Paris, France, November 20, 2002 - Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and CENIT AG Systemhaus today announced the extension of their CAA V5 SCP partnership (Component Application Architecture V5 Software Community Program) to include DELMIA. CENIT’s new FasTRIM Offline 3D-Laser Cutting Solution integrated for CATIA and DELMIA V5 is the latest addition to CENIT’s suite of cutting products including CUT4AXES CAAV5 Based, a CATIA V5 integrated solution for programming and simulation of wire-EDM-cutting-machines delivered in November 2001.
FasTRIM is an offline programming solution that supports the most modern 3D cutting and trimming technologies such as laser cutting, water jet trimming, and laser scribing. Formerly named LaserCUT, FasTRIM has been integrated in CATIA V4 since 1995. LaserCUT is the number one programming system for 3D Laser Cutting technology and is used by industry-leading companies such as Volvo, AUDI, VW, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, PSA, Bombardier, and SAAB as well as many laser shops.
“LaserCUT on CATIA Version 4 was our first step in the world of 3D CAD and 5-axis offline programming,” said Jim Abbott, Novi, CNC Center Inc. “Today we can say that LaserCUT is one of the main reasons that we can offer efficient and high quality laser cutting services. We are happy to see that this pragmatic and efficient solution will be available on a new platform in order to keep improving our current processes.”
“Three years ago, we replaced our previous solution by LaserCUT due to its leading functionality and due to the CATIA integration, said Ulrich Löffelhardt, head of Manufacturing Applications at Daimler Chrysler Germany. “With the V5-platform and its associative process chain, we see new opportunities to integrate FasTRIM with DaimlerChrysler’s digital manufacturing concept.”
FasTRIM provides complete offline programming functionalities such as intuitive programming features, powerful simulation capacity, automatic path generation, best fit calibration to match machine home with part origin, automatic fixture builder and reverse engineering. Thanks to its DELMIA V5 integration and cooperation with leading machine suppliers, FasTRIM currently supports all well-known 5-axis machine tools (including Trumpf, Prima, Mazak, and NTC) and will support robot cells. CENIT will deliver an end-to-end solution by selling its integrated FasTRIM add-on to the DELMIA FasTRIM configuration and related services for a machine tool implementation kit.
“The common V5 platform for CATIA and DELMIA, allows us to use best-in-class technology for all components of the FasTRIM solution such as geometry creation and access, offline programming, and simulation,” said Peter Hinkel, e-Manufacturing Manager, CENIT. “The CAA V5 experience we acquired by developing a CATIA V5 integrated product (CUT4AXES) allowed us to seamlessly begin FasTRIM development as a DELMIA integrated product. The V5 platform enables us to develop our products very efficiently and provide our customers with a high quality, 3D PLM integrated solution.”
“CAA V5, the open middleware for 3D PLM, provides a unique competitive advantage to both our customers and our software partners,” said Stéphane Declée, vice president Research and Development Strategy, Dassault Systemes. “By leveraging the V5 architecture in a single development effort, CENIT is able to provide the customer with an application fully integrated with CATIA and DELMIA. This tight integration is due to the unique V5 PPR (Product, Process, Resource) model, which natively serves to integrate the product with its processes and resources. CENIT’s solutions enhance Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM offering and give our customers a consistent product portfolio covering all their business processes.”