September 29, 2008
Creaform Inc. Joins Dassault Systèmes PLM Solutions Partner Program for Europe
Total 3D Scanning Solution Availability
Paris, September 30, 2008 - Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced a new reseller agreement with Creaform Inc. for a wide distribution of the total 3D scanning solution. Aerospace, automotive, and medical engineers and multimedia professionals from any location in Europe will be able to acquire directly from Creaform the complete solution, including equipment as well as software, to reverse-engineer, inspect and optimize their products, also benefiting from Creaform's support and unique domain expertise.
"With this partnership, Creaform integrates the community of Dassault Systèmes resellers for PLM with a specific value proposal in reverse engineering," said Laurent Couillard, vice president of PLM sales for North Europe, Dassault Systèmes. "Indeed it complements the existing channel by providing end-to-end best of class 3D Scanning solutions everywhere and contributes to expand our position in the SMB market."
After the US and Canada agreement, the extension to Europe makes the total solution now available from everywhere, for every SMB customer.
Creaform develops Handyscan's VxScan, a CAA-based software enabling a real time import of cloud of points scanned by the Handyscan into the standard CATIA data model for 3D scanned data, bridging the virtual and real worlds.
"After signing the CAA agreement with Dassault Systèmes in 2007 and becoming an Education Partner earlier this year, this reseller agreement illustrates the confidence both companies have in reaching new European customers with valuable technology while accelerating their return on investment in 3D scanning operations," said Charles Mony, president of Creaform.
Creaform is a world-class technological company offering 3D digital solutions with offices in Canada, the United States, France, China and Japan. Creaform combines every 3D process and technology with innovative solutions that can cover the entire range of 3D needs: 3D scanning, reverse engineering, inspection, styling, design & analysis, digital manufacturing and medical applications. Our wide range of products and services as well as our advanced training program are intended for companies from the automotive, aerospace, biomechanics, consumer products, education, heritage preservation & architecture, manufacturing and multimedia industries, among others.
Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3DTM line of products, which includes the REVscanTM, the EXAscanTM, the ERGOscanTM and the VIUscanTM color scanner. These revolutionizing self-positioning handheld 3D laser scanners provide true automatic multi-resolution and generate files that can be exported to most CAD platforms. Due to its true portability, versatility and precision, the Handyscan 3D product line makes 3D scanning more simple than ever.
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. 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 Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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