Prepress & Workflow

Dassault Systèmes Launches Version 6 Release 2012 for New Levels of Openness

Posted: July 6, 2011

Dassault Systèmes has announced the availability of Release 2012 of its Version 6 platform. The release demonstrates Dassault Systèmes’ focus on delivering an open collaborative platform to its customer base and beyond. It broadens the value of digital assets into new solutions such as immersive retail store experiences and global production system planning.
Understanding the variety of implementation environments in its customer base and beyond, Dassault Systèmes has continued to enable an immersive ENOVIA Version 6 data management experience, now available in CATIA Version 5 and SolidWorks, as well as in Pro/ENGINEER, Inventor, NX, SolidEdge, Adobe Creative Suite, and other solutions. This complements last year’s announcement of hybrid product structures composed of CATIA Version 5, CATIA Version 6 and SolidWorks models to facilitate co-existence and easy transition to a Version 6 environment.
Release 2012 also introduces new interoperability solutions, based on XML schema and Web services, between Version 6 and other PDM systems, offering bi-directional exchanges of 3D design product structures with exact geometry in STEP and CATIA V5 formats. New levels of integration between Version 6 and ERP solutions are also now available in Release 2012, enhancing the exchange of product, process, and resource data.
Additionally, CATIA V6R2012 introduces multiple advances in systems engineering, the multidisciplinary design methodology which integrates requirements, functional, logical and physical (RFLP) product definitions. The CATIA Systems portfolio now includes interoperability with leading system controller vendors, such as Simulink, as well as full RFLP definition and traceability within CATIA. For more, visit
“One of the keys to innovation is collaboration within an enterprise, as well as with the value chain outside of it,” says John Knight-Gregson, PLM program lead, Jaguar Land Rover. “Jaguar Land Rover is planning to use Dassault Systèmes’ Version 6 PLM solutions to connect our global organization back to the 3D model and use this as our primary collaboration and communication structure. By implementing the Dassault Systèmes Version 6 solution as a common, open, innovation backbone across all product creation domains Jaguar Land Rover will significantly increase efficiencies and improve its already industry-leading automotive designs.” For more, visit