Spatial Announces PROSTEP As New Spatial CAA V5 Adopter; Leading Provider of Integration Solutions to Develop Engineering Management and PDM Solutions with CAA V5
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Spatial Announces PROSTEP As New Spatial CAA V5 Adopter; Leading Provider of Integration Solutions to Develop Engineering Management and PDM Solutions with CAA V5

WESTMINSTER, Colo. & DARMSTADT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2003--Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company and market-leading provider of 3D subsystems, and PROSTEP AG (PROSTEP), a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) integration solutions, today announced that PROSTEP has become a new Spatial Component Application Architecture (CAA) V5 Adopter and is planning to integrate their product suite into the Dassault Systemes V5 environment.

The announcement with PROSTEP continues to demonstrate Spatial's commitment to openness and working with serious companies to increase the number of CAA V5-based solutions on the market. Since it was founded in 1993, PROSTEP has become a competent business-to-business partner for manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace and electromechanical industries. As a leading, software-independent engineering solution provider, PROSTEP offers its customers turn-key solutions for engineering processes in the areas of product data integration, migration and communication.

"PROSTEP is excited about becoming a Spatial CAA V5 Adopter and joining the other CAA V5 Adopters able to provide customers with tools designed for the Dassault Systemes V5 environment," said Peter Pfalzgraf, director, business center central for PROSTEP. "From our perspective, being a Spatial CAA V5 Adopter creates a stable foundation for a successful and continued collaboration with Dassault Systemes solutions."

As a Spatial CAA V5 Adopter, PROSTEP will develop complementary applications based on CAA V5 for its OpenSOLUTION family of products. This applies to both the OpenDXM(R) solution, which automates the exchange of data within a single company and between companies throughout the supply chain, and the integration platform OpenPDM(R), which supports the cross-system exchange and online communication of product data.

"In today's market, working to effectively leverage product data within a product's lifecycle and within a company can be viewed as mission critical," said Keith Mountain, vice president of marketing for Spatial. "PROSTEP solutions based on CAA V5 will address this vital need and provide another powerful option to customers of Dassault Systemes V5 solutions."


PROSTEP AG is recognized as the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration. The company offers its customers -- leading enterprises active worldwide -- integration solutions for CAD, PDM and supplier communication, thus making e-engineering a reality.

PROSTEP was founded at the end of 1993 as the public limited company ProSTEP Produktdatentechnologie GmbH. The founding members were the BMW Group, Bosch, Continental Teves, DaimlerChrysler, Delphi Automotive Systems, Opel/General Motors, Siemens and Volkswagen -- all leading companies from the German automotive and electrical industries -- and the ProSTEP iViP Association with over 200 member companies from 17 nations. PROSTEP changed its corporate form to that of a stock corporation at the end of 2001. PROSTEP AG has a current headcount of more than 140 in Germany and posted revenues of approximately EUR 12.5 million in fiscal 2002. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart, as well as the software development center PROSTEP GIDA GmbH in Berlin.

About Spatial Corp.

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY) (Euronext 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 complementary 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, or contact Spatial by email at Email Contact or by phone at 303/544-2900.

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