IntelliCAD Technology Used to Develop Key Functionality in SolidWorks 2005 Software

Latest release of world’s #1 3D mechanical design software uses IntelliCAD technology in its new DWGEditor

PORTLAND, Ore., July 1, 2004 — The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) today announced that its IntelliCAD technology was a critical component of the new DWGEditor™ functionality incorporated into the latest release of SolidWorks computer aided design (CAD) software.

The SolidWorks DWGEditor gives users the ability to edit 2D DWG files in their native format without conversion or data loss. The tool is ideal for design engineers who use 3D design software but still need to edit and maintain legacy DWG data. When a user of SolidWorks 2005 opens a DWG based drawing, the IntelliCAD technology is invoked to provide editing capabilities in an AutoCAD-like interface.

Robert McDonald, Product Manager at SolidWorks Corporation stated, “The DWGEditor is part of our commitment to support our customers, many of whom still need to make quick changes to legacy DWG data and do not want or need to translate these files into SolidWorks software. IntelliCAD’s technology was instrumental in developing this new functionality in SolidWorks.”

“The integration of IntelliCAD technology into the new DWGEditor demonstrates IntelliCAD’s power to provide native DWG support within CAD applications,” said Scott Hucke, operations manager at ITC. “IntelliCAD enabled SolidWorks Corporation to bring powerful, native DWG format editing to market in record time.”

About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. SolidWorks leads the market in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About IntelliCAD
IntelliCAD is the alternative development platform for CAD application developers, which provides .DWG file compatibility, as well as support for AutoCAD commands, menu files, script files, shape files, text styles, hatch patterns, linetypes, LISP programs, ADS/C++ programs, and VBA. IntelliCAD has enjoyed widespread success around the world and now supports hundreds of third party add-on CAD applications, and is available in more than seven languages including Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and English. IntelliCAD 4 (base product) has a suggested retail price of $249 (USD).

About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
The ITC is an independent organization of commercial software developers established specifically for the purpose of licensing and coordinating broad future development of CAD technology. The ITC licenses IntelliCAD technology to commercial members, who in return receive source code, documentation, installation, developer support, etc. to develop the technology into commercial CAD products. These members are authorized to provide end user sales and support. Commercial members are free to offer options such as VBA, rendering, ACIS solid modeling, raster image display, etc., and to add their own improvements or applications. Visit for a complete list of current commercial members authorized to provide stand-alone versions of IntelliCAD 4, and products powered by IntelliCAD technology. For more information on licensing the technology, visit

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