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Spatial Leverages Mesh Technology from Distene, Delivering the Best Mesh Available for Critical Simulation


Spatial Leverages Mesh Technology from Distene, Delivering the Best Mesh Available for Critical Simulation

Improving the CAD to Solver Process

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 14, 2017 — Spatial Corp, the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, announces today the incorporation of 3D mesh technology from Distene S.A.S. into its 3D modeling software development toolkits (SDKs) to improve the CAD to solver process for analysis and simulation solutions.

Through this partnership, Spatial extends its current mesh offering of 3D Mesh with 3D Precise Mesh.  3D Precise Mesh bridges the gap between CAD and simulation/analysis. In the past, end users have resorted to iterative meshing, analysis and design processes that can take weeks to complete. 3D Precise Mesh not only accelerates time to market, but also automates the process, while improving the overall quality of the resulting generative design.

“We were looking for a lightweight meshing component to be used in all our finite-element-solvers and decided on components from Distene. Their Tetrahedral meshing technology represents the de facto industry standard,” said Oleg Skipa, Department Manager ‒ Data and Frameworks, Computer Simulation Technology, part of Dassault Systèmes. “We also use Spatial’s 3D ACIS Modeler for our 3D geometry kernel. Crucially these two technologies interface extremely well. Spatial can leverage this mesh technology and provide an integrated solution for customers.”

The self-contained meshing component can be easily integrated into a software application, providing end users with access to a reliable solution, validated via a large and growing database of models. And, with support for parallelized meshing, 3D Precise Mesh removes the limits for the world’s most demanding simulations.

“The CAD to solver link has long been a bottleneck in the 3D modeling world that Distene aims at reducing with automatic and industrial-strength meshing technologies,” said Laurent Anné, Sales Director and co-founder of Distene. “This partnership leverages the technological heritage of both Spatial and Distene to provide analysis applications with an efficient CAD to solver link that is fast, flexible, and most importantly, delivers the best mesh available for critical simulation workflows.”

“Our customers are realizing incredible results through simulation and analysis of 3D models, delivering the applications that empower designers to create superior products, sooner, at lower costs. These analysis workflows necessitate surface and volume meshes that are precise, fast and crafted to optimize the solver’s numerical analysis results,” said Brian Rohde, Senior Product Manager responsible for 3D Modeling, Spatial. “Through this partnership, our CGM Core Modeler and 3D ACIS Modeler customers can deliver best-in-class meshing solutions to their end users today. Because of our expertise in 3D modeling and this collaboration with Distene, we look forward to helping our customers continue evolving their applications with 3D Precise Mesh.”


3D Precise Mesh is immediately available.  


About Spatial

Spatial Corp, a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling3D visualization, and CAD translation software development toolkits help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For over 25 years, Spatial’s 3D software development toolkits have been adopted by many of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.  Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 210,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

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