September 3, 2008, Toronto, ON - The University of Manitoba and ENGINEERING.com, the North American reseller of CATIA educational software, are pleased to announce the unveiling of the new state of the art "Wardrop CAD Technology Centre" at The University of Manitoba.
The new laboratory, the only one of its kind in Canada, will feature an advanced computer-based product development program in the new Engineering and Information Technology Complex. It will also serve as a manufacturing facility providing comprehensive education to students, as well as skills upgrading and industry training. The complex features a 40-seat computer lab alongside a mini-simulated manufacturing lab, complete with a rapid prototyping machine, mini-numerical controlled machine tools and a small virtual reality system.
"We are the only engineering school making this technology available to undergraduate students," says Dr. Doug Ruth, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the U of M. "Our students will leave here confident in their knowledge of Technical Drawing, 3D Modelling, Rapid Prototyping, and Visual Communication including Green Screen Technology.""
Ron Britton, Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Manitoba is excited about the future prospects the new CAD centre brings to both students and the university. "With the addition of this tech centre, the University of Manitoba can produce 'Design Ready Engineers' prepared for the challenges of industry, while positioning the University as one of the most advanced educational design centers in Canada."
The Technology Centre features CATIA V5 from Dassault Systemes as its premier CAD system. CATIA V5, part of Dassault Systemes Product Lifecycle Management line of products, enables users to perform a wide variety of engineering design activities such as 3D modeling, linear analysis, manufacturing simulation, HVAC design, visualization and simulation. Dassault Systems products are dominant in the automotive and aerospace industries. Notably, three quarters of the introductory and concept vehicles at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit and 90% of the commercial aircraft in the air today were designed using CATIA.
ENGINEERING.com Incorporated [TSXV: EGN] is the developer-owner of the www.ENGINEERING.com Web site and Internet-based software and business. ENGINEERING.com offers hosted and deployed engineering software and services to manufacturers, design consultants and engineering academia around the world. The ENGINEERING.com Incorporated head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and can be reached toll-free at 1-877-997-9917, by facsimile at 905-273-6691 or through the Internet at
For further information contact:
John Hayes, President
Village Centre Place, Mississauga, ON Canada L4Z
Telephone: 905-273-9991, ext. 280
University of Manitoba Contact Information:
Amber Anderson Skrabek
External Communications Specialist
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6