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VirtualE3D Showcases Visual Collaboration Software at SolidWorks World

LAS VEGAS, NV – (BUSINESS WIRE) Feb 18, 2002 – VirtualE3D, an engineering and software services development company, announced today that it will demonstrate its revolutionary VCollab visual collaboration software in booth #122 at the SolidWorks World 2002 International Conference from February 17-20, 2002.

VCollab software enables distributed engineering product development teams to visualize, analyze, improve and collaborate with any 3D content independent of the CAD source. VCollab is tightly integrated with SolidWorks(R) software and users can activate a VCollab session from inside the SolidWorks window. Using VCollab, designers working in a heterogeneous CAD environment can load and study large assemblies and find clashes among parts dynamically. Assembly teams can study assembly sequences while maintenance teams can use VCollab to assess the ease of maintenance of the product.

VCollab is designed specifically for the aerospace, automotive, heavy engineering, consumer goods, electrical and electronics industries, and allows companies using SolidWorks and other engineering design and analysis tools to visually collaborate with all the 3D engineering data on one, common, neutral platform. This collaboration offers companies increased productivity and cost savings. All the product design and development teams across the product life cycle can visualize, analyze, experience and improve the product before it is manufactured. VCollab provides a secure way of sharing the 3D information and allows various product design and development teams to study the functional product throughout the product life cycle.

VirtualE3D was founded by the same IT professionals who founded InfoVision Consultants, Inc. The companies work together closely on marketing, development and implementation of VCollab software. InfoVision is a SolidWorks Research Partner.

“Our close association with InfoVision has enabled VirtualE3D users to collaborate with SolidWorks software and bring more design organizations up to current levels of virtual prototyping and visual collaboration,” said Prasad Mandava, CEO of VirtualE3D. “This enables them to participate in the design of the product much earlier in the lifecycle, ultimately increasing team productivity.”

“SolidWorks has become the standard 3D design solution within the discreet manufacturing market, and our goal is to bring the power of 3D to everyone involved in the design process,” said Robert McGill, manager of SolidWorks Partner Program. “The goal of our partnership with VirtualE3D is to give our customers a choice of distributed design solutions that help manufacturers get new products to market faster.”

About VirtualE3D
VirtualE3D is an engineering software and services company specializing in digital enterprise solutions. The company’s core competency lies in providing product life cycle management (PLM) services to various industries. This includes 2D-to-3D conversion, 3D modeling, 3D Web tools, CAD translators, CAD customization, design and analysis, visualization and simulation, digital mockups and virtual prototyping, and product data management. VirtualE3D’s business models include consulting, outsourcing, and product development. The company is located in Bangalore, India and Richardson, Texas. Visit VirtualE3D’s website at www.virtuale3d.com.

About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets mechanical design software solutions. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks’ mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product development. In over five years of shipping product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 175,000 total seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide network of resellers. For the latest news, information, or a live 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).

MEDIA CONTACT
Ackermann PR
Stephanie Eitrheim
972-436-6137 x.204
seitrheim@ackermannpr.com

COMPANY CONTACT
InfoVision Consultants, Inc.
Prasad Mandava
+91-80-6782361
prasad@virtuale3d.com

Sean Yalamanchi
972-234-0058 x.11
sean@infovision.net