Students, faculty, and staff create and test designs with 300 seats of SolidWorks 3D mechanical design and 50 of COSMOS analysis software
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2003-- Denmark's Aalborg University has purchased 300 seats of SolidWorks(R) three dimensional mechanical design software to help students learn professional design processes on projects ranging from badminton racquets to shock absorbers for high-speed trains, SolidWorks announced today. The 300-seat SolidWorks installation also includes 50 seats of COSMOSWorks(TM) and COSMOSMotion(TM) software, as part of the SolidWorks Education Edition product.
Aalborg University's teaching approach mirrors the types of work
group environments the students will encounter in professional
settings after they graduate. Students work in groups on defined
topics such as load carrying structures, lightweight structures, or
mechanical systems. They pick a product - for example, a carbon fiber
bicycle frame, racing boat, or wind turbine component - design it with
SolidWorks and then test it with COSMOS. SolidWorks' suite of
analytical applications helps introduce design analysis by
electronically simulating mechanical operation and physical behavior.
Students also use eDrawings to exchange designs with their faculty
advisors and each other.
"This style of student collaboration is ideally suited for
learning state-of-the-art applications like SolidWorks, the standard
in 3D computer-aided design software," said Aalborg doctoral student
Jan Stegmann, who serves on the Institute of Mechanical Engineering's
information technology committee and participated in the SolidWorks
selection. "Students use the software the way it is used in the design
engineering industry, namely as an integrated tool during the entire
design process, from initial idea to final design, documentation, and
Aalborg, a 13,000-student institution founded in 1974, is one of
two Danish universities that offers master's and doctorate-level
engineering educations. The university places its graduates in
Denmark's top companies, including Vestas Wind Systems and Bang &
"Aalborg University's program simulates a professional
environment, which is a big reason why the school chose SolidWorks and
COSMOS," said Rosanne Kramer, director of worldwide education markets
for SolidWorks Corporation. "Our products are so widely used that it's
inevitable students will encounter them once they enter the job
market. Aalborg's program ensures students are ready to take on
productive roles immediately upon graduating."
About Aalborg University
Aalborg University (AAU) was inaugurated in 1974 as the fifth
Danish university. Since then, its enrollment has more than tripled to
the current enrollment of approximately 13,000. AAU conducts teaching
and research to the highest level in the fields of humanities,
engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences. In 1995 the
Engineering College of Esbjerg became part of Aalborg University.
About COSMOS and SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
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).
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.
COSMOSWorks and COSMOSMotion are trademarks of Structural Research and
Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of
their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks Corporation.
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