3Dlabs Wildcat Graphics Accelerators Fully Support SolidWorks 3D CAD Software

1/22/2003 - 3Dlabs® Inc., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd., announced at the SolidWorks World International User Conference in Orlando, FL. that the Wildcat®4 7110 and Wildcat VP970, VP870, VP760, and VP560 graphics accelerators fully support SolidWorks® 2001 Plus and SolidWorks 2003 3D CAD software packages. 3Dlabs is working closely with SolidWorks and will demonstrate its industry leading workstation graphics solutions at SolidWorks World in the 3Dlabs and AMD® sponsored classroom in the Disney® Coronado Springs Resort through January 22.

SolidWorks and 3Dlabs work together through the SolidWorks Partner Program, which features products, and services that complement SolidWorks’ software. Under this program SolidWorks has tested the Wildcat graphics accelerators to ensure the combination of SolidWorks software and 3Dlabs hardware creates a high-quality platform for demanding CAD designers everywhere.

Engineers and CAD designers who use 3Dlabs Wildcat4 and Wildcat VP solutions in combination with SolidWorks 2001 Plus and 2003 3D CAD software packages save valuable production time on projects. 3Dlabs and SolidWorks also provide seamless ISV support to 3D CAD engineers and designers, allowing them to maximize their real-world productivity.

“Production speed and graphics quality are crucial to 3D solid modeling, and 3Dlabs Wildcat4 7110 and Wildcat VP products make the process easy,” said Brian Houle, partner program manager for SolidWorks. “Enabling engineers to access the Wildcat4 and Wildcat VP products via SolidWorks helps them work more efficiently and accelerate product delivery.” “The unsurpassed graphics quality of the 3Dlabs Wildcat family, combined with the outstanding functionality of SolidWorks software provides design professionals with a compelling set of tools to complete complex CAD projects on time and on budget,” said Jerry Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of 3Dlabs workstation division. “Wildcat workstation graphics accelerators are uniquely designed with specific needs of the design professional in mind – creating a reliable, high-quality platform for 3D CAD designers.”

More information: For more information on 3Dlabs products, visit www.3Dlabs.com.

About Wildcat4 7110
Shipping with 256 MB of on-board memory, Wildcat4 7110 is specifically engineered to provide unmatched graphics performance with the new-generation of AGP 8X workstations by transferring a full 2 GB of graphics information per second to the graphics subsystem for outstanding geometry-intensive performance. Wildcat4 7110 is available on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and XP operating systems. 3Dlabs expects to introduce 3D-optimized Linux® drivers for the Wildcat4 in early 2003.

About WildcatVP Product Line
With 16 GB of virtual memory and the industry’s first genuine 256-bit DDR memory interface, the entire Wildcat VP product line provides programmability to provide outstanding OpenGL® and Direct3D® functionality as well as progression towards interactive Renderman®-class rendering. Wildcat VP drives two independent, high-resolution displays with a mix of analog and digital display options. Dual 10-bit DACs provide flawless color representation by eliminating distracting display artifacts. Wildcat VP supports the emerging OpenGL 2.0 and high-level shading languages (HLSL) and is available on Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 and XP operating systems.

About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. company, develops and markets mechanical design software solutions. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks’ mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product development. In seven years of delivering product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 213,000 total seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide network of resellers.

About 3Dlabs
3Dlabs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd., supplies graphics accelerator solutions to a broad range of professionals including the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation markets. Its award-winning Wildcat® graphics are available in the industry's leading OEM workstations, in the channel through an international distributor/reseller network, and directly to end-users at 3Dlabs' online store.

3Dlabs and Wildcat are registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. OpenGL is a registered trademark of SGI.

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