Dassault systèmes strengthens its portfolio of solutions for Marine and Offshore on the platform 3DE…

Dassault systèmes announces the acquisition of AITAC, which the software automatically generate drawings that conform to industry standards from a 3D model master • companies will be able to reduce production costs and improve the quality of the certification documents • The experts of the sector Marine and Offshore AITAC strengthen support and guidance for the deployment of customer projects • The platform 3DEXPERIENCE facilitates the digital transformation of this industry

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VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, france, June 12, 2017 — Dassault systèmes (Euronext Paris : #13065, DSY.PA) announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the Dutch company AITAC BV, publisher of engineering software for the marine industry and offshore. With this acquisition, Dassault systèmes confirms its leadership in the digital transformation of this industry by providing users of the platform 3DEXPERIENCE of advanced technologies specific to their domain of activity.

Shipyards and companies in the offshore sector use the application Smart Drawings of AITAC to automate the creation of drawings from the 3D model master of a ship, a platform or any other structure designed with the applications CATIA, Dassault systèmes. This automation relies on rules and templates that take into account the standards, behaviors, and local requirements specific to the naval sector. Companies can significantly reduce the cost of production of drawings, improve the quality certification documents, and maximize the value of the 3D model master.

Dassault systèmes will integrate the Smart application Drawings to its industry solution experiences “Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” based on the platform 3DEXPERIENCE, that companies use to design, validate and plan the production of their projects in the naval field or offshore.

In the framework of this transaction, Dassault systèmes also acquires 40 % of the office of naval engineering and offshore which has AITAC in Croatia. AITAC d. o. o. is specialized in the provision of engineering services and naval architecture from the great builders of ships.

“We have always liked to transform the way companies in the sector of marine and offshore use the 3D, and we do everything we can to allow our customers to have a 3D approach master optimal,” says Marc Journeux, co-director of AITAC. “Dassault systèmes has long been a great partner, and we are really convinced that it is the only company capable of helping this market to take the next step. Today, our team is looking forward to join Dassault systèmes and to accelerate the pace of innovation “.

The marine industry and offshore generally involves independent services for producing traditional designs that are managed in the form of individual documents. At present, this sector is gradually moving towards a multi-disciplinary model 3D unique which ensures that the naval projects a continuity digital, from the initial concept to the manufacture and exploitation.

“For several years, AITAC is a software partner of Dassault systèmes, which accompanies the users of our platform 3DEXPERIENCE. Today, this successful long-standing partnership will go a step further, ” says Alain Houard, vice-president, Industry, Marine & Offshore, Dassault systèmes. “The long-term experience, the expertise and the team of architects and naval engineers available to AITAC will help us to extend the capabilities of our portfolio of solutions for marine and offshore and to support the deployment projects for our customers.”

The transaction was completed June 1, 2017.

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Additional information :
For more information on Dassault systèmes solutions for the industry, Marine & Offshore : www.3ds.com/fr/industries/marine-et-offshore/
About the platform 3DEXPERIENCE, 3D design software, solutions for digital mock-up in 3D, and life-cycle management of products (PLM), Dassault systèmes : www.3ds.com/fr/.

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Dassault systèmes, ” The 3DEXPERIENCE Company “, provides business and people with virtual universes are necessary for the design of sustainable innovations. Its solutions, the market leaders are transforming to its customers, the design, the manufacture and the maintenance of their products. The collaborative solutions of Dassault Systems used to promote social innovation and provide new opportunities to improve the real world through virtual world. With sales in over 140 countries, the Group brings value to more than 220 000 businesses of all sizes, in all industries. For more information : www.3ds.com.

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