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Dassault Systèmes Delivers New Solutions for Simulation Automation and Optimization

Dassault Systèmes Delivers New Solutions for Simulation Automation and Optimization

New Releases of Isight and Fiper from SIMULIA Accelerate Design Exploration to Improve Product Performance


Paris, France, and Providence, R.I. USA, February 18, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Isight and Fiper 3.5, the first new release of these market-leading simulation process automation and design optimization solutions following SIMULIA’s acquisition of Engineous Software.

By using Isight and Fiper, product development engineers are able to integrate cross-disciplinary models and applications together in simulation process flows, automate their execution across distributed compute resources, and explore the resulting design space. These solutions enable manufacturing companies to improve the efficiency of identifying optimal design parameters and accelerate the process of bringing better-performing products to market.

“The addition of the open and industry-proven Isight and Fiper technology to SIMULIA’s product suite provides our customers with an unmatched capability for automating and accelerating design exploration,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “The new capabilities in Isight and Fiper 3.5 will help customers reduce design time and manufacturing costs, while improving product performance, quality, and reliability.”

Isight 3.5 (formerly known as iSIGHT-FD) is the market-leading, open desktop solution for creating simulation process flows. It interconnects any commercial software—including but not limited to CAD/CAE, Microsoft Excel™, and customer-developed applications—to automate the exploration of design alternatives.

Isight includes advanced engineering techniques such as optimization, Design for Six Sigma, approximation methodologies, and Design of Experiments that enable design engineers to optimize designs against key performance parameters. It also provides powerful interactive postprocessing tools allowing engineers to explore the design space from multiple points of view.

Fiper, an add-on product to Isight, enables users to share Isight simulation process flows, distribute and parallelize their execution across available compute resources, and share multidisciplinary simulation results. The Fiper add-on can be accessed directly from Isight or from a Web interface.

With the new releases of Isight and Fiper 3.5, SIMULIA is delivering on its promise to expand the ecosystem for its open scientific platform. SIMULIA is enabling a rich assortment of components to be developed for use in simulation process flows that connect commercial applications. Customers can use the Isight component software development kit to develop their own components. Third-party component development is now being facilitated through the Dassault Systèmes partner program.

Additional Highlights in Isight and Fiper 3.5:

  • New 64-bit native support improves performance and enables running more complex and larger models.
  • An advanced search capability in Isight assists in finding any component, parameter, or file in a simulation process flow.
  • The ability to view contour plots with superimposed constraint violations within the Visual Design Driver.
  • Enhanced reliability and performance for Distributed Resource Management (DRM) of simulation jobs through the integration of Platform Computing’s Load Sharing Facility (Platform LSF).

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SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and SIMULIA SLM for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of regional offices and distributors. For more information, visit .

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’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit .

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

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:

Tim Webb (SIMULIA)                                             +1 (401) 276-8105

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

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

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


Date: March 17, 2009