Spatial Announces R11 Release; Spatial Subsystems Focused on Industry Needs, Speed, and Quality
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Spatial Announces R11 Release; Spatial Subsystems Focused on Industry Needs, Speed, and Quality

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2003--Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company and market-leading provider of 3D subsystems, today announced the R11 release of its full line of 3D subsystems for modeling, interoperability, and visualization.

Focused on increasing quality and performance, as well as adding targeted and innovative new features to the 3D ACIS(R) Modeler and 3D Deformable Modeling subsystems, the R11 release sets a new standard for subsystem technologies.

"Our partners create a range of software that supports the entire product lifecycle," said Keith Mountain, vice president of marketing for Spatial. "We included new and improved functionality in this release that contributes at almost every stage along that lifecycle, as well as increasing performance and quality of existing features."

"Spatial continues its upswing in performance and functionality with the R11 release," said Ichiro Kojima, director, new products department of Hitachi Zosen Information Systems Co., Ltd. "We have been a customer for some time now, and, especially in the past few releases, have noticed significant improvements in speed, stability, and functionality."

New features and improvements in R11 include:

3D ACIS Modeler

-- Hold Line Blending allows easy creation of complex variable radius blends, which comes into play when designing consumer products. This functionality enables a specified curve (referred to as a "hold line") to define a blend between two faces of a model.
-- Taper Definitions creates efficient tapered surfaces while maintaining the tangency of tapered edges, a feature that enables more precise seam design for the mold and die industry. This new method works with every surface created in ACIS.
-- Facetter performance increased by 20% over the R10 release.
-- Stitching: Coincident Face Detection collects and reports information about groups of coincident faces being stitched, allowing more tolerant handling of imported data.

3D Deformable Modeling

-- Advanced Covering allows a surface to be fit onto circuits (a

collection of edges that form a closed loop) in solid or wire

bodies, which is useful in consumer product design. This

feature is commonly used for end-capping, post-translation

corrections, and surface definition from curve data. Some of

the capabilities of the Advanced Covering feature include:

-- Creation of non-planar, n-sided boundaries

-- Continuity with adjacent surfaces from both position (G0) and

tangent (G1)

-- Individual specification of boundary continuity on each edge

-- Placement of auxiliary point and curve restraints (G0 only)

-- Post-covering gap reporting (diagnostics)

-- Specification of initial surface

-- Recovery of original surfaces

3D InterOp Translators

Spatial continues to expand and improve its 3D InterOp offerings. R11 includes the Inventor Reader, which allows viewing of Autodesk Inventor files.

About Spatial

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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