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.”
Overseas Chinese University (OCU) has a proud tradition of providing educational opportunities for intellectual and emotional growth in a broad range of disciplines and professional fields. Integration of the latest technology throughout the college strives to create a stimulating environment in which students, faculty and staff can develop their interests, skills and talents to the fullest extent. The department of Industrial Engineering & Management (IEM) was established in August 2004. It currently employs 10 full time professors.
Founded in 1997, SolidWizard Technology is a major value-added reseller of SolidWorks in Greater China. It offers complete system integrations and consultative services in seven product lines CAID, CAD, CAE, RP/RE, CAM, PDM and PM. The company has received great recognition and reputation from a larger user community and has achieved the highest market share in Greater China. The head office of SolidWizard Technology is based in Taipei. It currently has branches in eleven major cities throughout Greater China region：Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Dongguan, Ningbo, Tianjin, Nanjing, Suzhou and Xiamien. (http://www.swtc.com/)
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.
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