STEAM Gets a SOLID Boost

Dassault Systèmes Reaches SOLIDWORKS Milestone and Releases New Application

Feb 26 2015 - 7:33am

From helping young minds around the world create everything from robots to solar-powered race cars, Dassault Systèmes reports two million of its SOLIDWORKS 3D design application licenses now have been installed at educational institutions worldwide.

The 3DEXPERIENCE company says the milestone is a testament to its commitment to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) teaching initiatives that nurture the skills and creativity of the next generation of designers and engineers, by providing students with the same, easy-to-use design tools preferred by professionals.

“Adding the ‘A’ to STEM is crucial to ensuring that both the left and right sides of the brain are stimulated and well-trained. Art and design are critical components of education and we want to support efforts to strengthen this curriculum across the country,” says Stephan J. Clambaneva, IDSA, the design business consultant director of Dassault Systemes’ Design Studio. “For the US to remain at the forefront of innovation we must have more students learning about industrial design, as well as design-thinking in general. Industrial design is the intersection of engineering and art.”


Dassault also has unveiled SOLIDWORKS model-based definition, a drawingless manufacturing application for design that saves production time and costs by generating one master document for all product and manufacturing information, downstream processes and regulation compliance.

SOLIDWORKS is one of Dassault's 12 global brands, providing the ultimate user experience to 190,000 customers in a variety of industries in more than 140 countries.