Dassault Systmes expands into product documentation market

Dassault Systèmes (www.3ds.com), a provider of 3D and product lifecycle management software solutions, has acquired Seemage, Inc. (www.seemage.com), a provider of 3D interactive product documentation software.

Dassault says that by reusing 3D design information, Product Lifecycle Management product-related data and information from Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Resource Management systems, any user anywhere will be able to create rich 3D product deliverables and product documentation. This will deliver a multitude of advantages for enterprises, business partners and consumers, allowing them to get more value out of PLM and 3D CAD investments.

Dassault says it will fully integrate 3DVIA Seemage’s product line with all its solutions, making desktop content authoring of 3D-based documentation available through all of Dassault Systèmes’s sales channels. Dassault will immediately provide its 3DVIA Seemage existing products to all markets segments and also provide an interactive 3D enterprise publishing system targeting the services and after-sales market.

3DVIA Seemage users can exploit 3D data from multiple formats (JT, Parasolid, ProE, V5, STEP, IGES, etc.) and create secure content to be used standalone or embedded into Microsoft Office, PDFs, Web pages and more.

“We are extending the usefulness of 3D Product Lifecycle Management to new communities including customer service, technical training, marketing and sales by offering a new class of desktop-based content authoring tools,” said Bernard Charles, president and chief executive officer of Dassault Systèmes. “Chris Williams, chief executive officer of Seemage, will be leading this effort as General Manager, 3DVIA Enterprise Solutions,” continued Charles.

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