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SolidWorks Expands Worldwide Distribution Channel; 160 Resellers Selling SolidWorks' Software in 43 Countries.

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 1997--SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY) company, today announced the expansion of its product availability and services through the expansion of its distribution channel to more than 160 resellers selling SolidWorks software in 43 countries worldwide. The additional resellers extend the support infrastructure of SolidWorks to better serve its rapidly growing customer base through easy access to the product and timely, qualified product support and training provided at a local level.

"The continued growth of the SolidWorks distribution network and local language support in seven languages enables us to provide our customers with the highest level of services for our products," notes Jon Hirshtick, president and CEO of SolidWorks. "In addition, as popularity for state-of-the-art solid modeling software increases we see many resellers switching to SolidWorks. SolidWorks is 100% committed to our indirect distribution channel which is attractive to many resellers looking to expand their businesses or switch from older technology. Our customers benefit by having easier access to SolidWorks products and training through local organizations."

New resellers recently added include MCAD Design, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. MCAD most recently was a reseller of Pro/Engineer and PT Modeler. Sue Boland, president of MCAD Design notes, "We chose to work with SolidWorks because it offers the power and ease-of-use our customers have been looking for. Also, with over 170 Solution Partner products available, we're now able to provide our customers with true best-in-class solutions at an affordable price."

FISHER/UNITECH is a recent addition to the SolidWorks reseller network and a former reseller for Pro/Engineer. The company provides computer technologies for design, engineering and manufacturing applications. Charles C. Hess, CEO of FISHER/UNITECH comments, "SolidWorks is revolutionizing the engineering industry by creating a new paradigm for solid modeling. With SolidWorks, engineers and designers can use solid modeling techniques in application areas where it was previously unjustifiable." As a certified SolidWorks reseller, FISHER/UNITECH is leading provider of solutions and contract services in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.

About SolidWorks

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY) company, develops and markets mechanical design software products for Windows. SolidWorks was founded in 1993 with the mission to bring production solid modeling to the desktop of every engineer. SolidWorks has offices worldwide and distributes its products through a network of 160 resellers selling in 43 countries. For more information and a product demonstration, contact your local SolidWorks distributor or reseller today. Look for new information available on the SolidWorks Web site (http://www.solidworks.com).

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