SolidWorks Software Installed as a Teaching Tool for Engineering Students At University of California Berkeley.Business/Technology Editors
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2000
3D CAD Software Chosen for its Ease-of-Use and Short
SolidWorks Corporation, a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use 3D CAD software for the mainstream market, today announced that it has installed SolidWorks software for 105 workstations at the University of California at Berkeley (body, education) University of California at Berkeley - (UCB)
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Note to British and Commonwealth readers: that's /berk'lee/, not /bark'lee/ as in British Received Pronunciation. to be used in teaching mechanical engineering students during the academic year 2000-2001 in Berkeley's College of Engineering.
Berkeley's Mechanical Engineering department offers approximately 50 undergraduate courses divided into a lower division and an upper division. Students are introduced to SolidWorks in lower division courses, such as the Basic Engineering and Design Graphics class, and then use their knowledge of the software throughout the upper division courses. In Basic Engineering and Design Graphics, students are introduced to engineering design processes, graphics communications tools, conceptual design techniques, tolerance analyses, and spatial reasoning skills.
"SolidWorks' ease of use and short learning curve are two essential reasons why we use the software in our engineering courses," said Hami Kazerooni, Professor of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. "We have other CAD packages available in our design labs, but the students have shown a strong preference for SolidWorks due to its ease-of-use, speed, power, and flexibility."
"When students are first learning the basics of engineering, CAD software shouldn't impede the learning process - it should facilitate it. That's exactly what SolidWorks does," said Rosanne Kramer, manager of SolidWorks worldwide education markets. "We are proud to be a part of Berkeley's top-notch curriculum. The combination of SolidWorks software and Berkeley's engineering courses gives graduates the essential skills they need to be successful."
SolidWorks is also sponsoring the Mechanical Engineering Department's "Inventor's Open House" to be held May 5 at UC Berkeley. At the Inventor's Open House, advanced upper division students from the Mechatronics (MECHAnics elecTRONICS) The combination of mechanical and electronic systems. Embracing robotics, industrial control systems and human interfaces in numerous disciplines, mechatronics is a major step beyond "electromechanical," in which only electricity is required. course will showcase their design projects to the public. Some of this year's projects include an anti-lock braking system An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. The purpose of this is to allow the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking and, in some for bicycles, a smart rice cooker For the car modification term, see .
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The San Francisco Bay Area, colloquially known as the Bay Area or The Bay attend the Inventor's Open House to view students' work and to recruit graduating seniors for positions in the Silicon Valley.
With offices throughout California, Hawk Ridge Systems, an authorized SolidWorks reseller, is providing training and support to the SolidWorks instructional lab installations at UC Berkeley.
About The University of California at Berkeley
Chartered in 1868, the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). has a tradition of excellence in academics, faculty, and student achievement. The University encompasses 10 campuses, five medical schools and teaching hospitals, three law schools and a statewide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Berkeley campus faculty includes seven Nobel laureates Winners of the Nobel Prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners. , 119 members of the National Academy of Sciences This list includes approximately 2,000 current (not past) members and 350 foreign associates of the United States National Academy of Sciences, each of whom is affiliated with one of 31 disciplinary sections. Each person's name, primary institution, and election year are given. and 80 members of the National Academy of Engineering. More than 31,000 students are currently enrolled at Berkeley and the academic departments consistently rank among the best in the country.
About Hawk Ridge Systems
Hawk Ridge Systems, who services University of California Berkeley, is one of the country's leading CAD VARs and the fastest-growing SolidWorks VAR in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Founded in 1995 in the San Francisco Bay area, the company posted record growth of 35% per quarter in 1999. Today, it has five sales offices and a territory that extends from southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, to Seattle, Washington This page is protected from moves until disputes have been resolved on the .
The reason for its protection is listed on the protection policy page. . Hawk Ridge has eight full time engineers on staff, and maintains a 2:1 ratio of engineers to sales people--more than double the industry norm. This heavy investment in customer support, plus an array of industry-leading products including SolidWorks (www.solidworks.com), COSMOS/Works (www.cosmosworks.com), and Activault (www.solidpartners.com/activault.htm), has attracted hundreds of west coast customers industries ranging from networking products and semiconductor equipment to medical devices.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes Dassault Systemes (Dassault Systèmes S.A.) (Pronounced - Dasoh) (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext: 13065) is a leading company specializing in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software. S.A. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : 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 230 resellers selling in 70 countries. In 4 years of shipping product, SolidWorks has sold more than 48,000 commercial seats of software to over 15,000 customers and more than 40,000 seats to more than 2,600 academic institutions worldwide. For more information and a product demonstration, contact a local SolidWorks distributor or reseller, or call SolidWorks directly at 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , call +1-978-371-5000). For the latest news and information from SolidWorks, see the company's web site (www.solidworks.com).
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