Dassault Systèmes Announces SolidWorks Surpasses Two Million Licenses Sold
3D ContentCentral Community Reaches 1 Million Users; Launch of My.SolidWorks, a New Free Service that Aggregates Community Knowledge
ORLANDO, FL, USA — January 22, 2013 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that it has sold two million licenses of its SolidWorks 3D design software, and that the 3D ContentCentral sharing site registered its one millionth user, confirming the strength and engagement of the SolidWorks community. Dassault Systèmes also announced the introduction of My.SolidWorks, a new free service that aggregates company and community knowledge. These milestones were officially announced yesterday at the 15th annual SolidWorks World event taking place from January 20-23, 2013, in Orlando, Florida.
Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the SolidWorks 3D design software application has significantly evolved over the last 20 releases, with new innovations that help advance engineering while meeting consumer demand and design needs. Customers who design a wide range of products, from the miniature, complex designs of Franc Mueller watches to the massive space vehicles designed by SE Corp, rely on SolidWorks to bring their ideas to life.
“Since 1999, SolidWorks has been one of Bosch’s top resources for delivering higher quality, more innovative products to our customers faster,” said Janine Essex, Senior IT Leader, Global Manufacturing Engineering, Bosch. “With a 15-year working relationship, partners can get complacent, but it’s clear that SolidWorks never gets comfortable and always finds room for improvement. Designers and engineers are constantly striving to improve their projects, and it’s only fitting that SolidWorks embodies the same desire in the software helping to create products that impact the world.”
Dassault Systèmes has always made knowledge sharing among SolidWorks users a priority, and over the years has focused on customer feedback to effectively evolve and support its application. The active community on 3D ContentCentral and the launch of My.SolidWorks show how Dassault Systèmes helps users share information. 3D ContentCentral is a free service enabling users to search, configure, download and request 2D and 3D configurable models of engineering components from thousands of suppliers. In addition, My.SolidWorks pulls relevant information (forum discussions, blog posts, YouTube, Twitter, help files and more) into a single view. Currently in public beta, My.SolidWorks can be customized so that users only see the information and updates most relevant to them and their industry. Existing SolidWorks subscription service customers also gain access to customer portal information, such as Knowledge Base resources and Software Performance Reports, allowing them to browse and search both public and private areas for answers to their questions simultaneously.
“In three short years, the SolidWorks community has doubled in size, growing from one million to two million users. This milestone, along with the achievement of one million users on 3D ContentCentral, demonstrates that SolidWorks users are active, passionate, and collaborating online every day,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “As custodians of the community, we’re passionate about helping our customers create, innovate and design the best products possible. My.SolidWorks will help our users better leverage the energy and knowledge of the community.”
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