Paris, France, October 1, 2002 - Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Polysoft Consulting Inc., today announced the signing of a development agreement under which Polysoft Consulting will develop two products based on the CAA V5 (Component Application Architecture) development platform. The first, TellWatch CAA V5 Based, will be used for designing watches, from the smallest components to the casing. The second, TellJewel CAA V5 Based, will be used for designing jewelry containing precious stones and diamonds.
With this new partnership, Dassault Systemes addresses the specific needs of the watch-making and jewelry industries, as well as provides a complete 3D Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to all its clients. The partnership once again demonstrates the openness of the CAA V5 platform and its ability to integrate new industrial domains.
TellWatch CAA V5 Based will enable designers and engineers specializing in micro mechanics to design micro mechanisms, study kinematics, and represent the movements, watch casing, crowns, and hands according to watch-industry standards. TellJewel CAA V5 Based will address the challenges of jewelry, bracelet, and chain design, delivering trade solutions for placement and distribution of stones and settings.
The specific design and definition features of TellWatch CAA V5 Based (built on the CATIA core) used to create Polysoft Consulting watch parts and jewelry, and the use of Polysoft’s patented “isologic process®” for the user interface, will make the product unparalleled for watch design in Europe and Asia.
“The integration of our watch-making know-how in CATIA V5 provides us with a new opening in the world market for micro technology and jewelry,“ said Patrick Mégard, CEO and co-founder of Polysoft Consulting. “A technical-commercial agreement of this nature with the world’s largest 3D design company Dassault Systemes is a genuine windfall for all luxury watch and jewelry businesses wanting to acquire the best trade application available and to fulfill 100 % of their policies of quality, longevity, and standardization.”
“Our clients can already be delighted about this partnership with Polysoft Consulting,” said David de Muer, director R&D, Mechanical Applications, Dassault Systemes. “Polysoft Consulting’s 20 years of experience in this field, in “Swiss watch-making”, will mean a precise and efficient response to the demands of the jewelry and watch-making industries. 3D PLM is happening in all domains to the great satisfaction of our customers.”
Dassault Systemes is the premier global 3D PLM solutions provider. 3D PLM enables customers to optimize their business Processes for Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance & Support, using Collaborative Workspaces to share a common product, process and resource model (PPR). With PPR, companies can capture, share and reuse Knowledge all along the product life cycle. The open CAA V5 (Component Application Architecture) allows extension and integration of this solution within multiple enterprise environments.