SolidWorks 2009 Delivers Dramatic Speed Increase Plus More Than 260 Customer-Driven Enhancements

BARCELONA, Spain—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 18, 2008— Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a world leader in 3D solutions, today in a worldwide press event unveiled SolidWorks ® 2009 Premium, the newest version of the most widely adopted 3D CAD software with a documented speed increase of up to 65 percent over SolidWorks 2008. No 3D CAD software is faster or easier to use in helping users transform their innovative ideas into intelligent 3D models that are ready for manufacturing.

Key facts

  • The new software reflects an intensive R&D effort focused on performance.
  • Customer workflows were studied and tested to ensure that the overall design process was being improved, not just specific functions and tasks.
  • SolidWorks 2009 introduces SpeedPak (video:, a new approach to large assembly handling that dramatically reduces the amount of computer memory needed while maintaining full graphic detail and associativity.
  • SolidWorks 2009 includes a new Simulation Advisor that helps users analyze designs for hidden flaws, guiding them through every stage of a simulation.
  • SolidWorks 2009 includes numerous drawing enhancements that directly benefit those many users whose final output is a manufacturing drawing. (
  • PhotoView 360, a feature based on SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), helps beginning CAD users achieve expert results. It is a new simple-to-use progressive rendering tool that lets users photorealistically render a scene while allowing the user to continue working on the same scene, unlike software that forces users to wait until scenes are complete.

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From Mike Baljak, SolidWorks CAD administrator, ATS Automation Tooling Systems (

With SolidWorks 2009, Ive noticed a huge improvement in assembly and drawing performance, especially when working with large assemblies. SolidWorks 2009 will enable us to quickly open large layouts, make changes to the design, and update the associated drawing with ease, which will make our design process more efficient. This will ultimately help ATS get our SolidWorks-generated designs to manufacturing faster, shorten the design and build cycle, and enable our customers to get their products to market quicker than their competition.

From John MacKrell, senior analyst at CIMdata:

Given that the point of software solutions is to automate tasks and the point of automation is to make common tasks happen faster, then a significant increase in performance will deeply benefit every designer and engineer. SpeedPak technology increases performance while decreasing resource consumption, providing a double benefit for designers, especially those who work with large assemblies.

From Austin OMalley, CTO of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.:

Designers and engineers want a great user experience, allowing them to focus on the product they are developing, not the software, and perform their work faster without compromise. We listened hard to our customers, and the early SolidWorks 2009 feedback shows that weve successfully advanced this objective.

Availability and pricing

SolidWorks 2009 is available now for purchase in 13 languages worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. Contact a SolidWorks authorized reseller for pricing. To locate one in your region, visit For more information about SolidWorks 2009, including video demonstrations, please visit or contact a reseller.

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About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. brand, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the companys Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

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