Switzerland Brand: CATIA, ENOVIA
Industry: Energy and Process and Utilities

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The Challenge

Maintain a coherent configuration of CERN equipment including the 27-kilometer-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Dassault Systèmes Response

CERN uses CATIA and ENOVIA  SmarTeam to manage configuration, integration of new equipment and maintenance of the entire CERN infrastructure.


CATIA digital mock-ups of CERN equipment managed with ENOVIA SmarTeam help CERN engineers cut time and costs associated with refurbishing existing machines and integrating equipment in new projects such as the LINAC -4.