October 28, 2011 -- Dassault Systemes has announced the acquisition of Elsys, a provider of interactive electrical engineering and multi-discipline generative schematics solutions. Elsys generative technology enables the automatic creation of millions of 2D schematics from functional-logical master data, eliminating the tedious, costly, and error-prone process of interactive manual creation of schematics.
With the Version 6 (V6) collaborative platform, developers are creating smart products to run life-like experiences. These smart products rely on electronics, electrical or fluidic systems to provide ever more advanced functions. In this context, the goal of the Elsys acquisition is to provide a unique solution allowing Dassault Systemes customers to associate schematic documents to the real product's behavior. In addition, all associated schematics related to the design, manufacturing and services of electrical systems will be generated automatically from the functional-logical description.
"Over the last 20 years, customers have been longing for Generative Schematic Technology," said Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Products, R&D, Dassault Systemes. "Although promised many times by many companies, it has never been delivered widely to the market. Furthermore, the need to provide a unique convergence platform for product related documents and 3D is growing as products become more intelligent. Elsys decided to join Dassault Systemes to help us meet these challenges."
"With hundreds of kilometers of wires, electrical systems in modern aircrafts are highly complex and having an integrated solution that brings together our existing electrical applications on a single platform is a must," said Didier Gondoin, Executive Vice President, Research, Design & Engineering, Dassault Aviation. "We are long-time users of Elsys' innovative applications, including ELECTRE for electrical schematics, and Elsys has a deep understanding of our electrical processes. We believe that this acquisition will successfully deliver next-generation electrical process integration to Dassault Aviation as a critical feature of our current Version 6 implementation."
Elsys provides software and services to industries which develop products combining mechanical and electrical technologies and require specialized electrical diagram, bundle and harness design, and wiring applications. The product portfolio includes electrical schematics (ELECTRE), 3D electromechanical integration (CATELECTRE) and PDM connectors.
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