Sep 30 2003

Dassault Systèmes Announces PLM Industry Solution for Aerospace

“Best of Breed Structure Engineering” solution increases productivity and cuts costs in critical phase of aircraft development



Seattle, Washington – September 30, 2003 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) industry solution for aerospace manufacturers based on proven DS PLM Practices. The Best of Breed Structure Engineering (BOBSE) solution integrates the activities and processes required to design and manufacture structural aircraft parts and assemblies (sheetmetal, machined, and composite parts) as well as the corresponding tools required to build them.

Based on the most widely-used aerospace product lifecycle management solutions, CATIA®, DELMIA™, and ENOVIA™, BOBSE deploys proven best practices that enable customers to ramp up to full productivity in less time and get the most out of both their existing intellectual property and their PLM V5 investment.

The relational design capabilities of BOBSE enable early communication between design, manufacturing and service engineering teams. It allows manufacturers to constantly monitor performance and costs implications of design decisions between these teams to increase design iterations while reducing late engineering changes.

BOBSE advances common methods and processes across the extended enterprise to facilitate collaboration and link innovation to development. Furthermore, it sustains continuous improvement to intellectual property to maximize and reuse it on derivative programs.

"Dassault Systèmes unique understanding of the engineering demands within the aerospace industry gives us the tools and best practices that enable our innovative people to reach new levels of productivity in building and delivering a superior aircraft that consistently exceeds our customer's expectations," said Jeff Schiesser, Director Business Integration at Cessna Aircraft Company.

“Dassault Systèmes has spent years working very closely with its aerospace customers to understand their needs and ensure that our PLM solutions provide the means to successfully produce aircrafts, and will continue to expand the understanding of industry needs with the recently created IBM aerospace competency center,” said Marcelo Lemos, Worldwide Aerospace Industry Executive, Dassault Systèmes. “It is through this experience and our investment on the optimization of aerospace processes, based on our products, that we developed BOBSE for the critical structure engineering phase of aircraft development.”

A Dassault Systèmes Industry Solution is a combination of Dassault Systèmes PLM Practices, based on PLM products, that implement proven methodologies to reduce implementation time and risk while increasing productivity, profitability, and rapid return on investment. Industry Solutions are delivered through implementation services.