History

From Digital Mock-Up to 3DEXPERIENCE

1981 - 1997

Year All
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1988
  • 1986
  • 1984
  • 1982
  • 1981
1997 - Acquisition of start-up SolidWorks

1997 - Acquisition of start-up SolidWorks

Broadening of the Company’s 3D design product line to the entry 3D market, with the acquisition of start-up SolidWorks, with a Windows-native architecture, to target principally the 2D to 3D migration market opportunity.

1997 - Formation of the Company’s Professional channel, focused on marketing, sales and support of SolidWorks.

1997 - Formation of the Company’s Professional channel, focused on marketing, sales and support of SolidWorks.

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1997 - Organization of the Company into two business segments

1997 - Organization of the Company into two business segments

Organization of the Company into two business segments, process-centric (Product Lifecycle Management), supporting its customers‟ end-to-end product development process, and design-centric (Mainstream/SolidWorks), dedicated to customers seeking to design products in a 3D design environment.

1996 - Initial public offering in Paris and listing on NASDAQ

1996 - Initial public offering in Paris and listing on NASDAQ

Initial public offering in Paris and listing on NASDAQ (the Company voluntarily delisted from NASDAQ in 2008).

1995 - Bernard Charlès becomes president & CEO of Dassault Systèmes

1995 - Bernard Charlès becomes president & CEO of Dassault Systèmes

1994 - Expansion of the Company’s industry focus to seven industries

1994 - Expansion of the Company’s industry focus to seven industries

Expansion of the Company’s industry focus to seven industries, adding fabrication and assembly, consumer goods, high-tech, shipbuilding and energy.

1994 - Creates Dassault Systèmes Kabushiki Kaisha (DS K.K.) in Tokyo, Japan

1994 - Creates Dassault Systèmes Kabushiki Kaisha (DS K.K.) in Tokyo, Japan

1993 - Version 4

1993 - Version 4

Version 4 introduced offering a new technology enabling the full digital mock-up of a product, enabling customers to significantly reduce the number of physical prototypes and to have a complete virtual understanding of the product.

1988 - Launch of CATIA Version 3, with AEC functionality on UNIX and mainframe platforms

1988 - Launch of CATIA Version 3, with AEC functionality on UNIX and mainframe platforms

1988 - CATIA becomes the world’s leading application for automotive design

1988 - CATIA becomes the world’s leading application for automotive design

1984 - Secures Boeing as a CATIA user

1984 - Secures Boeing as a CATIA user

1984 - CATIA becomes the world’s leading application for aeronautical design

1984 - CATIA becomes the world’s leading application for aeronautical design

1984 - Introduces CATIA Version 2, which integrates 2D and 3D functions

1984 - Introduces CATIA Version 2, which integrates 2D and 3D functions

1982 - Introduces CATIA Version 1 as an add-on product for 3D design, surface modeling and NC programming

1982 - Introduces CATIA Version 1 as an add-on product for 3D design, surface modeling and NC programming


1981 - Begins working with major automobile manufacturers - BMW, Mercedes and Honda

1981 - Begins working with major automobile manufacturers - BMW, Mercedes and Honda

1981 - Worldwide marketing, sales and support agreement with IBM, beginning of a long-standing partnership.

1981 - Worldwide marketing, sales and support agreement with IBM, beginning of a long-standing partnership.

1981 - The Company’s flagship brand, CATIA, is launched

1981 - The Company’s flagship brand, CATIA, is launched

1981 - Creation of Dassault Systèmes to design products in three dimensions through the spin-off of a team of engineers from Dassault Aviation.

1981 - Creation of Dassault Systèmes to design products in three dimensions through the spin-off of a team of engineers from Dassault Aviation.