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Spatial and Altair Engineering Partner to Provide OptiStruct for CATIA V5 Architecture

Award-Winning Conceptual Design Technology Broadens Appeal Of Spatial CAA V5 Adopter Solutions Westminster, Colo. and Troy, Mich., April 1, 2003 - Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company and market-leading provider of 3D subsystems, and Altair Engineering, a global leader in product design consulting, engineering simulation software, and high-performance computing technology, today announced that as part of becoming a Spatial Component Application Architecture (CAA) V5 Adopter, Altair Engineering will develop a direct integration to their Altair® OptiStruct® structural optimization software to complement the CATIA® solution offered by Dassault Systmes.



"As a Spatial CAA V5 Adopter, we are excited about the opportunity to deliver strategic technologies, like OptiStruct, to the CATIA V5 community" says Jeffrey M. Brennan, vice president of commercial software for Altair Engineering. "This integration is in line with our vision for this technology, which is to lead product creation and ideation through simulation. We believe the capabilities offered by our OptiStruct product will be welcomed by the CATIA V5 install base, and provide a proven means to dramatically impact mass efficiency and product performance."



"AltairÕs OptiStruct product will provide excellent functionality for the CATIA V5 install base," said Keith Mountain, vice president of marketing for Spatial Corp. "AltairÕs addition to the list of Spatial CAA V5 Adopters continues to demonstrate the broad range of markets interested in the CAA V5 development platform, and in creating applications that complement PLM solutions offered by Dassault Systmes."



About Altair OptiStruct

Altair OptiStruct is finite-element based structural analysis and optimization software for conceptual design and design refinement. OptiStruct's topology, topography, shape, and size optimization capabilities can be used to design and optimize structures to reduce weight and tune performance. OptiStruct supports a standard library of elements and a wide range of loading and constraint types for complete structural modeling and event representation.



About Altair Engineering

Through engineering, consulting and high performance computing technologies, Altair Engineering increases innovation for more than 1,500 clients around the globe. Founded in 1985, Altair's unparalleled knowledge and expertise in product development and manufacturing extend throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Altair specializes in the development of high-end, open CAE software solutions for modeling, visualization, optimization and process automation. For more information visit Altair at www.altair.com .



About Spatial Corp.

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris # 13065, DSY.PA,) company is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software subsystem technologies. Spatial develops, markets, and supports best-of-breed 3D subsystem technologies and services, to address the requirements of 3D in 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. In addition, by working as the premier marketing and sales organization for the Component Application Architecture (CAA) V5, Spatial now provides companies with the opportunity to develop advanced solutions complimentary to the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions offered by Dassault Systmes. Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit SpatialÕs Web site at www.spatial.com , or contact Spatial by email at info@spatial.com or by phone at 303-544-2900.

Altair Corporate Media Contact:

Michael Kidder

Phone: 248.614.2400 ext. 269

E-mail: mkidder@altair.com

Spatial Corp. Media Contact:

Chad Sanderson

+ 1 303 544 2932

E-mail: chad.sanderson@spatial.com

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