Dassault Systèmes has announced that its 3DExperience platform has now reached its 10,000th production user at Groupe Renault, global manufacturer of three million vehicles annually, for seamless, collaborative new product development across all geographies and for all brands—Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors.
This marks a milestone in Groupe Renault's 'NewPDM' program based on Dassault Systèmes' 3DExperience platform, to transform its engineering division to make it global and collaborative, with "right the first time" product development. For this, Groupe Renault has deployed Dassault Systèmes' virtual collaborative design and simulation applications across all of its engineering centres worldwide to bring its teams together for real-time collaboration on a single, unified platform, from concept through production. These applications now form the core of Dassault Systèmes' "Target Zero Defect" industry solution experience.
Based on the 3DExperience platform, 'Target Zero Defect' ensures right the first time vehicle design through optimized end to end development processes. Simultaneous and collaborative product and process engineering accelerates and improves early validation and manufacturing of innovations that are defining a new generation in transportation and mobility such as connectivity, autonomous driving or zero emissions.
"Our 'NewPDM' program is key for engineering digital acceleration of Groupe Renault. This huge business transformation, driven with Dassault Systèmes' support, represents a clear performance breakthrough for the development of the future range of our three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors. It brings us real benefits in the digital phases of our projects and even more during physical phases," said Gaspar Gascon Abellan, Executive Vice President Engineering, Groupe Renault.
"Thanks to 'NewPDM', we can ensure very soon the quality of our products and bring innovative concepts to customers with robustness. More than 10 000 users are now connected to a unique configurable powertrain-platform-vehicle structure, in a collaborative environment, shared within our global engineering organisation in France, Romania, India, Korea, Brazil, Spain, and Russia."
"The 3DExperience platform has been adopted by Groupe Renault and its use has been expanded worldwide to thousands of users and domains including process manufacturing, demonstrating the scalability of our platform and industry solution experiences," said Olivier Sappin, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. "New vehicle technologies require increasingly complex development processes. The 3DExperience platform helps global manufacturers such as Groupe Renault lower the risks and costs associated with introducing new products."