DS SolidWorks unveiled its newest software for the education sector, SolidWorks Education Edition 2011-2012.
The product combines tools for simulation, sustainable design and motion, enabling both students and educators to create a robust classroom experience.
David Bazinet, a design engineer for Lista International, got his start using SolidWorks at school. Today, he is part of the design team at Lista that develops custom industrial furniture, including pieces used by Orange County Choppers.
"As a student, I was able to build the crucial groundwork and skill sets needed for my engineering career using SolidWorks," said Bazinet.
"The role of engineers has expanded significantly in recent years, and it involves being a bit of a mind reader, a good communicator and a designer. By having a rock-solid foundation and understanding of design and the tools needed to create quality products, I can successfully meet my customers' engineering demands-all thanks to my classroom experience with SolidWorks."
DS SolidWorks couples classroom teaching with hands-on design exercises, testing and certification, ensuring that students have their pick of future opportunities.
The SolidWorks Education Edition grants students free access to the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exams, which validate their SolidWorks expertise, an immediate asset when searching for employment.
Once they have earned the certification, students keep their CSWA status and join the community of 25,000 certified, passionate SolidWorks users.