Welcome!

News Feed Item

University Students in Seven Time Zones Design Car Factory Using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and Cloud Technology

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Metz (ENIM) today announced that ENIM and 15 other universities in ten countries around the world provide their engineering students with a unique social innovation and collaborative learning experience, based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The pioneering “Global Factory” program, now preparing for its third year, brought together engineering students from a total of 16 different universities in seven different time zones, some 11 hours apart, by leveraging the multidisciplinary 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes. All participants use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and cloud technology for design authoring, digital manufacturing, scientific simulation and analysis, as well as collaboration. The outcome of this program is a rich computer model of a complete automobile factory, optimized in multiple aspects, including building, floor layout, process definitions, throughput, robots and machine programs, operator ergonomics, and complex systems.

Participants in Global Factory

  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)
  • Universidad Nacional de La Matanza (Argentina)
  • Universidad Catholica de Córdoba (Argentina)
  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (Brasil)
  • Universidade Federal do Amazonas (Brasil)
  • Nanjing University of Technology (China)
  • Nanjing University of Science & Technology (China)
  • Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia)
  • Universidad EAFIT (Colombia)
  • Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research (United Arab Emirates)
  • Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Las Américas (Dominican Republic)
  • Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz (France)
  • UNIVERSIAPOLIS Ecole Polytechnique d'Agadir (Morocco)
  • Universidad ESAN (Peru)

The success of the Global Factory program’s first two years has lead ENIM and the program’s other participants to plan an expansion of its disciplinary field in September 2014. Global Factory will become in its third year “Digital Farm” and will lead agronomy, mechanical, ergonomy, systems and industrial engineering students to rethink agricultural equipment in the context of a farming experience.

“Social, cloud-based collaboration was a key reason the Global Factory program over-achieved its goal,” said Pierre Chevrier, Director, ENIM. “In a dispersed environment, like ones real life engineers experience every day, social networking technologies are mandatory for successful innovation. This is a fundamental competency that every engineer needs to succeed in today’s multi-cultural business world.”

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s 3DSWYM social application is essential to the project. Thanks to this social innovation environment, students are able to share ideas, ask questions, install applications and access training materials anytime, anywhere. Working together across international groups with different native languages, across dispersed time zones, is a challenge to complex innovation projects. Global Factory provides participants with experiential learning opportunities to understand and develop this competence.

“Innovation and collaboration are, at their hearts, social activities. Social collaboration is an essential global engineering practice. ENIM’s Global Factory program illustrates how our 3DEXPERIENCE platform is perfectly suited to transfer such competitive practices into a student’s learning experience,” said Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs, Dassault Systèmes. “This is the future of education and we are proud to help forward thinking universities, such as ENIM and its partners, implement it.”

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, 3D VIA, 3DSWYM, BIOVIA, NETVIBES, and 3DXCITE are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...