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DS SolidWorks Corp. Announces Winners of Green Design Contest

Three Grand Prize Winners in Commercial and Education Fields Go Green with Airport Chair Redesign

CONCORD, Mass., USA – August 23, 2011 – After several months of challenging designers around the world to think outside the box about sustainability, Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. officially announces the first-ever grand prize winners and runners up of the Green Design Contest.

The contest, which kicked off in honor of Earth Day on April 22, required contestants to use SolidWorks® 3D CAD software to design a low-impact airport terminal chair. Contestants developed the chair for a fictitious new green airline to be mass produced for use within an airport terminal. Among other entry rules, the designs had to be tested with SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress, the environmental assessment software included within the license for SolidWorks CAD software. With SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress, contestants were asked to measure the design’s carbon footprint, air and water impacts, and energy consumption throughout the product life cycle. In addition to sustainability tests, every design had to be analyzed with SolidWorks SimulationXpress, an analysis tool built into SolidWorks, to help ensure that the chair design could withstand the stresses of everyday use.

“This contest really showcased some extremely creative and talented designers, who exhibited great understanding of the possibilities of different shapes and materials,” commented Asheen Phansey, sustainability product manager at DS SolidWorks. “Through the design entries submitted, we saw that the SolidWorks community knows that the first step toward greener products is a fundamental understanding and appreciation for effective design.”

Commercial grand prize winner Russell Donovan, of Auckland, New Zealand, will travel to Chaa Creek rainforest eco-resort in Belize in recognition for his “Leaf” chair design. Runners up in the Commercial category, who each win an iPad, include:

·         Michael Kali, USA

·         Xiang Ma, USA

·         Ronald Majewski, USA

·         Graham Nolan, United Kingdom

·         Dallas Winspear, Australia

Within the Education category, the two grand prize winners: Gerard Libby of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with his “Airfoil” chair, and Elias Chavez of Fontana, California with his bamboo chair reminiscent of a nature lodge, will be recognized for their designs at SolidWorks World. Runners-up in the Education category, who also win an iPad, include:

·         Karan Ambwani, BITS, Pilani – Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

·         K.S. Gopala Krishnan, Vellore Institute of Technology (India)

·         Ian Jutras, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA)

·         Vigneshkumar Kannan, Sona College of Technology (India)

·         Rahul Surendran, Sona College of Technology (India)

A panel of industry and SolidWorks software experts reviewed every design and entry against judging criteria broken up by sustainability, “green” aesthetics, creativity, and manufacturability. The panel of judges included Al Dean, Editor-in-Chief of Develop3D and Develop3D Sustainability magazines; Josh Mings, Editor of the popular SolidSmack blog; Solomon Diamond, Assistant Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College; and Mark Buckley, Vice President of Environmental Affairs for Staples Inc. SolidWorks employees that assisted with judging included Stephen Endersby, Simulation Product Manager; Asheen Phansey, Sustainability Product Manager; and Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation. 

“Sustainable design is a very complex subject, and it is hard to understand and reduce environmental impacts that we can’t see every day,” said Phansey. “We sponsored the Green Design Contest to create greater awareness of how SolidWorks Sustainability can enable users to incorporate product life cycle thinking into their designs and tangibly reduce the environmental impacts.”

To see the winning designs or to read more about the Green Design Contest prizes, please visit http://www.solidworks.com/sw/products/green-design-contest.htm.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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SolidWorks 2012 Delivers Design Solutions to Drive Business

20th Release of Leading CAD Software Provides More than 200 New Functions to Community

CONCORD, Mass., USA, Sept. 7, 2011 – Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks) today unveiled SolidWorks® 2012,  a comprehensive 3D design solution that enables users to work more efficiently and have the data they need to make better design decisions throughout the product development process. Benefits take shape throughout SolidWorks 2012 with a variety of improvements in areas such as assembly and drawing capabilities, built-in simulation, design costing, routing, image and animation creation and product data management that will positively impact design teams each and every day.

 

Empowering innovation and design team productivity are at the center of over 200 enhancements in SolidWorks 2012, most of which will help designers:

  • Automate the design functions they use most often;
  • Improve performance and quality for a more streamlined workflow;
  • Fundamentally change product development processes for faster designs;
  • Extend support for collaboration and team connectivity for creativity and efficiency.

 

 

“SolidWorks 2012 focuses on the areas that will help our customers drive their businesses to higher productivity and profitability,” said Austin O’Malley, executive vice president, RD, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. “It also marks the 20th release of our CAD software, remaining true to the mission of helping users transform innovation into business success. We are excited to see the passion and enthusiasm from our customers, and rewarded when that passion is channeled into great designs.”

 

“SolidWorks continues to listen to the people within its user community,” said Scott Maro, CEO, Maro Associates. “What I appreciate about this is that the executives and product development teams are more in touch with what is happening in the community than I see with any other organization. Research and Development teams are always listening, asking us great questions and providing alpha testing not only internally but also at the user conference, which is a fantastic forum. The result is more than 90 percent of the features were prioritized by users as ‘SolidWorks continues to listen.’”

 

Automated Design Functions for Productivity

SolidWorks software helps engineering and design teams streamline their design processes simply by removing one or two steps, profoundly impacting usability and productivity. SolidWorks 2012 offers improvements in the areas of:

  • Drawings – New tools help create better-looking and more-accurate drawings in order to cut down on the revision process and help users detail designs faster. For example, changed dimensions are automatically highlighted and show previous values to help with revisions. Sequential balloon ordering and magnetic lines automatically help order and position balloons, allowing users to spend less time detailing and aligning drawings.
  • Sustainability – SolidWorks Sustainability’s new, advanced user interface means users can more accurately model products with “what if” scenarios and better support unique and custom materials. Users can also closely model processes with parameters such as recycled content and duration of use. Also, access to the latest SolidWorks Sustainability supplemental materials will be instant and continuous as they become available.

 

Continuous Workflow Through Improved Performance and Quality

SolidWorks 2012 makes the design experience flow more naturally, and without disruptions — meaning faster designs with fewer errors based on features such as:

  • Large design review – Allows instant opening and review of massive assemblies or any individual component with walkthroughs, sectioning and measuring without the need for a high-powered computer or any special file preparation.
  • Feature freeze – Eliminates unwanted feature rebuilds by locking all features above the “freeze” bar, speeding up the design of complex models where rebuilding of specific features isn’t needed. Features can also be unfrozen at any point.
  • Equation editor – New equation capabilities allow users to create equations faster and understand order more easily, providing new levels of flexibility and productivity.

 

Significant Improvements to Overall Product Development Processes

SolidWorks 2012 increases productivity and streamlines the overall customer product development processes with:

  • Design costing – A flexible tool that automates manufacturing cost calculations for sheet metal and machined parts. Designers can make more informed decisions based on cost throughout the design process and continually model new scenarios for instant up-to-the-minute manufacturing estimates.
  • Sheet metal – Design from scratch or convert customer 3D parts to sheet metal with new tools that provide control over the unique challenges of working with sheet metal — such as precise control of edge flanges, including up-to-vertex end conditions. Designs can be automatically flattened and documented for manufacturing, with export to CNC and manufacturing equipment.
  • Simulation – SolidWorks Simulation includes enhanced motion optimization that automatically uses motion study results to create sensors and refine complex and time-intensive machine aspects such as motor size, bearing loads and range of travel. Users can optimize designs in a fraction of the time as they refine inputs and immediately see changes to restraints or goals.

 

Extends Support for Collaboration and Team Connectivity

As manufacturing becomes more global, design collaboration between disparate teams is now more important than ever. SolidWorks 2012 brings teams of all sizes together through:

  • Integrated search, customization, and wider support with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM – Now integrated into the Windows® Explorer, designers have easy access to favorite searches and a full search tool. Users can also customize the Windows Explorer UI to get faster access to the information they need. In addition, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM has new support for Office 2010 and an x64 web client.
  • Lifelike experience with 3DVIA ComposerTM – Designers can take more control over their renderings for a more realistic appearance. Enhancements include the easy addition of part-to-part shadows, ambient occlusion and shadows to 2D panels with precise control. A glow effect can also be added to highlight specific areas of interest.

