Oct 21 2009

Taiwan OCU University and Dassault Systèmes Offer Innovative 3D Communication tool to Students

3DVIA Composer helps students to go beyond learning 

Taipei, Taiwan, October 21st, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Overseas Chinese University (OCU), a privately funded university in central Taiwan, has chosen 3DVIA Composer, a desktop application for the creation of product deliverables, to provide real-life experience in the field of engineering for students in grades 11 and 12. The OCU’s Department of Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM), along with the support of the Department of Technology and Vocational Education and the Ministry of Education, selected 3DVIA Composer because of its ease of use and ability to convey to students the importance of state-of-the-art communication.

The program will start in January and will be divided into three courses, addressing the following topics: Precision Mechanical Design, System Engineering and Innovation, Automation and Electromechanics. Led by Professor Wang Tsung-Jung, the department’s hand-selected students will use 3DVIA Composer to present their system integration ideas and plans professionally and with the ability to be exported into various widely accepted formats.

“With this new product documentation tool, our students are able to go beyond CAD capabilities and deliver quicker and more advanced projects,” said Professor Wang. “With 3DVIA Composer, students will understand how having an advanced technology can improve the product and process design while decreasing time-to-market. The department is very practice-driven and foresees that 3DVIA Composer will help students gain important hands-on experiences, thus increasing their job opportunities.” 
“We are enthusiastic to support such a progressive school in its new course initiative.  OCU sees the importance of empowering its students with real-world presentation and communication skills before they enter the workforce in today’s competitive environment,” said Garth Coleman, 3DVIA director of product marketing, Dassault Systèmes.  “We hope OCU’s dedication to excellence in teaching, research and community services will become the standard in schools world-wide.”