Those accustomed to the familiar V5 version lexicon that has been in use by Dassault Systemès for roughly 15 years are soon to learn a new naming schema for all V5 products, starting with V5R22. There is method to Dassault’s madness with the change in naming system, but the new versions are a mouthful. V5-6R2012 has officially replaced V5R22 as the name for the current release of Dassault’s version 5 software.
The purpose for the change is to indicate a level of compatibility with the V6 (version 6) platform that is being built in to the V5 platform. For instance, in CATIA V5-6R2012, the integration to ENOVIA V6 is built into CATIA without the need to install additional software. To be clear, the progression of recent (and planned future) Dassault releases of its V5 product line is:
- V5R20 (February 2010)
- V5R21 (July 2011)
- V5-6R2012 (February 2012)
- V5-6R2013 (expected Q1 2013)
To summarize, V is for “version”, “5” describes the baseline platform, the “-6” indicates compatibility with the V6 platform, R delineates “release”, and “2012” is the release year. The change in version naming impacts all Dassault V5 products including:
- ENOVIA SmarTeam
- ENOVIA VPLM
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