California State University, Northridge students work anywhere with SolidWorks and HP

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Last week I attended the ASEE Engineering Dean's Institue and was fortunate to speak with Dean Ramesh at California State University, Northridge who explained to me how his students were able to run SolidWorks at any time, from any place – even on slow outdated PC's.  How did they do it?  With great performing worksations from our partner HP and HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) software. 

View the Video on how students use SolidWorks remotely on HP workstations

Remote login allows students to access workstations more hours each day without having to be in a lab, saving the school money in staffing and space allocation.  It also gives students greater access to work on their projects such as Formula SAE and to collaborate – even in separate locations.  The results also allow great community outreach to a partner LA high school where students can take instruction online and access the workstations to earn freshman engineering college credit directly from  the university.

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We have invited California State University Northridge to share their student designs in the Partner Pavillion at SolidWorks World 2012 February 12-15, San Diego.  What is SolidWorks World?  Take a look at the 2011 SolidWorks World  highlight video.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard