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SolidProfessor and Hawk Ridge Systems Launch Strategic Partnership to Support the Evolving Needs of Engineers

SolidProfessor announces its partnership with Hawk Ridge Systems with the mission to help engineering teams maximize investments in technology and people.

SolidProfessor, the largest online training platform for engineering design, and Hawk Ridge Systems, the leading provider of 3D design software, manufacturing, and printing solutions, have formed a new strategic partnership. Through this partnership, SolidProfessor and Hawk Ridge Systems are committed to helping engineering teams operate more efficiently by equipping them with the best-in-class tools and skills to be leaders in their space. With shared roots in the early days of Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. and a combined four decades of experience in the engineering design sphere, this collaboration presents bold new opportunities for engineering technology and skill development.

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“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Hawk Ridge Systems and enter into a new age of opportunities,” says Pedro Santana, President and Cofounder of SolidProfessor. “We’ve always seen Hawk Ridge Systems as a key player in 3D design technology. Their experience, deep knowledge of the industry, and customer-centric mindset mirror our own. It was only natural to begin this relationship.”

This strategic partnership emerges after a tumultuous year for many businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The transformative year has accelerated the transition to online, on-demand training for engineers — who traditionally have attended in-person classroom sessions. Says Tony Glockler, CEO and Cofounder of SolidProfessor: “Since the pandemic hit, we’ve seen online training go from innovative to essential. However, Hawk Ridge Systems shared our vision for the future of engineering design technology and training long before the pandemic. Because of this common perspective, we’re confident that this partnership will be invaluable for their customers and ours for the new challenges ahead.”

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