May 01 2007

Creaform Joins Dassault CAA Software Partner Program

LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2007 - Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, announced today a partnership with Creaform Inc. to integrate a laser scanning and 3D modeling solution that accelerates product development and improves quality. Aerospace, automotive, and medical engineers and multimedia professionals will use the solution for reverse-engineering, inspection and product optimization applications.

"This partnership is a strategic step in our effort to be the world leader in 3D scanning solutions," said Martin Lamontagne, vice president of Operations and general manager of Creaform. "An integrated 3D scanning and modeling process means no data transfer and faster surface reconstruction for engineers in a wide variety of industries. This new solution will provide high value to the CATIA community, enabling them to vastly improve their reverse engineering process."

Creaform’s CAA-based software allows real time creation of surfaces scanned by the Handyscan 3D into CATIA’s standard data model. This new application from Creaform eliminates manual data importing and re-rendering between the Handyscan 3D, a self-positioned handheld scanner that creates digital images of solid objects, and CATIA.

"Handyscan 3D i is bringing high value to the CATIA user community with the innovative and affordable VxScan 3D scanning solution," said Philippe Laufer, vice president, CATIA R&D, Dassault Systèmes. "3D is at the heart of Dassault Systèmes’ strategy and a solution such as VxScan, that makes 3D scanning available to all and bridges the virtual and real world, is an incredible step towards massive usage of 3D."

Creaform is the latest addition to Dassault Systèmes' 400+ partner ecosystem. Dassault Systèmes recruits software and technology partners to provide customers with the most comprehensive and integrated array of applications in the industry, to design and simulate the virtual product, plan, create and monitor its production, and manage its life cycle.