ECF, Frankfurt, Germany, October 4, 2005 – IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) have teamed to integrate IBM Lotus Notes and Dassault Systèmes 3D XML technology, to be delivered with the next release version of 3D XML Player fully supporting Lotus Notes. The 3D XML Player for Lotus Notes gives users outside the engineering department the ability to enhance collaboration and joint decision-making by sharing product and business information with other knowledge workers from their desktops, through the traditional Lotus Notes interface.
With the 3DXML Player all users get a real 3D experience. The attractive product rendering, projected shadows and automatic screenshot insertion, as well as the advanced navigation tools, facilitate access to 3D. The interactive & intuitive 3D compass provides a unique 3D manipulation experience, and the immersive product tree gives easy access to product assembly organization and components. The new 3D XML Player version will be available from the Dassault Systèmes web site (www.3ds.com/3dxml) with R16 at no charge by the end of the year.
The Lotus Notes and Domino 7 products, members of the IBM Workplace family, provide business-critical, enterprise-strength solutions that maximize both collaboration and user productivity, while helping to lower the total cost of ownership. With 3DXML, Dassault Systèmes is providing the means to extend the reach of 3D beyond traditional PLM users, by enabling all participants to share live, accurate 3D data quickly and easily. Customers can now use Lotus Notes and Domino messaging and collaboration platform with 3D data within its enterprise network of partners and suppliers.
“Collaboration processes require rich content seamlessly integrated into the user's experience. 3D Collaboration is the next wave of interactive technology for knowledge workers,” said Ken Bisconti, Vice President of Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Products, IBM. “The new Dassault Systèmes 3DXML Player illustrates how the richness of 3D integrates with Lotus Notes email and Domino collaboration applications, and the DS 3DXML Player complements Notes/Domino software's leadership position as a collaboration software platform.”
“Dassault Systèmes' 3D XML technologies, integrated with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, is a great illustration of how innovative companies will be able to capitalize on their existing investments by leveraging the right PLM applications based on XML,” said Dominique Florack, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Research and Development, Dassault Systèmes. “Its impact goes far beyond the manufacturing industry, as 3DXML and Lotus Notes and Domino becomes fundamental for collaboration.”
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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