solidThinking Continues International Expansion by Adding Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation as a Reseller in Japan

Designers can obtain a product demo at the Design Engineering & Manufacturing Expo in Tokyo June 23-25

TROY, Mich. (USA) – June 18, 2010 – solidThinking, Inc. ( has partnered with Tokyo-based Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS) ( to increase the adoption of solidThinking’s 3D NURBS-based conceptual-design software throughout Japan and its surrounding regions. SCS is one of Japan's largest IT solution and service providers and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

“solidThinking is committed to serving and growing its global customer base, and our increasing number of reseller partnerships represents our dedication to supporting designers worldwide,” said Jim Hassberger, solidThinking’s vice president of business development and customer relations. “We value the strategic partnerships we have developed with SCS and other leading international resellers and look forward to continuing to diversify and expand our channel partner community.”

This agreement with SCS is the latest in a series of recent international value-added reseller (VAR) announcements for solidThinking. The company has rapidly extended its market presence through VARs in Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; France; Germany; India; Italy; Japan; Korea; Luxemburg; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; UK; and USA.

“solidThinking provides an excellent complement to our wide range of product development solutions,” said Amino, Hirotaka, general manager of SCS’s digital design division, engineering solution unit. “We are pleased to have solidThinking as a partner in our effort to bring valuable new technology to aid our clients during the design ideation process. We are confident that we can successfully introduce solidThinking’s software to our clients by utilizing our rich experience and strong expertise.”

Through its flexible, yet powerful, implementation of NURBS (non-uniform rational b-splines) modeling, solidThinking’s 3D conceptual-design software encourages innovation in industrial designers who want the highest precision for any analytic or freeform shape. The software offers a best-in-class ConstructionTree™ technology that allows designers to experiment in real time, without starting from scratch, when they change their minds. solidThinking produces high-quality, real-time photorealistic imaging for realistic design visualization.

With solidThinking Inspired™, users can apply morphogenesis™ form-generation technology to grow efficient shapes in response to environmental forces and pressures. Morphogenesis draws on the principles of biomimicry to allow designers and architects to use form generation to explore and experiment with design concepts.

To acquaint current and potential clients in the Asian-Pacific region with the advanced features and benefits of its software, solidThinking will host free product demonstrations along with parent company Altair (, at the upcoming Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo (DMS) June 23-25, 2010. Visit Altair’s DMS booth 17-34 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center for a hands-on demonstration of solidThinking and solidThinking Inspired. For more information, visit the solidThinking events calendar at or the DMS website at

“DMS is Japan’s largest product development and manufacturing expo, so we are eager to display solidThinking’s extensive capabilities to attendees, who can benefit from the software’s intuitive design and high-quality imaging,” said Alex Mazzardo, solidThinking’s vice president of product strategy and marketing. “solidThinking’s state-of-the-art rendering capabilities, visual effects and compatibility with other computer-aided design tools empower designers to explore more creative possibilities during the design process in less time and improve collaboration between designers and engineers.”

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About Sumisho Computer System Corporation (
Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), founded in 1969, offers a wide range of system integration services to companies not only in Japan but worldwide. SCS aims to be in the first tier in the IT services industry, focusing on three strategic business domains: the industry-specific application business, which utilizes expert knowledge in each industry to customize system architecture to client needs; the ERP solutions business, which includes proprietary packaged software; and the platform solution business, which concentrates on IT architecture services for the creation of IT systems. SCS will provide your company with a service of trust and quality. For more information, visit (Japanese) or (English).

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, visualization interface and fast real-time rendering, 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, celebrating its 25th year, is privately held and employs more than 1,300 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.