Ogio Recognized As One Millionth Customer For 3D Software Manufacturer

BLUFFDALE, Utah – Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks) today announced that OGIO has purchased the one millionth license of its SolidWorks 3D CAD software. The company bought license number one million for aluminum design engineer Sean Peterson, who is working on OGIO’s new line of motocross racing accessories.
Peterson will use SolidWorks software to design a multitude of products including its highly anticipated StepUp Moto Ramp and 180° Moto Stand. In recent years, OGIO’s designers also have used SolidWorks software to model injection-molded plastic pieces such as carrying handles, urethane wheels for luggage, and golf bag frames.
“In today’s super-fast and competitive environment, our designers need the best tools to bring form to our ideas better and faster,” says OGIO Founder and CEO Mike Pratt. “It’s all about who has the highest-performing products right now.”
OGIO has been a SolidWorks customer for four years. From its founding in 1987 until about five years ago, OGIO’s design staff relied on manufacturing partners to help create the 3D models needed to produce injection molds for parts. The company brought CAD in-house so its designers didn’t have to rely on a third party’s interpretation of a sketch to produce a 3D model. SolidWorks enables OGIO’s designers to freely experiment with new ideas without the constraints of working with an outside vendor.
“We want our design team using their imaginations, experimenting with a multitude of solutions, so they can become winning products,” Pratt notes. “SolidWorks is powerful but easy to use, so our designers can concentrate on being creative instead of constantly figuring out the software”.
Creativity is indeed the hallmark of the products designers and engineers have conceived with SolidWorks software – everything from medical instruments, to children’s toys, to windmills, to solar cells, to components of NASA’s Mars rover. Jon Hirschtick founded the company in 1993 to provide Windows-based 3D CAD software that offered sophisticated features and functionality in a reasonable priced, easy-to-use format.
About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions. The company develops and markets software for design, analysis, product data management, and documentation. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
OGIO International, Inc. is an award-winning global leader in gear bag design, recognized for its athlete-inspired technology. The privately held Utah Company, founded in 1987, distributes products nationally and internationally under the OGIO brand name, and operates an original equipment manufacturer division to produce gear bags for other internationally known brands.  In 2004, OGIO's design team received the coveted Business Week IDEA Award for design excellence. The brand's collection includes an extensive line of athlete-designed golf bags; student and professional packs; snow, skate and surf packs; motocross bags; messenger bags; luggage; and other active gear.