 

For more information about SolidWorks 2012, including video demonstrations, visit: http://www.solidworks.com/Launch2012_PR

 

Availability and Pricing
SolidWorks 2012 is available worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. Contact a SolidWorks authorized reseller for pricing. To locate one in your region, visit: http://www.solidworks.com/locateVAR/

 

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About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

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The Edge Factor TV Show Chronicles SolidWorks-Designed Bike Parts in Gnarly Competition

Episode Showcases Performance of Straitline Components’ Custom Hydraulic Brake Line Detangler in JumpShip Competition

CONCORD, Mass., USA, October 4, 2011 – Slopestyle mountain biking, a genre that combines big-air, stunt-filled freeride with BMX-style tricks, is growing in popularity. As the sport grows, so does the catalogue of products designed for participants. To showcase both the sport and the gear, The Edge Factor Show has produced a new episode entitled “Gnarly Metal,” which chronicles the design and development of cutting-edge bicycle parts by Straitline Components. The parts were designed with SolidWorks® 3D design software and tested at the JumpShip Invitational Dirt Jump Competition in the inner harbor of Victoria, British Columbia. 

 

 

Slopestyle riding puts enormous pressure on bikes, and if the equipment doesn’t hold up, riders can sustain serious injuries. With this in mind, Straitline Components has developed a slopestyle-grade bike pedal built to withstand the enormous pressure of riding which is being used in competition today.

 

 

This innovation is what led slopestyle rider Mike Montgomery to approach Straitline Components to design a hydraulic brake line detangler, which allows handlebars to spin without tangling brake lines. Existing hydraulic brake line detanglers are not currently effective due to weak seals, so Straitline Components looked to combat this challenge by designing one to withstand the rigors of competitive slopestyle riding. Using SolidWorks Simulation software, Straitline tested the new design to ensure the seals were leak proof and the prototype was ready for competition. Edge Factor highlights the development and testing of this design, as well as the competition itself, including commentary from designers and riders.

 

“We knew that the seals caused problems with existing hydraulic brake line detangler designs,” said Dennis Paulson, head engineer of Straitline Components. “With the new design development coming so close to the Jump Dirt competition, we didn’t have time to build and test a prototype. The SolidWorks Simulation capabilities allowed us to put the hydraulic brake line detangler through its paces—all on a computer screen—ensuring that the product was safe and effective before Mike Montgomery attempted his first stunt, jump or ride.”

 

Using the new design from Straitline, Montgomery placed first in the Jump Dirt competition. In a three-month span, riders using the Straitline hydraulic brake line detangler have captured five first-place awards and one second-place award in North American competitions, according to the episode.

 

 

“This was a cool project from start to finish—to be able to actually design, prototype, and develop an effective new product just days away from a major competition was amazing. To have the rider win the Jump Dirt competition was even better, and speaks to the quality of SolidWorks software and Straitline Components’ design,” said Jeremy Bout, producer of The Edge Factor Show.

 

The Edge Factor show is designed to provide an inside look at how manufacturing affects consumers’ lives. It highlights real people doing ordinary things, demonstrates the diversity and interest points of manufacturing in a new way and engages the manufacturing community with the most current technology. The show’s mission is to profile existing manufacturing stars and to stir interest in the industry for a new audience, and “Gnarly Metal” marries extreme sports and manufacturing in a way that will interest both types of viewers.

 

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks is the exclusive CAD sponsor of “Gnarly Metal.” The episode can be viewed here: http://www.edgefactor.com/ef_ep2. A behind the scenes look at Straitline’s use of SolidWorks is also available at: http://www.edgefactor.com/EF_EP2_PARTNER3

 

 

About The Edge Factor

The Edge Factor is a new media project that is bringing to screen an inside look at real people using extreme technology to create the world we see all around us. Come face to face with astounding engineering challenges in an incredibly exciting world that is normally invisible to the general public. Join Jeremy as he leads us into the invisible world of manufacturing, and meet the personalities that make these stories possible – diverse people with skills that rival that of a doctor or surgeon.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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University of Michigan Solar Car Team Revs Up SolidWorks to Design World Solar Challenge Contender

Team Improves Solar Car Aerodynamics by 30 Percent, Reduces Weight by 200 Pounds

CONCORD, Mass., USA, October 12, 2011 – Since the 1980s, engineers have been building, and racing solar cars. With software from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., the University of Michigan (U-M) Solar Car Team has designed a car to compete in the World Solar Challenge in Australia this month. A six-time winner of the American National Championships, the U-M team is competing in the World Solar Challenge—and the car design is lighter and more aerodynamic than ever before.

 

Since 2006 U-M has used SolidWorks software to become the number 1 ranked collegiate solar car team in North America. Next week they will compete on the world stage driving 1800 miles across Australia thanks to the work of over 100 students in various disciplines at U-M. Quantum, the single-seat race vehicle, will travel as far as it can until 5pm each afternoon powered by the sun and 5kW hours of stored energy (the same amount of energy that it takes to power a hair-dryer) or on the recovered kinetic energy from the vehicle.

 

When designing the solar car, the U-M team found systems integration to be the most difficult challenge. Mechanical parts need to be small and light, in order to fit into as small an automotive shell as possible. The U-M team relied upon SolidWorks® 3D CAD software to model all of the car components, and determined the amount of space needed for each component. The result is a car that is 30 percent more aerodynamic and 200 pounds lighter than the previous version.

 

“Only one U.S. team has ever won the World Solar Challenge,” said Chris Hilger, Business Director of U-M Solar. “This year, we believe we have a winning car design due to the improved aerodynamic shell and significantly lighter weight. SolidWorks helped us model each part to be as small, light, and effective as possible, and this contributes significantly to the car’s speed and maneuverability.”

 

Battery thermal modeling was also a key challenge. Specifically, the team needed to control the temperature of the battery pack to prevent overheating. To solve this issue, the team used SolidWorks Simulation to determine the best thermal management solution. Unlike past years, when off-the-shelf batteries were used, this year’s battery was designed and created from scratch by the Solar Car team.

 

“The U-M Solar Car Team has been able to achieve groundbreaking results with a lighter and faster car,” said Marie Planchard, director of education at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks. “This extraordinary team is poised to take the lead at the World Solar Challenge, and we’re proud to have contributed to a stellar—and hopefully winning—design.”

 

Follow the race at: http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/.  

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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SolidWorks Helps Pumpkins Go Airborne

Team ETHOS Uses SolidWorks Design and Simulation for Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Championship

CONCORD, Mass., USA, October 31, 2011 — One of the first ancient siege engines, the catapult, was invented by the ancient Greeks for use in battle. Thousands of years later, Americans in a field in Delaware use those same devices to “chunk” pumpkins in an annual, pulp-filled competition. Many of today’s competitors, like Team ETHOS, have a secret weapon—they use SolidWorks® 3D design software to design and analyze their catapults for optimum performance.

 

Team ETHOS, a group of hobbyists from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, uses SolidWorks 3D design solutions to design and simulate their catapult to compete in the Punkin’ Chunkin’® competitions. They use a siege engine relying on torsion, or twisting, power to propel the projectiles. In 2009, the team’s SolidWorks design led to a first place finish in the Adult Torsion Catapult category of the World Championship with a throw of 2,088 feet.

 

The World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ Association (WCPCA) is a non-profit association started in 1986 that hosts the Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Championships, which raises money for scholarships and charitable organizations. The contest has a simple goal: to throw an 8-pound pumpkin the farthest, remaining intact until it hits the ground. In addition to the World Championship, Team ETHOS also competes in a fundraising pumpkin chunk at the Wright Patterson AFB. This year the team’s Phoenix catapult raised $900 for charity with a shot of 2,972 feet, easily winning the contest.

