Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                   Report on Form 6-K dated February 10, 2003

                           Commission File No. 0-28578

                             DASSAULT SYSTEMES S.A.
                              (Name of Registrant)

         9, Quai Marcel Dassault, B.P. 310, 92156 Suresnes Cedex, France
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

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Dassault Systemes S.A. (the "Company") is furnishing under cover of Form 6-K, a
press release dated February 10, 2003, announcing a new Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) solutions contract between the Company and Daewoo Heavy
Industries & Machinery Limited (DHIM).

           Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery Ltd. Integrates Product
    Lifecycle Management Solutions from IBM and Dassault Systemes
                     to Enhance Product Development Platform

              World Leader of machinery and manufacturing industry
                   will leverage PLM solutions to consolidate
                    and strengthen collaborative environment

Seoul, South Korea, and Paris, France - February 10, 2003 - IBM and Dassault
Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the
signing of a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions contract with
Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery Limited (DHIM).

The newly acquired IBM PLM solutions will help DHIM enhance product development
and consolidate collaboration environments with CATIA V5(R) and ENOVIA(TM) LCA
(Lifecycle Applications) software developed by Dassault Systemes. PLM
technologies will enable DHIM to maximize efficiencies surrounding the
development of products such as forklifts and passenger car engines, and exploit
the collaboration features afforded by PLM solutions.

IBM Korea Global Services will provide counsel and deploy best practices that
will ultimately reduce product development cycles by integrating processes
including concept design, manufacturing and production. The ability of DHIM's
3,000 employees to share design information in real time across the extended
enterprise and with international partners and automotive manufacturing
customers will gradually replace costly and time-consuming physical prototypes.

"The biggest objective of the project is to improve product competitiveness and
establish a digital collaborative environment. We will be able not only to
reduce the product life cycle but also cut costs drastically because of enhanced
cooperation between departments and partners facilitated by the PLM solutions
from IBM and Dassault Systemes." said JaeGon Kim, Director, Central R&D
Division, DHIM.

"A growing number of machinery and manufacturing companies are introducing PLM
all across the world. IBM Korea and Dassault Systemes have implemented many of
those systems and will bring worldwide experience to meet DHIM's unique
requirements." said JeMann Park, Manager, PLM Solutions, IBM Korea.

"The complementary strengths of CATIA, the world's leading 3D product
development solution, and ENOVIA, for collaborative data management, will enable
DHIM to improve development processes and ultimately build better products,"
said Etienne Droit, executive vice president, Sales and Services, Dassault
Systemes. "These comprehensive PLM solutions will have a far-reaching impact on
DHIM's performance by helping the company to innovate, optimize product
lifecycle costs, and address new markets."


About Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery Ltd.

Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery Ltd. (DHIM) is a leading company in the
machinery industry of Korea, which is providing first-class products and
services in construction equipment, industry vehicles, machine tools, factory
automation systems, diesel engines, and defense systems. DHIM is focusing every

management resource to provide the finest products and services available by
developing environmentally friendly products, acquiring international
certification such as ISO 9000s, ISO 4000s, and establishing more efficient and
convenient service systems.

About IBM

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of
leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Sales & Distribution, which
supports more than a dozen key industries worldwide, works with companies of all
sizes around the world to deploy the full range of IBM technologies. The fastest
way to get more information about IBM is through the IBM home page at

About Dassault Systemes

As world leader in PLM (three-dimensional Product Lifecycle Management)
solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 55,000
customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the software market since 1981, Dassault
Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support
industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of
products from conception to retirement. Its offering includes integrated PLM
solutions for product development (CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM), general-use
3D solutions (SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL). Dassault Systemes is
listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock
exchanges. For more information, visit

DHIM Press Contact:      IBM Press Contact:             Dassault Systemes Press         Dassault Systemes
Alexandra Kelly          Colette Ballou                 Contacts:                       Investor Contacts:
+61 2 9397 8804          +33 1 41 88 56 21              Anthony Marechal                Emma Rutherford, Harriet      +33 1 55 49 84 21               Keen
                                                    Financial Dynamics
                                                                                        +44 207 831 3113


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                        DASSAULT SYSTEMES S.A.

Date: February 10, 2003                 By:    /s/ Thibault de Tersant
                                        Name:  Thibault de Tersant
                                        Title: Chief Financial Officer,
                                               Executive Vice President