WESTMINSTER, Colo. & LEBANON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15,
2003--Fluent and Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq:
Euronext Paris #13065, DSY.PA) company, today announced that Fluent's
GAMBIT 2.1 preprocessor, due for general release in the next month,
includes native CATIA V4 translation. GAMBIT is the preprocessor
supplied with Fluent's world-leading computational fluid dynamics
(CFD) software. Fluent has licensed the native CATIA V4 import
technology from Spatial, which is the sole provider of true, native
GAMBIT 2.1 also comes with several new capabilities for supporting
the import of complex CAD models, such as automatic connectivity
leading to unique Boolean approaches, automated cleanup tools, and
easier decomposition tools. It also includes a new, hybrid volume
meshing approach (HexCore) based on adaptive Cartesian technology.
"GAMBIT 2.1 is a clear breakthrough in the path from CATIA to
high-quality meshes for a broad range of CFD applications in many
different industries," says Erling Eklund, GAMBIT product marketing
manager at Fluent Inc. "In a typical CAD import sequence, a solid or
surface model created by CATIA V4 is directly imported into GAMBIT
2.1. The fluid volume is extracted using simple Boolean operations,
and straight-forward cleanup tools are used to produce the CFD domain.
It can then be meshed with a combination of GAMBIT's advanced
Cartesian and Hexahedral meshing technologies, resulting in optimal
mesh quality at minimal cell count."
Engineers at Valeo Engine Cooling, one of many GAMBIT 2.1 beta
test sites, were very impressed with this robust path from the CATIA
V4 model file to automatic meshing. "GAMBIT has made great progress in
CAD import, cleanup, and automatic meshing," says Nicolas Francois,
research and development engineer at Valeo Engine Cooling, a major
manufacturer of compact heat exchangers and cooling systems for the
"Spatial is dedicated to constantly improving our interop
translators," said Linda Lokay, executive vice president of marketing
and development at Spatial Corp. "Our native CATIA technology makes
our translators superior to any comparable products on the market. The
results experienced by Fluent and their end users are indicative of
our continuous commitment to developing products that contribute to
our partners' success."
About Fluent Inc.
Fluent is the world's largest provider of computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services. Fluent's software is
used for simulation, visualization, and analysis of fluid flow, heat
and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. It is a vital part of the
computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies around the
world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry. Using
Fluent's software, product development, design and research engineers
build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and
existing designs, allowing them to improve design quality while
reducing cost and speeding time to market. Fluent's corporate
headquarters are located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA, with offices
in Belgium, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and Sweden.
Its CFD software is also available around the world through joint
ventures, partnerships, and distributors in Korea, Australia, Brazil,
China, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Middle East, and most European
About Spatial Corp.
Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
Paris # 13065, DSY.PA,) company is a market-leading provider of
world-class 3D software subsystem technologies. Spatial develops,
markets, and supports best-of-breed 3D subsystem technologies and
services, to address the requirements of 3D in Business-to-Business
(B2B) applications. Spatial's component products for 3D modeling,
visualization, and interoperability have been adopted by some of the
world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research
institutes, and universities. In addition, by working as the premier
marketing and sales organization for the Component Application
Architecture (CAA) V5, Spatial now provides companies with the
opportunity to develop advanced solutions complimentary to the Product
Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions offered by Dassault Systemes.
Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the
USA, Germany, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For more
information, please visit Spatial's Web site at
contact Spatial by email at
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CONTACT: Spatial Corp. Media Contact Chad Sanderson, 303/544-2932 Email Contact or Fluent Inc. Media Contact Paul Whalen, 603/643-2600, Ext. 666 Email Contact