Renewed partnership with Dassault Systèmes puts next-gen engineers in the cloud

The University of Adelaide and Dassault Systèmes have extended their partnership, giving students access to some of the most powerful software available for systems engineering design and advanced manufacturing.

Cuttlefish AV team

University of Adelaide students (l-r) Joyce Jollands, Nathan Morrissey, Jessica Evans with a prototype of their cuttlefish autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) which they worked on as part of their studies. The team, which also included Eli Duykers, used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to create a virtual twin of the AUV.

Signing up in 2018, the six-year partnership has seen about 1500 students each year use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to undertake digital design, simulation, collaboration and project management across a range of courses from first year through to honours engineering and higher degree research projects.

The renewed partnership agreement to 2027 consolidates a move to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud, allowing students to contribute towards advanced collaborative design work from anywhere at any time.

The University of Adelaide’s David Harvey who is Associate Professor in Engineering Systems says the partnership has already been extremely valuable for students.

“Students are able to work using the kind of software platforms that they will find in their first jobs, and they have been able to create and collaborate on projects that match the type of work they will be expected to do,” Associate Professor Harvey says.

“The extension of the partnership will now give students access to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud, providing capacity to work on their designs from anywhere, and allowing them to connect with industry and other collaborators.

“You can’t overestimate the value of access to this kind of technology.

“Stand out student projects that have been developed using the software include the design and virtual twin creation of a cuttlefish-inspired underwater vehicle and digital prototyping for advanced agriculture using autonomous tractors.

“It supercharges student projects; it encourages them to think about real-world challenges and let their ideas fly.”

“Dassault Systèmes is committed to shaping the workforce of the future through our cutting-edge technology. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we empower individuals to prepare them for the challenges of today and equip them to drive the innovations of tomorrow,” said Samson Khaou, Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Dassault Systèmes.

“Collaborating with esteemed institutions like the University of Adelaide, we believe in providing the essential skills necessary to turn their visions into reality and lead the way towards a brighter, more innovative future.”

The University of Adelaide’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Jennie Shaw says the Dassault Systèmes partnership has been a boon for students.

“We’re delighted to renew this partnership both for the benefit of our students but also the significant flow-on this has in delivering innovative work ready graduates.”

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