Dixi Machines Selects IBM and Dassault Systèmes PLM Solutions

Swiss SMB expects 30% efficiency gain from CATIA V5, DELMIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam

Paris, France - November 14, 2006 - IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Switzerland-based Dixi Machines, a leading high precision machine tool manufacturer and production solutions provider, selected DS's CATIA V5, DELMIA, and ENOVIA SmarTeam to develop its new machines. With this toolset, Small/Medium Business (SMB) Dixi Machines expects to reduce production time by 30%.

"We selected DS's PLM solutions for their ability to manage our products from their preliminary and detailed design phases all the way to maintenance," comments Dixi Machine's Director, Jöel L'Her. "The toolset's numeric simulation feature allows us to flexibly adjust to our clients' requested specifications and build customer loyalty," says Christian Cochand, Dixi Machine's Technical Manager. To implement the solution, Dixi Machines is working directly with DS's and IBM's business partner, Transcat PLM.

"This contract proves that our PLM solutions are accessible for any sized company, and particularly for SMBs who want to evolve their industrial processes significantly," says Denis Senpere, DS General Manager PLM North Europe. This is crucial as it enables SMBs to work smarter and make more room for innovation, allowing them to compete in regional and even global arenas.

CATIA V5 enables Dixi Machines to optimize its machine conception and production set-up, thanks to its integrated features, such as vibration calculation and virtual usage simulation. DELMIA provides an integrated virtual manufacturing environment that engineers use to quickly spot issues and find solutions- before production, saving time and money. ENOVIA SmarTeam's SmarTeam Design Express centralizes full product technical specifications in a collaborative database, which is available for engineers in just days upon installation.

Dassault Systèmes and Transcat PLM will be at PRODEX, a fair for machine manufacturers held in Basel, Switzerland on November 17-18 (Hall 1.1, Booth P01).

About Dixi Machines
Founded in 1904 in an area recognized as being the cradle of the precision watch and clock manufacturing (http://www.watchvalley.ch), DIXI MACHINES SA occupies the position of leader in the field of manufacture of very high precision machine tools. This position is reinforced each year thanks to the quality and the reliability of the products and services offered. With its new range of DHP machining centres (Dixi High Production) and JIG boring machines, DIXI MACHINES SA intention is to offer its customers an optimal investment by proposing more than mere machines, but rather production solutions. The engineering is provided by a team of application technicians capable to study, to simulate and to offer machining solutions going from NC programming, to complete time studies and methods engineering studies.

About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes 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 3ds.com

About IBM
To know more about IBM and PLM solutions, visit: www.ibm.com or www.ibm.com/solutions/plm

Dixi Machines Press Contact:
Bertrand Michel

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:
Virginie Blindenberg (DS EMEA)

IBM Press Contact:
Zohra Dali
+33 6 71 92 71 87

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