3Dconnexion 3D Mice Enhance New Design Experience in SolidWorks 2010


3D Mice Help SolidWorks 2010 Design Engineers Work Faster, Simpler and Smarter

FREMONT, Calif. - Oct. 27, 2009 - 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced that its full line of 3D mice, including the SpacePilot(TM) PRO flagship 3D mouse, now supports SolidWorks® 2010, the newest version of the popular 3D CAD software. 3Dconnexion 3D mice complement the new user-driven features in SolidWorks 2010 that help designers and engineers work faster and smarter.

Using 3Dconnexion's 3D mice within SolidWorks 2010 allows professionals to navigate around their designs more intuitively, further enhancing the speed improvements made to rendering, loading parts and large assemblies in the new 3D workspace. In addition, 3D mice enable engineers working in SolidWorks 2010 to view designs from multiple angles, helping to detect errors earlier in the design process.

"3Dconnexion is committed to improving and enhancing the productivity of 3D design work, and the core design functions that have been implemented into SolidWorks 2010 echo that goal," said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. "SolidWorks 2010 paired with 3Dconnexion 3D mice provides today's engineers a very powerful 3D design solution focused on efficiency and design performance - critical elements in bringing competitive products to market as quickly as possible."

3Dconnexion's 3D mice enhance new features of SolidWorks 2010. For example, when using the new Rapid Dimension Tool with a 3D mouse, designers can position drawing views and add dimensions to generate final drawings with greater ease and efficiency. In addition, 3D mice complement the functionality of new Mouse Gestures in SolidWorks 2010 for drawings, assemblies, parts, and sketches, helping engineers concentrate on design needs instead of the application environment.

"SolidWorks 2010 is focused on optimizing core design functions so users can more quickly and intelligently achieve their goals," said Nick Iwaskow, Manager of Alliances at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. "Using a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse with SolidWorks 2010 can help today's engineers work even faster, simpler and smarter."

About 3Dconnexion 3D Mice

3Dconnexion's advanced six-degrees-of-freedom sensor technology allows designers to simultaneously maneuver 3D objects or move within 3D scenes by gently pushing, pulling, tilting or sliding the 3D mouse controller cap. Using a 3D mouse together with a traditional mouse engages both hands into a balanced and cooperative work style and provides more control than just using a standard mouse alone that is confined to motion on two flat planes. 3Dconnexion's Professional Series of products - including the SpacePilot PRO, SpacePilot(TM) and SpaceExplorer(TM)- provide another level of productivity with quick access to frequently used SolidWorks 2010 commands via customizable Intelligent Function keys.

3Dconnexion provides advanced and affordable 3D mice that are supported by more than 130 of today's leading and powerful 3D applications. For a complete list of applications supported by 3Dconnexion, visit: http://www.3dconnexion.com/solutions.

Pricing and Availability

SolidWorks 2010 supports 3Dconnexion's entire 3D mouse product line on Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, and Windows 7 (SolidWorks 2010 SP1 when Windows 7 ships). The 3Dconnexion product line, including the Professional Series with the new SpacePilot PRO (MSRP $399), SpacePilot (MSRP $299 with promotion) and SpaceExplorer (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129), are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers including CDW, Insight, PC Connection, and PC Mall.

For a complete list of resellers or to buy directly, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

About 3Dconnexion, A Logitech Company

3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI), is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today's most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion's award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany and offices worldwide.

For more information, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.

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