LAS VEGAS, NV (COE 2007), April 30, 2007 - Some highlights from press conference held by Dassault:
- ICEM will continue to support interfaces to CAD products, even if they compete with CATIA and SolidWorks. "It makes us look good to have our competitors use our products."
- There are no plans to change the pricing for ICEM, which now "starts at $35-40K." Asked if this was the most expensive product in Dassault's portfolio (Dassault's average selling price is about $16,000), Dassault's Andy Reilly smiled and indicated, no, not by a long shot.
- Asked to confirm a rumor that the acquisition of ICEM was a result of Dassault's inability to create the same tools in house, Reilly said this was not the case. There was no large scale scale development project that Dassault was scrapping. Dassault does have various surface tools, that's true, but development of high end surfacing as found in ICEM was not under development. The surfacing tools already developed at Dassault can and will be used with ICEM.