Dresser, Inc. Uses Solidworks Software to Design Equipment Throughout Its Worldwide Operations
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Dresser, Inc. Uses Solidworks Software to Design Equipment Throughout Its Worldwide Operations

Energy equipment manufacturer chooses CAD software for its ease of use and array of communication features for sharing designs

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 10, 2001-- SolidWorks Corporation today announced that Dresser Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered equipment used primarily in the energy industry, will extend its use of SolidWorks three dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) software to hundreds of engineers in its equipment design groups. Dresser currently owns more than 60 licenses of SolidWorks®software, but is in the process of converting to a network license, which will enable hundreds of Dresser engineers around the globe to use SolidWorks for all their design project needs.

Dresser, Inc. chose SolidWorks for its ease of use, affordability, and performance. SolidWorks' intuitive, Windows-based products help shorten Dresser's design time, reduce production errors, and speed products to market in the competitive energy industry. SolidWorks' communication products - 3D Instant Website, 3D Meeting, and eDrawings - enable Dresser engineers all over the world to share and review 3D designs via Web sites, e-mail, and real-time online meetings.

"SolidWorks' CAD software is one of the easiest packages to learn," said Brian White, Dresser's vice president of technology. "Between that and its 3D collaboration tools, SolidWorks shortens our design time and minimizes production errors, enabling us to get products to market faster. We look forward to working with SolidWorks to help us achieve better synergies in our globally-dispersed engineering groups."

"The energy industry has a long history of taking advantage of the improvements and innovations that new technological developments bring," said John McEleney, chief operating officer at SolidWorks. "Our 3D CAD software enables Dresser to shorten development cycle times and maintain a competitive advantage in this highly innovative industry."

About Dresser, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dresser, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of highly engineered equipment and services sold primarily to customers in the flow control, measurement systems, and power systems segments of the energy industry. Dresser has a widely distributed global presence, with over 8,500 employees and a sales presence in over 100 countries worldwide. The company's Web site can be accessed at www.dresser.com.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets mechanical design software solutions. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to deliver the power of 3D to everybody in design and manufacturing. In five years of shipping product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 145,000 total seats of software consisting of over 81,000 commercial seats and more than 64,000 educational seats worldwide. SolidWorks has offices worldwide and distributes its products through a network of resellers selling in 70 countries. 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).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2001 SolidWorks Corporation.

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