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SolidWorks 2013 will launch as legacy software

SolidWorks 2013 will launch as legacy software

Dassault Systèmes is committed to building a next-generation 3D design platform to replace SolidWorks. Getting it out the door is proving hard; convincing SolidWorks customers to upgrade will be harder. By Randall S. Newton On the final day of SolidWorks World 2010 in Anaheim, then-CEO Jeff Ray gave a preview of major changes coming to [...]

New SolidWorks R&D VP Gian Paolo Bassi will be under the microscope at SolidWorks World 2012

New SolidWorks R&D VP Gian Paolo Bassi will be under the microscope at SolidWorks World 2012

In a wide-ranging interview, Bassi talks about the future of SolidWorks, the challenges of ‘knowing the pulse’ of the user base, and how being part of Dassault Systèmes benefits SolidWorks users. In one week last October, two long-time members of the SolidWorks organization departed. The first was Jon Hirschtick, the visionary founder who stayed on [...]

Autodesk buys into Frank Gehry’s Catia-powered think tank

Autodesk buys into Frank Gehry’s Catia-powered think tank

The “strategic relationship” with Gehry Technologies provides Autodesk with world-class consulting and GT with money and training to expand the business. Autodesk and Gehry Technologies (GT) today announced a new strategic relationship. In exchange for access to GT’s consulting prowess, Autodesk is buying an equity stake in the firm founded by legendary architect Frank Gehry. [...]

Exploring the best new technologies and innovative products at SolidWorks 2011

Exploring the best new technologies and innovative products at SolidWorks 2011

Two well-known engineering software industry analysts team up to rate the most promising new products on display at SolidWorks World 2011. By W. Bradley Holtz and L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. There’s always lots of news at SolidWorks World. SolidWorks demonstrated improvements to its core CAD software that will appear in the 2012 release and introduced [...]