Dassault partners with LogiCamms for VR tech distribution

Dassault Systèmes has built on an existing software collaboration with engineering services company LogiCamms to implement services such as Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The agreement between the companies was signed at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne this morning, and is intended to deepen a business relationship between LogiCamms and Dassault that was established in 2017.

The agreement represents Dassault’s first system integrator alliance in Australia.

Dassault is currently engaging with the Victorian Government, educators and businesses to product a curriculum related to mining and engineering.

Dassault chief executive – business transformation Ravi Jain explained that shared learning was “critical in enabling a culture of innovation, empowering today’s and tomorrow’s mining sector.

“Beyond the provision of digital technology, our mission is to link mining stakeholders and empower the workforce of the future to create a sustainable mining industry.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Dassault and LogiCamms will team up to deliver Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform to mutual customers.

A cloud-based platform that utilises virtual reality (VR) elements, 3DEXPERIENCE combines applications such as product design (including CAD models), analysis and data management in a collaborative environment.

Dassault currently has a partnership with HTC that makes use of the latter’s Vive VR technology.

Masaki Sox Konno, Dassault Systèmes managing director, Asia Pacific South, said, “We look forward to deepening our partnership with LogiCamms, which has a long-standing presence in Australia’s mining, energy and life sciences industries.

“Our system integrator alliance with LogiCamms will help our Australian clients to maximise their investment in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform by leveraging LogiCamms’ unique expertise and experience in the country.”

Previously, LogiCamms collaborated with Dassault in the development of a virtual shipyard program developed for the South Australian defence industry.

Dan Drewe, interim chief executive officer of LogiCamms, called the agreement a “major landmark” for the company both locally and globally.

“We look forward to helping our customers achieve their innovation milestones through this system integrator alliance,” he said.

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