As part of its commitment to supporting the development of a skilled global workforce, 3Dconnexion will once again be sponsoring the Mechanical Engineering Design – CAD category at the international WorldSkills competition, equipping all 20 CAD workstations with a SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse. WorldSkills London 2011 will take place from 5-8 October 2011 at ExCeL, London. Young people from around the world aged 25 and under will compete to be the best at their chosen skill. WorldSkills London 2011 will be the 41st WorldSkills competition and the third time the event has been hosted in the UK.
“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,” says 3Dconnexion Vice President of Products, Antonio Pascucci. “To prepare students for their professional careers it is important to give them access to the best tools available. 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 very happy to be sponsoring the WorldSkills competition once again.”
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.
Aidan Jones, Chief Executive of WorldSkills London 2011 comments: “WorldSkills London promises to be a truly world class event. 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 way in promoting skills excellence and helping to train our 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.
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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