Tobermory Accelerates Product Development With SolidWorks And COSMOSWorks

CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 2, 2006— Tobermory Ltd. is using SolidWorks(R) 3D CAD and COSMOS(R) design analysis software to design everything from precision medical devices to machines that make silicon computer chips. The U.K. consultancy designs more innovative custom products faster with SolidWorks and COSMOS than with its previous 2D and 3D software.

Since 1997, Tobermory has worked with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries including aerospace, electronics packaging, semi-conductor, medical, building and construction, public sector, and nuclear. Some of its projects include outdoor Internet access kiosks and complex wing de-icing systems for Boeing aircraft. Aside from providing innovative product designs and the manufacturing services to complete clients' products, Tobermory also analyzes clients' product designs to determine if they'll stand up to different stresses or behave as expected during use. The company standardized on SolidWorks and COSMOS software to streamline product development, minimize errors, and enhance creativity.

"We had been using AutoCAD(R) and Pro/ENGINEER(R) software, but found our abilities were somewhat shackled by the software's limitations," said Derek Jones, engineering director at Tobermory. "AutoCAD can't handle some of the complex products we design, and you have to drive Pro/E pretty hard to get any benefit out of it because it's so difficult to use. SolidWorks delivers the timesaving parametric power we need in an intuitive platform. Now we're able to spend more time discovering new design approaches and deliver products faster."

One of Tobermory's specialties is designing large machines used in silicon chip manufacturing. The machine passes gas over silicone wafers at temperatures in excess of 1,000(degree) Celsius, depositing the elements that make up the different chip layers. Tobermory modeled the machine in SolidWorks three times faster than it took in Pro/ENGINEER. It used COSMOSWorks(R) design analysis software to check the structural integrity of the machine design and COSMOSFloWorks(TM) fluid flow simulation tool to ensure the proper gas flow throughout the chip-making process. "Having SolidWorks and COSMOSFloWorks integrated is invaluable to us," said Jones. "Otherwise, we'd have to learn and run two programs."

Because of the customization involved in most of its clients' projects, Tobermory frequently shares designs with clients using SolidWorks eDrawings(R) e-mail-enabled design communication tool. Recipients can view, edit, rotate, and manipulate 3D models as if they were holding them in their hands. Tobermory also uses PhotoWorks(TM) photorealistic rendering tool to create lifelike images of its clients' products for marketing and sales endeavors.

"SolidWorks and COSMOS provide design consultancies like Tobermory the freedom to be innovative, the ease of use to be fast, and the integration to ensure designs are accurate and durable," said Simon Booker, SolidWorks marketing manager for Europe. "These benefits separate them from the rest of the market, helping them to be more successful."

Tobermory relies on authorized SolidWorks reseller Cadtek Systems for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About Tobermory Ltd.

Tobermory Limited is a company of specialist mechanical engineers who excel in producing elegantly engineered solutions to sometimes difficult and complex problems. With customers in many different industries throughout the U.K., Tobermory has developed a wealth of knowledge which is put to use by its team of engineers when creating solutions or analyzing problems. More information on Tobermory Limited can be found at or by e-mailing

About Cadtek Systems Limited

Cadtek Systems is one of the U.K.'s leading engineering software solutions providers helping businesses improve how they design their products, share their ideas, and manage their data. A customer base of over 800 companies includes organizations that have worked with Cadtek for more than 17 years - a testament to real engineering partnership and expertise. These successful and longstanding relationships are under-pinned by one of Cadtek's core commitments - the provision of world-class training and support for SolidWorks' products. Cadtek offers tiered SolidWorks support packages designed to cater for all sizes of company, and comprehensive SolidWorks training solutions including an online learning option. Cadtek holds sales, training, and support certifications from organizations including SolidWorks, Microsoft, SmarTeam, and Hewlett-Packard. More information about Cadtek Systems Limited can be found at or by emailing

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, providing intuitive, high-performing software that helps product design teams develop great products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

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