Oguma Industry Improves Design Process and Quality with Dassault Systèmes’ Mid-Market PLM Solution, CATIA PLM Express

Tokyo, Paris – November 10, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Oguma Industry Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of production facilities for the medical and automotive industries, has successfully streamlined its design process with Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA PLM Express Industrial Machinery Offer.

Oguma Industry, which creates production equipment for new products that require advanced processing technologies, needs to offer high design accuracy and fast response to customer needs. In March 2008, after benchmarking multiple 3D CAD solutions, the company decided to replace its existing 2D design system with the Industrial Machinery Offer based on CATIA PLM Express to cut down on the time and manpower it used to spend developing new products.

With CATIA PLM Express’s knowledge-based design templates, Oguma Industry was able to automate about 80 percent of its design process for its machining jig. The company also reduced design time by 40 percent and thus achieved quicker order response at the same time, enabling them to handle 1.5 times more orders. CATIA PLM Express’s 3D visualization also allowed the company to create high quality product designs. 3D product images are much easier to understand than the design drawings generated by the 2D system Oguma Industry used previously. Interference check in any process, which was often the cause of errors, is now also made easier by Industrial Machinery Offer embedded in CATIA PLM Express.

“CATIA PLM Express Industrial Machinery package provides the advanced CATIA functions we need at an affordable level, says Mr. Katsumasa Kiriya, executive director, Oguma Industry. “Using CATIA PLM Express makes exchanging data with most of our customers much easier because they are also using CATIA. However, our main reason for adopting the solution was its scalability, which will allow us to use it for a long time. We would like to switch our large assembly design to 3D, which a midrange CAD solution would not have enabled us to do. We selected CATIA because in a rapidly changing market we believe we can utilize this solution for years and we can imagine our success with it”.

“We are pleased that Oguma Industry selected CATIA PLM Express”, says Nicholas Calfacacos, general manager, Dassault Systèmes Japan. “CATIA PLM Express, which many midsized companies are using, enables companies to quickly select only the functions that are necessary to meet their business requirements, for a reasonable price. Dassault Systèmes will continuously support individual industries to find the most suitable solution to their needs. In the case of Oguma Industry, DS solutions were implemented through a collaborative effort between DS and FASOTEC Co., Ltd., a DS value-added reseller in Japan.”


About Oguma Industry
Oguma Industry Co., Ltd., designs, plans, processes and assembles equipment for domestic and worldwide manufacturers, which meet the needs of automobile, medical and IT equipments customers. The company, based in Shizuoka City, was established in 1975. Oguma Industry, which offers only customized products, offers original designs based on original technology. “Creating technology coordinates its origin with human beings” is the corporate principle that is reflected on all the activities of Oguma Industry.
For more information, visit http://www.oguma.co.jp (Japanese only)

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 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’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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