 

In 2008-9, Team ETHOS re-designed its catapult, now called Phoenix, using SolidWorks software. They started with several designs in SolidWorks and evaluated each design’s manufacturability in the carbon-fiber composite, steel, and aluminum they use to build the catapult. Once they selected the final design, the team performed a stress and dynamics analysis with SolidWorks Simulation to understand how the catapult would function under real-world operating conditions. Any time something in the build didn’t work quite right, the team was able to easily remodel the parts in SolidWorks.

 

“SolidWorks is integral to everything we do for Phoenix. We use it to virtually test weights, motion, clearances, stress and dynamic analysis,” said David Mollenhauer, senior materials engineer. “It’s a complete game changer for the way we design things. At the same time, the software is very intuitive — I was able to teach myself how to use it.”

 

The combination of SolidWorks 3D Design and SolidWorks Simulation software allows Team ETHOS to analyze every aspect of the catapult. The team can evaluate force and stress between contacting parts and apply bearing loads, force, pressure, and torque while optimizing the design based on structure and motion. Team ETHOS also works with a CNC machinist, who also donates time, to execute the high-precision aluminum machining for the catapult. SolidWorks drawings are easily translated into a form the machinist can use, resulting in parts that fit the first time.

 

“It’s great to see people come together to use physics for fun. While the Punkin’ Chunkin’ event is designed for hobbyists, it’s also a testimonial to the role of physics and design in our everyday lives,” said Stephen Endersby, simulation product manager for Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. “Team ETHOS has combined form, function, and entertainment with its design for the world championship competition. We can’t wait to see how Team ETHOS performs this year.”

 

Watch Team ETHOS square off against five other teams in the Adult Torsion Catapult category of the World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ beginning on November 4, 2011. Discovery and Science channels will air the competition on November 24, 2011. Check your local TV listings for details. More information about how SolidWorks can help you design a catapult is available at http://www.solidworks.com/Sim_Complex_PumpkinChunkin_DOWNLOAD.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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University of Maryland Creates Human-Powered Helicopter with SolidWorks

Relies on SolidWorks Simulation Software to Ensure Flight Worthiness, Safety

WALTHAM, Mass., USA, November 7, 2011 –We think nothing of flight today and even take it for granted. It’s not unusual to see a helicopter give a scenic tour or provide a traffic report with “eyes in the sky” for television news. With software from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering is taking flight one step further.

  

The UMD design team is pursuing a different type of flight: a human-powered helicopter, which runs on energy generated by pedals. While human-powered airplanes have been around for at least a quarter of a century, human-powered helicopters pose a much bigger challenge, as they need more power for flight height and duration. For example, a 60-second flight pushes the limits of human endurance.

  

To address this issue, the design team turned to DS SolidWorks. Using SolidWorks® CAD software, the team created a helicopter propelled by hand and foot pedals. Not only does the design need to be aerodynamic, but it requires durable, lightweight materials.

 

 

SolidWorks has been critical to designing the complex parts this helicopter requires,” said Joseph Schmaus, a UMD graduate student working on the project. “Between the simulation capabilities, which allow us to perform stress analysis on individual components, and the ability to rapidly prototype complex parts, SolidWorks has helped us to ensure we create effective, safe, lightweight pieces for the larger design.”

 

The helicopter prototype—which weighs only 100 pounds—is currently operational, and has broken two world records to date, according to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body for air sports, aeronautics, and astronautics world records. The first UMD flight was recorded at four seconds, and the second flight at 12.4 seconds. The UMD team hopes to achieve the benchmark set for the Sikorsky prize, which requires a flight duration of 60 seconds and a height of three meters.

 

“We applaud UMD’s accomplishments to date,” said Marie Planchard, Director of World Education Markets for Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks. “This is a cutting-edge design, and coupling the power of human endurance with the right materials positions the design team to continue setting and breaking records. We wish the aerospace engineering department the best of luck with this mission—and we’re proud to be on board.”

 

For images of the helicopter design project, please visit: http://brandonbush.smugmug.com/HPH/Comcast-Testing/16928559_ZgGG72#1279571461_C9rPt5w. Images courtesy of Brandon Bush.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Take Charge of the Planet

SolidWorks Education Edition 2010-2011 Equips Students for Sustainable Design Careers

CONCORD, Mass., USA, May 3, 2010Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.(DS SolidWorks) today kicked off a new era of engineering education with the release of SolidWorks® Education Edition 2010-2011, which includes powerful new technology for designing sustainable products.

This technology, SolidWorks Sustainability software, was originally designed for professional design teams. For the first time, it gives higher education students deep insight into the potentially significant environmental impact of the choices they will make as professional designers and engineers. SolidWorks Education Edition 2010-2011 also includes all of the improvements in the newest commercial version of DS SolidWorks’ design software, SolidWorks 2010, including SolidWorks Simulation Premium, a powerful, comprehensive set of tools for simulation. It handles nonlinear and dynamic response as well as composite materials.

SolidWorks Sustainability software helps quantify the air, water, energy, and carbon footprint impact of CAD assemblies from raw material sourcing through manufacture, use, and disposal.

“Today’s engineering students welcome the challenge to innovate the new products and processes that will minimize the environmental degradation caused by human activity,” says Assistant Professor Solomon G. Diamond, PhD of Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. “When students learn that their design decisions have a snowballing environmental impact over the life of a product, they want to know how to make better choices. DS SolidWorks has now delivered a tool that helps engineers make smart, sustainable design decisions with unprecedented simplicity.”

Hard decisions made easier

When designing a product, engineering students have traditionally focused on concerns like cost, mass, rigidity, and tensile strength. While these factors affect a product’s utility, SolidWorks Sustainability calculates equally important environmental values: the impact of an entire assembly in terms of raw material extraction, material processing, part manufacturing, assembly, use, and disposal, including transportation at every phase. SolidWorks Sustainability software includes a material selection tool that compares any assembly against a baseline design in real time for better decision making. The software also automatically generates customized reports of its sustainability analyses, helping make engineering decisions understandable to non-technical audiences.

“SolidWorks Sustainability software fills a long-recognized void by allowing quantified analyses of sustainability to be incorporated into design education without requiring students to conduct independent research projects,” said Make McDermott, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Texas AM University. “Students can now assess their designs automatically, yet with insight into each variable, and make sound decisions that make a positive impact on the planet.”

SolidWorks Education Edition 2010-2011 is distributed via the host institution’s computer network. Any student, however, can individually purchase SolidWorks Student Edition 2010-2011, which includes SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress, software that helps users analyze the air, water, energy, and carbon impact of any single part.

New: The SolidWorks Student Access Initiative

Institutions that use SolidWorks software also have the unique ability to provide SolidWorks to students and educators outside the classroom and off campus through the new SolidWorks Student Access Initiative. With SolidWorks on their laptops and home PCs, students can collaborate and complete their work whenever, wherever, and however it suits them.

Texas AM is taking advantage of the program as part of an initiative providing SolidWorks access to 16,500 students. Students will now have SolidWorks software on their laptops and home PCs as well as on school-owned computers across a variety of disciplines – including petroleum, nuclear, mechanical, industrial, electrical, and biomedical engineering. All other schools at the university, including the college of science and veterinary medicine, will have SolidWorks, too.

…and more

By incorporating SolidWorks 2010’s improvements, SolidWorks Education Edition 2010-2011 includes broad new capabilities in modeling productivity, simulation, publishing, and data management. In addition, the education software comes with:

Free testing and (if one passes) certification as a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA). This certification prepares students for the workplace, motivates them to continue learning, and proves they’re good candidates to work in the design and engineering fields.

An “Instructor’s Guide to Teaching SolidWorks” with lessons, PowerPoint presentations, assessments, and tips. For students, there is a companion “Student’s Guide to Learning SolidWorks.”

