Jun 21 2007

Dassault Systèmes Announces CAA Software Partnership with CD-adapco

Capabilities to be Enhanced for Managing Flow and Thermal Simulations within Leading PLM Environment

Paris, France, Melville, New York, & London, England – June 21 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 CD-adapco, a leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, is now a Component Application Architecture (CAA) Software Partner.

“CD-adapco’s commitment to integration with CATIA and SIMULIA is a key factor in upgrading CD-adapco to CAA Software Partner status,” states Ken Short, VP strategy and marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “By taking our business relationship to the next level of technical collaboration, CD-adapco will be able to work more closely with our R&D teams to enhance the integration, capabilities, and scalability of their solutions within the world’s leading PLM environment.”

“We share a common vision with Dassault Systèmes of providing robust simulation solutions to designers and analysts through a collaborative PLM environment,” states Dennis Nagy, VP of marketing and business development, CD-adapco. “DS’s open CAA environment ensures that we are able to provide our common customers with advanced simulation technology to gain insight into product performance and deliver innovative products to market faster while lowering development costs.” 

As a CAA Software Partner, CD-adapco will leverage DS’s CAA environment to extend and enhance the capabilities of their proven STAR-CAT5 product for flow and thermal management integrated within CATIA. Simulation set-up and input/output requirements have been automated and integrated into CATIA, enabling users across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, electronics, and pharmaceuticals to concentrate on evaluation of engineering results and optimization of designs while taking full advantage of CD-adapco’s advanced simulation technology.

CAA is DS’s open middleware and development environment for PLM. The CAA Software Community Program is dedicated to ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) willing to develop, sell and support CAA-based applications, fully integrated with CATIA, SIMULIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA. This collaboration results in the expansion of DS's 3D PLM solutions to cover the entire product lifecycle range, thus enabling mutual customers to take advantage of a larger set of products in response to their specific industrial needs. More information is available at http://www.3ds.com/alliances/software-partnership/

Partners, customers, and professionals from DS will gather at DEVCON, Dassault Systèmes developer conference in Paris, on June 26-27, 2007, to learn how to leverage the CAA partner program and discover the latest information about DS’s key technological advances. More information on DEVCON can be found at http://www.3ds.com/news-events/devcon

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