WESTMINSTER, Colo. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6,
2003--Actify(R), Inc., the leader in client-server CAD viewing
solutions for the discrete manufacturing industry, announced today
that it has signed an agreement with Spatial, a Dassault Systemes S.A.
DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and
market-leading provider of world-class 3D subsystems, to enable
Actify's SpinFire(TM) family of products to support CATIA(R) V5.
The agreement with Spatial provides Actify with native translation
technology that enables Actify to deliver a CATIA V5 "importer."
Actify's CAD importers are modules that enable its SpinFire
Professional and Actify Server software to open CAD files without the
use of a CAD system. Importers open and read files from all major CAD
systems, and they publish files from all major CAD systems into
Actify's compact, secure and shareable .3D file format.
"CATIA V5 is a format our customers are asking for and is rapidly
becoming a major CAD system in the design and manufacturing world,"
says Actify President and CEO Roger Gerdes. "Our agreement with
Spatial is an important milestone in Actify's ongoing commitment to
partner with CAD companies to develop the best and most effective
visualization and collaboration solutions for our customers."
"Spatial is at the forefront of providing world-class, native
CATIA V5 translation technology," said Linda Lokay, executive vice
president, marketing and product development for Spatial. "Our recent
agreement with Actify demonstrates the power our InterOp Components
can provide to our partners' applications and is another example of
the proliferation of CATIA V5 technology."
Founded in 1996, Actify is the award-winning leader in desktop and
client-server CAD viewing solutions for the discrete manufacturing
industry in North America. Actify's flagship SpinFire product line
provides the lowest total cost of ownership with the highest
scalability in business management applications in its class. The
Actify SpinFire solution is sold through authorized distributors and
Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Privately held, Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., and
is funded by Tierra Del Orro.
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 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
contact Spatial by email at
Email Contact or by phone at
About Dassault Systemes
A world leader in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions,
the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 60,000 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 life cycle of products from conception to retirement. Its
offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development
(CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM), general-use 3D solutions
(SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL). Dassault Systemes is listed
on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (no. 13065, DSY.PA) stock
exchanges. For more information, visit
ACIS and SAT are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. All other
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CONTACT: Spatial Corp. Media Contact: Chad Sanderson, 303/544-2932 Email Contact or Actify, Inc. Media Contact: Kristin Hanke, 415/227-3800, ext. 1101 Email Contact