Dassault Systemes, IBM Release New Version of PLM Portfolio

Upgraded software to extend reach of 3D XML, accelerate performance with Microsoft Windows

Upgraded software to extend reach of 3D XML, accelerate performance with Microsoft Windows

Paris — November 8, 2005 — Dassault Systemes and IBM today announced the release of Version 5 Release 16 (V5R16) of their product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio, comprised of CATIA for collaborative product development and ENOVIA and SMARTEAM for product data and life-cycle management, collaboration and decision support.

Concurrently, Dassault Systemes announced DELMIA V5R16 for the digital development of factory and production processes.

"V5R16 helps our customers create more innovative products and use the talents of their global supply chains," noted Dominique Florack, executive vice president, R&D, Dassault Systemes. "The new release increases the power of the V5 PLM platform in three ways: by delivering unified PLM solutions for gains in productivity, by extending the reach of 3D [extensible markup language (XML)] within the enterprise, and by accelerating performance with Microsoft Windows 64-bit support."

Dassault Systemes added that the V5R16 release optimizes business processes with new PLM capabilities for all industries in the modeling, simulation and electrical domains. It also has new product simulation management capabilities in ENOVIA that integrate product simulation with design and lifecycle management processes. The software's new collaboration capabilities within ENOVIA V5 VPM Navigator and SMARTEAM TeamPDM give extended networks of partners the ability to work together in globally distributed 3D environments. And V5R16 is designed to improve the integration of engineering and manufacturing environments, capturing engineering specifications within the 3D environment and making them available and accounted for during manufacturing process planning.

"V5R16 is a key enabler of the processes we are deploying on the 787 program," said Kevin Fowler, vice president, Systems Integration Processes & Tools, The Boeing Co. "Most notable is the integration of product lifecycle management using 3D-only design data across engineering definition, manufacturing and product support. This demonstrates the continuous innovation and breakthroughs we are realizing working with Dassault Systemes on the 787 program."

At Fissler, a developer of cookware and kitchen accessories, Dr. Andreas Hillenmeier, manager of Product Development, noted, "Our Intensa cooking systems are renowned worldwide. They are synonymous with quality and innovation. CATIA V5 and SMARTEAM have been instrumental in helping us constantly exceed our customers' expectations. We are all excited about the potential for CATIA V5 and SMARTEAM to further improve our products and efficiency."