Kamov Transforms with Dassault Systemes PLM

June 16, 2009

Kamov is planning to optimise the work of its engineers and designers with the Dassault PLM implementation Kamov, a world leader in helicopter engineering, is implementing solutions from Dassault Systèmes to transform its business with product lifecycle management (PLM), moving from 2D drawings to a 3D virtual modelling paradigm.

Using CATIA PLM Express, a virtual design solution that combines with Enovia SmarTeam’s collaborative virtual product information management, Kamov is planning to optimise the work of its engineers and designers and speed time to market. It is the largest implementation of Dassault Systèmes PLM in Russian helicopter industry history.

“We are pleased to have been selected by such a famous design bureau as Kamov, which has been defining standards for the helicopter industry for over 60 years,” said Laurent Valroff, director of Dassault Systèmes in Russia and CIS. “Catia, the world leader in virtual authoring software, will allow Kamov to simplify and speed up the design process, reduce the time required for the launch of new helicopter models, and to decrease its costs.”

During the first phase of implementation, nearing completion now, Kamov deployed the Catia PLM Express module for mechanical product creation. This module provides extended functions for large and complex product design, surface modelling and design of castings parts and is a core component of Kamov’s move to a PLM design authoring strategy. In addition, Kamov deployed the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database management system to reduce time and costs for development and maintenance of applications, and to deliver applicable information to its entire organisation.

“With Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions, we have made an important step towards transforming our business and succeeding in this highly competitive market,” said Alexander Petrov, CEO, Kamov. “PLM’s ability to improve assembly quality and provide greater visibility into each project’s economic indicators will help Kamov once again prove its leadership.”