Jan 08 2008

Dassault Systèmes Announces Availability of New ARC White Paper on DELMIA Automation

Study Highlights Technology Application to Gain Competitive Advantage in Product Launch Time

Auburn Hills, MI., USA, January 8, 2008  Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of a new white paper titled “Discrete Manufacturers Driving Results with DELMIA V5 Automation Platform” by the ARC Advisory Group. This 16-page study provides details on the increasingly competitive role digital manufacturing plays, with a technology overview, DELMIA Automation product specifics, customer implementations, and insightful conclusions.

This technology paper illustrates the advantages of DELMIA Automation and how it significantly reduces product launch time by identifying control logic errors well before implementation on the factory floor. The ability to test the actual controls (PLC and HMI) against a Virtual Factory months before anything is built, not only reduces development time but also reduces the risk and cost involved in a production launch.

The ARC White Paper reveals how next generation digital manufacturing tools can enable manufacturing engineers to efficiently design and validate systems by identifying control logic errors well before the product launches and production begins, allowing engineers to review several “what if” scenarios. It also identifies how discrete manufacturers and major OEMs can improve results with this digital manufacturing technology, and gives an example of one major OEM that is already gaining a competitive advantage with the DELMIA Automation Platform.

“The DELMIA Automation Platform represents a major transformation enabling manufacturers to merge virtual models of production equipment with automation and controls. This allows for complete validation of all controls logic and HMI (human machine interface) functionality,” said Jim Caie, Vice President Consulting, ARC Advisory Group. “This level of manufacturing process design and execution capability will help manufacturers compete in the intensely competitive global environment and execute ‘flawless’ launches.”

To receive a copy of the paper, contact DELMIA at 800-382-3199 or register to download it at http://www.plmv5.com/delmia_automation

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