Boeing to use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to digitise production
Boeing has entered a new agreement with French industrial software group Dassault Systèmes to extend the use of the latter’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform to promote digitalisation of its production system.
The 30-year $1bn contract can be renewed in every ten years, reported Le Figaro newspaper, which is owned by Dassault Group.
Under the deal, Boeing will deploy products developed with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform across its commercial aviation, space and defence programmes.
The manufacturer will also benefit from the platform’s Winning Programme, Co-Design to Target, Ready for Rate, Build to Operate and License to Fly solutions.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will further help Boeing to improve its end-to-end digital collaboration, design, engineering, analysis, manufacturing planning and shop floor execution capabilities.
Dassault Systèmes vice-chairman and CEO Bernard Charlès said: “The parallel exchange of data between virtual and real operations will transform the value-adding chain into a value creation chain.
“The entire 'extended' enterprise can continuously measure and control business processes for maximum efficiency and potential top line growth. This is ‘Business in the Age of Experience'.”
Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform is also capable of reducing integration and support costs, as well as offering other benefits.
The platform’s single source of data across all applications will also provide reliable and real-time information and communication across the entire enterprise and supply chain, in addition to product generations.