KOMPAS-3D V9 and SpaceExplorer: it's pleasure to design

ASCON and 3Dconnexion to announce a new partnership

3 March 2008 — ASCON Group, one of the leading developer and integrator of professional mid-range software solutions for CAD/CAM/PLM, and 3Dconnexion, A Logitech Company, the worldwide leader in navigation input devices, as a result of successful collaboration are pleased to announce a strategic partnership. Award-winning 3D mice product line SpacePilot, SpaceExplorer, SpaceTraveler and SpaceNavigator are now completely supported by a powerful Mechanical Computer-Aided Design product for professional parametric 3D modeling and 2D drafting KOMPAS-3D V9.

This cooperation to allow designers, engineers and other KOMPAS users to experience a superior navigation control and consequently considerably to increase productivity and drawing accuracy by using navigation input devices from 3Dconnexion. Simply push, pull, tilt or twist the controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D objects and environments designed in KOMPAS.

ASCON and 3Dconnexion, A Logitech Company already had prosperous experiences of collaboration and presented their joint solutions at the most important international fairs. There industrial enterprises specialists, IT experts, design and construction chiefs and journalists from all over the world had the ability to appreciate and try in use all the rich feature set of the classical 3D Solid Parametric Modeler, as well as extended line of add-ons and specialized applications to KOMPAS-3D in combination with high-end capabilities of 3Dconnexion 3D-mice.

Hannover Messe 2007, Germany: ASCON staff to demonstrate the abilities of KOMPAS-3D solution with help of SpaceExplorer 3D mouse.

About ASCON Group

ASCON — CAD/CAM/PLM developer and integrator founded in 1989. ASCON software solutions address key issues of engineering design, such as preparation and release of drawing and design documentation, business process development and engineering data management. Hight-tech software from ASCON have been successfully used across various industries: machinery, automotive, shipbuilding, aerospace and defense, architecture, electronics and many others. The Mechanical Computer-Aided Design solutions from ASCON, KOMPAS-3D, provides effective Industrial Product Development, Parametric 3D Solid Modelling, full-scale 2D Design, special add-ons for photo rendering, motion simulation, kinematic and dynamic analysis.

For more information about ASCON, please visit ascon.net

About 3Dconnexion, A Logitech Company

3Dconnexion a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today's most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion's award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany and offices worldwide.

For more information about 3Dconnexion, please visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

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