Altair Engineering and SmarTeam Corporation Partner to Deliver CAE Collaboration Solutions for PLM

Agreement brings powerful SMARTEAM data management toolset to Altair HyperWorks, delivering robust engineering process automation to customers

Troy, Mich., USA and Kfar Saba, Israel - April 2, 2003 - Altair Engineering Inc., a global leader in product design consulting, engineering software and high performance computing technology, announced today that it has signed an agreement with SmarTeam Corporation Ltd., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and leading provider of innovative product lifecycle collaboration solutions, to develop direct integration between Altair® HyperWorks® CAE software suite and SMARTEAM® V5 business solutions to support enterprise product lifecycle management.

“This agreement will provide a viable engineering data management solution that will synchronize as-designed, as-tested and as-analyzed product configurations within PLM,” said Alhad Joshi, Altair Engineering Director of PDM and Process Automation. “Based on Altair’s highly respected HyperWorks suite of CAE products and SmarTeam’s leading product lifecycle collaboration solutions, our solution pack promises to deliver a robust and scalable, low cost solution to the CAE community.”

“The powerful combination of cutting-edge analysis tools and comprehensive product lifecycle collaboration functionality creates tremendous value for global product development teams,” said Ron Shahar, SmarTeam’s Director of Business Development. “Through rapid access to product knowledge and expedited enterprise-wide business processes, HyperWorks customers can complete their projects more effectively and efficiently, creating higher quality products more quickly and ultimately with greater margins.”

Altair HyperWorks is an integrated open architecture suite of world-class design and analysis software tools for improving product performance, automating processes and maximizing profitability. Designers and engineers use HyperWorks to standardize and automate CAE event analyses, model complex structures and assemblies, study their physical behavior, optimize design performance and assess their manufacturing feasibility.

SMARTEAM provides best-in-class product lifecycle collaboration solutions for global product teams. Capturing intellectual property at its source from design, manufacturing and maintenance, SMARTEAM drives product knowledge and key business processes across the extended enterprise and the supply chain, empowering the entire lifecycle, from concept through retirement.

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