SolidWorks 3D CAD Software Wins Golden Mousetrap Best Product Award

CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 22, 2008— Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks), a world leader in 3D solutions, today announced that its SolidWorks® 2008 3D CAD software has been selected as a 2008 Design News Golden Mousetrap Best Product Winner in the CAD software category.

The award highlights the best and brightest in the engineering community and recognizes engineering innovation and creativity in product design. Our Golden Mousetrap Awards give innovators the recognition they justly deserve, said Design News Editor-In-Chief John Dodge. The awards span Design News five coverage areas, and we extend our sincerest congratulations to the winners and finalists. Their perseverance in these challenging economic times is admirable, indeed.

Awards were given in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly, and 24 subcategories. Executive Editor Liz Taurasi gathered a record number of entries, distributing them to the magazines beat editors for judging. Based on their expertise in each technology area, 75 finalists and 16 winners were selected.

SolidWorks 2008 represented an important advance in CAD software, delivering an intuitive new interface, building on SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), and packing more advanced design analysis capabilities than any other CAD software, said Austin OMalley, CTO of DS SolidWorks Corp. SolidWorks 2009, released four days ago, is shaping up to have a similar, if not bigger, impact.

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About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the companys Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, 3DVIA, and SolidWorks are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2008 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.


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