Jun 30 2016

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Extends Interoperability on Large Assets for the Energy, Process and Utilities and the Marine and Offshore Industries

Supporting XMpLant Software Will Provide Digital Continuity for the Lifecycle of Plants and Ships

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — June 30, 2016 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform now extends the support of XMpLant with an integrated high-performance software tool providing interfaces to the major process plant and ship design systems used by the energy, process and utilities and the marine and offshore industries.  Companies can transfer legacy engineering models with associated intelligent information to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in order to improve collaboration, design time, productivity and operations.

Offshore platforms, ships, nuclear power plants and other large assets are designed and engineered with a complex ecosystem of suppliers and millions of parts.  XMpLant provides access to this intelligent information in an ISO 15926 compliant open neutral format, supporting the full structure, attributes and geometry of 2D schematics and 3D models.  With integrated XMpLant support, Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers a ready-to-use solution with standard-based interoperability that connects process plant and ship engineering, procurement and construction data and processes in a unified virtual environment. 

As a result, engineering, procurement and construction stakeholders have digital continuity throughout the entire lifecycle of a plant or ship.  Design reviews integrate models from multiple sources with attributes, costs, quantities, specifications and time.  Concept, design, engineering, fabrication, construction, procurement and owner teams have simultaneous and real-time access to design models, project data and expert knowledge of team members and customers, improving collaboration and productivity.  A digital referential further enhances performance and profitability once assets are in production. 

“Integrated XMpLant support is another achievement in Dassault Systèmes’ commitment to business platform openness with a variety of interfaced and multiple exchanges standards such as IFC, Step, IGES, and our existing capacity to read the XMpLant format,” said Thomas Grand, Vice President, Energy, Process and Utilities Industry, Dassault Systèmes.  “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform was developed to support openness, which is a key contributor to successful customer collaboration and innovation.”