Jan 21 2008

Dassault Systèmes Launches 3DLive for Multi-CAD PLM Environments

Providing Real-time Business Insight, Solution Enables Product Development Stakeholders to View, Navigate and Share 3D Files Created in the Most Widely Used CAD Software

SolidWorks World, SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 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 a new version of its online collaboration solution 3DLive, which has been enhanced to take advantage of multi-CAD product information. 3DLive for multi-CAD provides enterprise customers with real-time business insight and facilitates better decision making throughout the product lifecycle.

3DLive for multi-CAD enables companies to expand their collaborative environments to encompass every stakeholder in the product development process. Leveraging 3DLive’s award-winning 3D search and navigate capabilities, users can accelerate the innovation process by intuitively finding and sharing critical product information while collaborating in real time. Designed to support multi-CAD environments, this next generation of 3DLive can display and navigate product information created in CATIA, SolidWorks, Pro/E Wildfire, Siemens/UGS NX and Autodesk Inventor. This release also includes support for the latest collaboration platforms from IBM (Lotus Sametime 7.5) and Microsoft (Office Communicator Server 2007) enhancing cross platform interoperability and allowing enterprises to deploy comprehensive collaboration infrastructures.

“Many enterprises run more than one CAD system, meaning that core data is managed by multiple product data management (PDM) tools that are not always accessible to the enterprise-wide decision making process,” said Stephane Declee, vice president, ENOVIA R&D, Strategy & Industry Solutions, Dassault Systèmes. “To build a collaborative PLM environment that truly fosters innovation, quality and efficiency, every product development stakeholder must be able to find, see and understand information easily and instantly. 3DLive for multi-CAD creates that open landscape, where design, engineering, production, customer service, finance and marketing departments can freely share information and ideas to help speed innovation.”

Dr. Ken Versprille, PLM research director, Collaborative Product Development Associates, LLC added, “3DLive shows tremendous potential for better user insight into in-development product structure, dependencies and status. Adding multi-CAD support is a significant step in realizing that potential. This gives manufacturing companies even more options by enabling greater collaboration in the design and development of new products.”

3DLive for multi-CAD will be demonstrated at SolidWorks World 2008, at the ENOVIA SmarTeam booth, #719, and in the Partner Product Theater on Monday, Jan. 21, 7:00 PM.