A German IT magazine has gotten comment from Daimler AG regarding its switch of 3D CAD from Dassault Systemes’ Catia to Siemens PLM Software’s NX.
[Editor’s Note: This is an update to our article “Daimler choice of NX is less than meets the eye.”]
- Dassault has no information on which processes or divisions will replace CATIA-specific applications and which will continue to be used by Daimler.
- Daimler claims it did evaluate several alternatives, including CATIA V6. In its press release, Dassault claims Daimler did not go through such a process. “Criteria of assessment were to support the specific business processes, integration with existing systems, the future viability of the concept and the technology, quality and cost.”
- AutomotiveIT speculates that further such losses are looming for Dassault, including their account with Volkswagen Group
[Editor’s Note: Our thanks to US-based IT analyst Monica Schnitger for the tweet tip.]