Engineering Technology, The year 1997
Dassault Systems acquires SolidWorks
Alibre was founded
ESI Group acquires Framasoft
Unigraphics Solutions started as a subsidary of EDS
What else… Microsoft becomes the worlds most valuable company valued at $261 billion dollars. Mars Pathfinder lands on the surface of Mars. Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters. Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield’s ear during a match and is suspended from boxing.