Las Vegas, May 2nd, 2007 - The IGE+XAO Group launches the first version of a software package, totally integrated to Dassault Systèmes CATIA and covering the complete electrical harnesses design process for the aircraft and automotive markets. Named SEE Electrical Harness PLM for CATIA, this complete CATIA V5 suite allows creating logical harnesses using data stemming from systems and digital mock-up designs.
This product, the first new on the market, is the result of a close partnership set-up between the two companies. With 46,000 licenses sold, the IGE+XAO Group has brought to this partnership all the expertise acquired in more than 20 years in the field of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software dedicated to Electrical Engineering, Systems and Fluids.
"SEE Electrical Harness PLM for CATIA", masterminded by the IGE+XAO Group, includes in particular a topology module which allows to generate and manage the cabling, taking into account the routing criteria imposed by the professional rules. These functionalities offer the possibility to major industrial companies the opportunity to design more precisely and faster their electrical harnesses, and therefore to reduce the development cycles significantly.
For Alain Di Crescenzo, IGE+XAO Group CEO, "We are convinced that these innovative solutions are a real opportunity for companies equipped with CATIA to develop faster and thus reduce their costs. This first version is a key step in the Gold partnership signed with Dassault Systèmes and we expect significant consequences for our companies."
"The Dassault Systèmes solutions dedicated to systems modelling and simulation in a collaborative environment bring unequalled added value for the development of sophisticated products, thanks to an innovative logical and physical design approach. The IGE+XAO Group expertise in Electrical CAD as well as its large component library complement the PLM CATIA V5 solutions for the design and manufacturing of electrical systems" stated Philippe Laufer, Dassault Systèmes CATIA Vice-President.
ABOUT THE IGE+XAO GROUP
For over 20 years, the IGE+XAO Group has been a software publisher designing, producing, selling and ensuring the maintenance of a range of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. These Electrical CAD software applications have been designed to help manufacturers design and maintain the electrical section of any installation. IGE+XAO has built a complete range of Electrical CAD software applications designed for all industry fields. IGE+XAO products may either run on a stand-alone computer or be deployed on a network. The IGE+XAO Group has more than 350 employees spread out in 20 locations and 13 countries. With more than 46,000 licenses sold throughout the world, IGE+XAO is a reference in its domain. For more information, visit http://www.ige-xao.com
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