Paris, France, February 18, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065. DSY. PA) a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the release of Virtools 4.1, the latest version of its comprehensive platform for creating highly interactive 3D applications, also part of DS’s 3DVIA lifelike experience brand. Highlights of this revamped version include better platform support, improved Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) libraries, as well as key usability enhancements.
"Providing every Virtools platform user with robust solutions for creating and experiencing real-time 3D applications with complex interactivity is one of our priorities", said Lynne Wilson, senior vice president and general manager, 3DVIA Online, Dassault Systèmes. "This technological evolution is based on market needs and client feedback as well as technical advancements in the online and VR fields."
This release features key enhancements that make learning and producing 3D applications with Virtools even easier. Key enhancements include:
The updated Virtools 4.1 platform will be showcased at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week. For more information, visit the 3DVIA booth at the Moscone Center North Hall, Booth # 6034.
About 3DVIA 3DVIA is Dassault Systèmes' brand for lifelike 3D product experiences. 3DVIA extends 3D to new users, businesses and consumers in order to create new communities with 3D as the common language. With its open web services-based architecture, it enables high-performance distribution of 3D content. 3DVIA also delivers authoring products that revolutionize 3D product publishing and the Virtools platform for developing interactive, real-time applications. For more information about 3DVIA, go to: http://www.3dvia.com
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 Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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