Toyota has adopted a virtual product design tool from Dassault Systemes to help streamline product development and more efficiently deliver innovative new offerings.
Toyota has selected CATIA V5, Dassault Systemes’ virtual product design product lifecycle management (PLM) solution on Microsoft’s Windows XP Professional x64 Edition platform.
As a part of the design and manufacturing process, Toyota requires huge amounts of data to support detailed and complex product designs and is faced with having to create and review large product models more accurately and quickly.
The company first deployed CATIA V5R16 with 64- bit in its technical and production engineering department in May, with plans to expand the deployment in a phased approach. As a result of the 64-bit environment, large assembly data can now be processed.
Among the benefits the CATIA V5 solution can confer upon manufacturers, according to its developers, are streamlined product development, improved product quality, and reduced time to market.
Having Dassault Systemes and Microsoft working together is a key success factor for our company, said Yoshikazu Amano, managing officer for Toyota. The alliance of the leader in PLM with the leader in computing technology provides us with a solution that extends the memory capacity necessary to design and review large assemblies, and ultimately enables us to deliver innovative products to the market more efficiently and cost- effectively.