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IBM and Dassault Systemes awarded Boeing CATIA contract; Largest CAD/CAM Contract Ever Signed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., & PARIS, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 21, 1996--IBM, with Dassault Systemes, today announced the decision by The Boeing Company to renew their CATIA licensing agreement and sign a multimillion dollar five-year agreement. Boeing has committed to a minimum of 8,000 seats of CATIA products for its aerospace operations.

Boeing has the largest CAD/CAM installation in the world and has established a positive Working & Growing Together relationship with Dassault Systemes and IBM that shares in the vision and evolution of CATIA as a comprehensive core product development system.

Boeing is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft and a major defense and space products supplier. The CATIA system is being used at Boeing to introduce digital product definition across their entire product line. The company used CATIA in the design and assembly of its 777 - which became the world's first 100% "digital airplane". The digital pre-assembly of the three million parts of the 777 enabled Boeing to exceed its aggressive goal of reducing change, error and rework.

Boeing first purchased CATIA in 1986 and in 1993 selected CATIA Solutions Version 4 to be its next-generation system for use in producing all of its commercial airplane models.

CATIA/CADAM Solutions Version 4 provides unique Solutions for integrated product and process development and teamwork optimization. It includes an evolutionary architecture which enables customer growth and leading-edge applications for task optimization. CATIA(a) and CADAM(b) are developed by Dassault Systemes and marketed and supported worldwide by IBM. These solutions are leaders in the CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM marketplace with more than 8,000 customers. Many of the world's largest manufacturers as well as smaller companies with as few as one or two seats, are gaining a competitive advantage and achieving design excellence with these systems.

CATIA-CADAM Solutions press releases and general information on CATIA are available on the CATIA home page at IBM press releases are also available on the Internet, via the IBM Home Page at The IBM Fax Information Service allows you to receive facsimiles of prior IBM product press releases. Dial 1-800-IBM-4FAX and enter "99" at the voice menu.

(a) CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systemes SA. (b) CADAM is a registerated trademark of Dassault Systemes of America Corp.

All other trademarks are acknowledged.


Bob Jorgensen

The Boeing Company


Gary Baker

Technology Solutions for IBM


Clifton Scott

IBM Corporation


Martine Vesco

Dassault Systhmes



Michele Katz/Jessica Davis

Morgen-Walke Associates

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