Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. Unveils SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009

BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 18, 2008— Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks), a world leader in 3D solutions, today in a worldwide press event unveiled SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM 2009. The new version of the product data management solution introduces deeper integration with SolidWorks® 3D CAD software, expanded bill of material (BOM) functionality, and Item-Centric product data management.

Key facts

  • Because of the new, deeper integration with SolidWorks, users of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM can access a new array of PDM productivity capabilities directly from within their CAD interface, including Change State and Where Used.
  • A new preview pane in the interface displays a part thumbnail with detailed version data, sparing users the need to open files or check properties.
  • Custom drawing/assembly BOMs that are created in SolidWorks CAD software are now passed intact to SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009, reducing rework.
  • Named BOMs, which can be used beyond the engineering organization, are now associated with the SolidWorks assembly. This means that if a designer changes a part, the BOM is automatically updated.
  • New Item-Centric PDM provides a gateway between engineering and purchasing/finance/ERP systems.
  • SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is especially suited to companies that span multiple geographic sites, desire the benefits of automated workflow, or require the rich database functionality provided by Microsoft® SQL Server®.

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From Spencer Smith, mechanical design engineer, Pro Brand International, Inc.:

The BOM enhancements in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 extend the value of PDM further across our organization to purchasing, marketing, finance, and beyond. Although the enhancements for designers and engineers make a big impact on our product quality, PDM isnt just for engineers anymore.

From Austin OMalley, CTO of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.:

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 has a lot of new features inside for both the new and existing customer. Weve combined the best innovations of DS SolidWorks R&D with the requests of our customers to come up with one of the most significant product releases in our history.

Availability and platforms

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 is available now for purchase in 14 languages worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2009 now runs on the Microsoft Windows Vista® operating system in either 32- or 64-bit versions and continues to support Microsoft Windows XP®. It will support the Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 platforms when they are released. Contact a SolidWorks authorized reseller for pricing. To locate one in your region, visit http://www.solidworks.com/locateVAR/.

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About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. brand, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the companys Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About Dassault Systèmes

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 to recycling. The Dassault Syst è mes 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 Syst è mes 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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