New ESI Group CAAV5 based products will take major step toward realistic PLM simulation in the "Virtual Try-Out Space"
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2003-- Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and ESI Group (Euronext Paris: #6584) today announced the signing of a CAA V5 (Component Application Architecture) strategic development agreement under which ESI Group will develop and sell its next generation solutions for Virtual Prototyping, Manufacturing and Environment using V5 middleware. As a result of this partnership, ESI Group will first focus on delivering within V5, multi-physics realistic simulation solutions for crashworthiness and stamping processes.
ESI Group is a world-leading provider of digital simulation
software for prototype and manufacturing process engineering that
takes into account the physics of materials critical for crash,
safety, vibro-acoustics, stamping, casting, welding, flow and
electromagnetics simulation. Under the terms of the agreement, ESI
Group joins Dassault Systemes' Software Community Program as a CAA V5
Gold Software Partner.
ESI Group will benefit from the V5 environment to deploy its
"Virtual Try-Out Space" (VTOS) strategy, a virtual engineering global
solution that simulates manufacturing processes and the real-life
performance of industrial products subjected to a wide range of
phenomena in applied physics and mechanics. The availability of these
advanced capabilities in the V5 product definition and associative
environment will optimize product engineering, improve product
performance and quality, and reduce design cycles.
"We are confident that Dassault Systemes' CAA V5 can guarantee the
best environment to deliver our integrated Virtual Try-Out Space and
its unique virtual manufacturing solution to the PLM marketplace. ESI
Group's extended product portfolio and V5 based solutions will enable
on-line decision making by creating the ideal platform for product and
process resource optimization. Chaining manufacturing processes and
prototype testing simulation will turn the current digital mock-up
into a realistic physical digital model, reducing time-consuming and
expensive hardware prototyping," says Alain de Rouvray, chairman and
CEO of ESI Group.
"ESI Group's endorsement of V5 is a new step forward in delivering
the best realistic simulation portfolio available for all industries,"
said Dominique Florack, Executive vice president Research and
Development, Dassault Systemes. "In addition, I believe that ESI
Group's innovative approach to multi-physics simulation complements
very well existing V5 applications from Dassault Systemes and our
Dassault Systemes is the premier global 3D PLM solutions provider.
3D PLM enables customers to optimize their business Processes for
Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance & Support, using Collaborative
Workspaces to share a common product, process and resource model
(PPR). With PPR, companies can capture, share and reuse Knowledge all
along the product life cycle. The open CAA V5 (Component Application
Architecture) allows extension and integration of this solution within
multiple enterprise environments.
About the CAA V5 Software Community Program
CAA V5 (Component Application Architecture) is Dassault Systemes'
open middleware and development environment for 3D PLM. The CAA V5
Software Community Program is dedicated to ISV (Independent Software
Vendors) willing to develop, sell and support CAA V5-based
applications, fully integrated with CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA V5. This
collaboration results in the expansion of Dassault Systemes' 3D PLM
solutions to cover the entire product lifecycle range, thus enabling
mutual customers to take advantage of a larger set of products in
response to their specific industrial needs. Spatial is the primary
channel for marketing, sales and support/services for CAA V5.
Information about CAA V5 is available at
About ESI Group
ESI Group is a pioneer and world leading provider of digital
simulation for prototyping and manufacturing processes that take into
account the physics of materials. ESI Group has developed an entire
suite of coherent, industry oriented applications to realistically
simulate a product's behavior during testing, to fine tune the
manufacturing processes in synergy with the desired product
performance, and to evaluate the environment's impact on product
usage. ESI Group's product portfolio, which has been industrially
validated and combined in multi-trade value chains, represents a
unique collaborative, virtual engineering solution, known as the
Virtual Try-Out Space (VTOS), enabling a continuous improvement on the
virtual prototype. By drastically reducing costs and development lead
times, VTOS solutions offer major competitive advantages by
progressively eliminating the need for physical prototypes. ESI Group
(Nouveau Marche: Euronext Paris - Software - Euroclear 6584 -
Bloomberg ESI FP - Reuters ESIG.LN) employs over 400 high-level
specialists worldwide. The company and its global network of agents
provide sales and technical support to customers in more than 30
countries. On the Net: ESI Group site:
About Dassault Systemes
As world leader in three-dimensional product lifecycle management
(3D PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more
than 55,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software
market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets 3D PLM
application software and services that support industrial processes
and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of products from
conception to retirement. Its offering includes 3D PLM integrated
solutions for product development (CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SMARTEAM),
general-use 3D solutions (SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL).
Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris
(#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. Information about Dassault Systemes
is available at
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