Objet Geometries releases software enhancement for SolidWorks 2009

New CADMatrixTM add-in allows direct control of 3D model material preferences for ConnexTM printing, streamlining multi-part, multi-material design process

Rehovot, Israel (July 13, 2009) - Objet Geometries Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing, today announced a new add-in for SolidWorks® 2009 computer-aided design (CAD) software, CADMatrixTM.
Available free of charge at the Objet Web site, the new CADMatrixTM add-in enables designers and engineers to seamlessly assign Objet model materials to multi-part, multi-material designs within SolidWorks, thus allowing for increased control of 3D model validation.

The CADMatrixTM software for SolidWorks 2009 is designed specifically for users of Objet's groundbreaking ConnexTM systems, the first to allow simultaneous printing of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties. Based on Objet's revolutionary PolyJet MatrixTM technology, the ConnexTM affords new time and price efficiencies in product development and manufacturing.

"We are proud to partner with Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. to bring this great new capability to the SolidWorks design community," said Amit Shvartz, VP Marketing at Objet. "The ConnexTM was the first 3D system to access the world of multi-material printing, an opportunity never before available. Now the introduction of CADMatrixTM takes this opportunity to a whole new level, allowing leading designers using SolidWorks to assign materials for the Connex directly in the design software platform."

Enhancing Capabilities for Multi-Material Designs
Using an intuitive three-step wizard, the new CADMatrixTM add-in guides users in assigning different materials to different parts of the design. Once the assignment process is completed, the add-in produces a ready-to-print Objet Digital Format (ObjDF) file, which can be sent by e-mail or exported for printing on the ConnexTM. As a result, designers and engineers can reduce design cycles and the need for reprints, speeding up the 3D printing process and ensuring greater model integrity as definitions are
immediately implemented inside the design.

SolidWorks 2009 expands on the software's history of ease of use, design power and affordability by allowing design teams to spend more time on innovation and less on CAD software operations, ultimately making their companies more successful. The software helps companies design better products more quickly and easily through an array of unique features, including more than 260 customer driven enhancements and significant innovations that break new ground in engineering efficiency. SolidWorks 2009 delivers a dramatic increase in speed, a reflection of an intensive effort focused directly on performance; improved workflow and verification capabilities to improve product quality; numerous drawing improvements; single-window, fully associative integration with all SolidWorks software products and many additional enhancements that directly satisfy customer requests.
"Objet Geometries has built a strong reputation for delivering the innovative rapid prototyping capabilities that many engineers need," said Nick Iwaskow, Manager, Alliances at DS SolidWorks. "Together, Objet and SolidWorks 2009 give engineers the tools, design power, and ease of use to streamline product development and design better products more quickly and effectively than ever before." CADMatrixTM for SolidWorks is available from the Objet Geometries download center at http://www.objet.com/DownloadCenter