Spatial translators provide unparalleled accuracy for VERICUT

Irvine, CA and Westminster, CO, USA, October 25, 2005 —

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and market-leading provider of 3D components, and CGTech, the developer of VERICUT® software, today announced the inclusion of Spatial’s InterOp Translators in CGTech’s soon-to-be-released VERICUT 6.

“Our customers need to share models between their CAD systems and VERICUT easily,” said Bill Hasenjaeger, Product Marketing Manager for CGTech. “This includes importing models into VERICUT for simulation, and quickly having an ‘as-cut’ finished or in-process model returned to their CAD system. Spatial InterOp Translators give us the ability to make this process easier than ever for our customers, using CATIA V5 and other CAD/CAM systems.”

The addition of Spatial’s translators allows users of VERICUT 6 to import and export native CATIA V5, ACIS® (SAT), and STEP models. Spatial’s access to APIs, as a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes and as the developer of the 3D ACIS Modeler, enables the company to provide unparalleled accuracy in data translation of CATIA V5 and SAT files through its InterOp line. This technology is accessed through the CAD Model Import and Model Export features of VERICUT 6; Model Export creates CAD models from the VERICUT ‘in-process’cut model that is generated by simulating an NC program. The resulting surface or solid model contains as-machined features produced by the NC program.

“Right now, Spatial InterOp Translators provide the most accurate and reliable data translation for CATIA V5 and SAT,” said Phil Spreier, InterOp Product Manager for Spatial. “Users of VERICUT 6 can be assured that the models they analyze are precise representations of the originals.”

About CGTech

Headquartered in Irvine, California CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software technology for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT® software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables NC programmers to reduce prove-outs, virtually eliminate errors, and optimize NC programs for faster, more efficient machining. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies. For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.com, call (949) 753-1050, or email info@cgtech.com.

About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris # 13065, DSY.PA,) company is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software component technologies. Spatial develops, markets, and supports best-of-breed 3D component technologies and services, to address the requirements of 3D in Business-to-Business (B2B) applications. Spatial’s components for 3D modeling, visualization, and interoperability have been adopted by some of the world’s most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, France, Japan, China and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit Spatial’s Web site at www.spatial.com, or contact Spatial by email at info@spatial.com or by phone at 303-544-2900.

About Dassault Systèmes

As world leader in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group brings value to more than 80,000 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 life cycle of products from conception to maintenance. Its offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development (CATIA®, DELMIA®, ENOVIA®, SMARTEAM®), mainstream 3D design tools (SolidWorks®), and 3D components (Spatial/ACIS®). Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com


For more information, contact:
Bryan Jacobs (949) 753-1050
info@cgtech.com

 
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