Jan 18 2005

Dassault Systèmes Forms Partnership with Engineering School at Princeton

Princeton to use CATIA V5 for engineering, architecture studies

Princeton, N.J. USA and Paris, France – January 18, 2005 — Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced a new partnership with the engineering and architecture schools at Princeton University whereby the company will provide selected PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions for education and research.


Princeton faculty members will integrate CATIA V5, the world’s leading 3D product-development application, in their aerospace and mechanical engineering and architecture curricula. Dassault Systèmes will work closely with Princeton engineers and architects to adapt curricula to coincide with the continuing evolution of industrial processes that CATIA V5 is helping to define.


Dassault Systèmes works closely with Gehry Technologies, which provides advanced building delivery technologies to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Therefore, the new partnership will provide a unique teaching opportunity for the architecture school at Princeton, where Frank Gehry is designing a new science library.


"It was essential for us to choose CATIA V5 as the key application for our engineering and architecture students," said Professor David Srolovitz, chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton. "This partnership will give our engineering and architecture students the opportunity to learn and use the leading tools in their respective fields of study."


"Our partnership is an excellent example of the fruitful collaboration that can and should exist between academe and private industry," said Maria Klawe, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton. "We look forward to working with Dassault Systèmes to bring the latest design and visualization tools to our students."


"We share with Princeton University a passion for building the future," said Philippe Forestier, executive vice president, alliances, marketing, and communication, Dassault Systèmes. "I welcome our partnership with this world-class academic institution for the emergence of those leaders who will drive innovation-centric PLM business transformations to create value."