Technologies To Help the 787 Take Flight

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Collaboration and 3D design technologies power the design of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner project.

The 787 Dreamliner project marks the first time Boeing is making its partners responsible for the design of the parts and components they will ultimately manufacture. New 3D design and collaboration technologies are powering the initiative.

Application Product Supplier
3D computer-aided design Catia V5 Dassault Systèmes
Manufacturing simulation Delmia V5 Dassault Systèmes
Product life-cycle management collaboration Enovia V5 Dassault Systèmes
Database supporting Enovia DB2 IBM
Digital content delivery management TrueDelivery Radiance Technologies
Airplane sales configuration Teamcenter UGS
Shop floor information system Velocity Intercim
Multimedia collaboration centers Various videoconferencing units Tanberg
Composite material simulations FibreSIM Vistagy
Dynamic systems simulation (hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, etc.) Easy5 MSC Software
Machine tool simulations CAM-POST, Virtual Machine ICAM Technologies
Measurement and analysis Metrolog V5 Metrologic
Aerodynamics testing Cray X1 supercomputer Cray
Supply chain management E2open Exostar
Flight control operations Integrity-178B Green Hills Software
787 avionics control center, including plane’s environmental, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and cabin services Common Core System Smiths Aerospace

This article was originally published on 2007-02-05
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