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May 24 2005

DELMIA Digital Manufacturing Solution Version 5 Release 15 Extends Dassault Systèmes’ PLM Coverage

Process-centric technologies facilitate rapid deployment and further strengthen the V5 PLM Manufacturing Desktop

Auburn Hills Mich., USA - May 24, 2005 - Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY: Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced the latest version of its DELMIA PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution for the V5 Manufacturing Desktop.

The new DELMIA version is part of Dassault Systèmes’ Version 5, release 15 (V5R15) PLM solutions, also announced today. DELMIA V5R15 delivers key enhancements in process-centric applications to further advance the collaborative workspace environment, thereby breaking down the barriers between the design engineering and manufacturing disciplines. DELMIA V5R15 introduces a common change management mechanism that enables design engineers to alert manufacturing engineers of design changes as well as impact analysis tools that allow manufacturing process planners to determine which parts have been modified and highlight the process plans that are impacted. Manufacturing process planners can proactively evaluate how design changes may impact manufacturing process plans, thereby identifying and eliminating potential errors early in the process for increased quality and efficiency.


Process Planning

DELMIA V5R15 further expands connectivity of the collaborative workspace with a new rapid deployment manufacturing process planning package. This new offering provides an enterprise with a complete ”ready-to-go” manufacturing process planning environment that includes a pre-defined database solution, which is uniquely suited for companies in the Consumers Goods, Aerospace and Automotive parts supplier industries. Companies will be able to quickly establish a digital planning environment to collaborate during their process planning and detailing activities, with tools to share and establish libraries for capturing enterprise knowledge, facility layouts, manufacturing concepts, and cost analysis.



DELMIA V5R15 delivers new process-centric technologies for robotic applications and off-line programming that will give engineers the competitive advantage needed to rapidly develop and validate their robotic manufacturing processes. DELMIA’s new robotics solutions include the very latest capabilities of today’s industrial robot manufacturers, providing “realistic robotic simulation” tools to “connect” with robot controllers for the purpose of producing the most accurate robotic paths, trajectories, speeds, and cycle time. Additionally, DELMIA V5R15 robotics solutions provide simulation-based reporting capabilities that allow engineers to evaluate product flow and resource utilization statistics for the manufacturing line. This new capability will help planners better determine how to deploy their limited capital resources to achieve the optimal line configuration.



DELMIA V5R15 extends the ability to openly collaborate with the support of Dassault Systèmes’ 3D XML (Extensible Markup Language) format. 3D XML is a universal, lightweight XML-based format that enables users to capture and share live, accurate 3D data quickly and easily. DELMIA users will have the capability to share 3D visualization of product data and 3D models with the non-engineering communities of an enterprise for collaborative reviews, technical publication, and other office communications.


“DELMIA V5R15 continues to be the key enabler for extending the Dassault Systèmes PLM offering with advanced V5 PLM Manufacturing Desktop applications,” said Philippe Charlès, CEO, Delmia Corp. “With the new process-centric and rapid deployment technologies included in this release, we continue to demonstrate to the market that we can deliver the tools necessary for companies to quickly deploy advanced planning applications with powerful tools to streamline processes, improve operations, and ramp-up production faster and with the most efficiency.”