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									CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
ONTARIO




  Monday May 12, 2003


              CUCO Chairman Terry Parrott
           CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
           ONTARIO

     QUESTION #1

1.     What Version of CATIA are you currently using V4 or V5?


                        Survey Results

       V5 users 23.5%    V4 users 47%   V4-V5 users 29.5%
         CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
         ONTARIO

  QUESTION #2

1. Is your company using a mixed environment of CATIA V4 &
V5?
                   Survey Results

     V4 V5 non mixed                V4-V5 mixed
     environment 53%                Environment 47%
            CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
            ONTARIO

     QUESTION #3

1.    Do you have migration plans?


                        Survey Results
     Some interesting points some companies migration plan’s are to
                   wait for there customers to go to V5
        53% of CATIA users have             47% of CATIA users
                      Only                  Do V5
        A migration plan new projects will benot have a plan
               Migration of only essential geometry to V5
            CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
            ONTARIO

     QUESTION #4

1.    Are you waiting for your customers to migrate?


                        Survey Results
     We can not supply higher version of models than what customer
                          is currently running
        Majority of companies
        Are waiting for there customers
           CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
           ONTARIO

     QUESTION #5

1.    Do you see any benefits in migrating to CATIA V5?


                      Survey Results
      1. Less expensive hardware (PC verses workstation)
         but IT costs are a consideration

      2. Design Engineering V5 is much easier to learn

      3. Productivity gains
          CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
          ONTARIO

  QUESTION #6
  1. Loss of production, drawing formats using Visual Basic
   2. Complex surface models
       Loss of data and manufacturing tasks
1. 3. What are your concerns in migrating to CATIA V5?
   4. Using existing V4 databases. Time and effort to do so

                      Survey Results
   5. Our largest customers are not there yet.
   6. V5 manufacturing is affected by point releases too many
   Times during the year
   7. Setting up of environments
   8. Not happening fast enough
   9. Lack of proper tools to study mechanisms
   10. What happens to V4 data
   11. Functionality, training and upgrade costs
           CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
           ONTARIO
1. CAA RADE ,writing scripts, automation of shape modification
2. New features, demos of third party associated software
3. Demos of less used applications (human builder)
4. QUESTION #7 tips to make it more stable & user friendly
    V5 settings, short cuts,
5. CATIA V4 to V5 migration issues including manufacturing.
6. SOLIDEtype of topics would you like to see at the meetings?
1. What presentations
7. Tips and Tricks. Methods. Point release pro’s and con’s
8. Working with customer environments particularly Honda and Daimler
                        Survey Results
    Chrysler. Information sessions from Automotive and Aerospace
9. Benefits to going to V5 over V4
10. Wireframe-surface (good practice tips), Shape workbench
11. MFG. Eng tips and tricks for methodology, fixture design and NC
12. Mechanism analysis
13. Customer success stories V4 to V5 aches and pains
14. Functionality
15. Which Auto makers are using which CATIA versions
16. USER presentations, not always BP
            CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
            ONTARIO

     QUESTION #8

1. If you could help with the user group what would you like to do
or change with the user group?
                          Survey Results
1.   More Frequent meetings
2.   Website with question and answers
3.   Have someone sponsor coffee and donuts
             CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
             ONTARIO

     QUESTION #9

1. Location of meetings would you like to see them at member
companies or stay at IBM?
                            Survey Results
1.   IBM is a convenient location (MAJORITY)
2.   It is always interesting to see other companies
            CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
            ONTARIO

  QUESTION #10

1. Would you or your company be interested in presenting at the
user group?
                          Survey Results
Yes member companies would like to present but they don’t feel confidant of V5
As of yet but hopefully in the future
           CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
           ONTARIO

  QUESTION #11

1. Would you be interested in paying money to attend evening user
group meetings at a hotel and have a sit down meal?
                         Survey Results
   Mixed feeling on this issue if out of work hours than some companies may not
   cover the cost for the meal.
          CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
          ONTARIO

  QUESTION #12

1. Do you know of someone that would be a good guest speaker
from industry that would like to present?
                        Survey Results
   Would like to here from non-automotive or Aerospace (consumer products)
   Would like to hear from Daimler Chrysler, Ford or Honda.
CATIA USERS OF CENTRAL
ONTARIO


Mark your calendars Next Meeting is
   Monday November 17, 2003

								
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