New tutorials and curricula covering design, modeling, visualization, and making STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math education) relevant to the student. New simulation tutorials include verification problems and international standards (NAFEMS Benchmarks) to help students ensure designs will work in the real world. (Through a partnership with the STEM Academy, DS SolidWorks is introducing STEM-oriented sustainable design education to kindergartners. Continuing through high school, the instruction includes an emphasis on STEM-related careers for women and minorities.)

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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Rail-Ability keeps new product design on track with SolidWorks and COSMOSXpress software

Software enables company to quickly customize home and business orders

CONCORD, Mass., July 27, 2005 ? Weather
Shield Mfg., Inc., a leading manufacturer in the window and door industry headquartered
in Wisconsin, is using 50 licenses of SolidWorks® 3D mechanical design software
to design, configure, and customize doors and windows for architects, builders,
and major retailers around the world. It is using COSMOS® design validation
software to test the designs prior to prototyping, further speeding products
to market.

Many Weather Shield custom orders require
engineers to vertically combine (?stack?) windows, or to mix (?mull?) windows
and doors for specific home or business requirements. The process often requires
wholesale reconfiguration of height, length, width , depth, angle, and grille
patterns.

?Two-dimensional sketches help line up
centerlines and grille lines, but 3D models effectively handle our form, fit,
function, and testing work,? said Steve Jorgensen, engineering IT project leader
for Weather Shield. ?I’ve used nine different solid modeling programs, and SolidWorks
is by far the easiest to use. For that reason, it is the product I recommended
when I joined the company.?

Weather Shield has standardized on SolidWorks
for all of its new design work and is steadily converting 2D components designed
with AutoCAD® software into 3D designs. With SolidWorks, the company expects
to significantly accelerate its design work through increased automation.

?We’d like to get to the point where
we’re creating all window types in 3D,? Jorgensen said. ?Then we can start combining
multiple window designs in a parametric environment, modify the assembly as
needed, and take these parts out onto the shop floor with a bill of material
detailing specified cut lengths.?

Weather Shield is using COSMOSWorks®
design validation software to test the strength of various window configurations
in hopes of reducing simulation and prototype costs. Designers use the eDrawings?
e-mail-enabled drawing and model viewer to share models with the shop floor
and to quickly preview designs stored in their document database. These approaches
promise to save Weather Shield significant time in bringing new products to
a door and window market projected to top $32 billion by 2009.

?The door and window market is a highly
competitive one, and both design quality and timing can have an enormous impact
on the customer experience,? said Bertrand Sicot , SolidWorks’ vice president
of North American Sales. ?We give companies like Weather Shield the tools to
compete aggressively in this market with creative designs executed quickly.?

Weather Shield works with authorized
SolidWorks reseller Graphics Systems for ongoing software training, implementation,
and support.

About Weather Shield Mfg., Inc.

Owned by the Schield family, Weather
Shield Windows Doors is one of the nation’s leading window and door manufacturers.
Based in Medford , Wis. , the company operates manufacturing facilities in Ladysmith,
Greenwood , Park Falls , and Medford , Wis. , and in Logan , Utah . The Schield
family also owns The Peachtree Companies, Inc., consisting of Peachtree®
Doors and Windows, Crestline® Windows Doors, and Vetter® Windows
Doors. The Peachtree Companies operate facilities in Norcross and Gainesville
, Ga. , Huntington , W. Va., and in Mosinee , Wis. For more information, visit
www.weathershield.com.

About Graphics Systems Corporation

Graphics Systems is the Midwest’s leading
provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM solutions for business and industry with over 15
years in business, and over 125 years of combined engineering experience. Major
product offerings through Graphics Systems include SolidWorks, COSMOS FEA software,
PDMWorks® , DBWorks, MoldWorks® , Teksoft CAM, Dimension 3D printers,
and more. Graphics Systems has offices in Menomonee Falls, Madison , and Green
Bay , WI in addition to Oakbrook Terrace , Ill. For more information on Graphics
Systems Corporation, contact Nicole Dzimiela at 800-454-CADD ext. 117 or visit
http://www.gxsc.com .

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark and eDrawings is a trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOS and COSMOSWorks are registered trademarks of Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2005 SolidWorks Corporation.

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Design News readers name SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks software Best Products of the Year for 2004

Selections emerged from record number of entries in 2004 awards program

CONCORD, Mass., March 7, 2005
? SolidWorks Corporation today announced that its two flagship products,
SolidWorks® 2005 3D mechanical design software and COSMOSWorks® 2005
design validation software, were named two of the Best Products of the Year
for 2004 by Design News, an authoritative journal for professional
designers and engineers.

?We collected a record number of entries
this year, and we let our readers decide the winners,? said Paul Teague, national
editor. ?Since most of our 170,000 readers are working professionals, you win
only if you help engineers work smarter and faster.?

SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks software were
named best products in the computer-aided design (CAD) and analysis categories
respectively. SolidWorks software has created a global standard of excellence
in mainstream 3D mechanical CAD, delivering powerful 3D design capabilities
and unmatched ease of use at an affordable cost. COSMOSWorks is a powerful,
easy-to-use design validation and optimization tool fully integrated with SolidWorks
software.

?This award really goes to our customers,
who continually harness SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks capabilities in new and creative
ways, and who over the years have shaped the software with terrific suggestions
for hundreds of first-ever features,? said Chris Garcia, SolidWorks vice president
of research development.

In December, Design News asked
companies to submit what they believed to be their best products of 2004. The
magazine will announce SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks software as Best Products
of 2004 winners in today’s issue.

About Design News

Design News ,
in print for over 50 years, has a circulation of more than 170,000.
It covers the latest tools, components, and materials used in mechanical and
electromechanical design of a broad range of products. Articles feature successful
engineering projects and new technologies that spark ideas and assist readers
in the design of new products. Many of its editors are engineers themselves.
For more information, visit www.designnews.com.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOSWorks is a registered trademark of Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2005 SolidWorks Corporation

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Thompson School District selects SolidWorks to build students’ engineering educations

Students will begin learning 3D mechanical design as early as seventh grade

CONCORD , Mass. , June 20, 2005 ? The
Thompson School District in North Central Colorado has purchased 160 licenses
of SolidWorks® Education Edition 3D mechanical design software to give students
every possible advantage in their education and careers.

Located in an area that includes parts
of Boulder County and southern Fort Collins , the district will use the SolidWorks
Education Edition to teach design and engineering to students throughout the
district’s five middle schools and five high schools. District representatives
say they selected SolidWorks software over competing offerings because of the
product’s quality, its superior technical support, its high level of usage in
area businesses, and its dominance in colleges and universities. The SolidWorks
Education Edition also includes COSMOS® analysis software, which helps students
develop important problem-solving skills while they analyze their designs, and
allows them to test materials and factors of safety.

Within Colorado , SolidWorks is the 3D
mechanical design software of choice at the University of Colorado ? Boulder
, the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and Front Range Community
College as well as the university-affiliated Laboratory for Atmospheric and
Space Physics (LASP) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),
both in Boulder . SolidWorks software was also the specific recommendation of
business community advisors to Thompson School District , who cited SolidWorks’
prevalence in the region’s industry.

Middle-schoolers will use SolidWorks
as part of an industrial technology curriculum that progresses from 2D to 3D
and culminates in the design and construction of sophisticated products like
CO2-powered dragsters that students actually race. ?It’s critical in today’s
world of heightened global competition that the engineers of tomorrow start
learning their craft as early as possible and in all three dimensions,? said
Ben Deason, the district’s middle school curriculum representative and an industrial
technology teacher at Lucile Erwin Middle School . ?SolidWorks is the right
tool since it’s the number one 3D mechanical design product in industry and
in our evaluation, in terms of quality, reliability, and ease of use.?

