Dassault Systemes Showcases 3DVIA Virtools 5 VR Solutions at Laval Virtual 2009

PARIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 19, 2009 Dassault Systemes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions, today announced that it will showcase the newest release of 3DVIA Virtools 5, as well as many virtual reality partners’ projects, at the Laval Virtual Reality International Conference in France, April 22nd-24th.

Well aware of the growing demand for lifelike experience, Dassault Systemes is, only a few weeks after launching 3DVIA Virtools 5, demonstrating its virtual reality capabilities and the relevance of VR outside “traditional” VR audiences. Already a well-known interactive game development platform, 3DVIA Virtools 5 highlights the broad appeal of 3D interactive and virtual reality experiences to the general consumer, as well as a wide range of industrial-specific application needs, like design reviews, virtual shopping experiences, simulation-based training, advergaming, sales configurators and more.

“Virtual reality is an important part of 3DVIA Virtools and the larger Dassault Systemes vision. The aim is to make VR and interactive immersive 3D accessible to a broader public, combining consumer VR applications and high ended professional needs,” said David Nahon, Dassault Systemes Immersive Virtuality Domain Leader. “To demonstrate this, we invite Laval Virtual visitors to discover several stunning applications made with 3DVIA Virtools by our users that explore the possibilities of VR, and immersive 3D.”

3DVIA Virtools is a complete development and deployment platform for virtual environments, game and interactive 3D applications. 3DVIA Virtools 5 significantly eases the development process and makes delivering high-quality 3D projects faster. It supplements the Virtools Scripting Language (VSL) with Lua support, making the product even more accessible to a larger group of developers. Other 3DVIA Virtools 5 enhancements include blendshape support, new ergonomics, as well as improved usability, easy object manipulation and new libraries of professional quality 3D assets.

This version also brings new VR capabilities going towards consumer VR, by supporting Samsung and Mitsubishi DLP TVs, Philips WoW auto-stereoscopic screens and anaglyph stereoscopy.

3DVIA Virtools 5 will be showcased at Laval Virtual 2009, April 22-24, at booth A3-A6. Visitors will also be able to experience more than 20 applications “powered by 3DVIA Virtools” on partners’ booths.

For more information, please go to http://www.3dviavirtools.com.

About 3DVIA

3DVIA is Dassault Systemes' brand for lifelike 3D product 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: http://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’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systemes’ 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 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systemes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.



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