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Jan 12, 2010


Owen Wengerd

My lovely and talented wife helped design an important and critically acclaimed drive train component of the Fusion -- with ProE.

Evan Yares

...CATIA was utilized in the design of the 2010 North American Car of the Year -- the Ford Fusion Hybrid -- and Truck of the Year -- the Ford Transit Connect.

So was AutoCAD.

OK... all kidding aside, Ford uses CATIA for a lot of stuff, but they still use NX for powertrain design.

And, by the way, their core PLM software is Teamcenter, and their "digital buck" (digital mockup) is based on the JT format.

Both Siemens and Dassault can brag about being major Ford engineering IT suppliers.


The next press release will be from Microsoft. I bet they all used, to some extent, Notepad.exe.


Completely agree with Robinz. Next will be Apple, claiming iPods & iPhones were used for critical communication & employee stress reduction. :)

Stan Przybylinski

As we all know, most large companies use software from almost ALL of the competitors in the market. But, the number of Ford programs for which Siemens can make CAD claims will decrease, since Ford committed in 2007 to standardize on CATIA as their Global Design and Engineering Standard and to replace I-deas in powertrain as well:


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