Paris, France, and Providence, R.I. USA, December 11, 2006 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announces the availability of ABAQUS for CATIA V5 Version 2.4 software for finite element analysis (FEA) within the PLM process. This is the latest release from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand responsible for developing an open platform for the integration of multidisciplinary analysis as well as the ABAQUS and CATIA Analysis applications.
ABAQUS for CATIA V5 Version 2.4 integrates a broad spectrum of advanced linear and nonlinear FEA capabilities within the CATIA V5 environment. The new version introduces several advanced analysis capabilities, such as dynamic analysis, self-contact, submodeling, and cyclic symmetry, expanding the functional capabilities and benefits for CATIA users. The tight integration between ABAQUS and CATIA V5 allows product design engineers and expert analysts to use the same FEA methods and models, ensuring repeatability and accuracy.
“This new version of ABAQUS for CATIA V5 enables our customers to deploy sophisticated FEA methods to the enterprise as proven analysis workflows,” says Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA. “Virtual testing and validation of product performance is accelerated without leaving the CATIA environment. Version 2.4 of ABAQUS for CATIA V5 provides the competitive edge to engineering companies that put a premium on development speed.”
ABAQUS for CATIA V5 Version 2.4 builds on the SIMULIA strategy of providing scalable simulation solutions and an open framework for performing multidisciplinary analysis within the PLM process. Global leaders in the automotive and aerospace industries help set the development direction for ABAQUS for CATIA V5 by specifying and evaluating new features.
Version 2.4 offers the following major advancements: