First International SolidWorks User Conference

From: Yakov Horenstein (
Date: Tue Jan 19 1999 - 14:29:35 EET

First International SolidWorks User Conference to be Held in Palm Springs;
Hundreds of Users Gather to Participate in Technical Sessions and Exhibits
at SolidWorks World (Business Wire; 01/18/99)

CONCORD, MASS. (Jan. 18) BUSINESS WIRE -Jan. 18, 1999--SolidWorks
Corporation, the leading provider of cost-effective, easy-to-use production
solid modeling solutions for the mainstream design-centric market, today
announced its first international user conference. SolidWorks World brings
together designers, engineers, managers, and partners to shape the future
of mechanical design. The three-day event will take place February 3-6,
1999 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA. Major
sponsors of the event include Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intergraph
Computer Systems, Microsoft, Renderview Software, Silicon Graphics, and
Solid Solutions.

SolidWorks World will provide attendees with more than 70 technical
sessions, access to SolidWorks Solution Partner products, one-on-one
technical sessions with SolidWorks professionals, and the opportunity to
hear keynote addresses from major industry users including Halliburton
Energy Services, IDEO, Ingersoll Milling, and Sandia National Labs. Session
topics range from "Consumer Product Design with CAD" to "SolidWorks(R) Tips
and Tricks." A keynote highlight will demonstrate SolidWorks' impact on
Furby, the #1 toy of the year. The session will be presented by Furby
co-creator, Caleb Chung, and SolidWorks' CEO, Jon K. Hirschtick.

Attendees will be able to participate in the SolidWorks Certified
Professional program. The SolidWorks Certified Professional Program
establishes an industry standard by which all SolidWorks professionals can
be evaluated.

The exhibition will showcase organizations that have created products that
work with SolidWorks software, to provide their customers with
"best-in-class" solutions. New solutions featured include product data
management (PDM), analysis, manufacturing, animation, and rapid
prototyping. SolidWorks will also present the first "Outstanding Service
Award" and "Design Achievement Award," recognizing individuals and teams
that have made substantial contributions to the development of mechanical

To receive more information about SolidWorks World or to register online,
go to or call 1-800-533-6888. 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 200 resellers selling in
43 countries. In three years of shipping product, SolidWorks has sold
22,000 seats of software to over 8,500 customers worldwide. 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) 1999 SolidWorks Corporation.

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CONTACT: SolidWorks Corporation Laura Bendon / Sabine Gossart, (978) 371-5000

or Harpell/Martins Public Relations

Darlene Hollywood / Kyle F. Flaherty (978) 461-0202 x54 / 55

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