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News Release

Dassault Systèmes' DraftSight Now Available for Mac OS

Mac Users Can Now Create, Edit and View DWG Files with DraftSight
Released: 23rd September 2010
Publisher: Dassault Systemes

Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, – September 22, 2010 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions,  has announced the availability of DraftSight on the Mac OS.  DraftSight, a free 2D CAD product, is available for free download at www.3ds.com/products/draftsight.

Launched in June 2010, DraftSight allowsusers to create, edit and view DWG files.  DraftSight generally takes a few minutes to download and runs on multiple operating systems, including Mac OS, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators.  Linux support will be available later this year.

“Creating a specific DraftSight interface for Mac OS was always in our plans when we began the development of DraftSight,” said Aaron Kelly, general manager, DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes.  “We had a vision to create a true, platform-specific experience for many operating systems, including Mac, and are excited to hear the feedback from our user community.  We want to offer our users the convenience of being able to use DraftSight from any computer, whether they are home or at work.”   

In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes also recently launched an open, online community.  Accessible through DraftSight.com, the community provides users access to new services and products, as well as an abundance of online training resources.  Within the online community, users can learn by interacting with other members and let their opinions be heard about specific topics, challenges or anything they’re passionate about when it comes to CAD and DraftSight. 

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About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications 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.  For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/ukisa

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks, and 3D VIA are registered trademarks and DraftSight and the DraftSight logos are trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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