SolidWorks Sustainability wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Award 2010 for Innovation and Creativity
New Solution Helps Designers Calculate and Reduce the Environmental Impact of Their Materials, Production Methods
The editors of Design News magazine chose SolidWorks Sustainability as a Golden Mousetrap Award Best Product winner based on its ability to help designers create more environmentally-friendly products. SolidWorks Sustainability helps users determine their designs’ carbon footprint, energy consumption, and air/water impacts. The software calculates those effects by considering the source of raw materials, manufacturing processes, how products will be used, and how they will be disposed of — all before they are manufactured. That insight helps designers to make their products more sustainable without costly late-stage changes in processes or supply chains.
“Design News congratulates the winners and finalists of the 2010 Golden Mousetrap Awards for the great work they’ve done to develop new and innovative products for design engineers,” said Managing Editor Jennifer Roy. “These products, as always, showcase the highly imaginative ways that today’s engineers are ‘building a better mousetrap,’ and we thank them for their contributions.”
This is Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks’ second Golden Mousetrap Award in the last three years. The company’s SolidWorks 2008 CAD software won in the best product category as well. Design News has been recognizing engineering innovation and creativity through the Golden Mousetrap Awards for more than 20 years. This year, Golden Mousetrap awards were given in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly, and 20 subcategories.
“This much-appreciated recognition is almost more about the era we’re in right now than it is about any one product,” said Kishore Boyalakuntla, manger of simulation product management at DS SolidWorks Corp. “Environmental consciousness came almost out of nowhere to become a major consideration for consumers making buying decisions. Product designers who want to respond to that shift need tools to evaluate their designs’ environmental impact. We’re glad to have been among the first companies to meet that need.”
About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) brand, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, providing intuitive, high-performing software that helps product design teams develop great 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).
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.