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In Search of Sustainability with Dassault Systèmes
Can PLM technologies help build a more sustainable future for organizations? This article discusses the relationship between PLM and sustainable development

sustainability materials  on sustainable design, SolidWorks Sustainability provides a dashboard of LCA information, in the design phase, to determine the environmental impacts of assemblies or individual parts. Material compliance : Manufacturers are facing increasing requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. By collecting, integrating, analyzing, and reporting a product’s environmental compliance throughout its development life cycle, ENOVIA

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