From Digital Mock-Up to 3DEXPERIENCE
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.
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.
Initial public offering in Paris and listing on NASDAQ (the Company voluntarily delisted from NASDAQ in 2008).
Expansion of the Company’s industry focus to seven industries, adding fabrication and assembly, consumer goods, high-tech, shipbuilding and energy.
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.