Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, December 12, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Abaqus Version 6.7 Extended Functionality (EF), its technology-leading finite element analysis (FEA) software suite from SIMULIA.
The release builds on SIMULIA’s promise of delivering a broader set of solutions within an open, unified simulation environment. New capabilities in Abaqus Version 6.7-EF include native technology for multiphysics fluid-structure interaction (FSI), an associative geometry interface to SolidWorks, collaborative modeling capabilities, tools for managing material libraries, and visualization capabilities for solid composites, as well as dozens of additional customer-requested enhancements.
“This extended functionality release of Abaqus demonstrates our focus on advanced simulation technology and usability features that enable our customers to accelerate the evaluation of the real-world behavior of their products,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA. “The new multiphysics technology within Abaqus streamlines the process of evaluating the performance of structures interacting with fluids, such as tire hydroplaning or container drop, which is critical to improving product safety and quality.”
"The SolidWorks Associative Interface in Abaqus is a direct result of customer demand," stated Rainer Gawlick, vice president of worldwide marketing, SolidWorks. "This capability provides significant gains in efficiency and quality by enabling SolidWorks users to make immediate design performance decisions based on advanced analysis results from Abaqus."
Abaqus Version 6.7-EF New Features and Enhancements:
Abaqus Version 6.7-EF offers a unified finite element solution that increases confidence in design decisions, reduces physical testing, and accelerates time-to-market.
For more information, visit: http://www.simulia.com/products/abaqus_fea.html.
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