CAD/CAM Components Releases GeometryWorks3D V3.0 for SolidWorks(R) Software

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 18-06-2003 -- CAD/CAM Components, Inc. (3Ci), a leading developer of surface modeling software and a SolidWorks Gold Partner, announces the release of GeometryWorks3D Version 3.0, the industry's first freeform surface modeling software to offer single window integration with SolidWorks 2003.

GeometryWorks3D V3.0 was specifically developed for use in the biomedical and industrial design environments. Many of the new features were developed in conjunction with Boston Scientific Corporation, one of the world's leading medical device design companies. The new functionality provides Boston Scientific with improved product design capabilities that have enabled the company to shorten design cycle time from days to a few hours. The industrial design industry will benefit from the new surface types and added functionality tightly integrated inside of SolidWorks 2003. The new Cross Sectional Surfaces provides unparalleled control of complex surfaces within SolidWorks.

"GeometryWorks' tight integration with SolidWorks software enables users to pick up the tool and go right to work creating all the complex, curved surfaces so prevalent in today's products," says Brian Houle, SolidWorks Partner Program manager. "As a SolidWorks Gold Partner, CAD/CAM Components continues to develop powerful solutions that our customers can use to enhance their designs and get products to market quicker."

GeometryWorks3D V3.0 offers over 15 new and enhanced features including:

  - Helix Spline - Helix spline creation. 
  - Helix Tube - Helix tube creation. 
  - Helix on Helix - Allows users to develop a helix tube surface
    around a helix spline.
  - Blanket Surface - Develops a single surface out of many,
    regardless of gaps or overlaps of the underlying surfaces. 
  - Cross Sectional Surface - Surface developed by using cross
    sections and guide curves.
  - Single Entity Geometric Properties (gprop) - Allows users to
    get the geometric properties of any entity type.
  - Surface/Surface QA - Surface-to-surface QA checking.
  - Cylinder-Wrapped Surface - Allows the wrapping of a sketch or
    solid face extraction to a pre-defined cylinder.
  - Cylinder-Wrapped Tube Surface - Allows users to wrap a tube
    around a cylinder.
  - Cylinder-Wrapped Spline - Allows users to wrap a spline around
    a cylinder.
  - Helix Law Curves - Parametric pitch and radius length controls
    for helix tubes.

Enhanced features:
  - Surface map to a plane
  - Surface mapping system
  - Offset line from a line (arc length driven by degrees and radius)
  - Improved intersection routine

New parametric curves and splines:
  - RHO Conic
  - Helix Spline
  - Spine-driven slope
Free test drive available for download

SolidWorks users can obtain a free, 15-day trial version of GeometryWorks3D at or

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis and product data management (PDM). 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 ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About CAD/CAM Components:

CAD/CAM Components, Inc. (3Ci) is a private company headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The company's mission is to bring proven surface technology to SolidWorks 2003. The company's development team possesses over 40 years of surface technology experience in the aerospace industry, which has enabled it to become a pioneer in the development of software for complex geometry creation and freeform surface modeling totally integrated inside of SolidWorks 2003. For more information on 3Ci, visit its Web site at or call 949-728-1309.

Contact: Barbara Schmitz, Public Relations Consultant
Voice: 440-937-4251


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