November 14, 2005
Dassault Systemes and IBM Release V5 R16 Of Their PLM Portfolio
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Autodesk announced support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, the .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Autodesk's data management products, built using SQL Server, enable teams to always have instant access to design information. The Microsoft products combined with AutoCAD-based products from Autodesk provide a platform for application developers. The latest versions of Microsoft solutions are aimed at maximizing developer and team productivity. The combination of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft's flagship database, and Visual Studio 2005 delivers advancements in data rich connected systems. Autodesk is currently engaged with Microsoft to ensure that the next releases of its design
products and software development platforms will operate with Visual Studio 2005.

PTC announced that Thales, a leading electronics provider and systems integrator to the global aerospace, defense and security markets, has expanded its relationship with PTC by signing a new global 5-year contract. Thales will expand its use of PTC's Product Development System throughout all of its divisions. The company is working with PTC to deliver a re-engineered and updated information system to support the product development process within and across all of its global divisions. The implementation of PTC solutions will enable Thales to optimize common product development processes and improve sharing, management and control of product development data within and across the
divisions. It will also ensure improved collaborative work for the extended product development teams within Thales as well as externally (suppliers, partners, and customers).

Netstream Solutions Inc. the developers of Vault Quest - Reader is incorporating Autodesk DWG TrueView into Vault Quest - Reader. The integration of Autodesk DWG TrueView into Vault Quest - Reader will allow AutoCAD DWG viewing from within the Autodesk Vault. Vault Quest - Reader allows organizations to securely query, view, print, and copy design data from its interface. Vault Quest - Reader will provide a complete history of all files stored within the Autodesk Vault, a summary of all parent/child relationships, a where-used summary, and access to all pertinent iProperty data. Built on the Microsoft .NET framework Vault Quest - Reader users are utilizing technology tools to search,
reference, and access the data needed from the Autodesk Vault.

Dassault Systemes announced the latest release of DELMIA V5 PLM Manufacturing Solutions for the digital design and validation of factories and production processes as part of Release 16 of their Version 5 (V5R16) Product Lifecycle Management platform. With the release of V5R16, DELMIA will support the Microsoft Windows 64-bit operating system and certified hardware platforms, enabling users to access and manipulate very large datasets as they develop, plan and communicate manufacturing and production processes. DELMIA V5R16 highlights include:
  • Increased Performance for Collaborative Workspaces
  • Empower Engineering-to-Manufacturing Collaboration
  • Communicate Knowledge Downstream
  • Capture Enterprise Knowledge
  • Reach the Extended Network

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