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Caterpillar to use Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform

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That’s not a toy truck… a Caterpillar autonomous truck next to a real truck

Caterpillar, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, much of which is robotic or autonomous, is to use Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience software. 

Dassault says the industrial giant has chosen the platform because its powerful 3D mock-up capabilities and product lifecycle management (PLM) features were essential to its requirements.

Dassault has been particularly keen to demonstrate its software’s simulation capabilities, having launched “single source for speed” system, featuring Simulia applications. These will enable enable Caterpillar to virtually evaluate the performance, quality and durability of future products before committing to physical prototypes, says Dassault. 

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Philippe Bartissol, vice president, industrial equipment industry, Dassault Systèmes, says: “Heavy mobile machinery and equipment manufacturers design some of the most complex products in the world under highly competitive market conditions.

“Although simulation plays a central role in testing and validating, it is often performed late in the design cycle using a variety of niche tools. The 3DExperience platform helps companies like Caterpillar reduce development costs and satisfy their customers with robust product performance.”