Megayacht Designer Arthur M. Barbeito Implements Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA to Streamline Design Processes

CATIA Unifies Dispersed Functionality in a Single Environment for Yacht Maker

Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 20, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Arthur M. Barbeito & Associates, Inc., one of the world’s premier luxury yacht designers, has chosen DS’s CATIA design authoring software as its primary design platform. RAND North America, Dassault Systèmes’ partner, worked in close consultation with Barbeito to find the solution that best streamlined Barbeito’s design and manufacturing planning processes.  CATIA will consolidate in one solution the functionality its engineers currently struggle to access by switching between several different applications.

Barbeito & Associates specializes in highly customized 50-160 meter megayachts with luxury interiors. The company will use CATIA for every facet of yacht design, including hull design, steel structure design, piping and interior design. It also plans to use the DELMIA digital manufacturing solution for communicating production information with the shipyards that build Barbeito’s designs.

“We were wasting a lot of time going to one application for conceptual surface design, then another for the steel detailing, and another for the piping and equipment,” said Arthur Barbeito, company founder and president. “The different systems also multiplied the time it took to modify a design because a change in one system had to be manually repeated in the others. With CATIA, we have all of our essential functionality in one system. We expect CATIA’s combination of advanced design functionality and scalability to make us more efficient by orders of magnitude.”

The designer recently partnered with Wuhan Nanhua High-Speed Ship Engineering Co., a Chinese shipyard that uses Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA design authoring software.  The single platform collaboration between designer and shipyard, a result of the shipbuilding industry’s continuing adoption of Dassault Systèmes’ advanced PLM technology, is anticipated to yield significant efficiencies.

“Barbeito’s designs have to combine space-age engineering with elegant aesthetics. CATIA’s integration and range of functionality will give Barbeito’s staff more flexibility to create innovative designs that meet their clients’ expectations,” said Dan Smith, vice president, business development, RAND North America.

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