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Dassault Ranks #1 in Corporate Knights Global 100 index

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, Jan 23, 2018 – Dassault Systèmes announced that it has been ranked first by Corporate Knights in the 2018 Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index.

The Corporate Knights Global 100 index is recognized globally as the gold standard for corporate sustainability analysis. The ranking relies on the computation of many key performance indicators – including environmental, social, financial and innovation capacity – but also, as of this year, on the sustainability value of a company’s products.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Dassault Systèmes has been included in the Global 100 index.  The 2018 ranking is a clear recognition of Dassault Systèmes’ holistic sustainability strategy, from reducing its environmental footprint, to developing the workforce of the future and driving the definition of new business models in today’s Industry Renaissance.

“Dassault Systèmes is honored to be recognized as No. 1 by Corporate Knights for our vision of harmonizing product, nature and life and for implementing this vision in everything that we do,” said Bernard Charlès, vice chairman & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “In the virtual world, we can simulate and evaluate impacts before producing the product itself. What is more, virtual worlds help people imagine differently; they extend and improve the real world. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables innovators to play a major role in inventing sustainability models. We help them create things in ways that have never been used before, just as we help the workforce of the future learn in ways that have never been applied before. The record-breaking Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft, the winning teams of the Hyperloop Pod Competition, optimized services that benefit city stakeholders, the additive manufacturing of aerospace parts that reduces their weight by 80 percent—we could proudly pick examples from any of our 12 industries of activity.”

More than 25 million innovators and 220,000 customers use Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine, invent and deliver disruptive solutions that advance sustainability in domains as large as energy, mobility, cities, life sciences and high-tech.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 220, 000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

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Theorem Updates NX to 3D PDF Publisher

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK, Jan 23, 2018 – Theorem Solutions has announced the latest release of its NX to 3D PDF product from the Publish 3D range.

V20.2 supports NX 9.0, 10 and 11 and has a number of new and improved product features and enhancements including added support for the direct writing of CAD data to HTML5, processing NX assembly arrangements and the processing of body and face translucency.

Theorem’s Publish 3D product enables the publishing of 3D NX data directly from within the NX design application in to the interactive 3D PDF format.

The published PDF document contains embedded interactive 3D representations of the native NX data (within pre-defined templates) which is consumable by anyone. It offers greater levels of intellectual property (IP) protection with support for document rights management (DRM) ranging from separate passwords to control the 3D PDF output, to full integration with DRM systems.

The Publish 3D product supports the publishing of model based definition (MBD) data, 3D annotations (PMI) and model views from NX into the 3D PDF format.

The inclusion of Theorem’s Unified Interface (UI) with Theorem’s Publish 3D On Demand product provides the opportunity for multiple PDF publishing from a single data source. A user can select templates from the samples delivered with the Theorem software or can use the option of Theorem consultancy services to create bespoke templates based on specific requirements. Theorem’s UI helps the development and streamlining of translation and downstream processes by allowing engineering data to be filtered, viewed, interrogated, manipulated and translated interactively or in batches with the ability to publish user specific documentation.

Anybody with access to the freely available Adobe Reader, either on a PC, tablet or smartphone can access the interactive 3D data and are able to view, mark up and interrogate the document without the use of specialist CAD software. As 3D PDF is an ISO standard (ISO 24517-1 (PDF/E), the technology can be easily integrated and can effectively become the protocol for easy, seamless document creation and communication.

Theorem’s strategic partnership with Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of NX, and Theorem’s Publish 3D products, allowing Theorem to continue to provide publishing solutions to the NX community.

About Theorem Solutions

Theorem Solutions works with engineering and manufacturing companies to reduce the cost of project collaboration with their customers, suppliers and internal departments. The innovative and advanced data translation products and services provided also helps to protect the value of engineering data and the intellectual property it contains.

