|[January 21, 2013]
SolidWorks World 2013 Highlights Innovations in Aerospace, Robotics, and Education
WALTHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY), the
3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital
Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today
announced its complete keynote speaker lineup for SolidWorks
World 2013 running today through January 23 at the Walt Disney (News - Alert) World
Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Orlando, Florida (USA). Speakers
include: Art Thompson, Sage Cheshire; Vijay Kumar, the University of
Pennsylvania; Elias Knubben, Festo; and Thomas Atchison, the Mavericks
Civilian Space Foundation.
Every day, thousands of designers and engineers use SolidWorks 3D design
software application to bring their projects to life. The SolidWorks
World conference helps spur the creation of new ideas while enabling
attendees to share, collaborate, and embrace their love of design.
Attendees will hear from keynote speakers who use SolidWorks to help
change the course of human history, and ultimately, acquire knowledge
and inspiration that will take their projects to the next level.
SolidWorks World 2013 kicks off with 2012's most death-defying aerospace
project: Felix Baumgartner's "One Giant Fall for Mankind." Art Thompson,
Technical Project Director, Sage Cheshire, who spearheaded Baumgartner's
record-setting leap from the edge of space, will take attendees beyond
the news headlines and behind the scenes of the famous jump. Thompson
will discuss how Red Bull Team Stratos (News - Alert) took the project from conception
to design and execution, providing an intimate look at the experiment
that changed space travel for generations to come.
The keynote session on the second day of the conference will focus on
robotics; highlighting two expert designers discovering new approaches
to human/robot interaction and behavior: Vijay Kumar, professor at the
University of Pennsylvania, will share his experience creating swarms of
agile aerial robots, and Elias Knubben, head of Corporate Bionic
Projects at Festo, a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical
automation technology, will present some of the prototypes from the
Bionic Learning Network.
Day three of SolidWorks World addresses the future and development of
the next generation of great design professionals. Thomas Atchison,
chairman of the Mavericks
Civilian Space Foundation, will share his experiences in building
the world's first civilian space programs.
"Human beings have an inherent, natural desire to innovate and discover
solutions to overcome the world's major challenges," said Bertrand
Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes (News - Alert). "The SolidWorks World keynote
speakers have pushed the limits of design and their life experiences
will push our community to positively impact future generations through
Additional event highlights include:
Networking with more than 4,500 attendees including engineering and
design professionals, students, educators, partners, resellers and
SolidWorks employees from around the globe.
More than 150
in-depth training sessions, many of them hands-on, covering topics
such as building and specifying computers for SolidWorks; surfacing;
and 3D modeling tips and tricks.
Pavilion, featuring more than 100 technology products that work
with SolidWorks, and providing an opportunity for attendees to meet
SolidWorks Partners, preview new technology, and view hundreds of
innovative products designed by SolidWorks customers.
The SolidWorks World agenda is available at: www.solidworks.com/sww/agenda
About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3D Experience 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 150,000
customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 80 countries.
For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
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