Company NewsAugust 6, 2021

Customer stories: Summer edition

Crashing waves. Wind in your face. Fresh cut grass. Ice cream on…

Crashing waves. Wind in your face. Fresh cut grass. Ice cream on a warm day. The sights, sounds, smells and experiences of summer sure do make an impression. Who among us doesn’t have fond memories of boating, biking or basking in the sun?

Just about every week we publish stories of customers using Dassault Systèmes technology to collaborate, design and create products that shape our world. This special “summer edition” features customers from around the world who build products that contribute to memorable summer experiences.

Luxury on the seas is the world’s leading manufacturer of custom-made luxury catamarans. Using SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA XFlow to quickly design bespoke yachts and digitally simulate to verify their seaworthiness before building the ships. Sunreef’s high-end luxury products are built for demanding and discerning customers who expect the highest levels of safety, performance and autonomy from the catamaran designs. “We can create abstract shapes and simulate them any way we want,” said Michal Krula, hull designer and CFD specialist at Sunreef Yachts. “We can test hulls that are unconventional or try different stabilizers. I can say we’ve increased our power of innovation. It actually increases our imagination in the design process and helps us make the right decisions. I can even say it’s a revolutionary way to design boats.” likes to say that carbon fiber is in their DNA. The Spanish design and engineering firm is famous for some of the most groundbreaking, lightweight frame and suspension designs in the mountain biking industry over the past decade. Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and CATIA, the Cero Design team is able to blend the best materials with the most innovative features. The capabilities are most evident in the company’s own UNNO superbike, a premium design characterized by woven cloth carbon frame and long geometry. “It was the composites functionality in CATIA that we were really excited about,” said Cero Design Founder Cesar Rojo. “If we want to do composites very well and be ahead of the competition, this was the only direction we could take.” Olympic memories. The complex project includes the US Olympic Hall of Fame, an interactive exhibit space, state-of-the-art theatre, café and broadcast studio. “Any time we can be part of an iconic structure like this, something that’s going to be around for years to come, is significant and impactful,” said Mike McGrath, president at MG McGrath, which uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and Design for Fabrication industry solution experience on cloud. “There’s not a single panel on the entire project that has the same size or the same geometry. For instance, there are more than 9,000 shingles on the building with different constraints and we just can’t see another way that we could execute the project without the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.” Moving mower design forward . to engage in new merchandising strategies for its Häagen-Dazs ice cream snacks. They chose the cloud-based version of Perfect Shelf because it was faster to deploy and offers greater flexibility. The move to adopt Perfect Shelf coincided with Häagen-Dazs’ decision to introduce ice cream stick bars, in addition to traditional pints and mini cups, in response to trends in snacking. The industry solution experience enabled Häagen-Dazs to create realistic, 3D store environments complete with aisles, shelves and even virtual shoppers. Learn more

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