SOURCE: IBM

November 16, 2006 02:00 ET

ENGINEERING.com, IBM and Dassault Systèmes Demonstrate Latest Commitment to Academia

Greatly Expanded Functionality Available to Educators and Students Alike

TORONTO and PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- ENGINEERING.com (TSX-V: EGN), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065) (Paris: DSY) today announced the release of Version 5 Release 17 (V5R17) of CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam for the Education market. V5R17 education solutions include CATIA for collaborative product development and ENOVIA SmarTeam for collaborative lifecycle management, both developed by Dassault Systèmes and part of the IBM PLM portfolio.

"The big news for students is the broad increase in functionality in the new CATIA Student Version," said John Hayes, President of ENGINEERING.com. "Now the high-end features that make CATIA the undisputed design leader for industry are included in the CATIA Student Version."

Dr. George Kizner, Chair, Mechanical Engineering at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, stated, "This new version of the CATIA Student software includes everything students need to complete their assignments from home and enable them to complete their capstone design projects. We also expect that the coolness factor of using the world's leading design software will encourage students to continue to explore their engineering interests on their own time."

There is also good news for educators with the introduction of the Discover configuration, a full-featured suite of CATIA modules aimed at high schools. The Discover configuration is intended to provide a basis for introducing the world's leading design environment to students at an early age. "As a secondary school educator, I was impressed with the power of the new CATIA Discover configuration," said Sharlene Kroneck, Mechanical Drawing Teacher at De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren, Michigan. "Our students are excited by the fact that they can use the same tools in the classroom that professional engineers use to design cars and aircrafts."

CATIA V5 and ENOVIA SmarTeam are two of the most advanced 3D design and collaborative product data management software suites in the world, respectively. Since 1997, colleges and universities around the world have used IBM technology and curriculum content to implement CATIA V5 training in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Thus their students can become proficient in the 3D application that has designed almost 50 percent of the cars on the road today and practically every large aircraft in the last 10 years.

About ENGINEERING.com Incorporated

ENGINEERING.com Incorporated (TSX-V: EGN) is the developer of the ENGINEERING.com online resource and business for engineers. ENGINEERING.com offers hosted and deployed engineering software and services to manufacturers, educators and engineering students around the world. The ENGINEERING.com Incorporated head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and can be reached toll-free at 1-866-894-8693, by facsimile at (905) 273-6691 or through the Internet at www.engineering.com.

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ENGINEERING.com Inc. press contact:
John Hayes
905.273.9991 ext. 280
jhayes@engineering.com
About IBM

To learn more about IBM and PLM, visit www.ibm.com/solutions/plm and www.ibm.com

IBM press contact:
Zohra DALI
+33 6 71 92 71 87
zohradali@fr.ibm.com
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 http://www.3ds.com.

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

Dassault Systèmes press contact:
Virginie Blindenberg (DS EMEA)
+33.1.55.49.84.21
virginie_blindenberg@ds-fr.com

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