solidThinking Adds Javelin Technologies to Growing Roster of Value-Added Resellers

First Canadian VAR partnership positions solidThinking for further international expansion

Troy, Mich. – March 10, 2009 – Global industrial design/styling software company solidThinking, Inc. ( has signed Javelin Technologies Inc. ( to market, sell and support solidThinking – the industrial design community’s most user-centric product design tool – in Ontario and the Atlantic Canadian provinces. Javelin Technologies, Canada’s leading supplier of 3D design and manufacturing software and services, is the latest software provider to join solidThinking’s growing roster of international value-added resellers (VAR).

“As solidThinking’s first VAR in Canada, Javelin Technologies is pleased to empower industrial designers with software that helps them creatively, quickly and cost-effectively materialize their ideas in the digital space,” said John Carlan, managing director at Javelin Technologies.

With more than a decade of CAD software expertise, Oakville, Ontario-based Javelin Technologies offers 3D solutions, comprehensive training programs and technical support to customers in a variety of industry segments, helping designers develop innovative products that get to market faster.

“Javelin Technologies is a significant partner win for solidThinking,” said Jim Hassberger, solidThinking’s vice president of business development and customer relations. “Our agreement expands solidThinking’s market presence throughout North America and further positions solidThinking for continued international growth. We are thrilled to be working closely with Javelin, a recognized market leader, to provide industrial designers with the design solutions to fit their needs.”

solidThinking’s NURBS-based 3D conceptual design software inspires innovation in industrial designers through a number of features including an advanced construction tree history that enables users to change their minds anytime during the design process. It also features simultaneous parameter editing and control-point editing functionalities, a streamlined user interface and a fast rendering engine that produces rich photorealistic images with a wide array of color options, finishes and global illumination. solidThinking is the first and only industrial design software of its kind to run on both Windows and Mac platforms, and is compatible with computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software, encouraging collaboration between industrial designers and engineers during the product development cycle.

"At Javelin, we work in partnership with our customers throughout the design process, and with solidThinking, we are presenting the global industrial design community with an environment that maximizes creativity and boosts the ability to explore new ideas," said Alex Arevalo, product specialist for Javelin Technologies. “solidThinking’s advanced capabilities and flexibility between both Windows and Mac make for an ideal complement to our product suite.”

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About Javelin Technologies Inc. (

Javelin Technologies is Canada's premier 3D Design, Analysis, Design Automation, and Data Management Value-Added Reseller (VAR). Javelin is a fully authorized and certified SolidWorks training and support organization. In addition to SolidWorks 3D design products, Javelin is a licensed reseller of the SolidWorks Simulation validation suite of software, SolidWorks PDM data management products and a number of other tools to help your business become more efficient and profitable.

About solidThinking, Inc. (

solidThinking, Inc. develops and markets industrial design/styling software that helps designers invent, explore and evaluate new ideas easily, rapidly and cost-effectively, without the limitations of traditional software. Using solidThinking's conceptual 3D modeling capabilities and visualization interface, designers can model, render and share their projects on the fly, from architecture and automobiles to electronic devices, jewelry, product packaging and yachts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich. (USA) based Altair Engineering, Inc. ( Altair Engineering is privately held and employs more than 1,300 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.