Category: Dassault Systèmes

28 Nov 2017

White Paper: Optimizing Medical Device Development with Full Regulatory Compliance

How to Integrate Quality Throughout Your Product Lifecycle

A variety of factors are vital to the long-term success of a company and a product line, including price/cost, time-to-market, and more. But in this age of global communication—particularly in this era of social media usage, when an opinion or comment can go viral—one of the most important priorities for any company is product quality. That’s especially true for medical device manufacturers—companies whose customers’ lives often depend on the quality of the manufactured product.

The challenge many manufacturers face, however, is maintaining quality, as well as traceability and transparency, not just at one point in the product lifecycle, but throughout. That challenge is often compounded by siloed design, production, and change systems that don’t easily share information with each other or provide accessibility to all stakeholders in the process—something that impacts more than just the product itself.

As a new paper from Dassault Systèmes, “Optimizing Medical Device Development with Full Regulatory Compliance,” notes:

Quality information must be highly visible throughout an organization to ensure that any and all decisions…are informed in a timely, efficient, and accurate fashion.

Unfortunately, even when companies know that quality is so important, they don’t always make it the focus, as they scramble to get products to market or as different teams struggle with poor cross-functional communication. And that’s a problem. As the article points out:

Achieving product quality is a multidimensional challenge and failure to manage quality in an integrated way throughout the total product lifecycle jeopardizes a company’s profitability and reputation.”

The ideal solution is total transparency of the product lifecycle across functions, organizations, teams, stakeholders, and more. And that’s exactly what a PLM system—an enterprise-wide, cross-functional solution that provides a “formalized, systematic approach for managing all aspects of product quality, reliability, and risk”—can deliver.

PLM platforms also help organizations optimize design controls, communication, and product/technology reuse. By handling requirements management for both mass-market manufacturing and specialized, configure-to-order business models, as well as requirements validation through simulation and systems engineering, PLM solutions enable manufacturers to maintain traceability of customer needs being met throughout the lifecycle, from concept to design to finished product feature. In addition, search tools and integrated processes such as quality management solutions save manufacturers money and ensure communication and transparency organization-wide.

In short, a platform-based PLM solutionbreaks down organizational boundaries so companies can achieve the ultimate goal of increased patient safety while delivering innovative healthcare breakthroughs.”

To learn more about how a PLM solution can help your organization, download the whitepaper:

06 Sep 2017

SIMULIA Regional User Meetings Coming to a City Near You

Plan on attending one of the SIMULIA Regional User Meetings coming up soon in the Great Lakes, South, Central and Western areas of the states.


SIMULIA RUMMultibody Simulation User Group Meeting

September 27

Jim Alanoly from Ford will be the keynote speaker at this event and will present “Model Based Systems Engineering for Vehicle Structure Development.”

There will also be partner papers from Honda Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, Concurrent Real Time Systems, Cosin Scientific Software and Rfactor Pro. R&D experts will provide a Simpack development update, provide insight into acoustic analysis with Simpack and Wave6 and present simulation workflows for planetary gear systems and full electric vehicle modeling using Simpack, Dymola and Abaqus.



fe-safe User Group Meeting

September 27

Professor Timothy Topper from The University of Waterloo will be the keynote speaker at the fe-safe UGM 2017.

There will be user and partner papers from ATA Engineering, Caelynx, Caterpillar, FEA Services and Vextec. R&D and Application experts will be on hand to present topics such as fatigue and additive manufacturing, stochastic fatigue and the integration of fe-safe with Simpack for multibody dynamics. Don’t forget the free workshops on ‘Getting Started with fe-safe’ and ‘Vibration Fatigue.’ The Vibration Fatigue workshop is almost full.


Great Lakes Regional User Meeting

September 28

Taking place at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI. The keynote speaker will be Bjorn van Uem of Jaguar Land Rover who will speak on Centralized CAE Methods Development and Virtual Prototyping at Jaguar Land Rover. The event will be taking place at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.

You can jump start your productivity by attending the Advanced Technical Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 27 with the Abaqus Scripting Quick-Start by Paul Lam of Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA.


South Regional User Meeting

October 16-17

The South RUM will be held at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor to learn about new capabilities from Abaqus, CST, fe-safe, Isight, Simpack, Tosca, Wave6 and XFlow. Presenters include SIMULIA management, customer presentations and a demonstration by SIMULIA application engineers of new simulation workflows.