High school students are already using
the software in a wide range of pre-engineering/design programs, from introductory
courses through advanced courses, that teach the design of vehicles, machines,
and building structures. The students will use SolidWorks software in their
final structural engineering projects, which involve supporting hundreds of
pounds with balsa wood and paper. COSMOS software will help students validate
their concepts before finishing construction and applying actual weights.

?We also chose SolidWorks because we
prefer to have our students creating and analyzing designs rather than spending
time figuring out how their software works,? said Thompson Valley High School
teacher John Ryden. ?With SolidWorks, they can start designing parts, assemblies,
and full-blown products from day one.?

Higher education representatives are
impressed with Thompson Valley ‘s commitment to 3D mechanical design. ?Engineers
are made, not born, and they’re never too young to begin learning useful engineering
software,? said Lawrence Carlson, p rofessor of mechanical engineering at the
University of Colorado at Boulder , who teaches SolidWorks to first-year mechanical
engineering students . ?It’s good preparation for their careers and good preparation
for higher ed. SolidWorks is a great choice because students will be able to
start creating models very quickly and easily, and it is the software they are
most likely to encounter in college or work.?

More than 14,000 students attend schools
in the Thompson School District , which encompasses schools in Loveland , Berthoud,
Masonville, Drake, the southern-most part of Fort Collins , the southeast part
of Larimer County , and parts of Weld and Boulder counties. The area is a high-technology
hotbed, and top engineering students from the district have careers at employers
like Agilent Technologies, Ball Aerospace, IBM, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

? Thompson School District ‘s purchase
is an inspiring example of thoughtful coordination within a school system,?
said Rosanne Kramer, director of worldwide education markets for SolidWorks
Corporation. ?The District’s decision takes into account its relationship with
the region’s institutions of higher education as well as the state’s professional
workforce, and perfectly demonstrates the strength of the SolidWorks community.
We look forward to supporting the goals of Thompson School District for years
to come.?

The Thompson School District relies on
authorized SolidWorks reseller Career And Technical Training, LLC, for ongoing
software training, implementation, and support.

About The Thompson School District

The Thompson School District encompasses
schools in Loveland , Berthoud, Masonville, Drake, the southern-most part of
Fort Collins , the southeast part of Larimer County , and parts of Weld and
Boulder counties. More than 14,000 students are educated in 18 elementaries,
five middle schools, and five high schools.

 

About Career And Technical Training,
LLC

Career And Technical Training, LLC provides
training, service, curriculum, software, lab equipment computers, rapid prototyping
machines, laser engravers, lab furniture, and supplies for technology education,
engineering, CAD, machining, CAD/CAM, civil engineering, automation and robotics,
automated wood production, construction, architectural, consumer and family
studies, and other educational programs in Colorado and Wyoming. Located in
Windsor , Colo. , call 970-686-0379 or visit www.catt-llc.com
for more information.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOS is a registered trademark of Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2005 SolidWorks Corporation.

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Deutsch Ltd. connects to time savings, reduced errors with SolidWorks and PDMWorks

U.K.-based electrical connector manufacturer speeds product development with 3D mechanical design and product data management software

CONCORD , Mass.
, June 27, 2005 ? U.K.-based Deutsch Ltd. is using
SolidWorks® 3D mechanical design and PDMWorks® product data management
software to streamline development of its electrical and fibre-optic connectors
used in harsh environments, including race cars, fighter jets, and high-performance
luxury yachts. Together, SolidWorks and PDMWorks support Deutsch’s new lean
manufacturing initiative aimed at reducing costs, design time, and production
errors.

Deutsch Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Deutsch
group of companies that manufacture a range of interconnect solutions for harsh
environments. Deutsch Ltd.’s products connect to instruments that help NASCAR
drivers log track data and pilots fly supersonic aircraft. The company deployed
SolidWorks software in 2001 to transition from 2D AutoCAD drawings to 3D models
that are easier to create, visualize, modify, and finalize for prototyping and
manufacturing. Its sister company’s successes with SolidWorks also influenced
Deutsch Ltd.’s decision.

The company is now expanding its use
of PDMWorks to store all engineering data, including original customer draft
designs and updated military standards the company must meet to secure defense
contracts. Having this information in one secure, central repository will save
time locating vital data, while reducing space for hardcopy data storage and
retrieval costs and ensuring version control of all product designs. Deutsch’s
production personnel can access the latest revision documentation and 3D model
views via the PDMWorks advanced server Web portal to enhance their product understanding
and eliminate time spent requesting paper copies.

?SolidWorks made it easy for all of our
engineers to get their hands on 3D modeling,? said Gary Bannister, one of Deutsch’s
chief design engineers. ?PDMWorks allowed us to remove design data from engineers’
individual desktops and place it in a secure vault that team members can easily
access. This eliminates the errors that multiple versions create. As we add
more data to PDMWorks, engineers will be able to access all of the design information
they’ll need to quickly complete projects, greatly increasing productivity and
meeting deadlines.?

SolidWorks’ ease of use and intuitive
interface allow Deutsch Ltd. to quickly respond to customer-specific requirements
by customizing electrical connector designs from different product families.
The software allows engineers to automate changes throughout a design, saving
time and minimizing errors by eliminating the need to recreate 3D models from
scratch.

PDMWorks lets the Deutsch engineering
team work on the same connector project at the same time while providing an
audit trail that shows what each engineer has done. Deutsch plans to have all
updated military connector specifications stored in PDMWorks by the end of this
year. Engineers will then be able to find the necessary guidelines rather than
spending hours hunting for them in file cabinets, on the Web or on another engineer’s
PC.

?Lean manufacturing seeks to eliminate
waste throughout product development,? said Neil McArthur, regional director
for the U.K. and Ireland at SolidWorks. ?With SolidWorks and PDMWorks, Deutsch
Ltd. accelerates product design, reduces errors, and saves time to achieve its
lean manufacturing goals and more effectively compete in an aggressive industry.?

Deutsch Ltd. relies on SolidWorks reseller
NT CADCAM for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About Deutsch

Based in St. Leonards on Sea , U.K. ,
Deutsch Ltd. is part of the Deutsch group of companies. Deutsch Ltd. has been
manufacturing electrical connectors for more than 30 years in the military,
aerospace, autosport, and marine markets. The company specializes in providing
electrical and fiber-optic interconnection solutions for harsh environments
, including everything from Formula 1 racing cars to military aircraft. For
more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.deutsch.co.uk.

About NT CADCAM

NT CADCAM has offices in five locations
across the U.K. and Ireland , and has in-house expertise in the fields of FEA,
CAM , PDM , ERP, and the integration of all these disciplines. A SolidWorks
Solution Partner, NT CADCAM provides complete end-to-end design and manufacturing
solutions by offering SolidWorks software. Supporting a wide range of SolidWorks
Gold Partner and Solution Partner products, NT CADCAM provides organizations
with a total solution, including support, training, consulting services, and
API programming. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ntcadcam.co.uk.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks and PDMWorks are registered trademarks of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2005 SolidWorks Corporation.

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Boston Business Journal names SolidWorks one of Massachusetts’ Best Places to Work

#1 mainstream 3D mechanical design software provider wins third time in three years since award first announced

CONCORD, Mass., June 29, 2005 ?
SolidWorks Corporation has ranked among the best places to work in Massachusetts
for the third consecutive year, according to Boston Business Journal .
Based on direct employee feedback about life on the job, benefits, and overall
culture, SolidWorks ranked fifth among all entrants in the mid-size company
category (101-500 employees).

SolidWorks, the market leader for mainstream
3D mechanical design software, was one of 240 companies considered by the Boston
Business Journal
for the ?2005 Best Places to Work? award. The results
were announced in the June 24 edition of the publication.

? These companies recognize employees
as their best asset, instrumental in maintaining the quality and reputation
for services and products,? said Mike Olivieri, Boston Business
Journal’s
publisher. ? It’s a smart, winning business strategy.?

