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SolidWorks 2006 implements Tailor Made Software conversion technology to provide direct import capability of Adobe Illustrator Data

KENT, Wash., June 2, 2005 - Tailor Made Software, Ltd. has licensed AcroXChange to SolidWorks Corporation for use in SolidWorks 2006 to enable direct import of Adobe Illustrator drawings. All versions of Adobe Illustrator, including Illustrator CS and legacy Illustrator files, are supported.

A principal use of Adobe Illustrator by graphic artists and Industrial Designers is for designing logos, which include complex text arrangements and line art. This artwork may be used for the following purposes:

The Tailor Made Software AcroXChange product, now integrated within SolidWorks 2006, enables manufacturers or final customers, which in most cases do not have a 2D graphic design program, to use Adobe Illustrator data directly in SolidWorks without having the graphics program and without special preparation of the data coming from the design program.

"This shows the market that SolidWorks seriously cares about designers, and that artwork now can seamlessly be imported into SolidWorks and integrated within complex designs. We have had some very positive customer feedback on this feature, as branding is becoming more and more important in mechanical designs." says Austin O'Malley, vice president of development at SolidWorks Corporation.

"We are very proud to work with a company like SolidWorks that really puts a high premium on software quality, and we are happy to be able to help make SolidWorks 2006 an even better 3D modeling tool." adds Scott Taylor, founder of Tailor Made Software.

About Tailor Made Software

Tailor Made Software, Ltd. is a leading provider of CAD data conversion and visualization tools for the Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms. The Tailor Made Software products suite is designed to easy integrate as core conversion components within any business workflow or software that requires advanced format handling. The products are designed to meet the requirements from companies providing solutions for industries as diverse as E-business, ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, CAD/CAM, Document Management, Content Management and Process Workflow. The company is based in Kent, Washington (Near Seattle), USA. To learn more about the company, please visit www.tailormade.com and/or www.cadviewer.com.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) 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. SolidWorks leads the market in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site (www.solidworks.com ) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America , call +1-978-371-5000).

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