Paris, France, June 27, 2006 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today presents its CATIA Systems strategy, putting embedded systems modeling at the heart of CATIA. DS selected the open standard, Modelica, to be at the core of DS’ open strategy. Hence, the announcement of DS’ acquisition of Dynasim, a Swedish company, leader in Modelica based modeling and simulation solutions, with the Dymola product suite.
“The creation of CATIA Systems demonstrates DS’ commitment to expand its PLM vision in all sectors which require embedded systems innovation,” says Dominique Florack, Executive Vice President, Strategy, R&D, Dassault Systèmes. “DS’ strategy is to offer an open V5 embedded systems platform, based on unique mathematical foundations, enabling customers to model, simulate and manage the life-cycle of 100% of the behavior of their products.”
“I am delighted that DS has selected Dynasim as the key component of its V5 embedded system platform,” said Dr Hilding Elmqvist, founder and CEO, Dynasim AB. “Via DS’ integration of CATIA Systems Engineering and Modelica based Dymola technologies, DS’ strategy, with its partners, is to help companies switch from a proprietary simulation-centric approach to a full virtual product model. I expect that companies in diverse markets, including high-tech and consumer electronics, like Toyota Motor Corporation, will soon be making this switch.”
“I am delighted that DS is embracing the Modelica approach and communities,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Otter, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics and chairman of the Modelica Association. “Our strategy is to dramatically expand the worldwide Modelica community, with the help of DS. Eurosyslib, an initiative to generate multi-industry Modelica based content, illustrates the dynamic of this market and strengthens Modelica as the emerging de facto standard for embedded systems modeling.”
CATIA Systems is based on three cornerstones:
With CATIA Systems, DS will enhance its consulting practices for embedded systems, supporting customers’ business transformation strategies, for product innovation. Dynasim will continue to serve its existing clients with its product suite Dymola.