Utsunomiya University Chooses Dassault Systèmes’CATIA for Post-graduate Engineering Course

University’s Graduate School of Engineering to offer practical course on
designing robot and multi-faceted simulation in 3D 

Tokyo, Paris – June 1, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the Graduate School of Engineering at Utsunomiya University, a major national university in Japan, has selected CATIA Academic License for its post-graduate program.

In its over 60 years of existence, Utsunomiya University has always thrived to return the results of its research and education to society. The University’s Measurement and Robot Laboratory (Ozaki’s Lab), focusing its R&D on independently moving robots, has chosen CATIA for designing and simulating those robots in multi-faceted aspects while providing advanced 3D design skills to its students. 

With CATIA Academic License for educational organization, Utsunomiya University offers the best 3D virtual design technology to its students. The software includes almost all the functions that CATIA provides, enabling the students to utilize all advanced design and simulation functions.

“Our University is located in Tochigi prefecture where major Japanese manufacturing companies have their design and manufacturing sites. We are expected to offer practical education, including CATIA skills,” said Koichi Ozaki, Associate Professor of the Graduate School at Utsunomiya University. “We selected CATIA because it provides rich functions in design verification and multiple simulations. I believe that we will excel among research and educational institutes by leveraging CATIA for further practical education.”

The university has been participating in the Tochigi Consortium, the first academic-industrial-prefectural collaborative project. It has also joined the technical Tsukuba Challenge, a public experiment of independently moving robots, where its robots have gained an excellent reputation. CATIA was utilized for parts layout, exterior design, interior parts layout, and mechanism simulation to create those robots.

In the future, the university plans to use Dassault Systèmes solutions not only for the design and simulation of robots, but also in virtual simulation of product behavior.

“We are delighted that Utsunomiya University has chosen CATIA to create its innovative robot projects,” said Nikos Calfacacos, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes Japan. “By providing advanced design capabilities through our software to educational institutions, we are contributing to the creation of great products and shaping the future of Japan's next generation of designers.”

Dassault Systèmes solutions were implemented through a collaborative effort between Dassault Systèmes and Fasotec Co., Ltd., a Dassault Systèmes value-added reseller in Japan.


About Utsunomiya University 

Utsunomiya University was founded in 1949 from two colleges, agriculture and literature, and added engineering in 1964, and then international study in 1994, currently growing to University with 4 departments.  The basic policy is, academic-prefectural collaboration, “study in prefecture, return the results to prefecture, mutual support”, and provide the results of education and research to the local society.  In 2006, Utsunomiya Univ. was ranked at the top, in the research of contribution to the prefecture in public/national University conducted by “Nikkei Glocal”. For more information, http://www.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp/en/.


About Dassault Systèmes  

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DASSAULT SYSTÈMESY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3Dassault Systèmes.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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