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Fluent Inc. Releases FLUENT for CATIA V5


New product provides rapid flow modeling for V5 PLM users

Fluent Inc. announces the immediate release of FLUENT for CATIA V5. With this new product, Fluent delivers its rapid flow modeling technology into Dassault Systèmes' CATIA V5 product lifecycle management (PLM) environment. By providing a high degree of automation and robustness, rapid flow modeling allows fluid flow analysis to be applied early in the design cycle, resulting in improved design performance and reduced time to market.

As a fully integrated tool within Dassault Systèmes' V5 PLM environment, FLUENT for CATIA V5 is totally compatible with upstream and downstream PLM functions and enables flow simulation to be performed with ease as part of the product development process. Designed to match the workflow of native CATIA analysis tools, FLUENT for CATIA V5 can be easily adopted by current CATIA users. Operating completely within native V5 data structures, FLUENT for CATIA V5 is fully generative and supports parametric modeling, knowledge-based engineering, and analysis-driven optimization studies within the CATIA PLM system. Consistent with Fluent's rapid flow modeling vision, the product uses automation to dramatically lower the product's learning curve, allowing even occasional users to deliver quick robust engineering design validation studies throughout a product's lifecycle. FLUENT for CATIA V5 is fully upward compatible with the FLUENT 6.2 product line in order to support the most complex and detailed CFD simulation tasks possible.

"FLUENT for CATIA V5 delivers on the promise of a highly automated and robust flow simulation capability that operates completely within the PLM workflow," notes Paul Bemis, Vice President of Marketing at Fluent Inc. "By working closely with Dassault Systèmes throughout the development of this solution, Fluent has been able to introduce technology advances for CFD in the CATIA V5 platform and deliver a first product release with an unprecedented level of integration and simulation capability. We plan to build on this foundation to help our customers fully deploy CFD analysis within their PLM vision."

"FLUENT for CATIA V5 is a result of the partnership between Dassault Systèmes and Fluent, the industry leader in CFD," says Dale Berry, Director, Industry Solutions, SIMULIA,"The general trend of using integrated analysis as a decision support tool for the early design stage of a product is being driven by our users. This fully embedded and optimized CFD solution involving proven technology in our user's V5 PLM environment will accelerate their product development process. This collaboration with FLUENT demonstrates the power of the open SIMULIA platform and our CAA V5 architecture to deliver simulation tools for engineers involved in product design."

"We are excited to announce this first release of our CFD solution for CATIA V5," says Laurent Collonge, Product Manager of FLUENT for CATIA V5. "The product is the result of an outstanding technical collaboration between Fluent, Dassault Systèmes, and our customer advisors, who have helped us to ensure that this first release meets their need for ease-of-use, reliable simulation results, and a high level of integration."

FLUENT for CATIA V5 will be demonstrated at the upcoming CATIA Operators Exchange (COE) Annual PLM Conference and TechniFair in Atlanta, Georgia, from the 19 - 22 March.

In addition, FLUENT for CATIA V5 will be premiered in France at the upcoming industry fair INDUSTRIE 2006, Paris, 27-31 March, Paris, Paris-Nord Villepinte within IND'AO on the Dassault Systèmes booth.

FLUENT for CATIA V5 is available for immediate shipment. Product configuration and pricing information are available from Fluent. Additional product details and demonstrations are available at

About Fluent
Fluent is the world's largest provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services. Fluent's software is used for simulation, visualization, and analysis of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. It is a vital part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies around the world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry. Using Fluent's software, product development, design and research engineers build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and existing designs, allowing them to improve design quality while reducing cost and speeding time to market. Fluent's corporate headquarters are located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA, with offices in Belgium, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, China, Japan and Sweden . Its CFD software is also available around the world through joint ventures, partnerships, and distributors in Korea, Australia, Brazil, China, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Middle East, and most European countries.

FLUENT® is a registered trademark of Fluent Inc.

About Dassault Systèmes
As world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group 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 life cycle of products from conception to maintenance. Our offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development (CATIA®, DELMIA®, ENOVIA®, SMARTEAM®), mainstream product 3D design tools (SolidWorks®), 3D components (Spatial/ACIS®) and SIMULIA®, DS' open multi-physics platform for realistic simulation. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit


Date: February 28, 2006