SolidWorks выпускает новую версию системы для студентов и преподавателей
Компания SolidWorks выпускает новую версию программной системы для студентов и преподавателей SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008. Теперь система содержит COSMOSWorks Advanced Professional и COSMOSFloWorks Professional Edition, что позволит студентам научиться решать задачи, с которыми сталкиваются инженеры-проектировщики в своей работе. Также компания SolidWorks анонсировала открытие веб-портала для студентов, который содержит презентации, ответы на вопросы, видеоматериалы и многое другое для изучения CAD/CAE технологий.
SolidWorks Corporation today gave students and teachers the key resources they need to enhance engineering education with the release of SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008. The latest version of SolidWorks 3D CAD software for students includes links to a new 3D CAD curriculum portal (http://www.solidworks.com/curriculum) plus all the major features in SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium.
SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008 now includes COSMOSWorks Advanced Professional and COSMOSFloWorks Professional Edition analysis software – enabling students from middle through graduate school for the first time to perform all of the analysis tasks undertaken by a typical engineer designing products.
“Design and analysis are increasingly integrated functions in professional engineering jobs, and this coupling is important for those intent on designing better products,” said Ashland O. Brown, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. “SolidWorks Corporation has addressed this both in its commercial software and in its education edition, clearly taking it to the next level in this advanced package. I can confidently say this is one of the best 3D CAD and FEA analysis software products available for education.”
COSMOSWorks Advanced Professional is a high-end finite element analysis (FEA) solution offering capabilities for nonlinear, dynamic, and composite material analysis. COSMOSFloWorks Professional Edition includes advanced analysis capabilities for compressible flow (liquid), solar radiation, rotating frame of reference, and moving walls. Both new tools will be useful for intermediate, advanced, and graduate-level students. For example, students competing in Formula Student race car design and racing competitions can use these products to check the car frame’s structural rigidity under different loading and material conditions.
Exclusive curriculum portal
The new curriculum portal (http://www.solidworks.com/curriculum) includes a wealth of new resources for educators, including lessons, projects, exercises, answer keys, movies, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and case studies as well as expanded course-specific curricula for design analysis. Coursework is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Swedish, Brazilian, Portuguese, and Dutch.
The portal complements the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) weblog (http://blogs.solidworks.com/teacher) that SolidWorks launched last year, now offering more than 100 free lessons and receiving more than 10,000 visits per month.
Formerly on DVD, student guides are now available from the Design Library embedded in SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008. This convenience means students no longer have to find the disk and load guides onto their PCs.
SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008 includes an enhanced DWGeditor tool for editing existing 2D DWG/DXF drawings and learning 2D design techniques. SolidWorks Corporation will supply three DWGeditor licenses for every licensed version of SolidWorks Education Edition.
Built on SolidWorks 2007
SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008 is based on the commercial version of SolidWorks 2007 Office Premium, which features these enhancements:
- innovative SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT) to streamline creation of 3D models and help prevent design problems, particularly in filleting, applying draft, mating parts into assemblies, and dimensioning drawings;
- advanced assembly modeling capabilities, including design of belt and chain drives that enable linked assembly motion; and,
- surfacing functionality that speeds the design of complex shapes.
“Enticing students toward engineering careers means showing them what they can do with 3D CAD software,” said Marie Planchard , director of worldwide education markets at SolidWorks Corporation. “Giving them integrated design and analysis lets them see how projects they’ve worked on will behave in the real world. More importantly, it gives them a taste of how professionals work every day. That’s a critical step in growing the global population of skilled engineers.”
SolidWorks Education Edition 2007-2008 is available on Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site (http://www.solidworks.com/) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).