SolidWorks Software Certified as Windows 98 Compatible

From: Yakov Horenstein (
Date: Sat Jun 27 1998 - 11:02:55 EEST

   (SOLIDWORKS)(DASTY) SolidWorks Software Certified as Microsoft
                                   Windows 98 Compatible

                           (Business Wire; 06/25/98)

     CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 1998--

 SolidWorks Corporation also Certified as Microsoft Solution Provider

     SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY)
company, today announced that SolidWorks(R) 98 solid modeling software has
been certified by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) as Windows 98
compatible. SolidWorks Corporation has also recently received certification
as a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider (MCSP). SolidWorks 98 is 100%
compliant with all Windows user interactions. This certification further
demonstrates SolidWorks' commitment to providing comprehensive, affordable,
easy-to-use Windows-based solid modeling software solutions to every

First released in November 1995, SolidWorks software was designed as the
first Windows-native 3D mechanical design system for mainstream engineers.
SolidWorks delivers Windows ease-of-use combined with sophisticated solid
modeling capabilities, and offers 2D CAD users an easy migration path to 3D
modeling, 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/CAM software industry,
and in just over 2 years of shipping product, SolidWorks has received 13
industry awards and has sold over 15,000 seats of software to customers

"This partnership between SolidWorks and Microsoft is a key factor in the
future growth of the CAD/CAM industry," noted Jon K. Hirschtick, CEO of
SolidWorks. "Today's engineers are looking for a simple solution to their
design needs. SolidWorks' continued support of the Windows platform
represents our commitment to providing users with a high-performance, 3D
solid modeling solution in a familiar environment. We strongly believe that
Windows will continue to be the platform of choice in the CAD/CAM market."

"SolidWorks continually proves the viability of the Windows platform in
supporting sophisticated, high-performance and reliable engineering
solutions," said Brenda Nicholson, engineering business development manager
at Microsoft Corporation. " SolidWorks 98 is the perfect tool for improving
an engineer's productivity in ways that simply aren't possible with
Unix-based design software, for example, by seamlessly exchanging design
data with frequently used office and enterprise applications. By quickly
supporting Windows 98, SolidWorks demonstrates their commitment to support
leading edge technology and their ability to deliver on their commitments."

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in
software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of
products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the
mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage
of the full power of personal computing every day.

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About SolidWorks

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY) company,
develops and markets mechanical design software products for Windows.
SolidWorks was founded in 1993 with the mission to bring production solid
modeling to the desktop of every engineer. SolidWorks has offices worldwide
and distributes its products through a network of 160 resellers selling in
43 countries. In just over two years of shipping product, SolidWorks has
sold over 15,000 seats of software to over 6,000 customers. For more
information and a product demonstration, contact your local SolidWorks
distributor or reseller today. Look for new information available on the
SolidWorks Web site (

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other
brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright (c) 1998 SolidWorks Corporation. 6.25.98f

Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.


CONTACT: Sabine Gossart
SolidWorks Corporation

(978) 371-5111

Catherine Riedel/Laura Bendon

Harpell/Martins Public Relations

(978) 461-0202 x 25/21

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