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Dassault Systèmes Announces Software Partnership with Kineo CAM


Leading independent software developer to provide improved technology for automatic motion and path planning on V5 platform

Paris, France – June 26, 2006 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the leading technology for automatic motion and path planning from Kineo Computer Aided Motion (Kineo CAM), an independent software developer, has been integrated with both CATIA DMU Fitting Simulator and DELMIA DPM Assembly Process Simulation.

The user community expects this partnership will further increase its productivity: “At Audi AG we use Kineo CAM’s Automatic Path Planning technology for serviceability and manufacturability studies in the virtual vehicle development,” commented Thorsten Pfeiffer, DMU Process and Systems Integration, Audi AG. “We are very excited to discover DS DMU Path Planner and Delmia DPM Path Planner are integrating KineoWorks™.”

“Kineo CAM’s mission is to provide its customers with world-class component technologies enabling them to improve their productivity and quality. This agreement with DS will allow every user of ENOVIA, CATIA DMU Fitting and DELMIA DPM Assembly to rapidly benefit from our technology,” said Laurent Maniscalco, CEO, Kineo CAM.

DELMIA Assembly Process Simulation enables users to simulate and validate assembly manufacturing and maintenance processes, allowing them to identify problem areas early in the product lifecycle, when it is most productive and cost-effective. The new partnership will see Kineo CAM providing its components within a new V5 product workbench for collision-free path planning to facilitate design and manufacturability studies. It will offer highly efficient path planning in a constrained environment, resulting in time savings for the end-users and an improved quality of the resultant path. The new products, namely DMU Path Planner and DPM Path Planner will be easy to use, with fewer parameters to tune.

“We are delighted to partner with Kineo CAM,” said Frederic Vacher, manager, Business Partner Development, Dassault Systèmes. “Kineo CAM is recognised for its specialised tools, which serve the most advanced users of automatic path planning for industrial needs. It will really benefit various industries, like the automotive, aerospace and shipbuilding sectors, bringing Dassault Systemes’ customers another truly innovative V5 PLM solution.”

With these new specialised products marketed by DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes expects to bring significant advantages to DMU Fitting Simulation and DPM Assembly Process Simulation, due to its simplified user interface and increased reliability of the result path. Reusable computations and fast design validation will lead to time savings for customers, as well as the ability to solve very complex situations.

End-user productivity, through faster computation and the automation of time consuming tasks, will optimize assembly processes due to the efficiency and reliability of DMU Path Planner and DPM Path Planner, and their ability to explore more scenarios and cost-saving alternatives. The products will be available in July 2006.


About Kineo CAM
Kineo Computer Aided Motion (Kineo CAM), granted the 2005 IEEE/IFR innovation award, is the independent software developer of the leading technology for Automatic Motion and Path Planning, KineoWorks™. Being focused on the development of unmatched efficient solutions, Kineo CAM addresses large companies and institutions in the United States, Europe and Japan. Kineo CAM’s main market is PLM. In this area, the large range of solutions, from stand-alone to fully integrated software, enables digital mock-up users to save money and time in Product Design (validation of mechanical mounting/dismounting) and Process (simulation of operations in cluttered 3D environments). Visit the web site:

About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group brings value to more than 90,000 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. 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 and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit :

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


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