Dassault, BHP strike digital partnership

Industrial 3D modelling and design software maker Dassault Systèmes has struck up a partnership with global resources giant BHP.

The partnership, Dassault announced, is expected to “unlock value by applying technologies proven in other industries to the core mining fundamentals of geoscience and resource engineering”.

“BHP and Dassault Systèmes share the same vision and ambition for the mining of the 21st century,” Dassault chief executive Bernard Charlès said in an announcement.

“By digitalizing all operations from planning to exploitation, our 3D Experience platform provides the full ‘digital twin experience’ of the end to end processes; a unique collaborative innovation environment for
holistic optimization.

“This transformational approach provides market agility, improved predictability, sustainable mining innovation, and significant cost reduction all along the life cycle; a proven track record that has transformed the manufacturing industry to date.”

Dassault develops a number of software solutions including Solidworks and 3D Experience for industrial applications including manufacturing, architecture, transport and defence.

The France-based company counts Honda, Bureau Veritas, Embraer and WD-40 among its clients. The developer reported revenue of 3.2 billion euros in 2017.