Track Descriptions

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Analyze & Simulate+

Breakout sessions included in the Analyze & Simulate track are focused on the processes, methods and tools for modeling and synthesis of engineering systems and for engineering analysis and simulation of products. Typical sessions describe end-user scenarios of how realistic simulations are developed to depict a product's physical behavior including static, dynamic, mechanical and thermal operating-load environments, as well as the performance of ergonomic studies for a product's assembly, operation and maintenance. Techniques that are covered include finite element analysis of structural components, fluid dynamics, kinematics, multi-body dynamics, multi-disciplined optimization of a product's shape, performance, cost and knowledge-based engineering as related to the functional performance of a product. Best practices are shared for virtually simulating and optimizing products by accommodating multiple concurrent, and generally conflicting, operational requirements of a product.




Dassault Systèmes Brands/Functions Supported


Engineering Optimization/Simulation

Linear/nonlinear FEA, Optimization, Fluid Dynamics



Verification & Validation

Digital Twin, RFLP



Systems Engineering & Standards

Model Based Engineering, Model Exchange Standards, System Requirements, Systems and subsystems analysis, International Standards (FMU/FMI, Modelica, etc.), (Control Logic, Flow Master Imagine.Amesim, MatLab/Simulaink, EASY5)

Modelica/Dymola, DBM, noMagic, MagicDraw, Cameo System Modeler


Kinematics & Multibody Simulation

Kinematics, Motion Studies and Multibody Dynamic , Real Time Applications

CATIA, SIMULIA, Kinematics, Simpack, Dymola, Abaqus


Extended Reality 

Augmented and Virtual Reality, Real Time Applications



Data Management & Collaboration+

The Data Management & Collaboration track relates to how any type of data (and related information) is stored and utilized in any system by means of processes and/or tools:




Dassault Systèmes Brands/Functions Supported


Data Intelligence & Analytics

In order to improve productivity and make smarter informed decisions, companies need the ability to search and reveal, and manage their information assets.

EXALEAD PLM Analytics, OnePart, OneCall


Social & Collaborative Applications

The intent is open the often-closed lines of communication so that the right people have all the information they need in a single environment as opposed to multiple silos.  The goal is to be making informed business decisions in a faster manner using the 3DEPERIENCE business platform

ENOVIA Collaboration and Approvals, Collaborative Tasks, Issue Management, Route Management, 3DMarkup, Bookmark, Collaboration for Microsoft, 3DSWYM,


Data Review

The intent is to be able to review data without the costs of a full blow CAD application.  This is very possible now with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and the power of ENOVIA.

ENOVIA Design Review, 3DPlay, Interference Check, Compare, Product Explorer, Product Structure Editor, Product Finder, Issue Management


PLM & Governance

Without any governance; data would be disastrous. The intent is to show how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can track and manage the data in a way to help your company be more productive and ensure the right parts are delivered and the people that need to know are notified.

ENOVIA Change Action, Collaborative Lifecycle Management, Classify and Reuse, Traceable Requirements Management, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Management, Project Gantt


Service after Sales

Now the you have installed the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, what can we do to service it?  

Multiple brands and functions.


Materials Management

The intent is to define materials and their given properties and show the power when this is done properly within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

SIMULIA Material Definition


Supplier Collaboration

The intent is to unify the gap that exists when information is updated between the OEM and the supplier.

ENOVIA Collaborative Spaces Control, Communities Control Center,


Develop & Deploy+ 

This new expanded community of practice addresses the installation, configuration, distribution and administration of Dassault Systèmes Applications.  This division also covers the development of applications and tools for the automation tasks within these applications.  This includes the complementary tools and heterogeneous environments that are the reality of our IT infrastructure and program development within our companies.  You will learn techniques for deploying and maintaining Dassault Systèmes Applications: learn about the latest in both client & server hardware and also address the installation, configuration, and distribution of environments.  Product licensing, licensing tools, and license server configuration are also topics of interest to this COE community.  You will also have the opportunity to learn about advances in Knowledge Based Engineering to capture and reuse corporate design, analysis and manufacturing expertise.

Sub Categories 

  • Infrastructure Deployment & Administration (IDA)
  • Configure & Customize (CC)
  • Enterprise Knowledge Language (EKL) 


Business Transformation+

Are you a trailblazer, focused on cultural change, driving innovation, a decision-maker, a future leader? Today, almost all products are a mixture of mechanical, electrical, and software components. While the products become more complex, customer expectations become more personal and change quickly. The Business Transformation track is one day of special programming for the business leaders of today and tomorrow, providing insight and knowledge about how technological, cultural, and industry-based disruptions are changing the way products are designed and delivered. The track consists of five to six-panel discussions with industry and academic experts within our community discussing the 3DEXPERIENCE approach. 


“It is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and understand better the industry's technological path and challenges.”  – Auro Chagas, Senior Product Engineer, Embraer


Schedule deAt A Glance

Monday, April 17 Session Speakers Topics Covered
    Moderator: Jim Escoe, Procter & Gamble  
11:15 – 12:15

Return to MBSE Trends

Moderator: Jim Jordan, Key Performance; Brian Haan, Dassault Systemes; Chris Garret, Air Force; Barrion Palmer, MTSI; Raytheon; Sean Hubble, SAIC; David Matthews, Boeing

This will be a continuation of last year’s popular panel: MBSE Trends in Product Development; We will explore the topic with the panelist from a 1 year later perspective. What have they learned, new revelations and more, adding additional context to this highly sought after topic. This 50-minute session will include experts from Industry, Academia, Government, and Dassault Systèmes discussing trends in product development, the value of systems architecture, their experiences in implementing effective MBSE practices, and the 3-5 year vision.





1:30 – 2:20 Technical Qualification Process of PLM Systems for Full Implementation Panelists: Mike Ogden, P&G; Gabby Munguia, P&G; Bell; Jeff Hopkins, Honeywell; Tarik Chaib, Dassault Systemes We will cover what it takes for technical qualification from work processes and business practices. We will also include the cultural change, regional considerations, transition process to go to PLM, challenges for adoption of digital twins, system performance vs productivity, etc.
2:30 – 3:20 Digital vs Virtual Twin Panelists: Russ Mahoney; Michael Mark, Dassault Systemes; Bryan Caton, Elbit Are you confused about the differences between Digital Twin and Virtual Twin Experience? Join our panel of experts to explore the differences between the two in our ever-changing world. We will explore what makes a digital twin different from a virtual twin experience, and why it matters.  We will exchange ideas to maximize your Twin strategy, share experiences and challenges, and engage in Q&A.
3:40 – 4:30 Sustainability

Moderator: Bob Deragisch, Parker Hannifin; Tarik Chaib, Dassault Systemes; Olivier Audelan, Dassault Systemes; Marc Jeeves, Nikola

Panel discussion highlighting sustainable practices engineering teams are utilizing within the design and build process to reduce their product/process environmental footprint. Panelists across various industries will discuss the steps they are taking both within and outside of the 3DX environment for leverage across all industries. Bob Deragisch from Parker Hannifin Corporation will moderate this conversation. Come prepared to have an open discussion with questions related to your field.
4:30 Wrap up Jim Escoe, Procter & Gamble; Rekha Kamat, Dassault Systemes; Jim Jordan, Key Performance; Chas Marsh, Bell; Bob Deragisch, Parker Hannifin

Key takeaways from the day and individual panels. Summarize events on Tues & Wed where these topics are covered. Take picture.



The Manufacturing track will follow your entire manufacturing processes from concurrent product definition to shop floor graphic work instructions.  This will allow manufacturers in any industry to virtually define, plan, create, monitor and control all production processes.  Our topics focus on solving your challenges, whether it's an implementation on a large scale or generating, simulating, and optimizing tool paths from various domain experts. We will explore these experiences and technologies using Dassault Systèmes Manufacturing Lifecycle Management (MLM).

