Solid Edge Computer-Aided Design Contest Winners Named by EDS

Design projects from around the world paint a productive picture for the Solid Edge user community

PLANO, Texas – EDS today announced the winners of the annual Solid Edge design contest, honoring users of its award-winning 3D solid modeling computer-aided design software for their mechanical engineering accomplishments.

Solid Edge customers entered more than 150 design projects from around the world. Development managers and the global executive team from Solid Edge selected four winners in four categories: part design, part images, assembly design and assembly image. In addition, Solid Edge customers attending the 5th Annual Solid Edge Global Summit last month in Orlando, Florida selected two Users’ Choice winners.

“These 150 entries show that the Solid Edge community of users leads the world in mechanical design,” said Bruce Boes, vice president of Solid Edge global marketing and business strategy at EDS. “The breadth and high quality of the projects reflects very well on the individual designers as well as the Solid Edge product.”

Winners and their images are posted at

Category winners

Winner of the part design category is Martin Berry of David Brown Engineering Ltd. In
Penistone, England for his machined casting of a gear case. Bjorn Holmgren of Tour & Andersson AB in Ljung, Sweden won the part image category for his valve body cast in brass.

Taking the assembly design award was Jeffrey Berger of Fin-el LLC in Indianapolis, Indiana for his race car that competes in the Daytona Prototype class of the Grand Am Road Racing series. Mario Baumgartner of Funworld AG in Schorfling, Austria won the assembly image category for his work on the company’s Spirit 2.1, one of the latest generation of electronic gaming terminals.

The four category winners receive a CadMan 3D Controller, cordless keyboard and optical mouse from 3D connexion, a Logitech company.

Users’ choice winners

Two additional design projects were honored by popular vote by Solid Edge users attending their annual user group conference last month (Global Summit).

Jeffrey Berger’s design of the race car noted above took top honors from his fellow users. He receives a new computer workstation from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). Runner-up in the users’ choice competition was Hans Boch of J.A. Becker & Sohne in Erlenbach, Germany. He receives a new computer workstation from MaxVision Corp.

The Solution

Solid Edge ( from EDS is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and to reduce time to market, increase quality and lower cost. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge’s superior core modeling and process workflows, has reduced Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and their related rework by 50 percent or more. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies and universities, including, Amana, Philips Broadcasting Systems, Pella Windows, Alcoa, NEC Engineering, Volvo, and Yale University using more than 135,000 seats worldwide. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 160 integrated complementary, engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions.

About EDS
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation, business transformation and operational solutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world's best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers' trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and governments in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2002. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Learn more at

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