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Cimatron and Spatial Partner to Deliver ACIS-Enabled Solutions for the Tooling Industry

Demonstrates advantagesof advanced component technology (January 17, 2002)
Spatial Corp., a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software components, and Cimatron Ltd., a leading developer of CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry, today announced the partnership between their two companies.

Cimatron's decision to integrate the 3D ACIS Modeler into their new software solution, Cimatron E, demonstrates the benefits of using advanced component technology. Designed with the tooling industry in mind, Cimatron E efficiently handles every stage of the design and manufacturing process and ultimately reduces tool design time by approximately 50%.


Meeting the challenge of providing a full process solution from data input through to tool design and tool path creation requires an environment based on advanced modeling capabilities. The 3D ACIS Modeler delivers this advanced technology and allows Cimatron to utilize their unique expertise in the development of dedicated systems to focus on their differentiators. Additionally, using ACIS allows Cimatron E to import crucial data from a variety of CAD systems accurately and efficiently.

"Spatial's ACIS component gives Cimatron the tools to handle open models, a function essential to the tooling industry," commented Nadav Katz, executive vice president of marketing, Cimatron. "Spatial's commitment to quality and performance, together with their strong support, are examples of why we value this partnership."

Cimatron's strategic decision to integrate ACIS into Cimatron E confirms that Spatial licensees gain a competitive edge when using the accuracy and complex modeling technology of the 3D ACIS Modeler. ACIS enables extensions of its technologies that allow Cimatron to develop dedicated tools for their target market. "With Spatial we created a hybrid environment that enjoys solid modeling capabilities on one hand and good wire frame functionality on the other," says Katz.

"With the implementation of our quality initiatives and renewed focus on working with our partners, Spatial has strengthened an already solid foundation with Cimatron," said Linda Lokay, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Spatial. "I have no doubt the relationship between Cimatron and Spatial will become even more beneficial for both companies over time, and I applaud their success with Cimatron E."

Cimatron Ltd. is a leading developer of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry. Through its Data-to-Steel product philosophy, Cimatron is committed to providing mold, tool and die makers with comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Worldwide, more than 8,000 customers, with over 14,000 installations in the automotive, consumer plastics, and electronics industries, employ Cimatron's leading CAD/CAM solutions for manufacturing. Founded in 1982, Cimatron Ltd. is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.cimatron.com.

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systemes S.A.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 exponential 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, visit Spatial's Web site at www.spatial.com or by phone at 303/544-2900 or 800/767-5710.





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