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Dassault, APSSDC Partner to Open 3DEXPERIENCE Center

NEW DELHI, India, Jan 23, 2018 – Dassault Systèmes and Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a 3DEXPERIENCE center to make students industry ready in the field of aerospace & defense, Automotive and Shipbuilding on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with built-in industry solution experiences.

As per industry reports, the aerospace and defense industry in India is one of the fastest growing markets in the world with a significant push to indigenous manufacturing. Promoting self-reliance, indigenization and technology up-grades, achieving economies of scale and developing capabilities for exports requires that the talent be developed in-house at a rapid pace to meet the demand. The automotive industry that is witnessing major changes in the form of electric vehicles (EVs), shared mobility, emission and safety norms has the potential to create 65 million additional jobs and contributing over 12% to India’s GDP. In the marine and ship building sector there is also the requirement of a cost-effective & skilled manpower with the technology know-how. The 3DEXPERIENCE center aims to meet these requirements for skilled manpower and facilitate employability to the youth in Andhra Pradesh.

The center will enhance the employability skills of the Engineering and Polytechnic (Diploma) students by making them industry-ready through skill enhancement and certification on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. As part of experiential learning, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform would be made available to the students either on-premise or on cloud so that they have first-hand knowledge of operating on the platform. The center will provide industry solution experience training leveraging virtual environment, which replicates the real world industry experience thus eliminating the industry access constraints faced by students. The center will provide tele-operated learning facility, where needed, to facilitate remote learning as well. The center will also act as an innovation hub for incubating start-ups and promoting start-up culture in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. K. Sambasiva Rao, managing director and CEO, APSSDC said, “Skilled workforce is the need of the hour to attract investors in the state and through the 3DEXPERIENCE Center we will impact training and enhance the employability of the talented workforce in the state. Once fully functional we will offer over 85 courses in aerospace and defense engineering, automotive technologies and marine infrastructure. Dassault Systèmes will bring in their experience and industry knowledge of working across diversified verticals and play a significant role in providing real and virtual demonstrations of modern day engineering and manufacturing.”

Mr. Samson Khaou, managing director, India, Dassault Systèmes said, “We are excited to partner with APSSDC to set up an 3DEXPERIENCE Center to make the youth in Andhra Pradesh ready to be a part of the workforce of future. The center has been set up as a step to foster innovation and help instill the start-up and research culture in the state as well act as a catalyst of growth by making world-class skilled professionals available to key growth sectors for the state and the country”.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 210,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.

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PDF3D Releases ReportGen v2.15

Adds U3D-to-PRC technology, Panoramic 360 functionality, patented point cloud simplification, support for 3D printing

LONDON, UK, Jan 23, 2018 – PDF3D’s ReportGen v2.15 has landed, bringing with it new U3D-to-PRC technology, Panoramic 360 functionality, patented point cloud simplification, and support for 3D printing.

This latest release of PDF3D’s end-user conversion tool brings with it a host of exciting new features that are now made possible thanks to new U3D-to-PRC bridging technology, only available in PDF3D’s suite of 3D PDF conversion tools.

“Most of the established vendors have moved to PRC,” explained Ian Curington, head developer of PDF3D. “This new U3D to PRC workflow provides a unique new solution that extends the functionality of the traditional U3D, enriching and enhancing the value of the 3D PDF for users in the process.”

Key features of v2.15 include the eagerly awaited panoramic 360 image functionality, which is unavailable in other conversion tools and will be as popular with photographers and drone operators as it will with forensics teams, surveyors and scientists.

In addition to U3D to PRC workflows, PDF3D’s developers have also added new support for AMF for 3D printing, e57 and RCS point-cloud format support, popular DWG 2018 versions, and improvements to a number of the existing CAD and graphics file formats. The release also includes image overlay wipe interaction, image sequence animation, CAD model layer and material enhancements using new patented point cloud technology.

“As ever, our tech is driven by the needs of our customers. These formats significantly strengthen the product for geospatial, survey, scanning and point-cloud processing and manufacturing applications, which is a key reason why our users continue to use ReportGen for 3D PDF conversion,” added Ian.

