Sep 23 2009

3DVIA Introduces Innovative 3D App for the iPhone

Dassault Systemes App Enables Photo Mash-ups, One Cool 3D Model at a Time

CONCORD, Mass. & PARIS, September 23, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the launch of 3DVIA Mobile, an iPhone and iPod touch application that allows users to search, share and interact with the growing library of high quality 3D models on www.3DVIA.com

The addition of 3DVIA Mobile brings 3DVIA, a powerful platform for delivering unique, online 3D experiences, directly into the hands of a fast growing community of mobile users.  iPhone users who register at 3DVIA.com may quickly search thousands of high quality models posted by the 120,000 members of the 3DVIA.com community and 3DVIA’s premium content partners. With just the touch of a finger, 3DVIA Mobile users may select, spin, pan, zoom and inspect 3D models in real time. 

3DVIA Mobile further enables iPhone users to enhance, or “augment,” photographs with highly realistic 3D models from 3DVIA.com. In a simple use case, imagine a home decorator or student wishing to refurnish her room. With 3DVIA Mobile, this user can use her iPhone to take a snapshot of her room, search 3DVIA.com for furniture ideas and overlay 3D models on her photograph to get an idea of what her room could look like. She could then e-mail the saved image to friends and colleagues.

“At 3DVIA, our goal is to make it easy for people to tap into the power of 3D as a communication medium,” said Lynne Wilson, CEO, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. “With 3DVIA Mobile, users can find cool, realistic 3D content from our library and immediately enrich their photos, right on the iPhone. They download and position the model on a picture for an instant 3D mash-up that blends 3D digital data with the physical world. It’s both fun and viral because people like and want to share their creations.”

As 3DVIA’s content library continues to expand, and its current 120,000 registered user community grows, 3DVIA Mobile will further evolve as a professional collaboration platform.

3DVIA Mobile will be demonstrated at the Dassault Systèmes Customer Conference, October 6-7, in Orlando, Florida. To learn more about the event, visit: http://dassaultsystemes.g2planet.com/dscc09/home.htm.

3DVIA Mobile can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99 USD, but is being offered free of charge for a limited time starting today. For more information, please visit www.3DVIA.com/mobile.

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