SmarTeam Adds Design Rule to SmartPartners Program

SmartHelix Integration Solution Provides Greater Lifecycle Management

Functionality to a Wider Engineering Community



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from SmarTeam Inc.

    BEVERLY, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Solutions, a Dassault
 Systemes (Nasdaq:   DASTY) company and its Americas subsidiary, SmarTeam Inc., a
 leading provider of rapidly-implemented business collaboration solutions for
 small-to-medium-sized manufacturing organizations, today announced that Design
 Rule has met the requirements to join the SmartPartners Program.  As a
 SmartDeveloper, Design Rule will develop SmartHelix, an exclusive integration
 solution between SmarTeam and Microcadam Helix 2-D software packages.
 SmartHelix will allow SmarTeam and Microcadam Helix customers to use SmarTeam
 seamlessly from within the Microcadam Helix 2-D application, enabling greater
 lifecycle and drawing/viewing management including drawing title block
 updates.
     "The SmartHelix integration tool is an important addition to SmarTeam's
 product arsenal because it will introduce the Microcadam Helix user base to
 SmarTeam and help broaden our potential marketshare," said Avichay Nissenbaum,
 vice president of product marketing for Smart Solutions.  "This new technology
 also provides the best solution for existing SmarTeam customers who use
 Microcadam Helix and want to effectively manage company processes and control
 their knowledge and data.  This partnership with Design Rule demonstrates the
 power and expanded flexibility provided by SmarTeam, enabling our customers to
 work seamlessly from within a variety of applications."
     Design Rule specializes in providing solutions for the entire design
 process, from new product introduction methodologies through advanced CAD
 design tools and design management to design process optimization and
 automation. These product offerings are powered by SmarTeam.
     "Design Rule is committed to SmarTeam and has invested heavily in becoming
 a center of excellence as a CAD-independent solution provider," said Bob
 Hillier, director at Design Rule.  "We are adept at application development,
 and SmartHelix demonstrates our in-depth knowledge of SmarTeam and our ability
 to provide our customers and prospects with a superior solution that supports
 their business processes -- not just their CAD data."
     SmartHelix and the related service offerings will be available, under a
 Limited Availability program, to select customers beginning June 2001.
 The integration will run on Windows-based workstations with the following
 software packages installed:  Windows NT or Windows 2000, SmarTeam(TM) 4.0
 Client and Microcadam Helix Drafting v4.2 or later.
 
     About Design Rule Ltd.
     Design Rule Ltd. is a leading UK based independent Product Lifecycle
 Management (PLM) provider deploying solutions based upon SmarTeam(TM) from
 Smart Solutions Ltd.  SmarTeam(TM) solutions available from Design Rule
 include support for all major CAD system integrations, in particular CATIA V5
 TeamPDM(TM), SmartHelix and Smart-Engineer(TM) from Axiom Systems, Inc.
 Design Rule Ltd. is a specialist application developer for SmarTeam(TM) and
 Microcadam Helix(TM) as well as the exclusive European supplier for both
 international and Japanese Versions of Microcadam Helix(TM) developed by CADAM
 Systems Company, Inc.
     For more information visit www.designrule.co.uk or contact Bob Hillier at
 smarthelix@designrule.co.uk for further information about the program.
 
     About Smart Solutions Ltd.
     Smart Solutions Ltd., a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:   DASTY) company,
 develops and markets rapidly implemented, yet totally customizable, Windows
 and Web-centric collaborative product commerce (CPC) and product data
 management (PDM) solutions between teams, within the enterprise and throughout
 the supply chain.  Smart Solutions was founded in 1995 and is one of the
 fastest-growing companies in the data management market with over 1,300
 customers worldwide.  SmarTeam's broad solutions portfolio enables small-to-
 medium-sized manufacturing organizations and their supply chains to
 efficiently exchange, track and manage design information related to product
 development from concept to realization.  SmarTeam's solutions help companies
 gain improvements in product quality, reduce costs, expedite project
 turnaround, comply with industry standards and shorten-time-to-market.
     For more information, contact: SmarTeam Inc., Smart Solutions' American
 subsidiary. SmarTeam Inc., 900 Cummings Center, Suite 307T, Beverly, Mass.
 01915 tel: (978) 524-1950. E-mail: info@smarteam.com, or visit the company's
 website at www.smarteam.com.
 