Other meeting highlights include:

  • Dr. Jim Kaculi, P.E., Vice President of Engineering at Dril-Quip, Inc. is this year’s keynote speaker. He will present ‘Verification Analysis and Validation Testing of Oil and Gas Equipment: Standards evolution and Consideration of Structural (Normal, Extreme, Survival) and Fatigue Performance.’
  • Advanced technology seminars on Monday, October 16th
  • Post RUM networking reception.


West Regional User Meeting

November 14-15

Join other professionals in Santa Clara, California to learn about new Abaqus and Isight capabilities, meet and hear from SIMULIA management, see customer presentations, and watch SIMULIA application engineers demonstrate new simulation workflows.


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26 Jul 2017

Register Today for the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum 2017

Join us at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum October 16-18 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

3DEXPERIENCE Forum is a must-attend event bringing together senior-level executives and thought leaders from a variety of industries, focused on transforming their business and addressing tomorrow’s market challenges today.

Register now to attend this valuable networking event where you will experience first-hand the depth and breadth of Dassault Systèmes footprint, 3DEXPERIENCE platform and how we build value for customers around the world.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Hear Keynote speaker George Blankenship, former executive from Tesla, Apple and GAP – and widely recognized as the architect of Apple’s brand-building retail strategy – as he talks about The Future of Innovation. What does it take to transform a company from status quo market contender to forward-thinking and dynamic player of the future?
  • Network with senior executives, industry influencers, strategy and technology experts to gain insight into how today’s leaders are transforming their business.
  • Listen to Bernard Charles, Dassault Systèmes Vice Chairman and CEO and Monica Menghini, Executive President & Chief Strategy Officer discuss digitalization, the platform economy and examples of game-changing technology strategies.
  • Join our featured industry tracks focused on key issues impacting business today, including case studies and solutions.
  • Discover Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform and learn how the power of connecting people, ideas, solutions and data create a new framework for thinking that can help you innovate, create new business opportunity and realize the future of the experience economy.

Click here and Register Now to Save: 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM

  • Register now for early bird rates ($975)
  • Standard rate begins August 14 ($1200)

We look forward to seeing you at the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum in October.

19 Jul 2017

Additive Manufacturing eSeminar July 20

Print to Perform: An AM Solution for Part Distortions and Residual Stresses

The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow as machine-builders provide newer machines, faster processes and a diverse portfolio of materials. For companies to innovate while justifying their investments, adopting a digital thread that connects design and manufacturing is critical for taking concepts to production. Join additive manufacturing experts in their demonstration of the latest simulation-based AM application.


  • Guided assistant to seamlessly incorporate all AM processes like build preparation, support structure, slicing and scanning
  • Achieve predictable and reliable builds
  • Predict part distortions, residual stresses and microstructures
  • Ensure manufactured parts are within allowable using shape morphing

Who should attend?

This eSeminar is a must attend for AM subject-matter experts, manufacturing engineers, production managers, simulation analysts and CAE Managers.

Speaker: Vishal Savane, Technical Solutions Consultant, AM

Vishal Savane is a Technical Solutions Consultant on the SIMULIA strategic initiative team and mainly focuses on Additive Manufacturing simulations. As part of this group, he works on validation studies and engages with customers and partners for technical enablement. He has 5 years of experience in engineering solutions in simulations as well as in investment and die casting industry. He started working in SIMULIA in 2014 on process automation and optimization. Vishal holds a M. Tech. from SGGS, Nanded and a bachelor’s degree from KIT, Kolhapur.

19 Jul 2017

CATIA Design Day July 27! Don’t Miss Out.

CATIAJoin the Dassault Systèmes CATIA Design Team at the upcoming CATIA Design User Day, taking place on July 27 at the Dassault Systèmes office in Auburn Hills. This user community event provides attendees with a great opportunity to share and learn about 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA Creative Design Solutions, Visualization & Experience and ICEM Class-A modeling.

During this User Day event, you will gain insight into the latest product strategy and new developments, spend time with Dassault Systèmes experts as well as network & share best practices with your peers. The event will focus on may topics, such as:

  • Creative Design, Class-A Modeling & Visualization Vision & Strategy
  • User keynotes
  • Product & technology sessions on Creative Design, ICEM Class-A Design & Reverse Engineering
  • Partner demonstrations and immersive experiences

Register Now!