(Sophia Antipolis, France)

Initially a spin-off of the prestigious Centre for Material Forming (CEMEF) of MINES ParisTech, Transvalor has 30 years of experience in the field of material forming simulation. Transvalor had a revenue of 9 M€ in 2020 and has around 75 employees – most of them with a PhD or an MSc in a relevant discipline – and a world-wide customer base of 350 engineering companies with sophisticated numerical simulations needs. For more information about Transvalor, see

In 2010, when Transvalor decided to replatform FORGE® from their existing 3D visualization interface for pre and post-processing, they wanted a GUI and visualization platform that could deliver extreme performance, both in terms of speed and support for large models with adaptive meshes, a simplified workflow and with inherent future-proofness (with support for cloud-based infrastructures and web-based collaboration). They also wanted something that could run on any hardware, ranging from a simple workstation up to an HPC cluster, and on Windows as well as various Linux variants. Most importantly, they wanted to replatform from scratch. This was one giant leap and it had to be right, the first time.

Working with Ceetron since 1997, Transvalor naturally started the replatforming process internally in 2010 and decided to go for a pre-release using Ceetron Desktop Components in 2012, and released Forge NxT v1.0 for general availability in June 2014. Disclaimer: In 2014 Transvalor took a minority ownership in Ceetron.

Business benefits for Transvalor of integrating 3D visualization components from Ceetron


” TRANSVALOR has a successful 25 year-old relation with Ceetron. This strategic partnership contributes efficiently to the solutions that TRANSVALOR develops for its customers. It has been a key element in our historic leadership in material forming simulation software worldwide. We are looking forward to exploring the new possibilities now that Ceetron is a Tech Soft 3D company, and that the component offering covers the full simulation and analysis workflow.

Stéphane Heitz, CEO , Transvalor