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SolidWorks Corporation Adds StereoGraphics Visualization Capabilities to Its 3D Solid Modeling Software; Stereo3D Visualization Provides Super Realistic Design Reviews


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CONCORD, MA -- January 10, 2005 -- SolidWorks Corporation, the number one supplier of mechanical design software and StereoGraphics(R), the number one supplier of electronic stereoscopic visualization hardware, have teamed up to add stereoscopic support as a standard feature in SolidWorks(R) software. The new visualization feature will allow SolidWorks users to visualize and communicate their solid models in Stereo3D(TM) when using CrystalEyes(R) electronic eyewear from StereoGraphics.

True stereoscopic depth perception, when added to an electronic display image, provides state-of-the-art design review and visualization. It’s like having the actual model in the room instead of on the computer screen. This is accomplished using an appropriate CRT monitor or DLP projector and CrystalEyes electronic eyewear. For the past 17 years, CrystalEyes has been the industry standard for designers and engineers who require Stereo3D computer graphics models. Design errors are reduced, throughput is increased, and design reviews are enhanced, ultimately speeding time-to-market.

“Stereoscopic visualization capabilities have been added to SolidWorks software for one key reason -- customer demand,” said Brian Houle, partner program manager for SolidWorks Corporation. “We asked StereoGraphics to provide this solution because it is the leader in the visualization market. With these new capabilities, SolidWorks can now provide a software/hardware turn-key solution that guarantees user satisfaction.”

Lenny Lipton, CEO and founder of StereoGraphics stated, “We are pleased that SolidWorks and StereoGraphics have joined forced to offer their customers a great solution for stereoscopic visualization on the Windows platform. Our expertise has helped SolidWorks integrate the most advanced stereoscopic capabilities and user interface into its 3D software as an intrinsic feature set.”

Pricing and Availability

The new stereoscopic capabilities within SolidWorks software will initially be available for download at www.solidworks.com. In Q1 2005, it will be available in a SolidWorks Service Pack, and then in the next major SolidWorks product release. Selected SolidWorks resellers will offer StereoGraphics products to provide a turnkey Stereo3D solution. Contact a local SolidWorks reseller for more information.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. SolidWorks leads the market in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About StereoGraphics

StereoGraphics created the Stereo3D visualization industry a quarter of a century ago, and remains the world’s leading supplier. CrystalEyes and the Monitor and Projector ZScreen(R) are the industry standards for eyewear-based professional stereoscopic viewing, on Earth, for CAD, mapping, medical imaging, and molecular modeling, and on Mars, for NASA’s Rovers. The SynthaGram(R) monitor, with its thrillingly realistic bright image, sets the standard for Glasses-Free 3D(TM).



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