Boston Business Journal began
the award selection by contacting thousands of companies via e-mail and fax
announcements, phone calls, and newspaper ads. Throughout the spring, editors
evaluated detailed surveys from more than 18,000 employees about company culture,
pride, encouragement, recognition of achievement, and relationships with coworkers
and supervisors. Employees also listed favorite and least favorite aspects of
the company. Editors assigned points to each question and analyzed the results.

?If longevity is a strong measure of
employee commitment and satisfaction, SolidWorks has created the right culture
to attract and keep highly qualified, highly motivated staff,? said Dick Morgan,
vice president of human resources at SolidWorks. ?More than 33 percent of our
global staff have been here for more than five years, and the company founders
still play an integral role in overall strategy and direction. For the third
year in a row, this award underscores our commitment to providing a supportive
environment that brings the best out of our employees. We are proud to have
been honored by Boston Business Journal. ?

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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Start magazine again names SolidWorks one of manufacturing’s ‘hottest’ companies

Fourth win in five years reinforces company’s market leadership and drive to make product design easier and more productive

CONCORD, Mass., July 11, 2005
? Start , ?The Voice of The Manufacturing Executive? and
one of the industry’s most widely read publications, today named SolidWorks
Corporation one of the ?Hottest Companies of 2005.? SolidWorks has won this
award four times in five years as it continues to help engineers design better
products faster.

Start ‘s Hottest Companies award
recognizes technology vendors that have developed important innovations that
benefit the manufacturing industry. Editors also consider a company’s value
proposition, growth record, and differentiation.

According to the editors, SolidWorks®
2005 software’s 250+ customer-requested features made it among the most expansive
products in its market and the only one to encompass 3D design, analysis, product
data management, collaboration, and injection-molded plastic part validation
software. SolidWorks software helps machine designers, mold designers, consumer
product designers, and others become faster, more accurate, and more productive
as they bring their innovations to market.

?Year after year, SolidWorks constantly
refines its products and adds new tools based on customer input to help engineers
be more creative and efficient,? said Start Editor in Chief John Buell.
?That’s how it continues to lead the mainstream 3D mechanical design market
and win industry accolades such as becoming one of our ?Hottest Companies.’?

SolidWorks leads the mainstream 3D CAD
market in revenue and users in production as well as customer satisfaction.

?Giving engineers all of the tools they’ll
need ? from design, to validation, configuration, communication, and data management
? in one environment saves engineers time and expense, and minimizes errors,?
said SolidWorks Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Rainer Gawlick. ?It continues
to be an honor for such a widely respected publication as Start to
recognize our achievements and market contributions.?

About Start Magazine

Start , the voice of the manufacturing executive, provides executives
with a balance between the technology issues and the greater business management
issues facing executives today. Start offers the most sound technology
advice coupled with solid coverage of the financial, political, and management
news and events shaping manufacturing. Rather than simply pitching the latest
concepts in technology, Start focuses on the business issues impacting
the manufacturer’s bottom line. That is exactly why Start has become,
and will remain, the first word on manufacturing innovation, driven by technology.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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BÖWE BELL + HOWELL accelerates new automated mail sorting system design with SolidWorks software

Long-established firm designs new processing systems four times faster, and with 70 percent less rework than with its previous software

CONCORD, Mass., May 10, 2006 ?
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL COMPANY, one of the largest automated mail processing
systems manufacturers in the world, is using SolidWorks® software to customize
the systems that help organizations like the United States Postal Service, presort
customers for the commercial mailing industry, and private institutions such
as Duke University sort and handle mail quickly, efficiently, and affordably.

Since 1936, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL has
delivered the automated sorting equipment that helps mail rooms of any size
properly route documents each day. Its systems can measure 14 feet wide by 285
feet long and process up to 48,000 pieces per hour. Based in Wheeling , Ill.
, the company had been using Autodesk® Inventor, but standardized on SolidWorks
Office Professional software for all new product designs.

?We use a lot of sheet metal, weldments,
and fasteners to assemble our products. Our former system didn’t handle these
features well,? said BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Vice President of Engineering Brian
Bowers. ?SolidWorks handles all of our design requirements and is stable, so
we don’t worry about losing hours of work. It is easy to use and allows us to
work in both 2D and 3D environments to meet customers’ design needs. In addition,
we use the 3D models to create our assembly and maintenance documentation utilizing
the same models. This reduces our time to production significantly.?

SolidWorks also allows the company to
develop new products as much as four times faster than with its previous software.
Engineers use the software’s design tables to quickly customize standard product
designs to customers’ exact specifications. Using SolidWorks, BÖWE BELL
+ HOWELL has identified and fixed errors from older product designs that were
unchecked in the company’s previous CAD software.

The company uses SolidWorks COSMOSXpress ? to ensure its sorting machines will
stand up to the everyday rigors of processing large volumes of mail. SolidWorks’
physical simulation capabilities, COSMOSXpress, and the software’s intuitive interface
have helped BÖWE BELL + HOWELL reduce the amount of engineering rework associated
with errors and engineering changes by nearly 40 percent.

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL is also deploying
SolidWorks PDMWorks® product data management software to securely store
all of the design data it generates while allowing engineers to work concurrently
on projects. The company will also link PDMWorks to its enterprise resource
planning system to connect SolidWorks’ bills of materials to costing and other
functions to automate accurate billing and assembly instruction production.

?Automated mail sorting systems enable
billions of pieces of mail to arrive at the correct destination every day,?
said SolidWorks Chief Operating Officer Jeff Ray. ? BÖWE BELL + HOWELL
has driven this technology for nearly seven decades. SolidWorks software provides
the functionality and value to ensure the company continues to pioneer new systems
that further streamline the process.?

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL relies on FISHER/UNITECH
for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

 

About BÖWE BELL + HOWELL

Headquartered in Chicago, BÖWE BELL
+ HOWELL COMPANY, a company with more than 70 years of industry experience,
is a leading provider of high-performance document management solutions and
services. The company’s portfolio of cutting, packaging, inserting, plastic
card, sorting, integrity, print-on-demand, and software solutions is the most
comprehensive product offering for paper-based and digital mail communications.
These solutions are supported by one of the largest dedicated service organizations
in the industry. For further information on BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, please
visit (www.bowebellhowell.com).

 

About FISHER/UNITECH

FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993,
provides product lifecycle management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies.
The company’s focus is on process improvement for product development. Process
improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software solutions
to replace legacy systems. The applications include CAID, CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM,
KBE, reverse engineering, and rapid prototyping. Professional services are offered
for design automation and data management which provides customers with a full
service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced
Web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive, instructor-led
3DU. Please visit the company’s Web site at www.funtech.com
or call 800-816-8314.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks and PDMWorks are registered trademarks and COSMOSXpress is a trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2006 SolidWorks Corporation.

 

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Bianchi chooses SolidWorks to design better high-end bicycles

SolidWorks and COSMOS analysis software help legendary Italian manufacturer speed innovations to market

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 16, 2007 –
Bianchi, a venerable Italian bicycle producer for more than a century, has chosen
SolidWorks® and COSMOS® software to design better bicycles that display
a powerful combination of high technology, design, and innovation.

Founded in 1885 and synonomous with “made in
Italy,” the Bergamo firm produces approximately 60,000 bicycles a year,
including racing bicycles, mountain bikes, and bikes for children. Using SolidWorks
Office Premium 3D CAD and COSMOSWorks® analysis software, Bianchi has dramatically
shortened time to market and reduced materials usage by minimizing reliance
on physical prototypes.

The company has always adopted innovative
tools and techniques that can advance the Bianchi brand through superior technology,
rapid product delivery, and flexible design capacity. To that end, 3D CAD and
SolidWorks are now essential for Bianchi’s bike and part design, whether
in aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, or titanium.

