May 09 2007

ENOVIA MatrixOne Debuts Adobe Illustrator Integration at Apparel Industry Tradeshow

Dassault Systèmes Allows Customers to Leverage PLM Within Familiar Adobe Illustrator Environment

Westford, Mass., USA, May 8, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions today announced an integration between its ENOVIA MatrixOne collaborative business process solution and Adobe® Illustrator®, one of the world’s most widely used drawing tools. The integration with Adobe Illustrator will help companies in a variety of industries manage creative product ideas from conception to new product introduction. ENOVIA MatrixOne is showcasing its solutions for the apparel and retail industry, including the Accelerator for Apparel Design and Development™, this week in Miami Beach, Florida at Material World, the premier global trade event for the sewn products industries.

The integration between ENOVIA MatrixOne and Adobe Illustrator will enable a more rapid adoption and intuitive usage of PLM by design teams, allowing end users to create, retrieve, edit and share product artwork while working in the familiar Adobe interface. This seamless integration incorporates ENOVIA MatrixOne’s collaborative business process capabilities into apparel designers’ most often used desktop application without disrupting their work routines.

"Our goal is to enable customers to deploy PLM as easily as possible, and to make the PLM workflow mirror users' current habits, so they can quickly begin using ENOVIA MatrixOne to collaborate with product managers, designers and partners," said Kurt Andersen, vice president of industry solutions for Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA brand. "This integration allows end users to retain their ability to be creative while simultaneously facilitating enterprise-wide collaboration on that creative design.”

According to an AMR Research report entitled, “PLM for Apparel, Footwear, and Soft Goods: Meeting the Demands of New Product Introduction,” the ability to provide application programming interfaces or predefined integration points to critical execution tools, such as color management systems, CAD applications, and pattern and marker tools, will help minimize the offline gaps in the process, enhance data integrity, and speed the execution of various approval steps.

The ENOVIA MatrixOne Adobe Illustrator integration will improve efficiency and productivity by allowing users to:

  • Apply enterprise-level data sharing and security without disrupting established end-user work procedures;
  • Easily save, browse and navigate product content organized in plans, projects, workspaces, libraries, collections and other object types directly from the Adobe Illustrator application;
  • Securely distribute product content and generate multiple product views automatically when saving to the PLM data repository. By using the ENOVIA MatrixOne PLM environment and applications to control access to product content, individuals will have visibility and editing privileges for only the proper information at the appropriate time in the development process; and
  • Promote company standards with document templates. Organizations can save and access enterprise Adobe Illustrator templates within their ENOVIA MatrixOne environment to create new content based on company standards.

Initial release of the ENOVIA MatrixOne Adobe Illustrator Integration is scheduled for June 2007.

ENOVIA MatrixOne will demonstrate its PLM solutions for the apparel industry at Material World booth #1612.  In addition, Tamara Saucier, ENOVIA MatrixOne’s director, Industry Strategy - Retail Solutions, will be speaking at Material World about “PLM’s Role In Promoting Design Creativity,” on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 12:15pm - 1pm, room C127.

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