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DS announces two new acquisitions
26 April 2013
As a strategic asset of Dassault Systèmes we will be able to significantly help our customers better use our products throughout their organisations.
FE-DESIGN Dassault Systèmes has announced two new acquisitions, Archividéo and FE-DESIGN.
The company will advance its strategy into the field of urban planning and land development alongside Archividéo.
Based in Rennes, France, Archividéo will extend Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE strategy and platform into urban environment planning, with the company boasting an impressive portfolio of 3D city and landscaping technology.
“The next step for sustainable planning is to imagine cities, countries or industrial fields in 3DEXPERIENCE universes,” said Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “With the integration of Archividéo technology within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we will provide a 3D model of any country to simulate ‘what if’ scenarios of energy, transportation, or construction flows compliant with reality.”
3D city modelling allows the merging of multiple sources to provide an accurate and insightful approach to planning.
Archividéo’s heuristic technology, which includes geo-photographic modelling and procedural modelling technologies, enables complex urban and geo-environment models with rich detail and mapping to be created with relative ease.
“We welcome this acquisition opens for simulating cities and their development projects: future impacts, access to information, and collaboration of all stakeholders in the city and citizens,” said Pascal Berteaud, managing director of the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information.
“This acquisition will power our 3DEXPERIENCity Innovation Lab. We will help countries that are facing urbanisation complexity to anticipate country development and to improve citizens’ quality of life,” added Charlès.
The acquisition of FE-DESIGN will advance Dassault Systèmes’ design options and expand the company’s SIMULIA applications, provide a complete design optimisation solution for the modern market.
Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, FE-DESIGN is a leading non-parametric optimisation solutions provider in both the structural and fluids-based fields.
FE-DESIGN has previous worked with high-profile customers such as General Motors, BMW, Siemens and Suzlon, and Charlès is confident the acquisition is the right move for the two companies.
“Design optimisation is a complex way of saying ‘finding the right design’ for business, for customers, and for the world. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is all about optimising a company’s business and the products it offers. This is why FE-DESIGN is such a good fit for Dassault Systèmes,” said Charlès.
Charlès continued: “Is it what customers want? Can we produce it quickly and effectively? And, is it right for a sustainable future? These are the questions industry must ask to harmonise products, nature and life. And these are the questions our platform answers.”
It is hoped that in unison FE-DESIGN will enable Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE to simulate the right design more quickly and with greater efficiency.
“We have been working closely with Dassault Systèmes for more than ten years and recognise the business benefits our customers will immediately gain through their global support organisation, and more over time with their enterprise collaboration environment and advanced technologies for 3D modelling and realistic simulation,” said Dr. Jürgen Sauter, founder and CEO, FE-Design. “As a strategic asset of Dassault Systèmes we will be able to significantly help our customers better use our products throughout their organisations.”