Nová verze strojírenského 3D CADu SolidWorks Education Edition 2011-2012 zpřístupňuje profesionální funkce pro navrhování a ověřování výrobků studentům a učitelům.

Uživatelům této výukové verze je k dispozici velké množství výukových materiálů, dostupných již ve 14 světových jazycích, a také bezplatná možnost získat uznávaný certifikát Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) v rámci oficiálních zkoušek organizovaných společností DS SolidWorks.

SolidWorks Education Edition je klasicky založena na poslední verzi systému SolidWorks Premium, kterou následuje se zhruba půlročním odstupem. SolidWorks Education Edition 2011-2012 tedy nabídne novinky zahrnuté v systému SolidWorks Premium 2011, jež byla uvedena vloni na podzim. Konkrétně jde například o nové nástroje PhotoView 360 pro fotorealistický rendering, SolidWorks Sustainability pro výpočty dopadů výrobku na životní prostředí, základní výpočty metodou konečných prvků (FEA), profesionální nástroj pro 2D projektování DraftSight, software pro podporu spolupráce 3Dvia Composer nebo systém správy dat Enterprise Product Data Management.

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DS SolidWorks Corp. Announces SolidWorks Education Edition 2011-2012

— Students Who Use SolidWorks in the Classroom are Poised for Early Career Success —

CONCORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. unveils its newest software for the education sector, SolidWorks® Education Edition 2011-2012. The product combines tools for simulation, sustainable design and motion, enabling both students and educators to create a robust classroom experience. The ultimate benefit is becoming equipped not only to get a job, but also to lay the groundwork for a rewarding and fulfilling career.

“Students are very hands on, and giving them access to design tools when and where they choose ensures that the creative flow isn’t hampered by lack of access. We’re proud to partner with educators worldwide to enable students at every level to grow into design engineers with bright futures ahead.”

David Bazinet, a design engineer for Lista International, got his start using SolidWorks at school. Today, he is part of the design team at Lista that develops custom industrial furniture, including pieces used by Orange County Choppers.

“As a student, I was able to build the crucial groundwork and skill sets needed for my engineering career using SolidWorks,” said Bazinet. “The role of engineers has expanded significantly in recent years, and it involves being a bit of a mind reader, a good communicator and a designer. By having a rock-solid foundation and understanding of design and the tools needed to create quality products, I can successfully meet my customers’ engineering demands—all thanks to my classroom experience with SolidWorks.”

DS SolidWorks couples classroom teaching with hands-on design exercises, testing and certification, ensuring that students have their pick of future opportunities. Students in more than 24,000 secondary schools and universities worldwide have taken advantage of this comprehensive series of SolidWorks curriculum projects and tutorials available in 14 languages. Institutions with a software subscription enjoy the added benefit of providing students with access to their designs outside of the classroom—at any time—through the SolidWorks Student Access Initiative.

The SolidWorks Education Edition grants students free access to the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exams, which validate their SolidWorks expertise, an immediate asset when searching for employment. Once they have earned the certification, students keep their CSWA status and join the community of 25,000 certified, passionate SolidWorks users. Students at any level can increase their professional skills through advanced certification exams for life-long learning. The ability to become a SolidWorks Associate Provider, a certification granted to educators who already hold CSWA status, enables teachers to administer the first level of SolidWorks certifications.

“Training the next generation of engineers and designers is critical to the success of the industry, as it relies on innovation and evolution,” said Marie Planchard, director of world education markets, DS SolidWorks. “Students are very hands on, and giving them access to design tools when and where they choose ensures that the creative flow isn’t hampered by lack of access. We’re proud to partner with educators worldwide to enable students at every level to grow into design engineers with bright futures ahead.”

“The beauty of SolidWorks is that it has great tutorials and is a very fluid and intuitive piece of software,” said Riley Lewis, a student at Discovery Charter School in San Jose, Calif. “SolidWorks is absolutely useful in and out of the classroom. I’m going for my CSWA certification this summer and working with a friend to design a hydrodynamic pellet. My chosen career is definitely design—probably mechanical design—and SolidWorks is preparing me for many of the important skills that are critical to successfully entering the design world.”

Based on SolidWorks Premium 2011 software, the new education edition includes the following enhancements:

The following additional products that support the SolidWorks Education Edition are available through SolidWorks channels:

  • DraftSightTM, a free* 2D drafting automation tool, allowing schools to provide both 2D and 3D education in a cost-effective way;
  • 3DVIA ComposerTM, which enables creation of dynamic 3D technical communications using existing design data;
  • Enterprise Product Data Management, which provides complete control over all design information, eliminating concerns about version control and data loss.

The software is currently available through local resellers. Students also have the option to purchase the SolidWorks Student Edition online at the SolidWorks Student Store. For more information, visit:

*standalone license requires activation

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our 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’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit

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