At SolidWorks World 2012, Josh and Adam bagged an exclusive interview with the one and only Bernard Charles, CEO of a little French mom-and-pop known as Dassault Systèmes (that’s ‘Dassault Systems’ for you Anglophones). Bernard was kind enough to give us some titillatingly juicy details about things to come at Dassault.

Bernard Charles Interview

We asked him about how he became CEO, the challenges facing the 3D software industry, the long-awaited SolidWorks Live Buildings, the death of T-Splines for SolidWorks, the future of CATIA V6 and it’s influence on SolidWorks, and Dassault’s strategy. (Did we miss anything?)

Watch the seven-minute edited podcast version above, or check out the full un-edited interview below. Enjoy!


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