3D CAD–it’s not just for breakfast anymore

By Matthew

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It’s pretty common to visit a blog run by a CAD vendor and read stories about interesting things Customer X is doing, whether it’s advancing the state of the art, or just doing something different. But how often do you see stories about the people who work for the vendor doing interesting things in their own lives?

Something we hear over and over is that people think SolidWorks is fun to use, and they use it at home to do various things. There are people here who use SolidWorks to design decks for their houses, or make toys, and even design cars. You name it, they’re probably doing it. Maybe it’s a hobby, maybe an obsession–who’s to say?

Here’s a perfect example. Last week, I got an email about Steve Beaudet, who is a training specialist here in Concord. Steve and his friends have purchased a 1994 Chevrolet short school bus and turned it into the ultimate New England Patriots road trip party wagon. These guys have built a website documenting the transformation process, and you can see how Steve used SolidWorks to design some of the elements. If you’re a fan of tailgating, short buses, or the Pats, it’s worth taking a look. I think they had fun.

How about you? Are you using 3D design in your day-to-day life? Show us what you’re doing, and maybe next time you’ll be the one featured here.

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This is Not a Cereal Box

By Kate

Hi everyone,

I promised to keep you up-to-date as new bricks linked with Dassault Systèmes’ EuropaCorp partnership evolve.

Eh hop! (as the French say) . . .

Nestlé has joined us for an original marketing campaign.

See for yourself in this video, and stay tuned for more 3DVIA Virtools 3D experiences to come . . .

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Looks like Mehdi’s been practicing, non? ;-)

Would love to know what you think . . .



3D City Management from Our Labs

By Bruno


Hello dear 3D Perspectives readers and bloggers,

For those of you who prefer to read I am convinced this TVnima series will change your opinion, and hopefully all of you will have fun watching it.

I am happy to introduce a series of short overviews on sustainable city and territory management. This new domain is currently a very active topic in our Dassault Systèmes Industry R&D labs.

During this series I will be sharing with you some of the key projects we are currently working on.  Here’s the first TVnima of this 3D City Management series:

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I told you, it is a fascinating domain.

There are many usages and online services to invent to address our environmental challenges.

In my next posts, I will illustrate some of the services delivered by our collaborative city management platform.

I invite you to comment on this post and tell me what you would like to see in such a platform for your own city.

Unleash the power of your imagination, think 3D, online and of course…planet friendly.

See you soon! 


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