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DMU: CONTACT Software and invenio Virtual Technologies are partners

CONTACT Software is now extending CIM Database PLM to incorporate new digital mock-up applications. The company has agreed to a partnership with invenio Virtual Technologies, whose DMU components they are incorporating in their own 3D Connect visualization solution.

In invenio Virtual Technologies (VT), the CONTACT Global Ecosystem has now gained yet another strong partner. Its open, modular system VT-DMU is regarded as the world's leading system in the field of digital mock-up and users include BMW and the whole of the Daimler group.

CONTACT Software is making the invenio technology available to customers from the manufacturing industry in its 3D Connect visualization solution. This allows them to test and validate their products virtually on the basis of 3D CAD models and simulation models in the early phase of development. "DMU saves companies both time and money. They are able to reduce the time to market for new products because the construction of costly physical prototypes is now largely redundant," says CONTACT's Managing Director Karl Heinz Zachries. "This partnership now makes the most powerful DMU software, previously used only by large OEMs, available to our customers at a reasonable price."

The DMU modules integrated in 3D Connect make different views of the form and functions of the complete product and its components available in CIM Database PLM. This provides the basis for engineers to carry out analyses such as the simulation of installation and removal, collision checks and clearance calculations, nearest neighbor searches, fill level analyses and much more. CONTACT thus allows its customers to design the interaction and dependencies between mechanical, electrical and software components as early as possible, to simulate them and to validate complex mechatronic products such as a vehicle or a production system in their entirety.

"VT-DMU is the most commonly used solution in the automotive world and has proven to be the best in its class many times over. This partnership now brings together two top technology companies, allowing us to break into new, international markets," says Hermann Gaigl, Managing Director of invenio Virtual Technologies.

The company is part of the invenio group, who specialize in consulting and the provision of software and services for the engineering process. More than 1,300 employees support customers from the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering industries, medical engineering and household appliance industry at 21 locations worldwide.

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