Prepare your students for the challenges they’ll face in this global economy by teaching them to innovate in dispersed connected teams. Turn ‘chatting’ into product-centered conversations. Enable social learning. Coordinate students’ and educators’ access to team projects from a partnering institution. Work and interact globally with students and peers from any connected place.
Several years of collaboration with educators across various institutions and disciplines have led to the creation of a flexible and tailored set of open software. V6 for Academia is a suite of world-class integrated software: CATIA for product design, DELMIA for digital manufacturing, SIMULIA for realistic simulation, and ENOVIA for collaborative innovation.
All packages are available in four sizes (S, M, L, XL) to meet the needs of diverse institutions in higher and secondary education:
VEL TECH Technical University, located in Chennai, India, is the flagship of the group of educational institutions founded in 1990 by industrialists Dr. R. Rangarajan, VEL TECH’s chancellor, and Dr. R. Sakunthala Rangarajan. Today, VEL TECH has become a center of excellence in higher technical education for 12,000 students, and offers 59 courses in its undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum in engineering, technology and management.
As the DUT Racing Team has already won the worldwide Formula Student competition several times over the past years, the challenge and pressure on a new team is increasing all the time. Team Manager Max Wink and Chief Engineer Richard Kruithof explain how, and why, their team expects to prolong the world title once again this year.
Notre Dame Preparatory School has been chosen to implement the new V6 software inclusive of the Dassault Systèmes CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA and ENOVIA brands as the basis of its CAD curriculum. The V6 platform offers the unique distinction of featuring a data server accessible via the Internet, creating a collaborative manufacturing environment where eventually the school will be able to share designs with other schools around the world and co-create products via social-networking media.
"Herbar Digital" (digital herbarium) is the name of one of the more unusual projects conducted by the University of Hanover. It involves creating a photo-realistic digital representation of herbarium pressings (pressed & dried plants or plant parts) so that they may be accessed by botanical institutes and museums around the world. The University uses DELMIA V6 to calculate and simulate the entire process, including the ergonomic analysis.
Essentials is a single integrated software package combining many capabilities: design software (CAD), market-leading manufacturing (CAM) and robot programming tools, easy-to-use structural analysis (CAE) and collaborative product data management (PDM) in a fully integrated package.
In V6, CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA and ENOVIA combined are as affordable as the most popular CATIA V5 educational package.
Design and Engineering extends the Essentials package and creates a complete advanced environment for design and engineering of products and manufacturing resources. It groups capabilities to automate the modeling of parts that will be produced using specific manufacturing processes, such as sheet metal, composite, and molding or routed systems made of pipes, tubes, and wires. The solution also automates the associative design of tooling which is required to actually produce such parts and systems.
Systems Engineering extends the Essentials package and offers complete advanced capabilities for systems engineering. It groups a rich set of functions essential for concurrently designing and simulating various types of objects using models that optimize their geometry and their function. Indispensable to modeling modern electromechanical systems, simulating their behavior, and optimizing smart products. Systems Engineering comes with numerous libraries describing the physics of diverse technologies and phenomena. Open to other simulation systems, it provides a comprehensive multiphysics design, simulation, and optimization framework for any mechatronic or systems engineering course. Real electromechanical systems, whether programmable or not, can be completely virtualized, connected, and controlled using the solution, reflecting software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop methodologies.
These characteristics open the immense field of virtual labs, tele-operated learning devices, and “flip lab” practices.
Manufacturing and Production extends the Essentials package to digital manufacturing for Industrial or Manufacturing engineering programs. This extended set of functions enables the design, simulation, automation, and control of sophisticated part production as well as assembly-level production. From off-line robots programming to producing ergonomic operator’s instructions, from optimizing automated production cells to balancing complete lines, Manufacturing and Production provides students with an ideal environment to experience methods practiced and required by various industries operating small facilities to large multi-plant production.
Governance and Project Management extends the Essentials package with numerous organizational and work process related tools. It targets any educational activity where the development of technical managerial skills is a desired learning outcome. It also provides educators with powerful tools to control and manage their teaching and research processes. A group work and deliverable management framework is provided to automate academic work processes, to conduct multi-disciplinary, and potentially multi-year, projects such as engineering student competitions or to teach typical engineering management procedures.
“Our students discover through industrial cases and with great interest the advanced PLM capabilities in collaborative design and simulation of the V6. Their associated key concepts are taught from the 1st year of training."
“We consider the DS academic products very effective educational tools, especially for students of the school of Mechanical Engineering. We expect this will place VEL TECH students ahead of their peers from other universities.”
"We used SIMULIA Abaqus to calculate the excess material that could be removed without sacrificing performance. We relied on CATIA Version 6 for the design of the vehicle in 3D and ENOVIA Version 6 for data management and collaboration between the 70 students involved in the project. The 3DS applications allowed streamlined collaboration during the design phase of the project and were instrumental in helping us keep track of everyone’s progress."
“Advanced computer tools such as V6 are changing the conventional idea of an engineer as the guy in the short-sleeve white shirt with a pocket protector. These tools make it fun to learn and open engineering up to a whole new group of people.”
"Dassault Systèmes and its DELMIA Version 6 technology is essential to calculating and simulating the most optimum solution that will be implemented, which includes the ergonomic considerations related to the worker’s movements."