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19.07.2011 11:47 Age: 8 yrs

3Dconnexion Supports Engineers of the Future at WorldSkills London 2011

All CAD Workstations at Upcoming WorldSkills Vocational Training Competition Equipped with a Top-of-the-Line 3Dconnexion SpacePilot PRO 3D Mouse

BOSTON – July 19, 2011 – As part of its commitment to supporting the development of a skilled global workforce, 3Dconnexion will again sponsor the Mechanical Engineering Design CAD category at the 41st International WorldSkills competition, equipping all 20 CAD workstations with a 3Dconnexion SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse. More than 150,000 people are expected to watch 1,000 competitors – people from around the world age 25 and under – compete to be the best at their chosen skill. WorldSkills London 2011 will take place Oct. 5-8, 2011 at ExCeL, London.

“Many of the students taking to the global stage in the engineering competition at WorldSkills London 2011 will be familiar with 3Dconnexion 3D mice but may not have had an opportunity to try one,” said Antonio Pascucci, vice president of products, 3Dconnexion. “To prepare students for their professional careers, it’s critical they have experience with the same design tools they’ll be expected to use in their professional careers. Giving competitors a chance to push the boundaries of their design capabilities with a SpacePilot PRO will deliver lasting value in the fields of engineering and computer-aided design. We are proud to once again be sponsoring the WorldSkills competition.”

Held every two years, WorldSkills is the largest international skills competition in the world and London looks set to be the largest WorldSkills event yet. An estimated 150,000 visitors will watch 1,000 competitors from over 50 nations competing in 45 vocational skill categories over four days. Teams compete to win gold, silver and bronze medals, while medallions for excellence are awarded to competitors who achieve the international standard. Participating countries hold extensive regional heats before selecting their national teams, so the competition truly represents the best of nations.

“WorldSkills London promises to be a truly world class event,” said Aidan Jones, chief executive, WorldSkills London 2011. “Since winning the bid in 2006, we have been working hard to ensure it is the best WorldSkills event yet, showcasing the skills that shape our world. This would not be possible without the support of our sponsors who are leading the promotion of skills excellence, and helping to train  young people for the future.”

More about SpacePilot PRO
The SpacePilot PRO is the ultimate professional 3D mouse designed to give users superior navigation and natural control within today’s most popular 3D applications. The control cap allows users to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate their 3D model as if they were holding it in their hand. Advanced features include QuickView Navigation keys for access to up to 32 standard views for improved design review, an LCD Workflow Assistant for at-a-glance information including model properties and navigation settings, and five dual-function Intelligent Function Keys which adapt to the application environment and give access to up to ten application commands.

About 3Dconnexion

3Dconnexion is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualisation. 3Dconnexion devices support today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in Munich, Germany with North American headquarters in Boston, Mass. and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.3Dconnexion.com. You may also connect with 3Dconnexion on Facebook and Twitter.

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