Tsinghua University Implements 500 Seats of SolidWorks Software to Help Expand China's Base of Mechanical Design Skills.Training on 3D CAD application gives students vital skills for competing in world engineering market
CONCORD, Mass. -- One of China's most prestigious universities is implementing 500 licenses of SolidWorks([R]) 3D computer aided design (application) Computer Aided Design - (CAD) The part of CAE concerning the drawing or physical layout steps of engineering design. Often found in the phrase "CAD/CAM" for ".. manufacturing". (CAD) and COSMOS([R]) design validation software to accelerate the popularity of design technology in the country's engineering sector, SolidWorks Corporation announced today. SolidWorks is now the largest CAD implementation at Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University was established in Beijing in 1911 on the site of a former royal garden belonging to a prince, and was funded by an indemnity which , which is often described as "the HistoryMIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology of China" and counts Chinese President Hu Jintao Hu Jintao (h` jĭn`tou`), 1942–, Chinese political leader, b. Jixi, Anhui prov. A hydroelectric engineering graduate (1965) of Qinghua Univ. among its graduates.
The university plans to use 200 licenses of the software in its CAD education center. The others will be distributed throughout eight of the university's departments, available to students in eight departments including mechanical engineering, automotive engineering Noun 1. automotive engineering - the activity of designing and constructing automobiles
engineering, technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry , and electromechanical The use of electricity to run moving parts. Disk drives, printers and motors are examples. Electromechanical systems must be designed for the eventual deterioration of moving components that wear over time. The first TVs were electromechanical systems (see video/TV history). engineering. The Tsinghua CAD education center will provide training and support for educators at other Chinese universities who want to take the Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP CSWP Certified SolidWorks Professional
CSWP Coupled States Wave Packet method
CSWP Centrifugal Sudden Wave Packet method ) examination. SolidWorks will also provide 200 licenses of SolidWorks Student Edition software so students can practice their 3D CAD skills outside of the classroom.
"Our goal is to become a center of 3D CAD knowledge in China," said Wang Junying, director of CAD Teaching Center, Tsinghua University. "By training our own students in SolidWorks, a leader in 3D CAD, we're making an immediate impact on the market by providing companies with engineering professionals who have a valuable skill. Training educators from other institutions is part of our long-term goal of raising the general level of 3D design competence throughout China."
Tsinghua University's CAD education center is one of China's major providers of CAD education, training educators, researchers, and engineers in international CAD/CAM CAD/CAM
in full computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
Integration of design and manufacturing into a system under direct control of digital computers. , PDM (1) (Product Data Management) An information system used to manage the data for a product as it passes from engineering to manufacturing. The data includes plans, geometric models, CAD drawings, images, NC programs as well as all related project data, notes and , and CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. engineering software. The Tsinghua University CAD center's mission is to promote creativity and innovation by offering undergraduate and graduate students courses on topics such as CAD use, mechanical principles, mechanical component design, computer aided plotting, and integrated CAD/CAM.
The Tsinghua University implementation is part of the worldwide SolidWorks Education Program, which helps educators integrate 3D design into their curricula. The program is recognized around the world in the government, industrial, and education markets. More than 4,700 educational institutions around the world have selected SolidWorks software as their standard 3D CAD teaching solution. More than 100,000 students graduate each year with SolidWorks software experience. Currently, eight of China's top 10 universities offer SolidWorks 3D CAD software courses.
"We believe that all mechanical designs will be created with 3D software in the future because it is the most accurate medium for depicting a product and it encourages designers to innovate," said Chen Chaoxiang, technical director of the Greater China Region for SolidWorks Corporation. "To help that transition, it is vital for China's major learning institutions to train students in widely used 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks. We're looking forward to playing a role in their efforts to extend 3D CAD into every corner of the mechanical engineering community."
Tsinghua University is working with SolidWorks reseller SolidWizard for maintenance and support.
About Tsinghua University
Tsinghua University, one of the most famous universities in China, was established in 1911 originally as "Tsinghua Xuetang." The school was reconstructed and renamed as "National Tsinghua University" in 1928. Currently, Tsinghua is a comprehensive university covering most of the common disciplines, such as sciences, engineering, medical, economics and management, humanities and social sciences, and law and arts. Tsinghua University is not only an educational center, but also one of China's most important bases for scientific research. It owns 47 departments, 29 research centers, including five state-level ones, 13 national labs (1/10 of the total number of such labs in China), as well as 27 post-doctoral research stations. For more information please visit http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/eng/index.jsp.
Since its founding in 1997, SolidWizard has worked as the general agent of SolidWorks. It provides consulting services for system integration of SolidWorks and six other main product lines including: CG/CAID/CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM. SolidWizard provides high quality software and hardware, as well as technical consulting and training courses led by its technical teams with rich experience. It has six subsidiaries in Shanghai, Dongguan, Suzhou, Ningbo, Nangjing and Tianjin in Chinese mainland.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Syst[c]mes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris Euronext Paris is France's securities market, formerly known as the Paris Bourse, which merged with the Amsterdam and Brussels exchanges in September 2000 to form Euronext NV, which is the second largest exchange in Europe behind the London Stock Exchange. : #13065, DSY DSY Drum Storage Yard .PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. 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 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).
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. COSMOS is a registered trademark of Structural Research & Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2007 SolidWorks Corporation.
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