France Brand: CATIA
Industry: Aerospace and Defense

The Challenge

To design, build and fly around the world in a solar-powered plane and demonstrate what is possible using alternative energy sources. Read more.

Dassault Systèmes Response

The company used Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform for design and assembly simulation.


3DEXPERIENCE platform applications allowed Solar Impulse engineers to determine the best weightsize configuration for the plane, the optimal cockpit design and to avoid assembly issues before building the plane.