Press Release – August 14, 2013

Sigmetrix Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Launch Revolutionary CETOL 6σ Version 8.3 for SOLIDWORKS

New Enhancements Provide Additional Functionality and Ease of Use for Designers and Engineers

MCKINNEY, Texas –  August 14, 2013 — Sigmetrix , a  recognized leader in geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance analysis software and Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, , today announced the launch of its CETOL 6σ v8.3 software for SOLIDWORKS.  As a SOLIDWORKS Solutions Partner, Sigmetrix is delivering a comprehensively integrated solution for SolidWorks® 2013. This latest version dramatically improves the ease of use of one of the world’s most powerful tolerance analysis solutions.

With this new version, CETOL 6σ can initiate directly from the annotations that already exist within the CAD model generated by  the SOLIDWORKS design software, significantly reducing the time required to model the dimension scheme.  This new feature also allows for 2-way associativity between the SOLIDWORKS CAD annotation and the CETOL model.  Changes made to the CAD annotations are propagated to CETOL and changes made within CETOL in the process of a tolerance analysis are written back to SOLIDWORKS , helping to ensure that tolerance information in the CAD model reflects the correct information.

Designers and engineers use CETOL 6σ and SOLIDWORKS to see the impact that tolerance changes will have on their overall assembly.  The cutting-edge technology of these two products enables product development teams to optimize their design and manufacturing goals so they can deliver higher quality and more precisely engineered products.

“CETOL 6σ delivers the functionality engineers need to easily analyze the performance of the assembly through its entire tolerance range,” said Nicholas Iwaskow, Senior Alliances & Partnership Manager, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “Together, CETOL 6σ and SOLIDWORKS 2013 give engineers the innovative tools and productivity features needed to streamline product development and be more successful.”

This latest release is having an extraordinary global response in the automotive, medical, defense, electronic packaging, heavy equipment and many other industries,” stated Sigmetrix President Chris Wilkes. “CETOL 6σ continues to improve quality across all major vertical markets with industry leaders like Chrysler, Smiths Medical, L-3 Communications, Caterpillar, and Ericsson.” 

About Sigmetrix, LLC

Sigmetrix is a global provider of comprehensive, easy-to-use software solutions that help users achieve robust designs through tolerance analysis and the correct application of GD&T. With over 20 years of research and development, Sigmetrix products eliminate the error between as designed assemblies and as produced products. For more information, visit their website at 

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.  Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.  Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world.  The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.  For more information, visit

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