Jan 21 2003

Delmia Corp.’s Academic Partnership with Oregon State University Provides State of the Art Simulation Software to Students

Delmia Corp enters into Academic Partnership with Oregon State University.



Troy, Mich. - January 21, 2003 - Digital manufacturing solutions provider Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systemes company (Nasdaq: DASTY: Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced it has entered into an academic partnership with Oregon State University, through which it will provide simulation software to the university at a highly discounted cost. DELMIA’s IGRIP, a robotic and workcell simulation solution, and DPM Assembly, a process detailing and validation tool, will be utilized for graduate coursework in the school’s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) program, as well as for various research and design projects.

Oregon State is also using Quest, DELMIA’s complete 3D process analysis and discrete event simulation software, and Envision/ErgoÔ, a human motion and task analysis solution, in the school’s Global Digital Enterprise Research Laboratory (GDERL), an international collaboration between OSU and the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. The lab focuses on the development of Digital Enterprise Technology (DET) research and education, and provides graduates with highly relevant skill sets and enabling projects for technology exploration.

According to Dr. Bill Reiter at Oregon State, “Delmia Corp.’s leading-edge, industrial grade software is widely used in our job market, and we feel strongly that students should be exposed to it to better prepare them for what they will be encountering in the workplace. The academic partnership with Delmia Corp. has allowed us to purchase a whole classroom of seats to help us meet this objective.”

Reiter continued, “3D motion visualization is the number one reason we use DELMIA software. While visualization is non-traditional in the world of mechanical engineering, we are trying to change that paradigm because the problems that are so common in design situations are much easier to address by visualizing than by solving analytically.”

“Oregon State’s program has pioneered the educational use of DELMIA software on the West Coast,” said Roy Smolky, DELMIA Academic Partner Program (DAPP) coordinator. “Their leadership role has impacted major employers like Freightliner and Boeing, where they have placed many interns to work on projects utilizing our software.”

Oregon State’s IME program is a unique discipline that draws on knowledge from the physical, information, and human sciences.  Students apply engineering methods to design, implement, operate and improve systems to deliver high-quality products and services. Recognizing that both industrial and manufacturing engineering are critical growth areas for future technical education and research, the program’s mission is to prepare students to be future leaders in engineering, business, and industry.

In addition to the Oregon State University academic partnership, Delmia Corp. has entered into recent agreements to supply its software to higher educational institutions such as the University of Michigan, Oakland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Mississippi State University, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Heart of Georgia Technical College, Purdue University, and Western New England College.

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