Sep 26 2007

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DLive Solution Wins Design News Magazine’s ‘Golden Mousetrap’ Best Product Award

Lightweight Online Application Enables Instantaneous 3D Global Collaboration

PARIS, Sept. 26, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its 3DLive online 3D collaboration application has been named a product of the year in Design News magazine’s 2007 Golden Mousetrap Award competition. Golden Mousetrap awards recognize engineering innovation and excellence in four categories of product design, including the hardware/software category in which 3DLive won. 3DLive, released in May 2007, features an intuitive “carousel” interface that displays 3D images of product designs for easy navigation, eliminating searching through text menus in multiple databases and applications.

“We congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone who entered this year's Golden Mousetrap Awards,” said Design News Editor-in-Chief John Dodge. “The winners embody the enthusiasm, excellence and innovative spirit of design engineering that is conveyed in the print and Web pages of Design News.” 

3DLive leverages 3D to make product information easy to access and understand giving companies the power to conceptualize, develop and deliver products in a shared environment over the Web. Designed to enhance collaboration between different locations and functions, 3DLive<//font> brings intellectual property (IP) to life in a single immersive interface where everyone across an enterprise can search, navigate, and work on any aspect of PLM IP to optimize decision making, accelerate business execution and drive innovation.

”Companies in the global economy are faced with an increasingly complex business environment that includes shorter product lifecycles, a wider array of suppliers and a geographically dispersed workforce. Dassault Systèmes developed 3DLive to provide new levels of collaboration for companies to meet these challenges, respond faster, improve quality and optimize resources,” says Dominique Florack, Senior Executive Vice President, Products - R&D, Dassault Systèmes.  “Recognition from Design News is a sign that our vision and product strategy is resonating with the market.”

For more information on 3DLive please go to http://www.3ds.com/products-solutions/plm-solutions/3dlive/overview/

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