Sep 28 2004

Delmia Corp. Announces Version 5 Release 14 of its Digital Manufacturing Solutions

New version focuses on collaboration and analysis



Auburn Hills Mich., USA – Sept. 28, 2004 - Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY: Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced the latest version of its DELMIA product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for digital development of factory and production processes.

The new DELMIA version is part of Dassault Systèmes’ Version 5, release 14 (V5R14) PLM solutions, also announced today. DELMIA V5R14 delivers high performance for distributed manufacturing planning and validation with a robust and responsive digital environment to support enterprise PLM deployment.

DELMIA V5R14 offers an efficient collaborative workspace within the manufacturing community. Manufacturing engineers are connected together in a robust and secure multi-site environment, thus increasing communication and collaboration throughout the extended enterprise. Engineers now have more time to complete complex analysis and 3D-based detailing of manufacturing process plans, thus increasing their analytical capabilities, reducing further inefficiencies in their production planning and therefore increasing their productivity.

DELMIA V5R14 supports a collaborative workspace between the engineering and manufacturing disciplines with new capabilities for integrated, common change management activities. This integration between the domains provides a more precise impact analysis to highlight manufacturing process plans that will be affected by changes within an associated (design) engineering definition, thereby reducing time to market and minimizing the cost of change later in the manufacturing process.

DELMIA V5R14 provides a collaborative workspace for the manufacturing planning and production execution disciplines. Industries, such as aerospace, can transition from traditional 2D-drawing paper-based methods to digital, paperless business processes, including the delivery of work instructions directly to the shop-floor, with dynamic 3D work instructions. The consumption of product engineering data and engineering intent as well as its associativity within the manufacturing planning environment will replace the use of traditional methods and allow manufacturers to connect and share the latest specifications and requirements captured within the DELMIA V5R14 suite of tools with the extended enterprise.

“With the DELMIA V5R14 release, we are continuing to implement our vision for collaborative manufacturing process planning,” said Philippe Charlès, CEO, Delmia Corp. “With the new capabilities that we are including in this release, planners will have powerful tools for streamlining processes that will enable them to get their products to the market more quickly and with improved cost efficiency.”