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Verisurf Software Inc. (Anaheim, CA) announced July 23 that it has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW). Verisurf and FRCSW will jointly develop technologies and processes to increase efficiency of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of fleet aviation assets, and Verisurf will support in the transfer of developed technology back to the commercial sector. PLM developer Aras (Andover, MA) recently announced that is has partnered with Elysium Co. Ltd. (Hamamatsu, Ja- pan), a 3D translation and optimization technology developer, to deliver advanced multi-CAD data translation for Aras In- novator. The solution will automate conversion of CAD data to formats including CATIA, Creo, NX, JT, SolidWorks and others, providing companies with embedded functionality for CAD data translation, geometry comparison, and data optimization.


Acquisitions Dassault Systèmes announced July 25 that it has acquired


SFE GmbH (Berlin), a developer of engineering and perfor- mance evaluation and optimization conceptual engineering software used in automotive manufacturing, for an undis- closed price. The transaction includes the purchase of SFE and its various products, SFE Concept, as well as its acoustic and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) simulation offer- ings, SFE KUSMOD, SFE AKUSRAIL, and SFE MECOSA. The acquisition was completed in early July.


Dassault said the addition of SFE, a partner of BMW and other automakers, will add to its 3DExperience platform, enhancing the company’s “Target Zero Defect” transportation and mobility industry solutions by expanding its CATIA and Simulia applications.


Software Update is edited by Patrick Waurzyniak: pwaurzyniak@sme.org.


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