SolidWorks Authorizes GibbsCAM as a Qualified CAM Product for SolidWorks Manufacturing Network

	
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MOORPARK, CA – May 27, 2003 – Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for programming computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, announced today that GibbsCAM has been authorized by SolidWorks Corporation as a qualified CAM product eligible for participation in the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network. This latest acceptance allows GibbsCAM customers with a current GibbsCAM Maintenance subscription to register their companies on the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network so that SolidWorks customers can take advantage of their manufacturing services.

"The SolidWorks Manufacturing Network provides cost-effective production sources for SolidWorks customers using native SolidWorks� data to communicate with the service provider," stated Robert McGill, director of the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network. "As a qualified CAM product for SolidWorks software, GibbsCAM's ability to read in native SolidWorks models ensures that customers' SolidWorks designs can be readily programmed and machined without any data loss or shift from the original part geometry."

"This latest announcement is another example of how working together Gibbs and Associates and SolidWorks continue to provide best-in-class solutions for customers," said Bill Gibbs, founder and president of Gibbs and Associates. "SolidWorks customers can be assured that their designs can be produced by GibbsCAM users in the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network."

GibbsCAM 2002 has the ability to directly read in SolidWorks model files, including the new SolidWorks 2003 format. Model files can also be directly transferred from within the SolidWorks session to GibbsCAM using the SolidWork-to-GibbsCAM Transfer Add-In which is available as part of the GibbsCAM 2002 release. The latest version of the add-in can also be downloaded from the On-line Support section on www.GibbsCAM.com.

More information about the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network can be found at: http://www.solidworks.com/pages/partners/mfgnetwork.html.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Syst譥s S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product development and foster a collaborative user community. In seven years of delivering product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 245,000 total seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide reseller network. 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).

About Gibbs and Associates and GibbsCAM

Since 1984, Gibbs and Associates has been a leading developer of CAM/CNC programming software that is widely acclaimed for its ease of use and productivity power. The current GibbsCAM product line supports 2- through 5-axis milling, turning, mill/turning, multi- task simultaneous machining and wire-EDM. GibbsCAM is available as either an integrated off- line or controller-embedded shop floor programming configuration, which are fully compatible. High-level process models can be exchanged between the shop floor and manufacturing engineering allowing the capture of shop-proven processes. GibbsCAM also provides fully integrated manufacturing modeling capabilities that include 2D, 2.5D, 3D wireframe, surface, and solid modeling. GibbsCAM's data exchange capabilities are able to access the broadest range of native and industry standard CAD data formats. GibbsCAM is certified under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, a Solid Edge Certified Select application, and offered under the SolidWorks Solutions Partner program. GibbsCAM is either offered or endorsed by a number of leading worldwide control and machine tool manufacturers, including GE Fanuc, Siemens, Fadal, and Mitsubishi. Gibbs and Associates distributes its products worldwide through a network of international Resellers. For more information about Gibbs and Associates and its CAM software packages, call 1-800-654-9399, or visit the company on-line at www.GibbsCAM.com.

The Gibbs logo, GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM logo, Virtual Gibbs, Gibbs SFP, SolidSurfacer, MTM and "Powerfully Simple. Simply Powerful." are either trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) in the United States and/or other countries of Gibbs and Associates. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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