Step into the future of design

The future of transportation will be smarter, greener and faster. The shift has already begun, but what can we expect in 2050?

Designer Takumi Yamamoto set out to find the answer. Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, he worked with modeler Tomislav Solina and Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA R&D Design team to conceptualize a vehicle that embodies the convergence of science, technology and art: the OLOID.FD.

Overcoming the challenges of remote collaboration and a limited timeline, the team imagined a high-performing, light and sustainable electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with the functionalities of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA’s Creative Design Experience.

Discover the OLOID.FD: the convergence of art and technology

The creative project empowered the team to experiment with novel design methods to imagine both the vehicle and the design studio of tomorrow.

With this project, I wanted to challenge conventions, not like a sci-fi movie but to create something new to inspire the future of transportation.



Takumi Yamamoto
Takumi Yamamoto

The project integrates aerodynamics, sustainability, simulation – all the different aspects of the product. In the end, it’s not just a beautiful vehicle, it’s a full experience.



Xavier Melkonian
Xavier Melkonian
CATIA R&D Design Processes & Roles Portfolio Senior Director, Dassault Systèmes

Creating a full-scale design experience

From the beginning of the project, the team aimed to create a sustainable vehicle that would fully adapt to its passengers.

They explored different approaches to sketch, shape, simulate and visualize the eVTOL on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, and at the end of the project, they had not only designed a visionary eVTOL but also an experience.

Collaborative design

The team worked together seamlessly from different parts of the world with virtual whiteboards, dashboards and communities.

Immersive design

Sketching in virtual reality helped determine the right proportions and ensure optimal user experience from the start.

Parametric modeling

Design by algorithm both enriched the model with organic shapes and inspired the designers to innovate further.

Virtual twin technology

The digital replica enabled the team to explore diverse design alternatives.


Aerodynamics was virtually tested and enhanced to improve performance and sustainability.

3D rendering

Visualizing the aircraft in various material, color and lighting scenarios environments helped the team try out and pick the best options.

The team brought together collaboration, design and simulation in a single environment on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud. This centralized digital approach enabled them to quickly and efficiently imagine a unique and sustainable aircraft, as well as to enhance their creativity and envision entirely new ways of working.

We can draw in space, imagine ideas and concepts at scale very quickly – just with a VR helmet and controllers.


Aude Massoni
Aude Massoni
CATIA R&D Design Creative Design Role Portfolio Manager, Dassault Systèmes

“We were able to work together on the project and push it forward as if we were sitting next to each other.”


Tomislav Solina
Tomislav Solina
Computer-Aided Styling (CAS) expert

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OLOID.FD: A Journey from Concept to Full-Scale Experience

Discover the full creative process behind the OLOID.FD.

Takumi Yamamoto Conceptualizes Personal eVTOL for 2050 with Dassault Systèmes

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