks like a good win for the company with Scania taking on its application platform for development of its wide range of vehicles, particularly given the company’s position within the VW Group.
There are some interesting details over at engineering.com (written by D3D’s old friend, Verdi Ogewell).
According to Ogewell, “The battle for this attractive contract brought out the big three PLM vendors: Dassault Systèmes, Siemens PLM and PTC. In the final round, Dassault was up against Siemens PLM in a so-called Proof of Concept (POC) while PTC was eliminated at an earlier stage.
“A POC can be described as a kind of pilot to test parts of the solutions against a number of practical issues.”
“Scania’s renowned modular system opens up innumerable variants of products and the continuous introduction of design changes,” said Michael Thel, Engineering Director, Scania.
“This requires a comprehensive repository of designs that can be joined together in building the applications of the customer’s choice.
“The 3DExperience platform will help improve simulation for faster validation of our vehicles. It will also enable full traceability and digital continuity from design to manufacturing throughout our unique virtual product development processes.”