3D CAD Software Compliant with Latest Microsoft Operating System


- September 18, 2000 - SolidWorks Corporation, a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use 3D CAD software for the mainstream market, today announced its support for Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Microsoft Corp.'s most recent Windows operating system designed specifically with the home user in mind. The successor to Windows 98, Windows Me delivers advances in four key areas: PC health, digital media, home networking, and the online experience. Windows Me is simpler to use, easier to manage, and flexible enough to support the quick and often abrupt changes found in today's design world. SolidWorks' support for Windows Me demonstrates its continued commitment to bringing the benefits of a Windows-based solid modeling solution to the desktop of every mechanical engineer and designer.

First released in November 1995, SolidWorks software was designed as a Windows-native 3D mechanical design system for mainstream engineers. SolidWorks delivers the ease-of-use of Windows combined with sophisticated solid modeling capabilities, resulting in a rapid learning curve, fewer design errors, and a better, faster, more efficient way to design. Today, SolidWorks is the fastest growing company in the history of the CAD software industry, and in less than 5 years of shipping product, SolidWorks has sold more than 54,000 seats of software to customers worldwide.

'We are pleased that SolidWorks is adding to the breadth of software solutions available for Windows Me,' said Kelly Malone, business development manager for Engineering at Microsoft Corp. 'The combination of SolidWorks' solutions and Windows Me will provide engineers with the tools they need to increase their productivity and design solutions more efficiently from their home offices.'

'SolidWorks was built from the ground up on Microsoft Windows platforms with total compliance to Windows user interface conventions,' noted Dave Corcoran, vice president of Research and Development for SolidWorks. 'Throughout its history, SolidWorks has remained on the cutting-edge of Windows-based technology. Our support for Windows Me demonstrates SolidWorks' leadership position in the CAD industry and our ongoing commitment to Windows-based technology.'

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (NASDAQ: DASTY) company, develops and markets mechanical design software solutions. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to deliver the power of 3D to everybody in design and manufacturing. In less than 5 years of shipping product, SolidWorks has sold more than 54,000 commercial seats of software to over 17,000 customers and more than 46,000 educational seats to more than 2,900 academic institutions worldwide. SolidWorks has offices worldwide and distributes its products through a network of 230 resellers selling in 70 countries. For more information and a product demonstration, contact a SolidWorks distributor or reseller, or call SolidWorks directly at 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000). For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Website (

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