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CAF Deploys Dassault Systèmes’ Platform to Develop Transport Systems

Spain-based supplier of comprehensive transit solutions migrates to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve productivity throughout its value network, company says.

Spain-based supplier of comprehensive transit solutions migrates to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve productivity throughout its value network, company says.

The CAF Group, a Spanish supplier of comprehensive transit solutions, has completed deployment of the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Already a Dassault Systèmes customer for years, CAF migrated its solutions and data to the platform as part of its technological strategy to improve overall productivity throughout its network and accelerate time to market of its rolling stock, wheelsets and traction and communication systems, the company reports.

CAF is relying on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve design and engineering, data management and global efficiency, the company reports. Around 1,200 users at CAF and its suppliers can work together on one business experience platform that ensures digital continuity and access to a single source of information. CAF can quickly search for, retrieve and reuse design information across multiple product configurations, speed up decision-making with a more automated and integrated change management process, and use virtual twins and virtual reality to validate prototypes with customers.

CAF migrated its solutions and data to the Dassault platform as part of its technological strategy to improve overall productivity. Image courtesy of CAF Group.

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform transforms our design and engineering internally and how we access product definition outside of engineering,” says Sergio Heras, PLM director, CAF. “We’ve already started our first projects fully developed on the platform: rolling stock equipped with cutting-edge technology that will be used by commuters in Asia. It has allowed us to deploy the new processes defined in our transformation initiative, ‘MOVE.’”

“Public transport is a lever to reduce CO2 emissions due to transport. The rail industry has become more global and competitive in the last few years, requiring companies to be able to quickly fulfill customer needs at the right cost,” says Laurence Montanari, vice president, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables CAF to enhance collaboration, master complexity, and support all stakeholders to rapidly engineer and optimize mobility for comfort, safety and sustainability.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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