“A bicycle must very much account
for consumers’ tastes, which demand new materials and exquisite designs,”
said Luca Minesso, Bianchi’s design and production chief. “To meet
these goals, it is essential for us to use advanced engineering tools like SolidWorks
and COSMOSWorks software – tools that save us time and money by letting
us finalize the finest details before designs are built. As such, SolidWorks
software represents a fundamental competitive advantage for our firm today,
both for its high-end features and its integration with other systems. And its
widespread usage makes it easy to share designs with our suppliers in Asia,
where SolidWorks is well known and highly regarded.”

Bianchi uses COSMOSWorks Designer,
which is completely integrated into SolidWorks software, to help ensure products
are sufficiently strong, especially in a bike’s high-stress areas.

“Bianchi is a time-honored Italian
firm with unique products and the highest standards,” said Luca Rossettini,
SolidWorks country manager for Southern Europe. “In order for Bianchi
to maintain its leadership, it is fundamental to equip Bianchi with the best
available design and analysis tools. SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks analysis software
are those products – flexible, easy to use, and ideal for the design of
better bicycles or any two-wheeled machine.”

Bianchi works with authorized SolidWorks
reseller Solid Technology, supplier of solutions and certified competence in
the CAD and design automation sectors, for ongoing software training, implementation,
and support.

About Bianchi
Bianchi, an historical Italian firm founded by Edoardo Bianchi in 1885, has
been synonymous for 120 years with biking and great bicycles. As of May 1997,
F.I.Vs. Edoardo Bianchi is part of the Cycleurope A.B. group, a Swedish firm
of the Grimaldi group, recognized as the most important world holding in the
cycling sector. The Bianchi group brands – Bianchi, Legnano, Puch, and
Chiorda – are therefore joined to those of Cycleurope – Monark,
Crescent, DBS, Kildemoes, Everton, Micmo, and Gitane – giving life to
a unique network in the two-wheel market for its wide range of offerings and
comprehensive worldwide distribution. Today, Cycleurope is able to implement
high-level operational synergy involving prestigious entrepreneurial realities
of the old continent, among which Bianchi forms the prominent name. www.bianchi.it

About Solid Technology
Solid Technology was formed by Giuseppe Biffi in Milan in 1996, as a supplier
of solutions and qualified competence in the CAD and design automation sector.
Solid Technology’s mission is to offer mechanical production companies,
design and industrial design studios, and universities not only classical and
tested CAD/CAM/CAE solutions based on the SolidWorks product suite, but also
its own growing experience, attuned to the evolution of the market, toward collaborative
product definition management, which includes product data management (PDM).
For more information, visit the company’s Web site, www.solidtech.it.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOS and COSMOSWorks are registered trademarks of Structural Research Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2006 SolidWorks Corporation.

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SolidWorks Corporation recognized as one of the area’s ‘Best Places to Work’ by the Boston Business Journal

Company cites ease of use, localized languages, and data management capabilities in software

CONCORD, Mass.,
Nov. 16, 2005
? Libbey Inc., the leading name in glass tableware for
the food service industry, is making SolidWorks® software the 3D design
standard for its engineers worldwide, SolidWorks Corporation announced today.
Toledo-based Libbey has purchased 21 licenses of SolidWorks software for mechanical
and mold engineers who design products, machinery, and tooling for the company’s
six manufacturing plants around the world.

?A Libbey team looked at all the major
3D computer-aided design packages, including Autodesk products, and interviewed
many users,? said Robert Harder, a machine design engineer for Libbey and resident
software expert who has used CAD software since the 1970s. ?Our research team
kept coming back to SolidWorks’ ease of use, and we can now confirm that finding
based on our own experience. The biggest challenge isn’t learning SolidWorks;
it’s forgetting the old stuff. We have every reason to expect SolidWorks software
will greatly increase our ability to quickly get accurate products manufactured
quickly.?

The Libbey engineering group has already
used SolidWorks in an interesting way ? to transform a set of architectural
drawings first created in AutoCAD® software into a working, virtual 3D model
of a new Libbey plant in China . The vivid 3D renderings enable more people
to make better decisions on cost-effectively outfitting the plant.

Libbey mechanical engineers will use
SolidWorks software on a daily basis to design machinery for operating plants
in the U.S. , Mexico , the Netherlands , and Portugal . Engineers are already
exchanging files with contract engineers who use SolidWorks software, and are
using SolidWorks eDrawings? communication tool to evaluate designs. The 3D models
now provide machinists a method to accurately produce complex parts. In the
past, the machine shops contended with 2D drawings and sketches, some on paper
from the early days of the 188-year-old company.

Libbey mold designers are using SolidWorks
software to design blow-mold and press mold machines that produce the actual
glassware. SolidWorks software’s parametric change capabilities are critical
for this work: A beer mug, beer glass, wine glass, and water glass have similar
but different multi-piece mold assemblies that must fit machines and support
established processes. With SolidWorks software, engineers can work from master
designs and change parameters for the new products. SolidWorks’ bi-directional
associativity between the drawing and the part supports this process. When engineers
change a drawing, the related model updates accordingly. When the engineer changes
a model, the drawing updates accordingly. Libbey’s previous software worked
only one way.

SolidWorks Corporation’s PDMWorks®
product data management software will enable Libbey engineers to work concurrently
on these designs by simplifying design reuse and tracking revisions. With this
functionality, Libbey will eventually open design archives to engineers around
the world.

A key factor in Libbey’s 3D CAD investment
selection was the fact that SolidWorks software is available in the languages
spoken at its existing and future plants, including Chinese, English, and Spanish.

?Libbey is the number one name in glassware
for the U.S. food service industry, and it has been evolving and refining its
go-to-market processes since the 19 th century,? said Rainer Gawlick, SolidWorks
vice president of worldwide marketing. ?We’re proud that a company with such
an advanced engineering organization and accomplished track record has invested
in SolidWorks software.?

Libbey credits its successful start with
SolidWorks to outstanding training, implementation, and support from authorized
SolidWorks reseller 3DVision Technologies.

 

About Libbey Inc.

Based in Toledo, Ohio, the Company operates
glass tableware manufacturing plants in the United States in Louisiana and Ohio,
in Portugal, and in the Netherlands. Its Royal Leerdam subsidiary, located in
Leerdam, Netherlands, is among the world leaders in producing and selling glass
stemware to retail, foodservice, and industrial clients. Its Crisal subsidiary,
located in Portugal, provides an expanded presence in Europe. In addition, Libbey
is a joint venture partner in the largest glass tableware company in Mexico.
Its Syracuse China subsidiary designs, manufactures, and distributes an extensive
line of high-quality ceramic dinnerware, principally for foodservice establishments
in the United States. Its World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line
of metal flatware and holloware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and
other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United
States. Its Traex subsidiary, located in Wisconsin, designs, manufactures, and
distributes an extensive line of plastic items for the foodservice industry.
In 2004, Libbey Inc.’s net sales totaled $544.8 million. For more information,
visit www.libbey.com.

 

About 3DVision
Technologies

Founded in 1995, 3DVision Technologies Corp., assists companies in
the implementation of mainstream CAD, CAE, and PDM technologies used in product
development. 3DVision Technologies strives to maintain a ?company culture? made
up of employees who love what they do and work hard to help customers achieve
their business goals. The company has received numerous awards for sales, training,
and technical support within the engineering community. For more information
on the company, visit its web site at www.3dvision.com
.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

SolidWorks and PDMWorks are registered trademarks and eDrawings is a trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2005 SolidWorks Corporation.

 

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SMW Autoblok gets grip on streamlined product design with SolidWorks 3D CAD software

U.K. firm cuts design time for products used by BP, ExxonMobil, and Chevron

CONCORD, Mass., March 12, 2007 - U.K.-based UWG, Ltd. is using SolidWorks® 3D CAD and COSMOS® design analysis software to develop equipment that makes oil drilling around the world safer and more efficient. UWG has standardized on SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks® to reduce product development time and deliver cost effective products and technical solutions to such global powerhouses as BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell.

