solidThinking to Demonstrate Improved Collaboration Between Industrial Design and Engineering Software at SolidWorks World

Visit solidThinking booth 1012 for an in-depth review of the software created to help industrial designers invent, explore and evaluate new ideas

TROY, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SolidWorks World attendees seeking to learn more about innovative tools designed to work collaboratively with CAD/CAM systems and accelerate the product development cycle are invited to visit solidThinking, Inc. ( at booth 1012 on the SolidWorks expo floor Feb. 8-11 in Orlando, Fla.

A SolidWorks Solutions Partner and developer of the industrial design industry's most user-centric software, solidThinking's version 7.6, which is available on both PC and Mac, will be presented live by the solidThinking team.

Current SolidWorks and other CAD/CAM system users will find that solidThinking is a particularly useful tool for conceptual design due to its advanced NURBS-based modeling capabilities and a unique construction tree, which encourages users to change their minds anytime during the design process without having to recreate innovations from scratch. Other advanced features include an updated rendering engine, a streamlined user interface, rich photorealistic content functionality and other enhancements that ease and expand design flexibility.

"solidThinking's extensive capabilities, intuitive nature and compatibility with CAD/CAM software such as SolidWorks make it an ideal design/styling program for driving creativity and advancing the speed of industrial design from conception through production," said Robert Little, president of solidThinking. "We are aiming to provide new and experienced users alike smooth accessibility and overall ease-of-use in an effort to help support productivity between industrial design and engineering software programs. We look forward to and encourage SolidWorks attendees to experience solidThinking at the show."

solidThinking can exchange data with any CAD/CAM system, helping designers and engineers work together more efficiently. Due to this improved collaboration, solidThinking 7.6 accelerates the product development cycle. Click on to see a video of solidThinking in action.

In addition to using the most popular data exchange file formats, SolidWorks users can take advantage of a free plug-in (available for download at under Free Downloads) which allows users to exchange data to and from solidThinking using the solidThinking (.st) native file format.

In the commercial world, solidThinking is crucial to many of the world's leading designers of furniture, electronic devices, automobiles, lighting, shoes, jewelry, timepieces, sports equipment, boating, consumer packaging and other products. Thousands of designers use solidThinking to develop products and packaging for such renowned companies and brands as Azimut Yachts, Bulgari, Cartier, Diesel, DuPont, Fujitsu, Hugo Boss, Italdesign Giugiaro, Korg, MacGregor Golf, Mares, Masterfoods, Merck, Nestle, Nikon, Panerai, Peg Perego, Pininfarina, Scavolini, Thomson, Tisettanta, Toshiba, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

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About solidThinking, Inc. (

solidThinking, Inc. develops and markets industrial design/styling software that helps designers invent, explore and evaluate new ideas easily, rapidly and cost-effectively, without the limitations of traditional software. Using solidThinking's visualization interface, designers render and share photo-realistic images of their projects on the fly, from architecture and automobiles to electronic devices, jewelry, product packaging and yachts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich. (USA) based Altair Engineering, Inc. ( Altair Engineering is privately held and employs more than 1,400 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

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