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Dassault Systemes (DS) has announced that Bell Helicopter is using its V6 PLM platform to improve collaboration and decrease the time it takes to bring a new helicopter to market.

As part of an effort to improve business processes and update systems across the company, Bell Helicopter is using DS’s full range of brands, including Enovia V6, Catia V6, Delmia V6, 3Dvia V6 and Simulia V6.

Through its business systems modernisation project, Bell Helicopter is consolidating its technology systems and upgrading outdated software in order to increase its manufacturing capacity, reduce time-to-market and enhance collaboration with business partners.

Bell Helicopter selected DS’s V6 for its flexible backbone and the degree of out-of-the-box, specialised functionality for the aerospace industry.

Bennie Peek, chief information officer at Bell Helicopter, said: ‘We sought a PLM solution that could facilitate collaboration across the extended supply chain, reduce unnecessary costs during the design and production process and increase innovation.

‘This partnership with Dassault Systemes enables us to meet increased global demand for our aircraft and create a single version of the truth for our product data,’ he added.

Bell Helicopter plans to use DS’s Enovia solution portfolio to consolidate data into one system, which will manage the engineering bill-of-materials (BOM) and allow for full traceability across business disciplines, from contracts and requirements to the final product.

The Delmia solution portfolio will be used for machining and ergonomics, 3Dvia for illustrated planning and work instructions, Catia for product authoring and Simulia’s simulation lifecycle management solution for enterprise-wide management of engineering simulation data processes.

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault systems portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065) stock exchanges. For more information, visit our website.

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