IBM and Dassault Systèmes Launch 3DLive for Online 3D Collaborative Intelligence

Connecting People Live in 3D

Paris, France – May 2, 2007 – IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of 3DLive collaborative intelligence solutions to maximize interaction, improve decision making and accelerate innovation. 3DLive leverages the full power of real-time 3D through an intuitive user interface to search, navigate and collaborate online, which puts product intellectual property (IP) at the fingertips of everybody involved in PLM activities, wherever they are.

 “3DLive literally puts all stakeholders on the same page, using 3D as a universal media through which they can work together, accelerating decision making and driving innovation, in production, marketing, project management and at the executive level. We are leveraging the PLM IP we built up over the years in new ways,” says Thierry Delaporte, VP Deputy Operation Office, Space Engines Division, Snecma, SAFRAN Group. “With 3DLive, we can maximize our existing PLM investments.”

“With 3DLive, Dassault Systèmes is introducing its next generation of online 3D applications, which will use 3D as a powerful online media to expand collaborative product innovation communities,” says Dominique Florack, senior executive vice president, product - R&D, Dassault Systèmes. 3DLive is a revolutionary lightweight solution composed of ‘live’ applications that broaden the collaborative nature of PLM, first available for CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA.

“3DLive is a truly revolutionary solution that offers benefits never before envisioned in product development and team collaboration,” explains Al Bunshaft, vice president, IBM PLM Solutions. “The power to conceptualize, develop and deliver products in a shared environment over the Web presents enormous possibilities for customers seeking an advantage in the fast-paced and ultra-competitive markets where they do business.”

3DLive will become available to all customers by late June. General availability for DS is immediate and late June for IBM.

All new online applications from Dassault systèmes will be labeled Version 6.

About Dassault Systèmes

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