Jul 15 2002

Dassault Systemes V5R8 Makes 3d PLM an Industrial Reality

Building 3D Innovation and Productivity into Product Lifecycle Management, Dassault Systemes’ Latest Suite of 3d PLM Solutions is Targeted for Full Enterprise Deployment

Paris, France, February 26, 2002 – Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced today that its latest release, V5R8, makes 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) an industrial reality, targeted for full enterprise deployment. For manufacturing industries of all types and sizes, V5R8 is the strategic path to product innovation and market leadership. The 3d PLM brands - CATIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA/SMARTEAM – deliver the means for product creation (the “what”), for digital manufacturing (“the how”), as well as for collaboration and lifecycle management with collaborative workspaces.

3D PLM enables customers to optimize their business processes for Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance & Support using collaborative workspaces to share a common product, process, and resource model (PPR).  PPR allows companies to capture, exchange and reuse knowledge throughout the entire product lifecycle. The CAA V5 open architecture allows extension and integration of this solution within multiple enterprise environments.

 

  • Process Centric

3D PLM provides industry-wide process support resulting from Dassault Systemes strong and unique relationship with its customers. With an unmatched portfolio of more than 300 products, V5R8 covers a large range of mission-critical processes in all targeted industries (Aerospace, Automotive, Shipbuilding, Electronics & Equipment, Fabrication & Assembly and Consumer Goods, among others.

 

  • Collaborative Workspaces

Working together through execution of their business processes is today the biggest challenge of global companies and their supply chain. Collaborative workplaces provide customers with a unique environment that enables enterprise members to connect and interact real-time using the power of 3D, and to share a common, “in-work” digital mock-up of the products, processes, and resources. In V5R8, the ENOVIA Portal 3d Com delivers collaborative workspaces and decision-support capabilities with an extended access to ENOVIA virtual product modeling and lifecycle applications as well as SMARTEAM for full supply chain integration.

 

  • PPR

The PPR hub is the "Digital Pipeline" for PLM-driven enterprise integration, providing the strategic means for true concurrent definition, simulation, and optimization of products, processes, and resources throughout the product lifecycle. The PPR is unique in its ability to manage multiple views (xBOM) of product, process and resource information. The unsurpassed integration of CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA/SMARTEAM delivered with V5R8 is a direct consequence of the 3D PLM unique and open PPR hub technology.

 

  • Knowledge

Knowledge capture and reuse is at the heart of a successful strategy for manufacturing companies. Dassault Systemes' 3D PLM knowledge-based solutions enable companies to innovate through the definition, storage and reuse of their best practices and intellectual property. Best practices and intellectual property can then be used as a competitive advantage for new projects, and either protected or shared with the right partners and suppliers. V5R8 offers pervasive access to corporate knowledge and industry-standard templates, and provides capability ranging from the reuse of simple components to the morphing of complex systems.

 

  • CAA

CAA V5 is Dassault Systemes’ open middleware and development environment for 3D PLM. CAA V5 delivers all leading-edge technologies (PPR, Knowledge and many others) which are systematically used with success within the Dassault Systemes 3D PLM brands. Owing to its unique competitiveness, CAA V5 is adopted by major software vendors in the PLM industry as the de facto standard. In joining, two weeks ago, the IBM/Microsoft WS-I (Web Services Interoperability) initiative, Dassault Systemes has once again demonstrated its commitment to open standards for CAA V5.

 

“With 3D PLM, we share the same vision as our customers, which is all about creating and using the digital world from design sketch to product delivery. Our recent V5R8 product launch has enabled us to reach a critical, unparalleled level of 3D PLM application offering and integration” said Bernard Charlès, President, Dassault Systemes. "Our proven commitment to providing manufacturing companies with the means for building innovation and productivity into their product development lifecycle has placed 3D PLM at the forefront of the PLM era. 3D PLM is now a reality. “

 

  • How 3D PLM is Made Available to Customers

V5R8 is made available through a suite of Solutions called CATIA, DELMIA, and ENOVIA/SMARTEAM. With these Solutions, customers can implement their own vision, strategy and 3D PLM environment at their own pace, regardless of whether the initial focus is on design, manufacturing, collaboration, or virtual data management. Customers can start 3D PLM deployment at any point in the product lifecycle process and grow their 3D PLM to cover their entire manufacturing environment. 3D PLM delivery is guaranteed through the brands themselves as well as an extended network of worldwide and local consulting, service, development, support and sales partnerships.