Paris, France, April 11, 2007 — Farnham & Pfile Construction Inc. has completed an expansion of its Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) ENOVIA VPLM enterprise collaboration implementation that gives the industrial engineering company strategic-level solutions for pursuing a wider range of projects, Dassault Systèmes announced today. The company’s expanded implementation includes broad use of ENOVIA VPLM’s project planning, outage planning and decision support capabilities, in addition to their previous use of CATIA and ENOVIA’s digital mock-up (i.e. DMU) functionality.
Farnham & Pfile designs and builds large industrial systems ranging from power production facilities to complete material handling systems. ENOVIA VPLM is a component of Farnham & Pfile’s Dassault Systèmes product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. The company uses the PLM solution to manage every detail of complex projects, from conception, to bidding, engineering, production and post-production maintenance. The Windows-based collaborative environment enables everyone in the project planning process to exchange data without resorting to conversion files that often alter or eliminate important parameters. The ability to model a facility’s design, simulate its operation, and communicate changes at every phase of the development process gives Farnham & Pfile a powerful tool for attracting business.
“Initially we were using ENOVIA VPLM for digital mockups of facility designs, but we knew we wanted a fuller PLM implementation to help us bid on a broader variety of projects,” said Tom Porterfield, Farnham & Pfile’s vice president of operations. “Our current ENOVIA VPLM implementation lets us show clients data models of their facilities at different stages of completion to show them progress and make modifications. We make the modifications in our PLM system, and it communicates changes to all the affected stakeholders. That control enables us to complete projects on schedule and at budget, regardless of their complexity.”
Farnham & Pfile’s expanded ENOVIA VPLM implementation continues the company’s history of aggressively adopting new technology to stay ahead of its competition. Farnham & Pfile was an early adopter of Dassault Systèmes’ CADAM design authoring application in 1990, then migrated to CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 as soon as they were released.
“Farnham & Pfile was one of the first companies in its industry to recognize the advantage of designing large, complicated facilities in 3D. By moving to CATIA V5 and implementing ENOVIA VPLM, it’s extending that advantage by bringing every stakeholder in the design process into a single collaborative environment,” said Al Casas, Dassault Systèmes’ enterprise customer representative for the process, power and petroleum industries. “Farnham & Pfile plans to leverage the combined CATIA and ENOVIA VPLM solution to enable broader, more productive collaboration with partners, customers and suppliers leveraging a single, virtual product definition across the product lifecycle.”
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About About Farnham and Pfile
Founded in 1985, Farnham & Pfile Construction has grown from a small industrial construction company into an engineering and contracting company with total turnkey capability that includes engineering, procurement, and erection services. The firm has the technical equipment and financial resources needed to meet the full range of process and industrial construction requirements not only within budget but also on time. Serving clients in the process industry, particularly mineral processing and energy production, Farnham & Pfile provides turnkey solutions to complex projects, including new construction, retrofitting, and upgrades to existing coal processing plants. Information about Farnham & Pfile is available at http://www.farnham-pfile.com/
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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