New Flex-X Joint Venture from Hawk Ridge Systems and ATR Soft creates Productivity Platform which extends the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise Product Data Management
ORINDA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 9, 2015 — SOLIDWORKS World 2015 - Hawk Ridge Systems, a leading global provider of 3D engineering and manufacturing solutions, announces Flex-X™, a new Joint Venture with ATR Soft® at SOLIDWORKS World 2015. Flex-X provides a portfolio of cost-effective productivity tools designed to extend the capabilities and functionality of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM).
Flex-X is a Joint Venture to develop and globally distribute productivity applications for the small-to-medium business sector which use SOLIDWORKS 3D design and SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. The first Flex-X application, xBOM will be introduced at SOLIDWORKS World 2015. xBOM is designed and optimized to process Bill of Materials (BOMs) within the EPDM solution. Based on user interviews, the challenge of BOM Management was a universal theme. xBOM is designed to meet the majority of BOM Management needs within the architecture of the EPDM application, saving a significant investment in time, money and expertise. Accessible as a download with a price point under $1,000, xBOM is available to SOLIDWORKS EPDM users anywhere in the world.
As Dale Ford, President and CEO of Hawk Ridge Systems explains, “The joint venture between Hawk Ridge Systems and ATR Soft is a partnership designed to optimize software development with a global distribution model. Flex-X is a platform that was built for productivity as it provides a natural extension of the capabilities of Enterprise PDM. With the first application, xBOM, we are able to provide a tool to process BOMs within the EPDM application, which is exactly what our mid-market customers have been asking for in user groups.” Ford adds, “The savings in costs, resources and time are significant.”
Mika Reinilä, CEO of ATR Soft says, “Hawk Ridge Systems and ATR have decades of experience as trusted partners of Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS - Hawk Ridge Systems as the #1 Global Reseller for years, and ATR Soft as the original integrator for SOLIDWORKS and EPDM. The partnership is complementary on so many levels, not only technically, but with our shared vision of providing cost-effective solutions for our mid-market customers.”
xBOM will be featured at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in the HawkWare Booth #624 in the Exhibition Hall.
About Hawk Ridge Systems
Hawk Ridge Systems is a global leader of 3D engineering and manufacturing solutions. Innovative 3D design platforms include SOLIDWORKS 3D design, CAMWorks manufacturing software, and 3D Printing solutions. With 17 offices in the United States and Canada, Hawk Ridge Systems is recognized as the #1 global provider of Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS and for its award winning services and technical support.
About ATR Soft
ATR Soft is a leading software development innovator based in Finland. ATR Soft has a rich history of design invention, productivity enhancements, and success with data management interoperability in the 3D spectrum. A Dassault Systèmes Gold Partner since 1998, ATR has authored numerous productivity tools for Dassault Systèmes.