 

SOURCE SmarTeam Inc.
    BEVERLY, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Solutions, a Dassault
 Systemes (Nasdaq:   DASTY) company and its Americas subsidiary, SmarTeam Inc., a
 leading provider of rapidly-implemented business collaboration solutions for
 small-to-medium-sized manufacturing organizations, today announced that Design
 Rule has met the requirements to join the SmartPartners Program.  As a
 SmartDeveloper, Design Rule will develop SmartHelix, an exclusive integration
 solution between SmarTeam and Microcadam Helix 2-D software packages.
 SmartHelix will allow SmarTeam and Microcadam Helix customers to use SmarTeam
 seamlessly from within the Microcadam Helix 2-D application, enabling greater
 lifecycle and drawing/viewing management including drawing title block
 updates.
     "The SmartHelix integration tool is an important addition to SmarTeam's
 product arsenal because it will introduce the Microcadam Helix user base to
 SmarTeam and help broaden our potential marketshare," said Avichay Nissenbaum,
 vice president of product marketing for Smart Solutions.  "This new technology
 also provides the best solution for existing SmarTeam customers who use
 Microcadam Helix and want to effectively manage company processes and control
 their knowledge and data.  This partnership with Design Rule demonstrates the
 power and expanded flexibility provided by SmarTeam, enabling our customers to
 work seamlessly from within a variety of applications."
     Design Rule specializes in providing solutions for the entire design
 process, from new product introduction methodologies through advanced CAD
 design tools and design management to design process optimization and
 automation. These product offerings are powered by SmarTeam.
     "Design Rule is committed to SmarTeam and has invested heavily in becoming
 a center of excellence as a CAD-independent solution provider," said Bob
 Hillier, director at Design Rule.  "We are adept at application development,
 and SmartHelix demonstrates our in-depth knowledge of SmarTeam and our ability
 to provide our customers and prospects with a superior solution that supports
 their business processes -- not just their CAD data."
     SmartHelix and the related service offerings will be available, under a
 Limited Availability program, to select customers beginning June 2001.
 The integration will run on Windows-based workstations with the following
 software packages installed:  Windows NT or Windows 2000, SmarTeam(TM) 4.0
 Client and Microcadam Helix Drafting v4.2 or later.
 
     About Design Rule Ltd.
     Design Rule Ltd. is a leading UK based independent Product Lifecycle
 Management (PLM) provider deploying solutions based upon SmarTeam(TM) from
 Smart Solutions Ltd.  SmarTeam(TM) solutions available from Design Rule
 include support for all major CAD system integrations, in particular CATIA V5
 TeamPDM(TM), SmartHelix and Smart-Engineer(TM) from Axiom Systems, Inc.
 Design Rule Ltd. is a specialist application developer for SmarTeam(TM) and
 Microcadam Helix(TM) as well as the exclusive European supplier for both
 international and Japanese Versions of Microcadam Helix(TM) developed by CADAM
 Systems Company, Inc.
     For more information visit www.designrule.co.uk or contact Bob Hillier at
 smarthelix@designrule.co.uk for further information about the program.
 
     About Smart Solutions Ltd.
     Smart Solutions Ltd., a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:   DASTY) company,
 develops and markets rapidly implemented, yet totally customizable, Windows
 and Web-centric collaborative product commerce (CPC) and product data
 management (PDM) solutions between teams, within the enterprise and throughout
 the supply chain.  Smart Solutions was founded in 1995 and is one of the
 fastest-growing companies in the data management market with over 1,300
 customers worldwide.  SmarTeam's broad solutions portfolio enables small-to-
 medium-sized manufacturing organizations and their supply chains to
 efficiently exchange, track and manage design information related to product
 development from concept to realization.  SmarTeam's solutions help companies
 gain improvements in product quality, reduce costs, expedite project
 turnaround, comply with industry standards and shorten-time-to-market.
     For more information, contact: SmarTeam Inc., Smart Solutions' American
 subsidiary. SmarTeam Inc., 900 Cummings Center, Suite 307T, Beverly, Mass.
 01915 tel: (978) 524-1950. E-mail: info@smarteam.com, or visit the company's
 website at www.smarteam.com.
 
 SOURCE  SmarTeam Inc.