Dassault Systemes Announces Availability of 3DVIA Composer Product Line

PARIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 28, 2007— Dassault Systemes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today launched its new desktop content authoring system, 3DVIA Composer V6R1. Arriving only weeks after DS's October 2007 acquisition of Seemage, this release features product enhancements, a new name, simplified packaging and global availability in all DS sales channels. The launch of 3DVIA Composer reinforces DS's commitment to the product documentation publishing marketplace and to enhancing 3DVIA Composer rapidly to serve the needs of customers.

"Following the acquisition, 3DVIA Composer maintains openness, enabling companies to exploit data from all of their information systems," says Chris Williams, general manager, Enterprise Products Applications, 3DVIA. "3DVIA reinforces the DS commitment to deliver solutions that leverages the reuse of product IP across the enterprise."

"We were already successfully using Seemage in our technical documentation department and for after sales use to produce rich illustrations for the dealer network. Now we are investigating how to extend 3DVIA Composer to new users who would leverage 3D product data in presentations and reports to facilitate business decisions," says Jean-Luc Perrard, R&D IT VP, PSA Peugeot Citroen.

New features and packaging for 3DVIA Composer

3DVIA Composer V6R1 enhances prior releases with important new features, including:

-- Enhanced Animations and Views. 3DVIA Composer permits users to copy and paste among objects and to drag views in animations. These enhancements, which work using standard Microsoft(R) Windows(R) conventions, are examples of how 3DVIA Composer delivers advanced 3D capabilities to non-technical desktop users.

-- Support of ellipses in 2D vector graphics. 3DVIA Composer is unique in its ability to automatically generate technical illustrations from 3D data as part of an integrated desktop system. With these enhancements, technical illustrators can produce more accurate illustrations

-- Innovative rendering capabilities. 3DVIA Composer offers the user the ability to render individual objects. Also included are new lighting objects. An innovative new capability called Layered Rendering allows desktop users to build up rendering of parts and assemblies to achieve the most appropriate visual representation of a procedure or process.

-- Improved performance for huge assemblies. 3DVIA Composer's already market-leading performance, a benefit of its unique XML-based architecture, is enhanced with new load-on-demand capabilities and support for interactively browsing large assemblies.

-- FT&A improvements. 3DVIA Composer presents FT&A in the assembly tree as part of the information imported from the 3D data.

Availability and Requirements

3DVIA Composer is available worldwide in English and French. 3DVIA Composer is sold and supported by Dassault Systemes' global network of resellers and partners and is available in all of its PLM channels immediately. In January 2008, it will also be available through DS's Professional Channel (SolidWorks resellers).

3DVIA Composer integrates data from many different sources and systems. Supported 3D CAD systems and file formats include SolidWorks, CATIA V4 and V5, Pro/ENGINEER(R), STEP, IGES and more. Integration with any PLM system can be accomplished via simple XML exchanges.

3DVIA Composer runs on standard Microsoft Windows desktops.

For more information on 3DVIA Composer, visit www.3ds.com/3dviacomposer

About 3DVIA:

3DVIA is Dassault Systemes' brand for lifelike 3D experiences. 3DVIA extends 3D to new users, businesses and consumers in order to create new communities with 3D as the common language. With its open web services-based architecture, it enables high-performance distribution of 3D content. 3DVIA also delivers authoring products that revolutionize 3D product publishing and the Virtools platform for developing interactive, real-time applications. For more information about 3DVIA, go to: www.3dvia.com

About Dassault Systemes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systemes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes 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 Systemes 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 Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com

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


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