Jun 26 2006

Dassault Systèmes Announces Software Partnership with Kineo CAM

Leading independent software developer to provide improved technology for automatic motion and path planning on V5 platform

Paris, France – June 26, 2006 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the leading technology for automatic motion and path planning from Kineo Computer Aided Motion (Kineo CAM), an independent software developer, has been integrated with both CATIA DMU Fitting Simulator and DELMIA DPM Assembly Process Simulation.

The user community expects this partnership will further increase its productivity: “At Audi AG we use Kineo CAM’s Automatic Path Planning technology for serviceability and manufacturability studies in the virtual vehicle development,” commented Thorsten Pfeiffer, DMU Process and Systems Integration, Audi AG. “We are very excited to discover DS DMU Path Planner and Delmia DPM Path Planner are integrating KineoWorks™.”

“Kineo CAM’s mission is to provide its customers with world-class component technologies enabling them to improve their productivity and quality. This agreement with DS will allow every user of ENOVIA, CATIA DMU Fitting and DELMIA DPM Assembly to rapidly benefit from our technology,” said Laurent Maniscalco, CEO, Kineo CAM.

DELMIA Assembly Process Simulation enables users to simulate and validate assembly manufacturing and maintenance processes, allowing them to identify problem areas early in the product lifecycle, when it is most productive and cost-effective. The new partnership will see Kineo CAM providing its components within a new V5 product workbench for collision-free path planning to facilitate design and manufacturability studies. It will offer highly efficient path planning in a constrained environment, resulting in time savings for the end-users and an improved quality of the resultant path. The new products, namely DMU Path Planner and DPM Path Planner will be easy to use, with fewer parameters to tune.

“We are delighted to partner with Kineo CAM,” said Frederic Vacher, manager, Business Partner Development, Dassault Systèmes. “Kineo CAM is recognised for its specialised tools, which serve the most advanced users of automatic path planning for industrial needs. It will really benefit various industries, like the automotive, aerospace and shipbuilding sectors, bringing Dassault Systemes’ customers another truly innovative V5 PLM solution.”

With these new specialised products marketed by DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes expects to bring significant advantages to DMU Fitting Simulation and DPM Assembly Process Simulation, due to its simplified user interface and increased reliability of the result path. Reusable computations and fast design validation will lead to time savings for customers, as well as the ability to solve very complex situations.

End-user productivity, through faster computation and the automation of time consuming tasks, will optimize assembly processes due to the efficiency and reliability of DMU Path Planner and DPM Path Planner, and their ability to explore more scenarios and cost-saving alternatives. The products will be available in July 2006.

 

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