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Dassault Systemes acquires FE-Design and Archivideo

Dassault Systèmes has acqired FE-Design Group, a provider of design optimisation for early-stage product development.

The acquisition of FE-Design, based in Germany, expands Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia applications to provide a more complete design optimisation solution on the market.

With more than 200 global product manufacturer customers, including General Motors, BMW, Siemens, and Suzlon, FE-Design is considered a technology leader for non-parametric optimisation solutions in both the structural and fluids-based domains.

“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,” said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. 

“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 3DExperience platform answers.”

In a rapidly growing market, design exploration and optimisation techniques are becoming essential to balance the demands of product performance against resource efficiency and time to market constraints.

FE-Design’s products are expected to enhance Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform and its ability to automate the process of simulating the right design more quickly and more efficiently.

Dassault Systèmes has also acquired Archividéo, which is in the business of automated creation and management of large 3D urban environments and landscapes.

The acquisition of Archividéo, based in France, brings a new dimension to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience strategy and platform, extending it to urban environment planning with 3D city and landscape modeling technology. 

"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," said Bernard Charlès.

This type of 3D city model allows consistent and accurate merging of multiple sources of data (from open-data to proprietary information), and provides an independent referential for a city and all the players involved in it.

Due to Archividéo’s heuristic technology, geo-photographic modeling, and procedural modeling technologies, complex urban and geo-environment models can be created with deep detail and tight mapping to the real-world environment.

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