In this suite update, PDF3D have also ramped up performance in the developer toolkits: SDK and XML-API subsystems.

A full v2.15.0 feature list for each product can be found at

About PDF3D 

PDF3D produce a suite of widely respected software products and plugins for engineers, scientists and developers who need to communicate complex data and 3D models to others in the universally accessible PDF format. PDF3D’s technology provides the fastest and easiest-to-use, highly compressed 3D PDF conversion available for an ever-increasing range of formats and tools. From 3D CAD to GIS, DWG and LIDAR, PDF3D works closely with users and programmers within the engineering, geospatial, geology, aerospace, architecture, medical and product packaging communities worldwide.

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AMC Bridge Appoints Jerry Udy as Business Dev Director

WALTHAM, MA, Jan 23, 2018 – AMC Bridge, a vendor of choice for software development services in the areas of computer-aided design, engineering, manufacturing and construction, is pleased to announce and welcome Jerry Udy as director, business development reporting to executive vice president.

In this role Jerry will be responsible for developing new business opportunities, exploring new and expanding existing markets. “After conducting an extensive search, the Board is thrilled to have Jerry join our company. His skill set and experience fit well within our company’s strategic plans, and we look forward to working with him to continually expand our market reach,” said Boris Shoov, executive VP of AMC Bridge.

Jerry has a proven record of enabling over 200 companies to build successful businesses around advanced software solutions and brings a wealth of almost 30-year experience in the field of engineering software.

The last 20 years of his career were spent in various capacities at Spatial Corp., where Jerry grew from a position of an application engineer to the director of World-Wide Strategic Business Development. He also had a recent experience in assisting SigmaTEK Systems with sales efforts of their manufacturing and fabrication automation software.

Jerry holds an MS degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. “I’m very excited to join the AMC Bridge team and to represent them as the director of Business Development! For more than a decade, I have been privileged to witness the positive impact AMC Bridge had on my customers’ development projects and applications. Now I look forward to helping AMC Bridge clients, current and future, overcome challenges and achieve their own vision of success while we continue to build our business and reputation based on quality, professionalism, value and integrity.”

About AMC Bridge

AMC Bridge is a vendor of choice for software development services in the areas of computer-aided design, engineering, manufacturing and construction. Since 1999, they have been delivering solutions for CAD, CAE, CAM, PDM, BIM and PLM applications. For over 15 years, they have participated in the development of commercial software products and custom solutions for the engineering markets based on a variety of platforms, from desktop and Web to mobile and clouds.

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Mech-Tool Announces Appointments, Internal Promotions

DARLINGTON, UK, Jan 23, 2018 – One of the UK’s leading product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat hazard solutions has further strengthened its already extensive team with a series of additional appointments and internal promotions.

Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) has appointed a group planning manager and an operations and engineering director with internal promotions also taking place. Valued team members take on the roles of director of projects and Mech Tool Korea, production manager, senior project manager and head of finance.

Steve Thomas

New appointment Steve Thomas – group planning manager – joined the team in early November with over 20 years’ experience in the planning of many offshore Oil and Gas projects. His role is to support the planning team whilst developing the departmental function to ensure that project teams, and the wider business, are fully supported in all planning matters.

David Bursnoll joins MTE as the new operations and engineering director, encompassing overall responsibility for design, engineering, project management, planning, document control, production and all construction activities.

Speaking about the additional appointments, Anthony Jones, managing director at MTE said: “We are delighted to further expand our team of industry professionals and welcome our latest team members. We are firmly committed to driving the business forward as we strive to use our expertise and experience to provide renowned services to many ongoing and new projects, and I am confident that our latest appointments will bolster our already progressive team.”

Craig Bussey

Craig Bussey is a former manufacturing superintendent having joined MTE in January 2005 and is now taking on the role of production manager responsible for ensuring all existing and potential client production-based requirements and expectations are fulfilled in terms of delivery, timeliness, efficiency and quality.

