Altair Engineering to Deliver Robust Wire Harness Design Solution for CATIA V5 Community
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Altair Engineering to Deliver Robust Wire Harness Design Solution for CATIA V5 Community

TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2003--Altair Engineering, a global leader in product design consulting, engineering simulation software and high-performance computing technology, announced that as part of becoming a Spatial Component Application Architecture (CAA) V5 Adopter, Altair Engineering will develop a direct interface to their award winning integrated suite of wiring harness and system design tools, Altair(R) HarnessLink(R), enhancing the CATIA(R) V5 wire harness design solution offered by Dassault Systemes.

"As a Spatial CAA V5 Adopter, we are excited to have the opportunity to deliver our wire harness design tool, Altair HarnessLink, to the CATIA V5 community" says David Simon, vice president of enterprise process management for Altair Engineering. "This integration is in line with our vision for this technology, which is to seamlessly integrate the mechanical and electrical disciplines. We believe the capabilities offered by our HarnessLink product will be welcomed by the CATIA V5 install base.

"Altair's addition to the list of Spatial CAA V5 Adopters continues to demonstrate the broad range of markets interested in the CAA V5 development platform, and in creating applications that complement PLM solutions offered by Dassault Systemes," said Keith Mountain, vice president of marketing for Spatial.

About Altair HarnessLink

HarnessLink(R), Version 2.4 brings more speed, control and accuracy to the process of designing, engineering and manufacturing wire harnesses, stripping months off conventional harness design cycles.

About Altair Engineering

Through engineering, consulting, engineering software and high performance computing technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for more than 1,300 clients around the globe. Founded in 1985 and privately held, Altair's unparalleled knowledge and expertise in product development and manufacturing extend throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Altair specializes in the development of Altair(R) HyperWorks(R), a high-end, open CAE software suite for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation. For more information, visit Altair at

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