Jan 16 2008

Dassault Systèmes Announces the Release of SIMULIA SLM for Simulation Lifecycle Management

New Software Secures Valuable Intellectual Property Through Management of Simulation Data, Processes, and Applications

Paris, France, and Providence, R.I., USA, January 16, 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 early availability of SIMULIA SLM, a new product suite from its SIMULIA brand that will have a positive impact on the way that organizations perform and manage their simulation processes.

The use of simulation has become an increasingly vital process in developing innovative products quickly. SIMULIA SLM accelerates the product development lifecycle by providing timely access to the right information through secure storage, search, and retrieval functionality that is specific to simulation processes and data. SIMULIA SLM maximizes the value of company-generated intellectual property (IP) through the capture, re-use, and deployment of simulation best practices. It also provides tools for control and sharing of simulation data for collaborative product development.

“The release of SIMULIA SLM marks a major milestone for SIMULIA as we expand our product portfolio beyond the Abaqus product line,” said Mark Goldstein, CEO, SIMULIA. “By leveraging PLM technology from ENOVIA and simulation expertise from SIMULIA, we have been able to rapidly develop what we believe is an industry-leading solution. SIMULIA SLM will enable our customers to secure their simulation intellectual property and transform it into a valuable and controlled corporate asset.”

Shorter product lifecycles, higher costs, stricter regulations, and the desire to benefit from a greater number of simulations make it clear that companies need an economical and effective solution to manage, share, and secure their simulation assets. To ensure affordable and efficient deployment, SIMULIA SLM provides significant capabilities directly ”out of the box” so that users can gain tangible benefits immediately.

The new release delivers capabilities to manage all data associated with simulations, integrate and control the execution of simulation applications, carry out operations such as query and version control, administer access privileges, and perform and review simulations in a distributed, collaborative environment.

SIMULIA SLM also works with simulation authoring applications developed by SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes, third parties, and customers via a Connectors Framework. This enables a diverse set of simulation solutions to be deployed and executed from within the SIMULIA SLM environment. Connectors are currently available for Abaqus Unified FEA, CATIA, and a variety of third-party applications such as Nastran, HyperMesh, AcuSolve, and STAR-CD. Customers can also easily configure Connectors to their specific applications.

This early availability release of SIMULIA SLM is being deployed at select customer sites during the early part of 2008 and will be followed by a generally available release in mid-2008. A Simulation Lifecycle Management White Paper and Webinar are available on the SIMULIA website.

For more information, visit: http://www.simulia.com/products/slm.html.

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