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."

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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