Case study: Spread the DMU (Digital MockUp) across the enterprise


Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry.


Display the DMU on a regular web browser without any plugin, be able to mix data on top of the 3D models ala Google Maps

How can you easily access PLM and DMU data if you are not an engineering designer?

That was the question which was asked to us. We worked closely with Airbus, leveraging our DocDokuPLM platform to deliver the perfect solution that fits gracefully on the complex aircraft maker environment made of various existing PLM systems and CAD tools, Catia by Dassault Systèmes notably.


We deployed a disruptive solution that relies solely on standard Web technologies making hence the service widely available on any desktop OS (Windows, Mac and Linux) as well as on popular mobile systems. Through a sophisticated chain of treatment, deployable on an enterprise grid computing, the 3D Catia models and the associated metadata are imported in order to be then delivered on a simple web browser without any plugin.

By the help of the web services and JavaScript API, we created mashup applications which mix PLM, 3D models and content coming from heterogeneous software.