Dassault Systèmes Composites software packages support development of electric automobile

Editor: Eric Culp

A German carmaker selects the software for its flagship model.

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The body panels on the BMW i3 garnered first prize in a recent automotive plastics competition.
The body panels on the BMW i3 garnered first prize in a recent automotive plastics competition.
(Source: BMW)

Dassault Systèmes has announced that German automaker BMW used its CATIA Composites applications to develop its lightweight and emission-free i3 electric car.

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“Utilizing composite structures gives vehicle manufacturers the innovation space they need to create new mobility experiences while meeting ever more stringent regulatory targets,” said Philippe Laufer, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes.

“We are proud that our long-term investment in building integrated design and manufacturing solutions for composite materials, in partnership with industry leaders, helped BMW Group.”

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