3DVIA Empowers Students to Design and Share 3D Models as Part of the Mobi3 Competition Program2009/05/27
Leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ 3D Modeling Software Paris Middle School Students Get to Play 3D Design Engineers
Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, May 27, 2009 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065. DSY. PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that 3DVIA Shape and 3DVIA.com are serving as the 3D modeling tools for the Mobi3 program during its second year. Mobi3 launched the second edition of its year-long program in 2008 by continuing the partnership between five multi-national companies, Dassault Systemes, DLA Piper, IBM, Nokia and SFR; two nonprofits IMS - Entreprendre pour la Cité and the European Engage Network; and the French Ministry of Education. This year’s goal is to help 120 middle school students from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Paris. Through the program, the students will participate in a hands-on team project to discover the product design and development process of a mobile phone.
The Mobi3 program highlights the complementary role that each partner company plays in the mobile phone’s lifecycle, from design to sales and recycling. DS provides insight into 3D design, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and how industrial processes are simulated. Students will also get a feel for what it is like to work as a 3D design engineer.
“Dassault Systèmes being a world leader in PLM, provides a crucial perspective to this project. Its 3DVIA brand offers our students easy-to-use, collaborative tools that allow them to jump right into the product development process,” explained Stéphane Guérault, teacher at the Ariane middle school in the Paris region. “We’ve already seen how the 3D tools are empowering the students and anticipate a very exciting finish to this year-long competition.”
Student teams have started to create mobile phone designs and digital prototypes using DS’ 3DVIA Shape and 3DVIA.com. 3DVIA Shape, professional grade 3D publishing software in a consumer friendly package, provides a free and easy way for the students to create their ideas in 3D and share them online. 3DVIA.com, a community and resource for 3D artists and enthusiasts, provides a place for the students to search, upload and share ideas. The students, as well as the teachers, are able to create and share 3D models of mobile phones and of their schools on a Mobi3 3DVIA.com group specially created for the project. Along with the designing process, students are also able to make proposals on how they would manage each phase of the phone’s lifecycle.
At the end of the year-long program in May, the finalist team from each school will present their project to a jury of professionals from participating companies, who will then select the winning team. The winning team will visit the Nokia Design Lab in London.
“By providing students with an introduction to the world of 3D content creation and experience, we are able to prepare them for their future, regardless of their career path, as 3D continues to grow in importance for both businesses and consumers,” said Lynne Wilson, senior vice president and general manager, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. “We look forward to working closely with the students as they learn about and experience the power of 3D.”
Mobi3 is coordinated by the Europe-wide ENGAGE program formed by the Business in the Community (BITC) in London. This program is aimed at bringing together businesses and community organizations around the globe to increase the quality and amount of employee community engagement within their local communities. The success with Mobi3 in France was such, that the plan is to expand the program to Italy during the 2009-2010 school year. 3DVIA Shape and 3dvia.com will, then again, participate in the program as the 3D design tool for students and teachers.
To see the students working examples on their 3D projects, go to blog.crdp-versailles.fr/mobi3ariane/index.php/page/10
For more information on 3DVIA, go to www.3dvia.com. For more information on Mobi3, go to www.engageyouremployees.org/uploads/documents/mobi3_summary_report.pdf.
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Dassault Systemes是全球产品全生命周期(PLM)解决方案和3D技术的领导者，为80个国家的100,000多名客户创造价值。自1981年以来，Dassault Systemes一直是3D软件的先驱，开发和推广支持工业流程的PLM应用软件和服务，以及提供产品从概念到维护全生命周期的3D构想。Dassault Systemes软件系列由用于设计虚拟产品的CATIA、用于三维机械设计的SolidWorks、用于虚拟生产的DELMIA、用于虚拟测试的SIMULIA、用于全球协同生命周期管理的ENOVIA，以及用于在线3D逼真体验的3DVIA组成。Dassault Systemes已经在Nasdaq (DASTY)和Euronext (#13065, DSY.PA)证券交易所上市。如欲了解更多信息，敬请访问http://www.3ds.com
CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks和3DVIA是Dassault Systemes或其子公司在美国和/或其他国家的注册商标。
3DVIA is Dassault Systèmes' brand for lifelike 3D product experiences. 3DVIA extends 3D to new users, businesses and consumers in order to create new communities with 3D as the common language. With its open web services-based architecture, it enables high-performance distribution of 3D content. 3DVIA also delivers authoring products that revolutionize 3D product publishing and the Virtools platform for developing interactive, real-time applications.
For more information about 3DVIA, go to: http://www.3dvia.com.