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VirtualE3D Demonstrates VCollab.net at Spatial’s Summit 2002

WESTMINSTER, Colo. & BANGALORE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)– May 13, 2002– Today at Spatial’s 3D Insiders’ Summit, VirtualE3D unveiled VCollab.net. Using Spatial’s 3D ACIS Modeler, 3D InterOp translators and HOOPS, VCollab.net allows users to read VRML 1.0 and 2.0 files from any 3D authoring system, including CATIA, Unigraphics, Pro/E, I-DEAS, SolidWorks, MDT, AutoCAD, Inventor or CAE packages such as ANSYS. VCollab.net also works with applications outside of traditional CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM such as Maya, 3D Studio Max, and Alias StudioTools. Designed to read and visualize data, VCollab.net also incorporates effective use of the World Wide Web. Once in VCollab.net, the data can be published on a Web Server, allowing various clients to access the data efficiently using the desktop browser. The result is a streamlining of the product development process that overcomes the majority of interoperability problems encountered today.

“We are honored to have VirtualE3D demonstrate their product at the 3D Insiders’ Summit,” said Phil Spreier, product manager, 3D modelling, Spatial. “VCollab.net is an example of the solutions our partners are developing that extend beyond the traditional CAD market and demonstrate the versatility of Spatial components when implemented effectively and used as a foundation for superior applications.”

“Our idea was to develop an application which can read data from any CAD or CAE system, allow users to visualize the data, then publish the data over the Web for Visual Collaboration among the enterprise teams across the geographies,” said Prasad Mandava, VirtualE3D. “Developing our own translators and kernel would have been an enormous effort that affected our focus on the overall solution. Spatial’s components saved us a tremendous amount of time and effort in building our application.”

Currently scheduled for release in October 2002, VCollab,net is a solution designed to meet the needs of diverse market sectors such as manufacturing, aerospace, shipbuilding, automotive, electronics and consumer goods. Upon release VCollab.net will be an important addition to the VirtualE3D product portfolio that includes VCollab and VMove.

About VirtualE3D
VirtualE3D is an engineering software and services company specializing in digital enterprise solutions. The company’s core competency lies in providing product life cycle management (PLM) services to various industries. This includes 2D-to-3D conversion, 3D modeling, 3D Web tools, CAD translators, CAD customization, design and analysis, visualization and simulation, digital mockups and virtual prototyping, and product data management. VirtualE3D’s business models include consulting, outsourcing, and product development. The company is located in Bangalore, India and Richardson, Texas. VirtualE3D was founded by the same IT professionals who founded InfoVision Consultants, Inc. Visit VirtualE3D’s website at http://www.virtuale3d.com.

About Spatial
Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris # 13065, DSY.PA,) company is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software components. Spatial develops, markets, and supports best-of-breed 3D components and services, to address the requirements of 3D in Internet-based e-commerce and Business-to-Business (B2B) applications. Spatial’s component products for 3D modeling, visualization, and interoperability have been adopted by some of the world’s most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit Spatial’s Web site at www.spatial.com or contact Spatial by email at info@spatial.com or by phone at 303.544.2900 or 800.767.5710.

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