ESPRIT CAM Now Offers Push Button Transfer of SolidWorks? Part Models: DP Technology Provides Free Add-In for SolidWorks 2001Plus Software

Camarillo, CA- CAM market leader, DP Technology announces the immediate availability of a SolidWorks add-in for the push button transfer of SolidWorks part models into the ESPRIT CAM system. This add-in is available free of charge to any SolidWorks user from the ESPRIT Add-In Store on the Web at www.dptechnology.com. The ESPRIT SolidWorks add-in adds one menu item to the user's SolidWorks program called "ESPRIT SolidLink." When the SolidWorks user selects the add-in menu, ESPRIT automatically opens and loads the current part model ready for machining.


The ESPRIT SolidWorks add-in is available for SolidWorks 2001Plus; thus, customers using these two products together are able to immediately begin utilizing this latest version of SolidWorks with the assurance that they will have the ability to directly machine the resulting native part models inside ESPRIT.


"For customers performing CAD work in SolidWorks and then CAM programming in ESPRIT, the SolidWorks / ESPRIT CAD/CAM solution provides a simple and direct method of working from one native CAD file to create both the design and the associated CNC programs. By eliminating the need for a translator and a second neutral file Format such as IGES or STEP, the file and part revision management is drastically simplified. Customers currently utilizing ESPRIT and SolidWorks together have increased productivity eight fold," says Chuck Mathews, DP Technology's Vice President of Marketing.


Parasolid: Solid Modeling and Solid Machining
ESPRIT and SolidWorks both utilize the Parasolid modeling kernel, thereby allowing the direct CAD to CAM exchange of the part model and eliminating the need for data translation. Within ESPRIT all machining is performed directly on the solid model, thus assuring that the on-screen "as machined" part exactly matches the original "as designed" version. The SolidWorks / ESPRIT CAD/CAM solution assures maximum integrity of the final part by utilizing one solid modeling kernel for both CAD and CAM, and by performing solid-based machining on the resulting part model.


Associative Connection Advantage Via ESPRIT Engineering Change Manager
ESPRIT's associative connection to SolidWorks extends into the editing process as well. The ESPRIT Engineering Change Manager is an associative tool that enables the part programmer to manage part revisions and engineering changes, automatically updating any previously defined tool path based on new or modified geometry. Changes in the SolidWorks part model are immediately reflected inside ESPRIT and the resulting G-Code part program.


About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systè­¥s S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets mechanical design software solutions. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product development. In over five years of shipping product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 175,000 total seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide network of resellers. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).


About ESPRIT and DP Technology Corp.
DP Technology is a company founded on the vision of technology's potential. For two decades, DP Technology has set the pace in the machine tool industry with the practical application of advanced technologies for the benefit of the CNC programmer. ESPRIT is packed with twenty years of G-code programming experience, machine tool knowledge, and CNC know-how.
DP Technology re-invests over 20% of its annual revenue into Research and Development in an effort to assure ESPRIT's continuing leadership as the world's leading CAM product. For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, please call 805-388-6000, email DP at Email Contact, or visit the company on the World Wide Web at www.dptechnology.com.



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