Most LA Auto Show Debut Vehicles Designed Using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

CATIA Application From Design Challenge Sponsor Continues to Lead as Automotive Design Tool of Choice

LA Auto Show 2012

LOS ANGELES--()--Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s CATIA application was used in the development of the majority of vehicle debuts -- both worldwide and North American – at the 2012 LA Auto Show. Dassault Systèmes, a sponsor of the LA Auto Show Design Challenge, revolutionized vehicle development through digitalization of design processes. Originally adopted by pioneering automakers in 1982, CATIA and other applications, including ENOVIA, DELMIA, 3DVIA, and SIMULIA, continue to be at the forefront of product development innovation. CATIA firmly maintains its position as the leading automotive design and engineering application and continues evolving to better meet industry trends.

Today’s automakers are faced with multiple challenges, including increasing vehicle complexity due to aggressive emission standards, rising use of embedded technologies and globalization. To address these trends, Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to product development where all engineering domains and solutions are linked together in a common and dynamic platform.

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its industry solution experiences are comprehensive solutions comprised of multiple applications that can be implemented in a modular approach and directly targeted at specific industry trends. Dassault Systèmes’ most recent automotive industry solution experience, “Smart, Safe & Connected Car,” assists automakers in meeting the demands of increasing vehicle complexity due to burgeoning electronics and software usage, helping accelerate development of embedded systems while achieving ISO26262 safety standards and AUTOSAR compliancy.

“It is no longer enough to just focus on offering a CAD or PLM solution,” said Al Bunshaft, Managing Director, North America, Dassault Systèmes. “Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform creates intelligent virtual products that allow customers to test form, behavior and interactions inclusive of consumer emotion and preferences. This allows the industry to make critical decisions earlier in the vehicle development process, helping deliver cars that people truly desire, while meeting cost and quality targets.”

Visitors to the LA Auto Show can experience the power of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform through live demonstrations at the CATIA Design Café in room #511A, featuring CATIA for Creative Designers. Designers can take a Test Drive of the CATIA unified industrial design workflow applications, including Natural Sketch for drawing concepts directly in 3D, Imagine & Shape for ultra-fast 3D concept models, and instantaneous Live Rendering with physically correct photorealistic visualization. These demonstrations are powered by the latest hardware technology from NVIDIA for graphics processing, and Wacom for sketching excellence.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

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

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Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts
North America
Derek LANE, +1-818-673-2243
derek.lane@3ds.com

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Dassault Systemes demonstrated its market leading CATIA design application at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Nearly all cars displayed on the LA Auto Show show floor are designed or developed in either CATIA or other Dassault Systemes solutions. Demonstrated at the CATIA Designer Cafe (room #511A) on Wednesday, Nov 28, and Thursday, Nov 29, are Natural Sketch, a unique 3D sketching solution, Imagine & Shape for styling curve creation and detailed design, as well as Live Rendering for integrated photorealistic rendering of 3D designs.

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Dassault Systemes demos CATIA, the leading automotive design and development solution, at the LA Auto Show. Most vehicles on the show floor are designed or developed using CATIA or other 3DS solns.

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Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts
North America
Derek LANE, +1-818-673-2243
derek.lane@3ds.com