Sub Categories 

  • Manufacturing Processes (MAN)
  • Numerical Controls & Robotics (NCR)
  • Manufacturing Execution (MANE)
  • Additive Manufacturing (ADM)
  • Tool Design (TD)
  • Digital Numerical Control (DNC)
  • Digital Manufacturing (DMFG)
  • Quality Management (QM)



The Design track covers the applications and processes for product development from conceptual design to release. Sessions will address optimizing your design practices to maximize the performance of CATIA and the CAA partner products. Topics include a product development view of optimizing engineering information for a PDM, V5, V6, 3DEXPERIENCE Deployment, and meeting the requirements of the extended enterprise.




Dassault Systèmes Brands/Functions Supported


Electro-Mechanical Engineering 

Schematic creation, 3D wire harness routing, wire harness and formboard drawings

Electrical Wiring & Circuit Board functional and mechanical tools


Arrangements & Fluid Systems

3D contextual space allocation and design of electrical, fluid and mechanical systems integrated with 2D logical/functional systems diagrams.

System Space Reservation and Diagrams; Piping, Tubing, HVAC, Waveguide Design and Diagrams; Hanger, Raceway Design; Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams; Equipment Arrangement, Plant Layout, Shipbuilding.


Process Design

Coordination of cross functional sessions spanning multiple products of the Design division

Design - CATIA Applications



Design and manufacturing of composite parts

Composite Design, Composite Manufacturing, Composite Braiding, Laser Projection


3D Master & Drafting

Associative drafting generation from sheet metal, surfaces, hybrid parts & assembly. Dimension generation with user control. BOM (Bill of Material) generation in drawing format.

Generative Drafting 1 (GD1), Generative Drafting 2 (GDR), Interactive Drafting 1 (ID1), 2D Layout for 3D Design (LO1)


Part Design & Assembly

Sitting solidly between Surface Design and Drafting/Manufacturing, the Part Design and Assembly committee is dedicated to the core portfolio offering in the CATIA suite that allows for the creation of the volumetric specification of the component or assembly which is to be purchased or manufactured.

Sheetmetal, Part Design, Assembly Design, Sketcher, Weld Design, Sheet Metal Design, Wireframe and Surface Design, Generative Sheetmetal Design, Generative Shape Design



Shape Design & Styling

Development, refinement and analysis of 3d geometry

Generative Shape Design, ICEM, Imagine & Shape, Free Style Shaper, Generative Shape Optimizer, Free Style Sketch Tracer, Healing Assistant


Design Optimization


Additive Eng


MBSE on the 3D Experience platform has the potential for providing significant insights into what our real product requirements are. It provides a framework for linking those requirements to product functions and helps us organize these elements into Functional, Logical & Physical architectures for trade study analysis.

  • Addressing need to manage increased complexities with system &  system of systems definition
  • Addressing requirement verification challenges through product qualification/certification
  • Leveraging simulation & automation of virtual product testing in advance of physical testing prior to production
  • Addressing analysis of product architectures trade studies for optimizing design concept architectures
  • Architectural Centric Virtual Integration Process (ACVIP):  Demonstrate how to leverage this concept with the 3DX Platform

MBSE Schedule At A Glance

Monday, April 17

11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. System Simulation and analysis with SysML 101
Saulius Pavalkis, Dassault Systèmes
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. A Startup transition to Model Based Methods
Jamie Wardlaw, Lucid Motors
2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. CATIA MAGIC -- 3DEXPERIENCE Platform -- Power By Live Demonstration and Roadmap
Saulius Pavalkis and Rosa Gragossian, Dassault Systèmes
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. An End-to-End Simulation Toolchain Driven by 3DExperience Platform to Test and Validate AD/ADAS Systems
Franck Corbier, Dassault Systèmes

Tuesday, April 18 | MBSE COE University

COE University+

COE University provides hands on learning experience. Instructors will teach users how best to utilize the topic of discussion with hands-on demonstration.