Dassault Systemes is buying Apriso, which develops manufacturing software, for $205 million.

Long Beach, Calif.-based Apriso’s software is used by customers to synchronize global manufacturing operations. The software is used by Alstom, British American Tobacco plc (NYSE: BTI), Bombardier Inc., General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), Hitachi, L’Occitane, L’Oreal, Philip Morris International inc. (NYSE: PM) and other companies.

Vélizy-Villacoublay, France-based Dassault makes 3D design software, called 3DExperience, and provides digital mock up and product-lifecycle management services. The software helps companies digitize products to make 3D models. 

The deal is expected to close in July.

Dassault’s acquisition follows other 3D deals by 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD), which bought Rapid Product Development Group in May, and Massive Dynamics Inc.’s purchase of PrintForge 3D Ltd. in March

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