Paris (France), October, 8 2001 – Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq:DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Intelligent Manufacturing Software Inc. (IMS), today announced the signing of an Original Software Development agreement (OSD). Under this agreement, the IMSpost postprocessor technology will be embedded into the open architecture of CATIA V5 and other Dassault Systemes Solutions. <br/>
IMSpost postprocessing software transforms the cutter location data that is generated from CATIA V5, into the specific machine codes that are required to operate all types of numerically controlled machine tools. IMS will provide a complete library of postprocessors for use with CATIA V5, along with access to IMS's state-of-the-art postprocessor development software and configuration tools.<br/>
Dassault Systemes is committed to providing their customers with best-in-class scalable products. Integrating IMS's state-of-the-art capabilities into CATIA V5 applications offers the user a unique and powerful solution to generate the data necessary to run their machine tools. The IMSPost technology is now integrated into CATIA Version 5 NC Manufacturing products already available on the market, and ready to generate numerical control code for 3 axis and 5 axis machines tools.<br/>
"We are extremely pleased with the new agreement and look forward to a long-term partnership with Dassault Systemes" said Daniel Wrenn, President, Intelligent Manufacturing Software. "The combination of IMS's postprocessing solution with Dassault Systemes CATIA Version 5 will answer the markets' growing demand for a fully integrated manufacturing solution. IMS software's ease of use and advanced technological capabilities will benefit all CATIA V5 users. "
"IMS has worked with Dassault SystemesProvence for a number of years,in a successful technical partnership. By integrating IMSPost technology into the highly productive CATIA V5 Manufacturing Solution, our customers will seemlessly benefit from IMS know-how and we demonstrate the full benefit of the CATIA V5 Manufacturing open architecure” said Alain Quemat, NC Manufacturing Solutions Director, Dassault Systemes. <br/>