Carl Roberts has been a valued senior member of the company for over ten years and has recently been appointed to the position of Director of Projects and Mech Tool Korea.  Carl will have overall responsibility for ensuring all major projects with MTE UK and Korea are completed on specification, to time and on budget.

Carl Roberts

Speaking about his new appointment, Carl said: “I feel privileged to be a senior team member of such a renowned, successful team. I am extremely passionate about the MTE company with every single member of the senior, design and engineering teams working together to not only create breakthrough innovations but also solve some of the industries toughest safety challenges.

“Over the next 12 months, there are many exciting opportunities across the globe for the oil and gas, process and in particular, offshore wind farm industries which we are absolutely certain MTE can support from its facilities both in the UK and Korea.”

Also, internally promoted, Craig Swainston takes on the role of senior project manager having worked for the company since November 2016. Craig will be providing day to day oversight and direction to the multi-disciplined internal production team reporting to the business unit director and ensuring that MTE discharge their contractual obligation, to manage & control the execution of specific projects from order acceptance through to final account submittal.

Kerry Shotton held the position of financial controller at MTE for over three years and has recently been appointed to the head of finance role, leading both the MTE and MTK finance functions.

About Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE)

Established in 1969, MTE has UK offices and manufacturing facilities in Darlington and Middlesbrough, Aberdeen and global offices in, Houston, UAE, Malaysia and India with fabrication facilities (MTK) in South Korea. The company has four distinct business units; design consultancy, fire and blast, modular solutions and HVAC solutions – working from initial design and consultation right through to manufacture of turnkey solutions and assistance with on-site installation. The company boasts an impressive client portfolio working globally with the leading oil and gas, process and renewable energy operators, engineering houses and construction yards.

ZWSOFT Offers CAD/CAM Technologies to Belt & Road

GUANGZHOU, China, Jan 23, 2018 – ZWCAD SOFTWARE CO., LTD. (ZWSOFT), a world-renowned and reliable CAD/CAM solutions provider, has been appointed a member of International Alliance of Skills Development for Belt & Road and BRICS Countries (IASDBR) and will contribute CAD/CAM technologies to Belt & Road and BRICS countries.

Together with representatives from BRICS and Belt & Road countries as well as professionals and talents from all walks of life, ZWSOFT participated in the signing ceremony and obtained a membership certificate.

“It’s a great honor for ZWSOFT to join the IASDBR. As the only Chinese enterprise which owns full intellectual property rights for both 2D and 3D CAD/CAM software, ZWSOFT will continuously develop ZW3D & ZWCAD and provide training that suits the Belt and Road strategic layout,” said Truman Du, CEO of ZWSOFT.

Success is Not Incidental

IASDBR was established to promote the education, skills and training among Belt & Road and BRICS countries.

Having satisfied the needs of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM designers and engineers for two decades with its powerful and easy-to-use ZW3D, ZWSOFT is deeply expected to cultivate international high-tech professionals and increase the local employment for international enterprises.

Empowered by unique Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling technology and various design tools, ZW3D can unleash designers’ 3D design ideas which provides them more creativeness and opportunities. In addition, ZWSOFT’s professional technical team is always providing effective and timely assistance. All of these are helpful for vocational skill development, engineering capability training and intelligent technology innovation, so ZWSOFT was selected as an IASDBR member.

A Bright and Promising Prospect

Through IASDBR, ZWSOFT is planning to build and improve an international organization and international exchange platform for technical exchanges, standard coordination, skills training and certification among Belt & Road and BRICS countries.

With the support from Chinese Government, ZWSOFT can not only push forward infrastructure construction at home and abroad but also advance the process of global industrialization through its persistent and unremitting efforts.

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ZW3D, an integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the complete product development process, features the fastest kernel for Solid-surface Hybrid Modeling, non-solid mold parting and smart CNC Machining tactics from 2-axis to 5-axis. It brings customers endless benefits such as reduced costs, optimized design workflow and improved efficiency.

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