IBM and Dassault Systems announced that NKK Corporation has signed an agreement with IBM Product Lifecycle Management and Dassault Systems around
PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) for shipbuilding.
PLM solutions based on V5 architecture developed by Dassault Systems and marketed by IBM worldwide, is setting future industry standard which help shipbuilding companies to reduce the development period as well as further improve their products. According to the partnership, NKK will work with Dassault Systems and the IBM Shipbuilding team to establish new methodologies that take advantage of PLM technologies. Through trial deployment at the outfit design, NKK will define and test the special needs of their specific ship design activity and will submit these requirements to Dassault Systems and IBM.
For full operational deployment forecasted for 2004/2005, NKK will launch this innovative project step-by-step, starting in 2002 with a trial deployment of CATIA V5 on the IBM Intellistation
platform to evaluate CATIA V5 for outfit design.