Dassault acquires Dutch offshore engineering software company

June 12, 2017
Dassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV.

Offshore staff

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, FranceDassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company specialized in marine and offshore engineering software. 

AITAC’s Smart Drawings software application is used by shipyards and offshore companies to automate the creation of drawings from a master 3D model of a ship, platform, or other structure designed using Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA applications. This automation is based on rules and templates that account for marine-specific standards, behaviors and local requirements.

Dassault Systèmes will fully integrate the Smart Drawings application into its “Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, used by companies for the design, validation, and manufacturing planning of marine and offshore projects. 

As part of the deal, the company also acquires 40% of AITAC’s marine and offshore engineering office in Croatia, AITAC d.o.o., a provider of naval architecture and engineering services to major shipbuilders.

The transaction was completed on June 1, 2017.


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