Seattle, USA and Paris, France – September 30, 2003 – Dassault Systèmes (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and IGE+XAO (Euronext Paris, NextEconomy FR0000030827 FTSE 977) today announced the signing of a strategic development agreement under which IGE+XAO as a Gold Software Partner will develop, market and sell CAA V5 Based applications for electrical modeling (functional, topology and logical) and electrical diagrams generation. Through this partnership, IGE+XAO will complement the existing Dassault Systèmes’ V5 electrical PLM solutions.
Dassault Systèmes’ V5 electrical PLM solutions define the implementation of wire harness in the 3D digital mock-up taking into account both spatial installation constraints and electrical functional specifications. Design automation of wiring systems in CATIA® V5 Electrical Wire Routing allows users to capture corporate know-how for the routing process. Associative 2D drawings for inspection and documentation purposes are automatically generated with CATIA V5 Electrical Harness Flattening. Furthermore, DELMIA™ V5 brings to users all the capabilities to define and simulate all processes and resources needed to manufacture the harness on the form board.
Thanks to this partnership, IGE+XAO, a leader in electrical schematic software development, will complement Dassault Systèmes offering by developing a suite of products on top of the CAA V5 architecture. IGE+XAO will first focus on delivering V5 applications for electrical modeling and generative electrical diagrams. The IGE+XAO CAA V5 based product portfolio will include Functional System Design, System Diagram, Electrical Topology, and Generative Electrical Views for maintenance/design review and certification. These Solutions will provide users with highly interactive capabilities for authoring and reviewing their electrical functional and logical product model. The complete lifecycle of this product model is managed by ENOVIA™ engineering and manufacturing hubs thanks to a unique data model.
For the first time on the market, Electrical cabling and transportation manufacturers, mainly automotive and aerospace companies, will have a comprehensive solution covering electrical engineering, from early requirements, system design to manufacturing. The solution will support international standards and regulations facilitating customer reuse of existing product design. With this unique approach, V5 users will be able to evaluate modification impacts through “what if” scenarios simulations from functional to manufacturing. The result is faster product development, fewer errors, and drastically shorter development cycles.
“Through this partnership, IGE+XAO and Dassault Systèmes reinforce their leadership in electrical PLM solutions,“ said Alain Di Crescenzo President IGE+XAO. “Today’s announcement is a major business and technological step for our company: we will offer seamless integration with the portfolio of Dassault Systèmes, the worldwide leader in the PLM market.”
“IGE+XAO and Dassault Systèmes are leveraging their respective strengths to dramatically grow their presence in the electrical engineering market,” said Dominique Florack executive vice president, Research and Development, Dassault Systèmes. “ IGE+XAO’s commitment is a milestone toward the achievement of Dassault Systèmes V5 Systems PLM Solutions strategy, consistent with Dassault Systèmes’ and its strategic partners’ V5 solutions.”