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Dassault Systèmes adds Strategic Mine Planner and Underground Mine Designer roles to GEOVIA portfolio

Dassault Systèmes has used this week’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention, in Toronto, Canada, to showcase the latest portfolio advancements of its mining flagship brand GEOVIA.

GEOVIA solutions provide end-to-end virtual twin experiences focusing on the intersection of natural resources, infrastructure and urban planning, the company explains.

The GEOVIA solutions portfolio is transforming significantly to seamlessly integrate with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This integration establishes a unified source of truth, empowering organisations to strengthen their resilience in a swiftly evolving landscape while securing a competitive edge across the entire mining value chain, spanning from pit to port, according to the company.

The latest advancements in the GEOVIA portfolio include the Strategic Mine Planner role and the Underground Mine Designer role, which are available now.

The GEOVIA Strategic Mine Planner role complements the Pit Optimizer role, allowing users to develop a comprehensive strategic plan that is robust and reliable by evaluating critical input parameters through multiple scenario analyses, from development to closure, the company says. It enables the simultaneous or sequential application of several advanced value-adding options for optimising capacity to create a robust mining schedule that prioritises value and ecological responsibility. The role counts with a novel optimisation technology, based on an extension of the Bienstock-Zuckerberg algorithm, which provides increased net present value while significantly speeding up runtimes compared to any other commercial solution.

The GEOVIA Underground Mine Designer role enables the user to rethink the design experience of underground mining by evaluating multiple options thanks to generative parametric modelling, Dassault Systèmes says. Users can generate and evaluate various development designs through a highly automated process, offering an optimal design assessment. Adopting a “Safety by Design” approach allows compliance with requirements and safety standards related to underground excavations, from physical constraints to geotechnical features. The new Underground Mine Designer role allows significant time savings and transparency through seamless process and data model continuity between different mining levels, development areas and practical access designs, it added.

The two new roles complement the GEOVIA portfolio for mining in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which also includes Geology Modeler, Geoscience Referential Manager, Earth Engineering Coordinator and Pit Optimizer.

Mauro DelleMonache, CEO, GEOVIA, Dassault Systèmes, said: “GEOVIA solutions facilitate smooth collaboration, streamlined data exchange and enhanced workflow efficiency, empowering mining companies to make well-informed decisions, elevate operational performance and achieve operational and sustainability objectives. Our motivation stems from the vision of modelling a sustainable planet where technology, knowledge and know how play pivotal roles in advocating responsible management of natural resources.”

Dassault and BHP to partner on digital mine developments

Dassault Systèmes says it and BHP have engaged in a long-term strategic partnership to leverage the application of digital technologies in mining.

“Combining the experience and resources of each company, the ambition is to unlock value by applying technologies proven in other industries to the core mining fundamentals of geoscience and resource engineering,” Dassault said. “The partnership intends to create a new level of understanding of resource and operational potential, underpinned by both companies’ commitment to safety and sustainability.”

Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said: “BHP and Dassault Systèmes share the same vision and ambition for the mining of the 21st century. By digitalising all operations from planning to exploitation, our 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the full ‘digital twin experience’ of the end to end processes; a unique collaborative innovation environment for holistic optimisation.

“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.”

ABB twins digital solutions with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform

ABB and Dassault Systèmes have announced a global partnership to offer customers in digital industries a “unique software solutions portfolio ranging from product life cycle management to asset health solutions”, the two companies said.

ABB and Dassault will, they say, provide customers an end-to-end offering of advanced open digital solutions, enhancing competitiveness of industrial companies, while increasing flexibility, speed and productivity of their products’ lifecycles, manufacturing and operations.

The partnership will combine ABB Ability™ digital solutions and Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and build on both companies’ strong installed base, deep domain expertise and global customer access, they said. ABB has already adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to model and simulate its solutions before delivering them to its customers.

“With this partnership, ABB will develop and provide customers with advanced digital twins, enabling customers to run ABB’s solutions and their operations with improved overall efficiency, flexibility and sustainability,” ABB said.

