Proficiency Solutions Power Dassault Systèmes CATIA Migration Solution

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 15, 2009 Proficiency, Inc., the leading developer of Product Knowledge Integration and CAD Interoperability solutions for manufacturers and their suppliers, today announced that it has been selected by Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, for the DS CAD Data Migration Factory initiative. This new service, enabled by Proficiency’s technology, will allow customers to maintain the product knowledge accumulated in their CAD models, including features, history tree and manufacturing data, when moving from diverse engineering and manufacturing environments to the CATIA platform.

“We're pleased to extend our relationship with Dassault Systèmes, enabling us to combine Proficiency's technology with the strength of CATIA," said Alex Shapira, CEO of Proficiency. ”This will be very beneficial to all the customers, who are trying to avoid the overhead and complexities of an in-house CAD migration process, and looking for the most cost-effective, reliable and secure migration process for models to the CATIA environment.”

The Factory has very high volume capacity to extract diverse CAD from any PDM source, convert it to CATIA and then delivered back to the customer. As a value-add service, the solution integrates CATIA and customer methods into the conversion process, resulting in data that is highly re-usable and captures customer best practices.

As compared to data re-mastering solutions, the Data Migration Factory maintains all geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing info, metadata, assembly information and associative drawings in the conversion process. Additionally, this new solution is scalable, flexible and affordable as the total cost is based upon an on-demand data size. The Factory also has lines to accommodate simpler conversion streams such as geometry-only conversion (B-Rep).

“We are focused on developing solutions that enable collaboration among OEMs and their constituents,” said Evans Routsis, director, Automotive Practices, Dassault Systèmes. “This new translation capability coupled with real world methods enables the customers to migrate and re-use intellectual property more efficiently. Additionally, they can achieve significantly higher quality, turnaround time and intellectual property protection by keeping the data migration onshore.”

If you’d like to learn more about Proficiency solutions, visit booth #413 at the upcoming COE 2009 Annual PLM Conference & TechniFair, April 19 – 22 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.

About Proficiency, Inc.

Proficiency, Inc., based in Massachusetts, is the leading developer of solutions that empower manufacturers to benefit from the product knowledge incorporated in their CAD models by providing complete CAD Interoperability.

Proficiency provides field-proven bi-directional product knowledge migration capabilities between all high-end CAD platforms: Pro/Engineer, Ideas, NX, Catia V4 and Catia V5.

Global enterprises in the automotive, aerospace & defense, and heavy machinery industries such as Daimler, Ford Motor Company, Boeing, European Aeronautic Defense & Space Company (EADS), and Bombardier, Inc. use Proficiency's Collaboration Gateway™ in their heterogeneous PLM and multi-CAD environments to ensure effective product knowledge integration (PKI) during design and manufacturing processes. The solution significantly reduces cost, risks, and errors while improving profitability by shortening delivery times, promoting re-use and protecting intellectual property (IP) assets during collaboration. For more information, visit


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