Auburn Hills, MI, USA, Januray 9, 2007 – Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), announces that Version 5 Release 17 of its PLM software includes numerous enhancements to the DELMIA V5 Robotics program, including a new capability that defines and simulates complex flexible manufacturing devices such as multi-wrist robotic arms. This allows for more accurate simulation of the manufacturing processes and better defines resource allocation.
Additionally, new native language teach pendant capabilities allow off-line programmers to program robots with V5 3D processing planning tools using both a teach pendant and programming language familiar to the robot technician. Productivity is therefore improved as the user no longer needs to learn a new programming language.
Users of V5R17 DELMIA robotic simulation solutions also now have the ability to customize their solutions through the use of user-friendly Visual Basic (VB). New interfaces include tag/tag group creation and manipulation, controller data profiles, kinematic relations, tool mount model and task.
With the new V5R17 release, DELMIA’s industry-leading robot motion planning is even more accurate and robust with new high cycle time and path planning validation and analysis. For applications requiring the highest level of accuracy, Realistic Robotic Simulation and Realistic Robotic Simulation II modules are available.
Providing a single programming solution for all major robot vendors, DELMIA’s V5 Robotics, allows for the design, simulation, optimization and off-line programming of robotic workcells in a 3D digital factory environment. It can capture the underlying philosophy of and intent of the robot programmer. This enables the company to capture and reuse best practices, leverage programming knowledge, and automate the repetitive work of robot programming.
DELMIA’s entire solutions portfolio is founded on a unique Product, Process and Resource data model supported by a common Manufacturing Hub, which allows manufacturers to store, manage and reuse all product, process and resource information throughout the product lifecycle. It shares the same architecture as sister companies CATIA® and ENOVIA®, seamlessly integrating information throughout the enterprise.