May 16 2007

Dassault Systèmes Announces SIMULIA Solutions for Simulation Lifecycle Management

New Product Portfolio Manages Simulation Data, Processes, and Resulting Intellectual Property

Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, May 16, 2007 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a strategic initiative from SIMULIA to deliver solutions for Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM).

The new product portfolio is the result of bringing together the proven benefits of managing simulation data, applications, and processes with a world-class simulation environment. SIMULIA SLM solutions will enable companies to integrate simulation earlier and more effectively into their product and process development activities and, in so doing, fully leverage their simulation expertise as a valuable corporate asset.

“Accurate and consistent simulation has to be at the heart of any design and manufacturing development process,” stated Frank Popielas, manager advanced engineering, Dana Sealing Products Division. “In order for simulation to provide more than a partial picture, we need system simulation capabilities as well as the ability to carry over simulation results from one stage to the next. A good example of this is the influence that manufacturing processes have on the functional behavior of the final product. SIMULIA’s SLM initiative is the right thing to do to get there in a reliable and consistent fashion.”

“Our SLM solutions are a testimony to the combination of simulation and PLM expertise that only Dassault Systèmes can offer,” said Mark Goldstein, CEO, SIMULIA.  “We are leveraging the wealth of technology and talent in our SIMULIA and ENOVIA development organizations to deliver the world’s only robust simulation lifecycle solution.”

“Customer feedback and reaction to early product demonstrations indicate that we have a truly unique offering,” stated Colin Mercer, vice president product development, SIMULIA. “We have high confidence that the SLM product portfolio will fulfill our customers’ growing need to manage their simulation-generated IP at exactly the right time.”

In addition to a standard Web interface, the new SIMULIA SLM products will utilize the recently announced 3DLive technology from Dassault Systèmes for 3DSearch, 3DNavigation, and 3DCollaboration, so that users can query, manage, and collaborate on any simulation information regardless of location, source, or format. Built on Dassault Systèmes’ V5 SOA architecture, SLM will bring PLM SOA based lifecycle management capabilities to simulation workgroups and virtual testing applications found in a wide variety of engineering and scientific domains as well as to new types of users and communities.

“Companies are spending millions on simulation but are often failing to capture, manage and reuse the resulting intellectual property,” said Ken Short, vice president of strategy and marketing at SIMULIA. “The goal of SIMULIA is to deliver the first SLM solution to the market that is economically deployable, functionally capable for the specific needs of all users and scalable from workgroups to the enterprise.”

The complete SLM solution will address the collective needs of the most demanding analysis expert as well as those of product designers who require validated simulation methods to drive rapid design decisions. In addition to SLM support for Abaqus Unified FEA and CATIA V5 Analysis applications, SIMULIA is also extending its industry-leading partnership program to allow CAA V5 partners, other third-party application vendors and customers to link to the SLM platform using a new connector toolkit and open simulation interchange model.

The first SIMULIA products for SLM will be available later this year. For more information and to download the SLM White Paper from SIMULIA, visit:

http://www.simulia.com/products/slm.html.

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