Nov 30 2000

DELMIA Delivers Version 5 Release 5

Enhanced Solutions Supporting Digital Manufacturing

Troy, Michigan (USA), November 30, 2000--DELMIA Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY, Bourse de Paris) announced today the launch of their Version 5 Release 5 (V5R5) of DELMIA Digital Manufacturing solutions. DELMIA V5R5 is available worldwide on the Windows NT and UNIX platforms. The V5R5 release provides many enhancements to the previously released DPM for Assembly solution for Assembly Process Definition & Simulation. This new release is a highly efficient process planning solution for the creation, validation and documentation of the detailed manufacturing processes for large complex assemblies such as aircraft, naval ships and submarines, and automobiles.

V5R5 DPM for Assembly provides an intuitive process planning paradigm that is first used as the product design is being conceptualized and is increasing populated as the production system design matures, to the point that it can support the execution of the production system during launch and for the life of the product. This release includes many enhancements, such as a collision free path planner, integration of joint motion features, Dimension and Tolerance Review, and a new State-to-State Process Verification capability for analyzing the process at each step of the production process.

The Version 5 offerings provide a high level of integration with the CATIA/DELMIA /ENOVIA family of solutions for Digital Product Creation, Digital Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle Management. Customers are provided a single enterprise wide solution for each step in their product realization processes using a shared, configuration managed Product, Process and Resource (PPR) knowledge base and a unified user interface. It is also integrated through DELMIA’s MultiCAx Plugins, with Unigraphics Solutions, SDRC and Pro/ENGINEER.

Pascal Lecland, Vice President of DELMIA R&D notes, "This release is a continuation of DELMIA’s strategy for leveraging the Dassault Systemes’ V5 infrastructure to produce Digital Manufacturing Solutions, and supports our vision to provide an integrated Digital Entreprise solution."

"The DPM for Assembly process planning capabilities linked with the traditional DELMIA process and flow simulation tools, provides the DELMIA users an extremely powerful environment for planning, designing and validating the production system before the product design is finalized" says Philippe Charlès, CEO.