Dec 09 2008

ISCAR Chooses PLM Solutions from IBM and Dassault Systemes to Optimize Global Design Data Management

Worldwide Precision Tool Maker Improves Design Cycle Times and Product Quality Using ENOVIA SmarTeam and CATIA

Vélizy, France December 9, 2008 – IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management PLM) solutions,announced today that ISCAR, a worldwide supplier of precision carbide metal working tools, has chosen their ENOVIA SmarTeam and CATIA Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.  By using ENOVIA SmarTeam to create a unified environment for managing its CATIA digital design data, ISCAR is enabling all users across departments, from engineering to manufacturing, to participate in collaborative product development processes.

ISCAR, part of the IMC Group, is leveraging the DS PLM solution to accelerate design cycles and enhance product quality by improving management of its rich 3D design data and streamlining design approvals. ISCAR’s success to date illustrates the value of a combined CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam solution for large-scale, sophisticated engineering environments, requiring high stability, scalability and extended functionality for their concurrent design requirements.

To achieve these design-related goals, ISCAR chose to deploy ENOVIA SmarTeam’s collaborative engineering solution to support advanced CATIA design-to-manufacturing processes. The new concurrent design environment will span all CATIA V5 and SmarTeam seats across the company’s sites worldwide.

“We chose ENOVIA SmarTeam for its excellent integration with CATIA,” said Moshe Rudko, manager, Engineering Information Technology (EIT) division, ISCAR. “By expanding our 3D design solution to gain greater control and efficiency, we shorten our design cycles and improve product quality by closing the product development loop through to integrated downstream manufacturing processes.

”Most ISCAR design and production engineers are CATIA users. ENOVIA SmarTeam is facilitating real time collaboration, product and knowledge re-use, usage of up-to-date data and automation of downstream manufacturing operations, such as integration with the computerized numeric control CNC) system that controls the robots on plant floor. ISCAR is taking advantage of the industry-leading, seamless CATIA – ENOVIA SmarTeam solution, the revision life cycle management expressed in CATIA icons and commands, and the ENOVIA SmarTeam links management that facilitates complex design-in-context designs.

"For ISCAR, key challenges involve maintaining profitability while delivering a product on time without losing focus on product innovation and quality.  These are all major challenges for leading industrial companies, said Angel L. Blanco Diaz, PLM solutions leader, IBM.  “ISCAR understands the business benefits that advanced design collaboration can bring.  We are confident that our solution will make an ongoing contribution to companies across all industries as they sharpen their competitive positioning and market leadership for next year.”

“The ENOVIA SmarTeam – CATIA solution is the best solution on the market for powerful, rapidly implemented, collaborative management of CATIA data,” said Andy Kofoid, vice president, ENOVIA, Dassault Systèmes.

Yael Software, a DS Value-Added Reseller with particular expertise in CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam implementations, is helping ISCAR with all aspects of the implementation and user training.

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