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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Dassault Systèmes Announces General Availability of Release 2015x of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Dassault Systèmes today announced the general availability of Release 2015x of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. R2015x offers a simplified and improved user experience with elegant and powerful enhancements that significantly increase productivity on premise, as well as on public or private cloud.

All of Dassault Systèmes’ cloud customers were successfully and seamlessly upgraded to R2015x within a few hours and over the whole scope of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including design and engineering, 3D design, IP governance and lifecycle, simulation and manufacturing, making it the largest cloud portfolio in the market.

“Every single cloud customer is already taking advantage of the volume of new enhancements we’ve implemented in R2015x, demonstrating the power of the cloud model,” said Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Dassault Systèmes. “We are the first to truly take advantage of this model, in its simplicity, for our customers of all types and sizes.”

In the age of experience, as business complexities grow, more companies are looking for one business platform to create innovative experiences from product to point-of-sale. Providing companies with functional tools that both add value and simplify tasks is crucial.

R2015x combines new user interface, applications, services and cloud infrastructure enhancements to offer a more robust performance and improved quality and usability, all while delivering the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s full social collaboration capabilities that customers rely on. Business units that employ Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio of Industry Solution Experiences and day-to-day users of its brand applications in the company’s twelve industries now enjoy increased productivity and an enriched user experience.

R2015x also includes hundreds of industry-specific enhancements to the platform’s on premise and public or private cloud portfolio of Industry Solution Experiences. For example, users can now benefit from more than 250 new capabilities within the transportation and mobility industry alone, such as composites braiding and – in systems engineering - the ability to openly exchange models with support of the functional mock-up standard and to include kinematics. In the architecture, engineering and construction industry, civil engineers can prepare for infrastructure design by creating a realistic 3D model of ground and underground. In life sciences, the portfolio addresses collaborative authoring and engineering of biological entities and pathways, as well as navigation of scientific information.

In addition, R2015x introduces groupings of applications called ‘roles’ to best match users’ needs. They are designed to cover a broader set of activities that users need to accomplish in industry-specific domains. Users of the platform can access and select roles directly from the 3DCompass of the user interface. Examples of roles include: creative designer, project manager, stress analysis engineer or process planner. In R2015x, there are 219 roles on premise, 115 roles on public cloud and 115 roles on private cloud.

Among R2015x’s key user interface developments, users can enjoy touch-friendly ease of use and can effortlessly customize their interface and toolbars, which is a particular advantage for expert tasks. All applications are touch enabled, and a real or virtual touch pad allows faster and easier access to a customized set of applications. Simplified editing features, accelerated loading of large sessions and better contextual toolbar availability further contribute to the quality of the user experience.

Dassault Systèmes is also committed to the continuing compatibility and synchronization between V5 and V6. R2015x offers an ease of interface that lets V5 customers benefit from their existing deployments and take advantage of V6 applications, as well as powerful openness and coexistence capabilities for a heterogeneous environment with a user’s suppliers and other software.

“R2015x offers quality and robustness that will particularly resonate among industrials seeking to unify the user experience across multiple processes for enhanced and more efficient innovation,” added Dominique Florack.

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