Nov 25, 2011

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks announces finalists of SolidWorks Skill Design Competition

New Delhi: Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks), a comprehensive 3D design solutions provider, today announced the finalists of its skill building contest- “SolidWorks Skills Design Competition”. The competition aimed at assessing and nurturing the ability of young engineers to devise innovative and efficient designing methods saw the highest number of participation from India with more than four hundred entries (416). Both the Indian winners Karuppusamy Selvaraj & Vijayakumar Muthu are from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu. The two finalists would compete at a global platform in the regional competition against the winners from other countries on 28th Nov 2011 in Singapore.

SolidWorks Skill design is focused at building the skills of the young engineering community to prepare them for the evolving design needs of the industry. Apart from the two India finalists, nine more finalists were picked up from Malaysia, Korea and Singapore. The participants were shortlisted post a rigorous evaluation process which judged them on their innovation, efficiency, accuracy and skill.

Congratulating the winners of the SolidWorks Skills Design Competition” Sharon Toh, General Manager, South Asia Pac/Korea Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. said- “With growing focus on innovation and product precision the demand for qualified designing engineers have skyrocketed. Computer aided designing is a niche segment demanding high expertise. Thus it is very critical to prepare a talented and qualified workforce to cater to this industry. SolidWorks has always been committed towards enriching our talent pool by developing today’s students into tomorrow’s engineers. The response to SolidWorks Skill Design Contest has been highly encouraging and has re-instated our faith in the designing talent of our young engineering community. I congratulate the winners of SolidWorks skill Design competition and wish them all the success for the final regional round in Singapore.”

The global CAD industry has witnessed an exponential growth over the past few years. India with its 250,000 strong engineering workforce, renowned design capabilities and success in IT off-shoring is emerging as one of the most preferred outsourcing market for global manufacturers. SolidWorks is committed to step up its investment in education and upgrade the skills of the Indian students in this field. As of October 2011, SolidWorks has issued more than thirty five thousand licenses in more than five hundred schools in India to facilitate students training. The company has tied up with CADD Centre Training Services, introducing certification as part of the courses offered by CADD Centre Training Services to students along with SolidWorks® Student Edition software, so as to have SolidWorks certified students available for industry. The company has also been working closely with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai & New Delhi to train our engineering workforce. Both these institutes have “Industrial Design Centre” to develop a pipeline of industrial & product design engineers.

To know more visit: www.solidworkscompetition.com