Paris, France, March 12, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that AutoForm Engineering GmbH, a leading global supplier of software solutions, has become a Dassault Systèmes Component Application Architecture (CAA) Software Partner to deliver sheet metal forming solutions integrated with CATIA.
“The integration of AutoForm capabilities within CATIA will enable our manufacturing customers to compress time in their design-to-production processes, which is especially valuable to the automotive industry,” states Ken Short, VP strategy and marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “As a DS software community partner, AutoForm will work closely with our R&D teams to enhance the capabilities of their sheet metal forming solutions directly in CATIA, as well as extend their solution through integration within SIMULIA’s realistic simulation product portfolio.”
“The partnership with Dassault Systèmes is an integral part of AutoForm’s strategy, and will provide significant benefit to our customers who are leveraging CATIA for product lifecycle management,” stated Dr. Waldemar Kubli, CEO of AutoForm Engineering. “By integrating and complementing our suite of solutions with the highly-productive CATIA portfolio, we will continue to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that enable our mutual customers to bring high-quality products to the market faster and more cost-efficiently.”
AutoForm’s solutions enable product designers, process planners, and tool designers to quickly and efficiently perform early manufacturability and cost assessments during their design process in CATIA. They are able to set up the entire stamping process, make process modifications, and consider and evaluate different process layouts to identify the best ones within the context of their overall PLM process. As a Dassault Systèmes Software Partner, AutoForm will be able to rapidly deliver innovation solutions fully compatible with CATIA—the leading PLM solution in the global automotive industry.