Boeing Subsidiary Uses SolidWorks to Expand 2D-to-3D Conversion Business

3D CAD Software’s Superior Data Translation Capabilities Support Growth of Tech Publishing and Engineering Services

CONCORD, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 14, 2009Continental DataGraphics (CDG), a Boeing subsidiary, has purchased SolidWorks® 3D CAD software to meet the increasing demand for 2D-to-3D file conversion. The SolidWorks tools will support CDG’s internal requirements to support Boeing projects, and enable the company to offer 2D-to-3D conversion services for other commercial customers as well.

CDG authors and publishes illustrated parts catalogs and maintenance manuals to support all Boeing commercial aircraft worldwide. As part of that work, the CDG graphics team uses SolidWorks software to quickly and easily convert 2D pictures of parts into 3D models for use in publishing and engineering.

“We recognized that a lot of other companies, like those in trucking, energy, and other industries using complex equipment, have similar needs,” said Josh Migdal, CDG production manager. “Because SolidWorks accepts and outputs a wide range of file formats, we have been able to expand our engineering services capabilities to convert 2D pictures into 3D models for a broader range of customers across multiple industries.”

SolidWorks also enables CDG to repurpose 3D data to 2D isometric projections for Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs) and Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC) technical illustrations.

“Our skilled professionals have also found applications for this product that can support marketing, multimedia, and training development requirements,” said Migdal. “This software will be an essential tool for our hundreds of talented engineers, and will create new business opportunities for our growing company.”

SolidWorks software includes bi-directional translators that support DWG, DXF™, Pro/ENGINEER®, IPT (Autodesk Inventor®), Mechanical Desktop®, Unigraphics®, PAR (Solid Edge®), CADKEY®, IGES, STEP, Parasolid, SAT (ACIS), VDA-FS, VRML, STL, TIFF, JPG, Adobe® Illustrator®, Rhinocerous®, IDF, and HSF (Hoops) formats. No other CAD software offers this set of data translation capabilities.

“We worked very closely with our SolidWorks VAR throughout the evaluation process,” said Migdal. “We found that SolidWorks was extremely easy to use and it met all of our requirements for our conversion projects.”

CDG relies on authorized SolidWorks reseller GoEngineer for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About CDG

CDG, a Boeing Company, is a world-class strategic partner for engineering-driven organizations that develop, support and maintain complex equipment. By relying on CDG to improve the overall effectiveness of long-term equipment support and maintenance processes, its partners are able to concentrate on their core business, increase efficiency, and ultimately provide enhanced value to their customers. CDG services include engineering design and conversion, technical authoring and illustration, digital imaging services, lean process development services, and web-based software solutions, including interactive electronic technical manuals. For more information, visit www.cdgnow.com.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions. The company develops and markets software for design, analysis, product data management, documentation, and environmental impact assessment. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an 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).

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks, and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2009 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.



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Nancy Buchino, 978-318-5262
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Beaupre & Co. Public Relations
Darby Johnson, 603-559-5809
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CDG, a Boeing Company
Mona Rice, 425-691-2680
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www.cdgnow.com




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