Listen again to Dassault Systèmes' latest Webinar, in which it debuted its virtual showcar, 'b l e u', developed by CATIA Design. The Webinar took place on 24 September at 14:00 (BST).
Participants had access to the entire design process from the very first sketch to the high-end renderings.
Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 'b l e u' was developed thanks to Dassault Systèmes' latest technologies with only one goal: excellence of design through creativity, sophistication, and innovation.
The Webinar was presented by Xavier Melkonian and Pierre Maheut.
After over 20 years software industry experience, Melkonian was appointed director, Business Development Industrial Design for CATIA in January 2009. He is responsible for Dassault Systèmes CATIA brand strategy and CATIA design solutions for industrial design, Class-A and mechanical surfaces modeling for the transportation and product design industries. The CATIA design promise and mission is to provide "Best in class" industrial design and surface modeling user experience solutions to support customers challenge and strategy to "gain the competitive advantage by design".
Maheut graduated from Strate Collège with a Masters in Industrial Design and Innovation Management. After completing projects in automotive and product design, he worked on a concept car shown at the Frankfurt motor show by Citroën using CATIA V5 and ICEM Surf. He works with Dassault Systèmes' CATIA brand to deliver solutions for the industrial design community. He is a product expert for conceptual design and rendering.