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Extends Traditional SolidWorks Ease-of-Use to Help Designers Optimize Plastics Part and Injection Mold Designs

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, April 2, 2012 –Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE COMPANY, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions,  today unveiled SolidWorks® Plastics software, easy-to-use software tools that enable users to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design.

 

The new products run fully embedded inside of SolidWorks, providing part designers and mold makers with familiar and intuitive workflows so they can quickly optimize their part and mold designs for manufacturability. The ability to make design changes early helps ensure that the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework and improving part quality. In addition, SolidWorks Plastics provides users with valuable knowledge so they can determine whether changes to the part geometry, mold design, material selection or processing conditions will have a positive impact on the ability to easily manufacture their products.

 

The SolidWorks Plastics products are based on technology from SIMPOE SAS (SIMPOE), one of the leading providers of plastics injection molding simulation software. As a SolidWorks Gold Partner, SIMPOE currently provides fully integrated, fully interoperable, “single window” functionality for SolidWorks. The new solutions products build on the previous relationship and will be offered under the SolidWorks brand.

 

“For a lot of industries, such as Consumer package goods, using plastic molds provides added value in quality, time and cost savings. We believe a significant percentage of our installed user base is involved in plastic part or injection mold design, and will benefit from the robust features in SolidWorks Plastics,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Industry & Corp Communication Dassault Systèmes. “The addition of SolidWorks Plastics into our product portfolio allows us to expand into new areas while following the traditional SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use and features that provide real benefits to customers. The new offering provides designers fast, accurate and easy-to-use tools that make plastics simulation-driven design a reality.”

 

“Extending our relationship with Dassault Systèmes via the 3DS Solidworks brand allows us to leverage their highly-skilled reseller channel and offer a high-quality, cost-effective solution to help part and mold designers reduce errors, cut costs and speed time to market,” said Alain DuBois, president and CEO at SIMPOE. “This seamless integration of solutions means a designer never has to leave the familiar SolidWorks environment to optimize their part and mold designs.”

 

“With 40 years in plastics development, I’m excited by SolidWorks Plastics,” said Ed Honda, president, hondaDesign, LLC. “Users will be able to optimize part and mold designs in the earliest stages of development and pass these benefits on to customers.” 

 

SolidWorks Plastics will be offered in two packages – SolidWorks Plastics Professional for part designers, and SolidWorks Plastics Premium for mold designers and mold makers.

The first release of SolidWorks Plastics 2012 will be available in North America in April, with other regions and countries to follow later this year. For more information on SolidWorks Plastics, please visit: www.solidworks.com/plastics

About SolidWorks

Powered by the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience Platform, SolidWorks 3D applications help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. SolidWorks delivers 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.3ds.com/solidworks) or call 1-800-693-9000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            1-800-693-9000       (outside of North America, call +1-781-810-5011).

 

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.  Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.  Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world.  The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.  For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

 

CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, NETVIBES,  3DSWYM and 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

 

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation in the US and other countries. 3DVIA 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. © 2012 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. 

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