MatrixOne and vdR Group Certified For Autodesk Inventor 10

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 19, 2005— MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONEE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM) and The vdR Group, Inc., announce that they have received certification by Autodesk(R) for an integration between Autodesk Inventor(R) and the MatrixOne(R) PLM platform as part of a newly released MatrixOne application called MatrixOne Designer Central(TM). The integration was developed for MatrixOne by the vdR Group, a long time MatrixOne certified development partner.

Autodesk Inventor is the world's best selling 3D mechanical design software. Autodesk Inventor certified products ensure that the highest level of interoperability exists--and that the integration is based on the Autodesk Inventor API (application programming interface) standards. Certified applications have met the guidelines and testing criteria established by Autodesk and further demonstrate high-quality and up-to-date compatibility.

MatrixOne Designer Central is a comprehensive design data management application that allows a company's product designers to collaborate with each other and with their suppliers in a single system--regardless of the design tools being used by each partner. Designer Central allows users to create workspaces for simple ad hoc collaboration between project team members. Through its unique and open architecture, the new MatrixOne Designer Central application can be deployed and supported from a central location, while the design files can be securely distributed and synchronized around the world for optimal performance.

"Getting our partners, such as the vdR Group, to have their integrations certified with Autodesk Inventor is ultimately great news for our customers," said Richard Runnells, senior manager, Partner Programs at Autodesk. "Users can be assured that the same standards of product quality we want for Autodesk Inventor are being extended to the integration with the MatrixOne PLM suite of solutions."

"Achieving Autodesk certification is always rewarding for our team," said Martin van der Roest, president of the vdR Group. "As long time partners of both Autodesk and MatrixOne, we strive for the highest quality possible in the products we build for MatrixOne, so that our mutual customers can focus on their work and not be concerned about things falling through the cracks between these various applications."

With MatrixOne Designer Central and the Autodesk Inventor integration, users can:

-- Visually collaborate around the design information or other information related to the design;

-- Schedule meetings for review at any step in the development process;

-- Securely provide design information to suppliers and customers;

-- Create private and public workspaces for organizing and sharing designs;

-- Manage local workspaces in the context of the PLM system;

-- Upload complex, multi-tiered, design hierarchies into MatrixOne;

-- Recursively check out complex, multi-tiered designs into Autodesk Inventor or onto disk;

-- Apply full revision and version control to all Autodesk Inventor models; and

-- Alert users with design change notifications to their current work.

"With the MatrixOne - Autodesk Inventor integration to Designer Central, our customers can get the design right the first time--by allowing early visibility and feedback to everyone involved in the design and overall product development processes," said Mark Bierschied, director of Integrated eBusiness Solutions for MatrixOne. "By providing real-time access to product designs, we expect that companies will be able to enhance collaboration across the value chain, speeding time to market and cutting development costs."

The MatrixOne Autodesk Inventor integration is immediately available from MatrixOne.

About MatrixOne

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONEE), a leading global provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, enables companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. With world-class PLM solutions and a commitment to customer success, MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 800 companies use MatrixOne's solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

About the vdR Group

The Group is an 18-year-old software development and systems integration firm focused exclusively on providing integration solutions for the manufacturing and engineering market space. Commercial integrations are available for such systems as CAD, electronic content management (ECM), ERP, product data management (PDM) and Verity's K2 Advanced Search system. Today, the Group's various integrations are used by over 20,000 users worldwide. The Group's integrations are sold and marketed via its partners. For more information, visit

MatrixOne and the MatrixOne logo are registered trademarks and "a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain" is a trademark of MatrixOne, Inc. Autodesk and Autodesk Inventor are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-looking statements in this release are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements may relate, among other things, to our plans, objectives and expected financial and operating results. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, among others: poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty assimilating future acquisitions, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. For more about the risks and uncertainties of our business, see our periodic and other S.E.C. filings.

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