A subsidiary of the Acteon Group, UWG designs and installs minimum facilities platforms, structural centralizers (which hold pipelines in place on a production platform), sub-sea structures, sub-sea cameras, and performs tiebacks engineering for connecting wells from the seabed to a platform. The company had been using a combination of 2D and 3D CAD programs before standardizing on SolidWorks. Together, companies in the Acteon Group have 25 licenses of SolidWorks.

“We needed to get designs and products out the door faster, and we needed to reduce the cost for quoting and delivering these to our clients,” said UWG Design Team Leader Matthew White. “We often had to recreate models in our previous analysis software, which took time, introduced errors, and frustrated us as we tried to finish designs on deadline. SolidWorks’ integration with COSMOSWorks eliminated those challenges so we can focus on the project, not managing CAD software.”

That integration has played a crucial role as UWG recently designed customized small minimum facilities platforms, drilling templates and centralizers for its clients. Precision is a must as platforms in the North Sea and around the world can be rocked by vicious weather patterns, violent seas, and powerful currents. The centralizers have to hold the pipeline in place without allowing it to bang into the platform or shake free anywhere above or below the ocean floor.

Using SolidWorks software’s design tables, engineers cut development time for the 80-square meter platform from one week using 2D to two days. They then used COSMOSWorks to study how the structure would stand up to gale force winds and shifting seas to ensure clients wouldn’t lose production time or money because of a structural failure.

“SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks give us confidence in the accuracy of our designs, so we know our designs and products will deliver on our promises,” said UWG IT Manager John Rainbow. “That’s how we continue to design better products and strengthen our reputations in an extremely competitive industry.”

UWG uses eDrawings® e-mail-enabled design communication tool to share designs with clients, as well as with internal procurement staff so they know exactly what parts they are purchasing at what price. SolidWorks PDMWorks® product data management (PDM) platform allows UWG to manage all of the design data it generates while enabling engineers to safely store, track, and work on designs concurrently.

“There is no margin for error for workers on an oil rig in a storm at sea,” said SolidWorks’ Executive Vice President of Europe Michel Gros. “UWG’s products make sure some of the biggest petroleum companies in the world retain structural integrity under the harshest of conditions.”

UWG relies on authorized SolidWorks reseller Innova Systems for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About UWG, Ltd.

UWG, an Acteon company, is an industry leader in creative engineering solutions in the seabed-to-surface domain. UWG has built its capabilities around top-class competency in structural analysis and delivers timely, creative and cost-effective solutions in five critical areas: pre-drilling, conductor integrity, minimum facilities structures, pipeline commissioning and subsea visualization and inspection. For more information, visit the Web site (www.uwgengineering.com).

About Innova Systems

Innova Systems helps customers develop better products faster and more affordably using SolidWorks software. Based in Cambridge, U.K., Innova provides customers with certified SolidWorks training, support, and consulting services together with a broad range of SolidWorks partner products to address applications such as manufacturing and design automation. For more information, please visit www.innova-systems.co.uk.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

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Greentec fuels energy-efficient home systems designed with SolidWorks

SolidWorks Education Edition prepares students for engineering careers with industry standard tools

CONCORD, Mass.,
March 7, 2005
? SolidWorks Corporation today announced that institutions
of higher education in the Baltic region have overwhelmingly adopted SolidWorks®
as their premier 3D mechanical design software. Eight universities in the region
have recently chosen SolidWorks software to help their engineering students
work more quickly, efficiently, and creatively with the tools they will most
likely use in their careers.

The two largest engineering universities
in Lithuania ? Kaunas University of Technology and Vilnius Gediminas Technical
University ? along with Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia have recently
acquired a total of 1,100 new licenses of the SolidWorks Education Edition,
which includes SolidWorks 3D mechanical design and COSMOS® design analysis
software. Another five universities in the Baltics ? The Estonian Academy of
Arts, Tallinn College of Engineering, Estonian Agricultural University, University
of Tartu (Estonia), and Virumaa College of Tallinn University of Technology
? have acquired 100 new campus licenses each.

?Until recently, 2D has been the commercial
and educational design standard in many parts of the Baltic region,? said Pranas
Ziliukas, director for academic affairs at Kaunas University of Technology.
?Since industry here is beginning to value powerful and efficient 3D design
capabilities, we are making certain our graduates possess these capabilities.
SolidWorks software, a critical part of this formula, includes more native 3D
mechanical design capabilities than other offerings yet is easier to learn and
use, as demonstrated by the choices commercial and government engineers make
every day. As a result, students who use SolidWorks are best preparing themselves
for employment and spending more time working on projects than learning design
software.?

Kaunas University of Technology
is the largest technical university in the Baltic States with more
than 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs.
It is using 500 new licenses of SolidWorks and COSMOS software in the mechanical
engineering, industrial engineering, and electrical engineering and control
systems faculties.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
a 14,500-student university with 104 programs of study, will use 300
new licenses of SolidWorks and COSMOS software in the mechanical engineering,
electronics, environmental engineering, transport engineering, and fundamental
science programs. The university chose SolidWorks and COSMOS software for their
powerful modeling and analysis capabilities, enabling students to focus more
time and energy on innovation than on the workings of the software.

Tallinn University of Technology,
the biggest engineering and technology university in Estonia, acquired 300 new
licenses of SolidWorks in large part because many partner universities and customers
were using the software. Tallinn works closely with businesses and universities
across Europe to develop new designs with real-world commercial applications.
Recent examples include a super-sonic flame sprayer, small-scale boilers for
industry, and biomedical rehabilitation devices.

In addition to mechanical design and
design analysis products, the SolidWorks Education Edition gives students access
to SolidWorks’ eDrawingsä e-mail-enabled design communication tool; the
PhotoWorksä photorealistic rendering tool; SolidWorks Animator design animation
tool; and the SolidWorks Toolbox library of standard parts.

SolidWorks Education Edition also includes
these design analysis tools:

?As the Baltic states embrace the power,
efficiency, and accuracy of 3D design, they are overwhelmingly selecting the
number-one software in production usage, features, and ease of use,? said Rosanne
Kramer, director of worldwide education markets for SolidWorks Corporation.
?We value each institution’s decision to teach with SolidWorks software and
to offer their students an opportunity to develop the expertise and knowledge
they are certain to use in their careers.?

Kaunas University of Technology and Vilnius
Gediminas Technical University work with SolidWorks reseller UAB IN RE, and
Tallinn University of Technology works with SolidWorks reseller CadON for ongoing
software training, implementation, and support.

About UAB IN RE

The Lithuanian company UAB IN RE was
established in 1996. UAB IN RE provides complete CAD, CAM, CAE, and AEC solutions.
The main business activities of the company are software distribution, implementation,
maintenance, consulting, training, and engineering services. UAB IN RE is an
authorized SolidWorks reseller, and products it distributes include SolidWorks
and COSMOSWorks. UAB IN RE’s highly qualified professionals are certified to
provide technical maintenance and training for the software. The main focus
of the company is to find solutions for diversified engineering tasks for all
of its customers. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.inre.lt
or call +370 5 2124660.

About CadON

CadON was founded in 1998. Today the
company employs about 20 people and is one of the key resellers in the Finnish
and Estonian territory. CadON provides tailored packages of 3D CAD and PDM solutions
in order to help organizations increase their productivity. CadON’s main focus
is to meet organizations’ various requirements and help them make their product
design both faster and more efficient. CadON stresses the importance of personal
and flexible service, and provides a total solution of technical support, production
services, and training. For more information, call +358 22 83 90 00 or visit
the company’s Web site at www.cadon.fi.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3D VIA is a registered trademark and 3DVIA Composer is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes in the US and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

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SolidWorks is a registered trademark, and eDrawings and PhotoWorks are trademarks of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOS and COSMOSWorks are registered trademarks, and COSMOSMotion and COSMOSFloWorks are trademarks of Structural Research and Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2005 SolidWorks Corporation.

 

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