Jun 26 2007

Dassault Systèmes Unveils 3DVIA to Imagine, Play, and Experience Life in 3D Online

Universal 3D Services for Consumer and Professional Communities

Paris, France, June 26, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled the next steps in its strategy to turn 3D into a universal media, and launched 3DVIA, DS’s new brand for 3D online lifelike experiences.

"Imagine a world where everyone can leverage the power of 3D, in which we can create, share, and experience life in 3D online, enabling us to join efforts to improve our living spaces and the products we use daily," says Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “DS and its partners will develop 3DVIA to lead the way in this area, enabling anyone with access to a computer and the Internet to use innovative, fun-to-use 3D services online.”

3DVIA services will be accessible at 3dvia.com. The first services that will be made available later this year, leveraging DS’s 26 years of technological expertise, will empower passionate 3DVIA communities with services to invent and create objects in 3D, upload, share, and tag 3D, and enjoy interactive experiences in 3D.

DS’s customers, working in all kinds of industries, create tremendous IP assets with CATIA, Solidworks, DELMIA, and SIMULIA, and need to be able to leverage and reuse their assets to revolutionize the way that they interact with their own customers. Their global collaborative platform, supported by ENOVIA, will provide appropriate content and process information right up to a lifelike experience with 3DVIA.  The first professional online community, 3DVIA SupplierSource, is a way forward, connecting designers and suppliers.

3DVIA is a powerful platform for partners to deliver unique 3D experiences to all kinds of online communities in the consumer and professional arena. As part of today’s 3DVIA announcements, DS and Microsoft announced an extension of their partnership into Virtual Earth: bridging the virtual and the real. DS also announced its first 3DVIA partners, REALVIZ and Allegorithmic, who will contribute to increase the realism of 3D environments with, respectively, 3D backdrops and lifelike textures. More partners will be announced soon.

3DVIA brings together a global team, dedicated to delivering the world’s best 3D technologies to online communities.

Partners, customers, and professionals from DS will gather at DEVCON, Dassault Systèmes developer conference in Paris, on June 26-27, 2007, to learn how to leverage the CAA partner program and discover the latest information about DS’s key technological advances. More information on DEVCON can be found at: