United States

Ford Motor Company’s North America Engine Engineering Organization has more than 100 CAD designers and CAE analysts in its Powertrain Analytical Design and Six Sigma (ADSS) department. This team designs all of the powertrain components, including the cylinder block and head, connecting rods and crankshafts, pistons, turbo chargers, and valvetrains.

The Challenge

Ford Motor Company’s powertrain team sought to accelerate product development by enhancing collaboration among engineers, designers, and analysts.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Ford leveraged SIMULIA’s Abaqus for CATIA solution to tighten integration of CAD geometry and CAE analysis models, and by developing CAD and CAE templates to standardize and accelerate processes.


Ford is rolling out the solution globally to take advantage of substantial time savings plus better workload balancing of analysts and designers and improved design validation efficiency.