Apr 14 2008

Dassault Systèmes Sponsors Dodge Nitro Giveaway at SAE 2008 World Congress

Auburn Hills, Mich., April 14, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced that it is the exclusive sponsor of the Dodge Nitro giveaway taking place at the SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17 at Cobo Center in Detroit.  The Dodge Nitro prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on the 2008 Congress exhibit floor Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.  Attendees must participate in the Congress Technology Trip Ticket program to enter the drawing.

“Chrysler LLC was a pioneer in the use of CATIA for 3D design, originally implementing it on a pilot program in 1988,” notes Peter Schmitt, vice president, automotive sales for Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp.  “Our relationship has steadily grown since then with Chrysler now using CATIA for the design of all its vehicles, as well as implementing some of our other solutions.” 

According to Schmitt, PLM solutions from Dassault Systèmes (including CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA) enable the automotive industry to add excitement to automotive design, and apply cost efficient solutions to the manufacturing process while taking into account high quality mandates, environmental factors, time frame and the desired market price. 

CATIA is the world’s leading 3D product development solution with over 75 percent of new vehicles being designed in CATIA.  It is currently implemented by 23 of the top 30 global automotive manufacturers.

For more information, visit Dassault Systèmes in booth #1550 at the SAE 2008 World Congress to talk to representatives who can demonstrate the DS suite of applications, services, and methodologies that address the unique needs of the automotive industry. Together, this complete set of advanced, industry-specific solutions helps users manage their entire product lifecycle, from concept to maintenance.