SolidWorks Corporation Introduces XchangeWorks; Industry's First Free AutoCAD Plug-in for Importing Native Solid Modeling Data.
Previously, users that needed to import solid modeling data into AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop had to export the data into a neutral file format first, adding an extra step. Using the XchangeWorks plug-in, designers and engineers can import part files directly, saving time and virtually eliminating the need to go through neutral file formats. From pull-down menus in AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop, users can access data translation capabilities across a variety of file formats, including IGES, STEP, VDAFS, SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, and Unigraphics.
"SolidWorks is the first company to deliver an AutoCAD plug-in to import native CAD data," said John McEleney, vice president of product marketing for SolidWorks. "Many AutoCAD users are looking to move to 3D solid modeling but need to share 3D information today. XchangeWorks was developed to enable engineers to bring solid modeling part files directly into AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop using the Autodesk ARX interface."
Added McEleney, "SolidWorks continues to develop and deliver technology that provides superior data sharing tools to the CAD market. We are committed to providing engineers with the best, most affordable engineering tools on the market to make their jobs easier, so they can get work done faster, making them more productive and competitive."
XchangeWorks is compatible with AutoCAD R14.x; AutoCAD Mechanical R14.5; or Mechanical Desktop 2.x or 3.x. System requirements include:
--Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) or Windows(R) 95 --Pentium(R)-based computer --CD-ROM drive
Availability and Pricing
The XchangeWorks application is available on CD for FREE by ordering from the SolidWorks Web site at www.solidworks.com or at www.xchangeworks.com, or by calling 1-800-393-4118 in the US or 1-978-371-5013 internationally.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (NASDAQ:DASTY) company, develops and markets mechanical design software products for Windows(R). 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 200 resellers selling in 43 countries. In 3 years of shipping product, SolidWorks has sold over 26,000 seats of software to over 9,500 customers. For more information and a product demonstration, contact your local SolidWorks distributor or reseller today. For the latest news and information from SolidWorks, see the company's web site (http://www.solidworks.com).
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 1999 SolidWorks Corporation.
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|Date:||Mar 15, 1999|
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