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MfgQuote Selects SolidWorks’ eDrawings as its View and Publish Standard for Sharing Engineering Data Between Buyers and Suppliers

2004-10-21 - Atlanta, GA, USA: MfgQuote has announced the selection of Solidworks’ eDrawings as the new "publish and view" technology for, an online marketplace for buying and selling custom manufacturing services. operates by matching buyers and sellers for custom manufacturing services. Buyer members use the service to find and collaborate with suppliers with the right equipment, capacity and expertise to complete jobs in such disciplines as machining, molding, casting and fabrication. Supplier members, which are typically machine shops, fabricators, moulders and metal stampers, use the service to connect with buyers at the exact moment they are seeking custom manufacturing services.

SolidWorks Corporation, which is part of Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management.

"The selection of eDrawings as our standard format for sharing computer-aided design (CAD) data was the result of extensive research and testing," states MfgQuote CEO and President, Mitch Free. "Collaboration between Buyers and Suppliers is a crucial part of sourcing for engineered components. With eDrawings our buyers can securely show their drawings to prospective suppliers without revealing sensitive design data. Suppliers are able to view and interrogate the drawings with enough detail to accurately submit quotes for production. All MfgQuote users will benefit from the implementation of this technology."

eDrawings is a free, 2-D and 3-D CAD viewing application that does for transmitting CAD drawings what the Adobe® Reader does for printed documents. eDrawings can be sent via the Internet with 95% less bandwidth than traditional CAD files.

"MfgQuote’s adoption of eDrawings further underscores both the universal acceptance of this powerful tool, and the market leadership of It is the realisation of the eDrawings vision whereby two parties are able to communicate and collaborate seamlessly," concludes Aaron Kelly, Product Manager of the SolidWorks Corporation.

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