Virtual Design Tool Unveiled For Dreamliner Team
Working together, Boeing and
Dassault Systemes are creating a virtual development workspace
known as the 7E7 Global Collaboration Environment (GCE). In this
virtual environment, Boeing will design, build and test every
aspect of the 7E7 airplane and its manufacturing processes
digitally before production begins using the full suite of Dassault
Systemes' PLM software solutions.
With the GCE, Boeing and Dassault Systemes are providing the 7E7
team with the tools, technologies and processes that will make it
easy for people around the globe to work together in real time.
Contributing to the Global Collaboration Environment, Dassault
Systemes' solutions will provide a fully distributed, worldwide
collaborative workspace that integrates all 7E7 program partners
into a single, seamless community. In addition, Dassault Systemes
PLM Practices will ensure consistent development methodologies
across the GCE.
"Boeing and Dassault Systemes employees are working together
daily to define and develop the software and business processes
that will become the 7E7 Global Collaboration Environment," said
Frank Statkus, vice president 7E7 Advanced Technology, Boeing.
"This environment will enable our company to coordinate the
development efforts of its virtual enterprise, business partners
and suppliers around the world."
The 7E7 will be the most advanced and efficient commercial
airplane in its class and will set new standards for environmental
responsibility and passenger comfort. To achieve this goal,
Dassault Systemes, its CAA partners, and Boeing are extending the
V5 PLM suite in order to dramatically transform the way Boeing
designs, simulates, assembles and manufactures the 7E7.
"The 7E7 airplane we are offering our customers is the first
airplane of the second century of flight. It will offer airlines
improved operating economics and give passengers a better flying
experience," said Statkus. "This requires a new business model for
Boeing and its partners, a business model based on a global,
virtual work environment that operates 24 hours a day, year round.
Our new business model is designed to improve every aspect of the
product life cycle -design and manufacturing, the ownership
experience, and the flying experience. Dassault Systemes is the
partner we've selected to help us create and deploy the Global
"The 7E7 project represents a gigantic step forward for Dassault
Systemes," said Bernard Charles, president and CEO, Dassault
Systemes. "Boeing's adoption of the entire V5 PLM portfolio to
develop this remarkable aircraft will help Boeing redefine the
airplane manufacturing business and will demonstrate to
corporations around the world how PLM transforms product
development and enables new levels of innovation and end-to-end