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Applied Engineering Donates Industry Leading Engineering Design and Analysis Software to North Dakota Universities

Bismarck, ND January 10, 2006 – Applied Engineering, Inc. today announced that it is donating 500 licenses of industry leading engineering design and analysis software to the North Dakota University System. The donation consists of a 500 seat education lab package of SolidWorks® Education Edition 2005-2006, along with a three-year subscription which provides software updates and technical support.

“By making this software available throughout North Dakota’s universities, our state’s engineering students gain access to cutting-edge, industry-leading engineering tools. That experience is very valuable as they enter the workforce,” noted Dave Raatz, President of Applied Engineering. “This donation is a result of the close relationship between the North Dakota universities engineering departments and Applied Engineering. Over the years Applied Engineering has benefited from hiring skilled students from North Dakota universities, and we want to give something back to those institutions to help them continue to educate future generations of engineers.”

Gary Smith, Dean of Engineering and Architecture, NDSU, stated “The very generous contribution of SolidWorks by Applied Engineering will provide us with state of the art design software for engineering. The partnership with Applied Engineering will have long term impacts. Having access to this software will have an immediate impact for our students by equipping them with an industry leading tool to help them with classroom design projects as well as prepare them for their future career. Industry will benefit from students with cutting edge knowledge working as interns and full time employees.”

The SolidWorks® Education Edition 2005-2006 brings the latest in 3D CAD software, COSMOS Design Analysis software, and comprehensive courseware to the modern design-engineering curriculum. SolidWorks software is the standard in 3D design and mechanical engineering at thousands of companies, worldwide. Specific 3D CAD functionality includes advanced part, assembly and drawing development functionality including physical dynamics, surfacing, large assembly performance enhancing modes, and powerful drawing creation capabilities.

Three design analysis tools are now included in the SolidWorks Education Edition:

  • COSMOSWorks™ for Finite Element Analysis
  • COSMOSMotion™ for kinematics and motion analysis
  • COSMOSFloWorks™ for computational fluid dynamics and thermal analysis

The SolidWorks® Education Edition 2005-2006 also includes:

  • SolidWorks® 3D CAD software, the standard in 3D mechanical design software
  • PhotoWorks™, for creating photo-realistic images of SolidWorks® models
  • SolidWorks® Toolbox, to automate assembly tasks with a library of standard parts
  • SolidWorks® Animator, to create compelling AVI files from SolidWorks® parts and assemblies
  • eDrawings Professional, to generate representations of 2D and 3D models that anyone can view, mark up, and measure without having to purchase their own markup tools
  • FeatureWorks, to simplify the reuse of 3D CAD data created in varied file formats
  • SolidWorks® Utilities, to analyze designs and compare different versions of a design
  • 3D Instant Website, to quickly make a website featuring your design
  • DWGeditor™, to edit and create native DWG drawings
  • MoldflowXpress™, an introductory mold filling analysis tool to assist plastic part designers to develop parts that can be molded easily and cost effectively
  • Complete courseware and curriculum in electronic and printed formats.

Along with this donation, Applied Engineering is also giving the engineering professors within the North Dakota University System, training for a fraction of standard pricing. This training will allow these educators to gain knowledge of how the software functions and how it is used in today’s industries. This knowledge can be passed on to their students.

About Applied Engineering, Inc.

Applied Engineering, Inc. was established in North Dakota in 1986 and is a national provider of engineering and technology consulting services and a reseller of engineering and business productivity solutions. Headquartered in Bismarck, ND, Applied Engineering also has offices in Fargo, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Maple Grove, Minnesota; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; and Augusta, Georgia. Applied Engineering employs more than 150 people.

About North Dakota University System

Organized as a system in 1990, the North Dakota University System is made up of 11 public colleges and universities governed by the State Board of Higher Education. The NDUS includes two doctoral universities, one master’s degree-granting university, three universities that offer bachelor’s degrees and five two-year colleges that offer associate and trade/technical degrees.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. Visit the company’s Web site

For more information, please contact Angela Koehler, Applied Engineering, Inc.,701-255-1137