Suresnes, France — May 30, 2002 — Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq : DASTY ; Euronext Paris : #13065, DSY.PA) today announced that Spatial Corp. (Spatial), a Dassault Systemes’ company, is now the primary channel for sales and marketing of V5 Component Application Architecture (CAA) to software developers. This announcement confirms Spatial’s key role in Dassault Systemes’ 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) strategy.<br/>
Dassault Systemes acquired Spatial in November of 2000 and the current announcement is a natural evolution of the unit’s activities as a world-class provider of 3D components. To enable Spatial to deliver strong expertise in software development, Dassault Systemes put in place a world-class executive management team which implemented reliable processes, quality initiatives and V5 technologies. In less than 16 months Spatial achieved the goals set by Dassault Systemes, including delivering releases, which have been applauded by customers as the “best ever”, and working to implement industry-supported initiatives such as OpenHSF. Now, Spatial is extending its mission and its existing component solutions to address the 3D PLM market with the addition of CAA V5 and the open architecture components for CATIA, ENOVIA, and DELMIA.<br/>
CAA V5 is middleware which enables software developers to rapidly develop state-of-the-art V5 applications, integrated within multiple enterprise environments and complementing Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM solutions. 3D PLM enables customers to optimize their business Processes for Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Support using Collaborative Workspaces to share a common product, process and resource (PPR) model. <br/>
CAA V5 demonstrates its market leadership through its ability to support large-scale development, putting it a step ahead of the competition. Today CAA V5 is leveraged by more than 1,800 engineers in 18 countries throughout Dassault Systemes’ Extended Enterprise, including Independent Software Developers and leaders in the manufacturing industry. Leading software developers have already delivered full suites of CAA V5 3D PLM solutions to the market. This widespread use of CAA makes V5 the middleware benchmark for 3D PLM.<br/>
“Spatial is the primary sales and marketing channel for CAA V5 to Software Development Companies because it makes sense,” said Mike Payne, Chief Executive Officer, Spatial. “When Dassault Systemes acquired Spatial the intention was to utilize Spatial as a distribution point for development technologies, which they are doing. The advantage for the entire market is that this will accelerate the development of value-add third-party applications based on the CAA V5 platform.”
Bruno Latchague, Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Dassault Systemes, said: “Mike Payne is a recognized pioneer in the development of 3D applications, having served in leadership roles at both PTC and SolidWorks. As Dassault Systemes Chief Technology Officer, Mike Payne was appointed to develop Spatial into a major force in Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM strategy. This announcement is confirmation of his accomplishment at Spatial and recognition of Dassault Systemes’ commitment to the proliferation of CAA V5.”
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