Dassault Systèmes Announces Software Partnership with AutoForm

Partnership Accelerates Sheet Metal Forming Process for Automotive and Manufacturing Industry


– Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that AutoForm Engineering GmbH, a leading global supplier of software solutions, has become a Dassault Systèmes Component Application Architecture (CAA) Software Partner to deliver sheet metal forming solutions integrated with CATIA.

“The integration of AutoForm capabilities within CATIA will enable our manufacturing customers to compress time in their design-to-production processes, which is especially valuable to the automotive industry,” states Ken Short, VP strategy and marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “As a DS software community partner, AutoForm will work closely with our R&D teams to enhance the capabilities of their sheet metal forming solutions directly in CATIA, as well as extend their solution through integration within SIMULIA’s realistic simulation product portfolio.”

“The partnership with Dassault Systèmes is an integral part of AutoForm’s strategy, and will provide significant benefit to our customers who are leveraging CATIA for product lifecycle management,” stated Dr. Waldemar Kubli, CEO of AutoForm Engineering. “By integrating and complementing our suite of solutions with the highly-productive CATIA portfolio, we will continue to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that enable our mutual customers to bring high-quality products to the market faster and more cost-efficiently.”

AutoForm’s solutions enable product designers, process planners, and tool designers to quickly and efficiently perform early manufacturability and cost assessments during their design process in CATIA. They are able to set up the entire stamping process, make process modifications, and consider and evaluate different process layouts to identify the best ones within the context of their overall PLM process. As a Dassault Systèmes Software Partner, AutoForm will be able to rapidly deliver innovation solutions fully compatible with CATIA—the leading PLM solution in the global automotive industry.



About AutoForm Engineering GmbH

AutoForm Engineering develops and markets specialized die face design and simulation software for the automotive and sheet metal forming industries. With all of the Top 20 automobile producers and customers, AutoForm is recognized as the number one provider of software for product formability, die face design and virtual tryouts to the global automotive industry. AutoForm offices are located in Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Mexico, India, China, Japan and Korea. The company also serves the needs of its customers through agents and distributors in more than 15 other countries (Turkey, Brazil, etc.). For detailed information visit: www.autoform.com


About the CAA Software Community Program

CAA (Component Application Architecture) is Dassault Systèmes’ open middleware and development environment for PLM. The CAA Software Community Program is dedicated to ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) willing to develop, sell, and support CAA-based applications, fully integrated with CATIA, SIMULIA, ENOVIA, and DELMIA. This collaboration results in the expansion of Dassault Systèmes' 3D PLM solutions to cover the entire product lifecycle range, thus enabling mutual customers to take advantage of a larger set of products in response to their specific industrial needs. More information is available at www.3ds.com/alliances/software-partnership/.



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 is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Eurolist (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.


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



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Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:

Tim Webb (SIMULIA) Email Contact +401 276 8105

Derek Lane (DS Americas) Email Contact +1 (818) 673-2243

Mikiko Igarashi (DS AP) Email Contact +81-3-5442-4138

Arnaud Malherbe (DS EMEA) Email Contact +33 (0)1 55 49 87 73



AutoForm Press Contact:

Dr. Markus Thomma Email Contact +41 43 444 61 61

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