Transform Education to Foster Innovation in 3D Product Design, Says Dassault Systemes

by February 11, 2015 0 comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3D design software company, dwelled on the need to push 3D Software in Indian educational institutions to foster creativity amongst budding engineers and industrial design professionals. This revelation came after it announced, as part of its annual SolidWorks World 2015, that two million SOLIDWORKS 3D design application licenses have now been installed at educational institutions worldwide.  There is a dire need to foster creativity amongst young students and this milestone is testimony to Dassault Systèmes’ focus in this niche domain.

“In education, we want to stimulate bright ideas and creativity by providing students with the same easy-to-use design tools used by professional engineers,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes.  “SOLIDWORKS applications help students complete challenging projects like fully functional robots or solar-powered race cars and, in the process, learn lasting skills for their future professional life.”

Suchit Jain, VP-Strategy and Community, further reflected on the shockingly outdated curriculum at the top Indian universities and engineering colleges and how the company plans to work closely with them to bring about the necessary and relevant transformation.  SOLIDWORKS applications offer educational institutions a specialized suite of tools for engineering design, documentation, simulation and sustainable design in one software package that contain video tutorials, PDF guides, project files, demo clips, the SOLIDWORKS STEM Teacher Blog and other specialized curriculum and support resources to help educators optimize student learning.  Students have access to 3D CAD, simulation, product data management, technical communication and electrical design tools for hands-on product design training. Beyond the use of SOLIDWORKS applications in education, Dassault Systèmes offers support and resources to a greater user community worldwide.

In addition, the company spoke about the grave gender inequality being the norm in engineering students globally with the fairer sex constituting just about 5% of design engineering workforce. “Construction toys develop a child’s interest in STEM subjects, but girls typically lose this interest by age eight and, as a result, today only 14 percent of engineers worldwide are women,” said Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, creator of toys for young girls designed to teach a variety of engineering and problem solving skills, and current SOLIDWORKS customer.

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