Paris (France), October 30, 2001 – Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced today that Trace Parts has joined the Software Community Program (SCP) as a Partner. Through this development partnership Trace Parts will be the first Partner to complement native CATIA V5 standard parts catalogs by delivering to CATIA V5 users more than 200 000 standards V5 parts directly accessible from DS 3d PLM solutions. <br/>
Trace Parts will leverage the V5 architecture to develop an extensive library of international standard CATIA-native 3D parts. Customers from all industries, and especially Industrial Machinery, will benefit from more than 200 000 of the most commonly used components in mechanical design from the largest names of the mechanical industry: ASCO-JOUCOMATIC, BOSCH, FESTO, INA, LEGRIS, NADELLA, NORELEM, PARKER, RABOURDIN, SIAM-RINGSPANN, SKF, SMC, SNR, This product called “Trace Parts CAA V5 based”, will offer an easy-to-use and visual user interface (including a powerful search engine) as a seamless integration into CATIA V5: 3D components are just a mouse click away from the CATIA session. <br/>
“We are very pleased by this partnership with Trace Parts because they have a unique expertise in managing the component information provided by standard parts manufacturers. ‘Trace Parts CAA V5 based’ offers to the CATIA V5 designers, a productivity-driven content made up of international standard parts that can be easily accessed and inserted into the assembly: it will result in a negligible learning curve and result in users being immediately proficient in the use of the product” said Jacques Leveillé-Nizerolle Vice-President, R&D CATIA - Dassault Systemes.