Apr 06 2011

Dassault Systèmes Assists Parker Aerospace in Managing Regulatory Compliance; Implements V6 PLM Solution

ENOVIA Implementation Focused Upon Improved Engineering Efficiency

LOWELL, Mass. — April 6, 2011 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that Parker Aerospace, an operating unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world’s leading producer of motion and control technology solutions, is implementing ENOVIA V6 Release 2011x to better manage regulatory compliance, consolidate disparate systems and enable quicker product data inquiries.  As a result, Parker Aerospace will make significant progress on its journey to a model-based enterprise, replacing 2D drawings with a common user interface in the language of 3D.

Parker Aerospace is focused on the delivery of equipment and technology for the aerospace industry, including flight control, hydraulic, fuel, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for powered flight throughout the world.  With ENOVIA, one of Dassault Systèmes’ solutions for collaborative PLM, Parker Aerospace is building a single repository of information with integrated regulatory controls that eliminate the risk of accidental disclosure of export-controlled information while tracking and reporting compliance activity. Simultaneously, the system allows engineers to query and find data faster, shortening the time required to solve common problems.

“ENOVIA offers Parker Aerospace several exciting advantages, including the ability to deliver the appropriate information to the right resources at the right time and the power to control objects for export compliance and intellectual property protection,” said Bob Deragisch, manager of enterprise systems for Parker Aerospace.

Parker Aerospace is also replacing several systems by standardizing on ENOVIA and CATIA, Dassault Systèmes’ solution for product design and innovation.  By doing so, Parker Aerospace expects to decrease the amount of time an engineer spends looking for information about a design. 

“ENOVIA offers us substantial improvements in our total cost of ownership because we are replacing multiple systems with an end-to-end DS solution that integrates ENOVIA with our existing CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 investments and eliminates the need for us to write and maintain interoperability connections,” Deragisch continued.  “This strategy enables our ecosystem of customers to increase their efficiency, communicate in the universal language of 3D, and enhance their data protection.” 

ENOVIA also provides the opportunity for Parker Aerospace to create an electronic, auditable engineering change process that can be used internally, as well as externally with customers and suppliers.  Rather than printing documents related to a change, receiving several signed approvals and scanning the documents back into a system, ENOVIA will electronically route engineering changes in 3D for approval. 

“It is critical for companies in the aerospace industry to have the ability to properly manage and protect sensitive design and product data.  With ENOVIA, Parker Aerospace addresses this need and decreases its regulatory compliance risk,” said Michel Tellier, CEO, ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes.  “At the same time, our solutions improve collaboration between engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and the various other parties involved in bringing a product to market through the universal language of 3D.”

Parker Aerospace also has implementations of various other DS solutions, including DELMIA and SIMULIA.

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