The companies will, in a staged approach, focus on factory automation and robotics, process industry automation, as well as electrification solutions for smart buildings, with the first joint solutions showcased at the upcoming industrial Hannover Messe trade fair, in Germany, on April 1-5.

ABB CEO, Ulrich Spiesshofer, said: “This game-changing partnership will serve our customers to lead in innovation and growth, fundamentally transforming their entire value chain to tap the vast opportunities of industrial digitalisation. Together, we are offering an open, end-to-end digital portfolio – from digital twin to asset health – that gives our customers a competitive edge, building on our combined offering, domain expertise and global reach.

“ABB is adding Dassault Systèmes to its strong partner network for industrial digitalisation, including Microsoft, HPE and IBM. We look very much forward to working with the entire global Dassault Systèmes team to drive innovation and customer value.”

Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said: “The industry of the 21st century is no longer determined simply by the ability to manufacture goods. Today’s leaders will be determined by superior mastery of technical know-how. This is the new competitive differentiator and it’s happening now due to a convergence of digital technologies that are transforming every aspect of industrial business.

“In this industry renaissance, a platform approach enables the real and virtual worlds to inform and reinforce one another. Our partnership with ABB will draw from decades of combined expertise to help customers make the most of this powerful and dynamic trend.”

ABB’s digital solution offering within the industry is tied to its ABB Ability platform, launched in 2017, which offers more than 210 digital solutions to plan, build and operate industrial operations with higher productivity and safety at lower costs.

Dassault Systèmes, meanwhile, works with companies of all sizes in 11 industries to help them meet new challenges. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform integrates all the technologies and capabilities that leverage knowledge and know-how into one cohesive digital innovation environment that delivers digital continuity from concept to manufacturing to ownership and back,” the two companies said. Industrial companies can integrate the platform’s 3D applications to create a digital twin that captures insights and expertise from across their entire ecosystem, to measure, assess and predict the performance of an industrial asset and help optimise its operation in an intelligent way, they added.

The ABB – Dassault Systèmes partnership will initially focus on factory automation and robotics, smart building and process industries.

On the latter, the two companies said: “Competitive pressure in process industries, such as mining, requires companies to continuously look for new ways to increase safety, productivity and energy efficiency of sites, while reducing costs and risk of daily operations. A digital model of the underground environment, in connection with mine planning and control systems, would allow to optimise energy consumption and mine automation, as well as enable mine operators to monitor and optimise production in real-time, while running virtual simulations of future scenarios.”

Dassault Systèmes expands Australia footprint with LogiCamms alliance

LogiCamms and Dassault Systèmes have expanded their software collaboration partnership with the signing of a system integrator alliance agreement.

The agreement will cover both enterprise technology deployments and implementation services for Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, LogiCamms said.

Last year, Dassault Systèmes’ signed a software collaboration pact with LogiCamms in Australia, which included the development of South Australia’s Virtual Shipyard programme for the state’s defence industry and mapping of digital capability for large manufacturing projects.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Dassault Systèmes and LogiCamms will establish a teaming relationship and define business processes to deliver innovative and effective solutions to their mutual customers, LogiCamms said.

Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE is powered by 3D design, analysis, simulation and intelligence software in a collaborative interactive environment, while LogiCamms combines intelligent engineering with innovative technology development to improve asset performance, reduce costs and enhance the value of projects.

LogiCamms said: “This marks Dassault Systèmes’ first system integrator alliance in Australia and is part of the company’s broader strategy to expand its footprint in Australia through system integrator alliances, where system integrator partners like LogiCamms will benefit from Dassault Systèmes’ training and from potential revenues from 3DEXPERIENCE platform implementation services.”

LogiCamms Interim Chief Executive, Dan Drewe said the company’s “capabilities and market leadership” would be greatly enhanced with “Dassault Systèmes’ powerful industry solutions”.

Masaki Sox Konno, Managing Director, Asia Pacific South, at Dassault Systèmes, said the company’s Australia clients would be able to “maximise their investment in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform” by leveraging LogiCamms’ expertise and experience in the country.