Oct 29 2002

IBM and Dassault Systemes Announce ENOVIA Version 5 Release 10

ENOVIA V5R10 strengthens product definition exchanges throughout the supply chain



Paris, France - October 29, 2002 - IBM and Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the release of ENOVIA Version 5 Release 10 (V5R10), their leading product lifecycle management solution for collaborative product data management. As part of their global V5R10 PLM release (including CATIA and SMARTEAM) and Dassault Systemes’ DELMIA solution, ENOVIA V5R10 enables best practices deployment for collaborative product lifecycle management and decision support.

ENOVIA V5R10 contributes to the V5R10 “Connected by Knowledge” core concept by helping to strengthen product definition exchanges throughout the supply chain. ENOVIA V5R10 highlights include performance and scalability improvements, new VPDM best practices enabling full top-down product design, new 3D web-viewer for use in standard corporate web sites, and better supply chain support for the ENOVIAVPM and ENOVIA LCA products through the new CATIA - ENOVIA Work Package Exchange.

“Our customers need to be able to coordinate design changes among thousands of suppliers while under severe time and cost pressures,” said Joel Lemke, CEO of ENOVIA Corp. “ENOVIA V5R10 allows continuous improvement of the innovation process, supporting design collaboration and industry best practices like top-down design. The result is an innovation process that delivers better products in less time, driving top-line growth as well as reducing costs.”

ENOVIA V5R10 – Value to the customer

The ENOVIA V5R10 features and products listed below are grouped according to the five Fundamentals of 3D PLM. The fundamentals are the core elements of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) business model that bring value to a customer.

Process-Centric: basing customer solutions on industry-specific processes

  • Enhanced Virtual Product Definition best practice capabilities with ENOVIA V5 VPM through full top-down product design using abstracted structures and re-usable sub-system templates.
  • Extended support of business processes across the product life cycle with ENOVIA V5 IP Lifecycle & Management through better workflow integration and better control of business management rules.
  • Improved product development process efficiency through a user-dedicated home page containing hyperlinks to commonly used objects and tasks.

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Collaborative Workspaces: delivering a shared, real-time, 3D working environment

  • Better collaborative product development between OEMs and their suppliers through seamless product definition “work package” exchanges when suppliers use stand-alone CATIA or SMARTEAM. This means OEMs can exchange and reconcile ENOVIA product structure and definition data with their CATIA-using suppliers regardless of whether their suppliers use ENOVIA.
  • Easier integration and access to 3D product information through a 3D web-viewer for use in standard corporate websites.

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Product, Process, Resources Model (PPR): integrating product development, business processes, and resources

  • Expanded concurrent product and manufacturing process engineering through enhanced knowledge sharing between ENOVIA V5 and DELMIA.
  • CATIA V4 to CATIA V5 transition support within the ENOVIA V5 VPM environment through a CATIA V4 session of mixed CATIA V4/V5 from ENOVIA V5.
  • Introduction of the PPR Hub Gateway that enables connection to disparate enterprise systems.

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Knowledge: capturing, sharing, and reusing information

  • Expanded systems engineering-oriented design capabilities through extended CATIA V5–ENOVIAVPM interoperability and knowledge sharing.
  • Enhanced digital mockup simulations through Portal DMU kinematic integration with ENOVIAVPM.
  • Greater product analysis capabilities through improved Portal DMU volume and measurement analytics.

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CAA V5: encouraging development of other PLM solutions by independent software vendors

  • Improved system capacity performance through file-vault load balancing.
  • Greater support of external collaboration through new firewall tunneling features in ENOVIA V5 (improved ability to cross firewalls).
  • Higher overall system performance and increased individual server capacity levels in ENOVIA V5.

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