Hawk Ridge Systems welcomes ACCESS Manufacturing Systems' customers to our community. Below, we prepared a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you understand how this change may impact your business.



How will this impact me?
It is business as usual at both ACCESS Manufacturing Systems and Hawk Ridge Systems. You can expect little or no change in your current partnership with ACCESS. The team will become a part of Hawk Ridge Systems, and the offices will remain in place. Your ACCESS account management team will stay the same but will now have additional resources available from Hawk Ridge Systems.
When does this take effect?
Dave Dulong, president of ACCESS, and Dale Ford, CEO of Hawk Ridge Systems, announced the acquisition at the ACCESS office in late September. Communications with customers, partners, and employees will occur during the first half of October.
What additional value does Hawk Ridge Systems offer my company?

Over the next few weeks, we will be working to introduce Hawk Ridge Systems to you. One of the key advantages of the combined company is that ACCESS customers will now get the vast resources and expertise that Hawk Ridge Systems offers. Our product management teams are focused on 3D design tools, advanced analysis, data management, manufacturing, and cloud software. In addition, ACCESS customers can now leverage the experience of an even deeper pool of technical talent. Accessible through your local ACCESS account teams, an extensive portfolio of solutions and services are now available to you.

With the addition of the ACCESS offices in Florida, New Hampshire, and North Carolina, Hawk Ridge Systems expands its footprint to include 29 offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Hawk Ridge Systems is a leading provider of engineering and manufacturing tools, technology, services, and training. We offer world-class software to power your business from SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks, and the entire Dassault Systems portfolio. Plus, we have a full suite of additive manufacturing technologies, including Markforged and HP 3D printers, and Artec and Creaform 3D scanners.

What products and services does the combined company offer?

Hawk Ridge Systems and ACCESS Manufacturing Systems have a long history in 3D design and SOLIDWORKS.  It is a natural fit to combine the teams to provide comprehensive solutions for 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing. Here is a shortlist of the capabilities and solutions that Hawk Ridge Systems provides:

  • 3D Design & Engineering Solutions
    • SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software and Services
    • Analysis Tools and Advanced Simulation with DS Simulia® Abaqus
    • Product Data Management Tools – HawkWare™ and Flight Plans for PDM Implementations
    • Productivity Tools & Software Development – CustomTools, XBOM, HawkWare
    • SOLIDWORKS PCB and Mechatronics
    • DriveWorks
    • 3DEXPERIENCE Platform from Dassault Systèmes
  • Manufacturing Software & Solutions
    • CAMWorks®
    • CAM Post Processing and Custom Posts
    • Predator Software for Shop Floor and Networking
  • Additive Manufacturing Solutions
    • 3D Printers from HP and Markforged
    • 3D Scanners from Artec3D, Hexagon, and Scanner software from Geomagic
  • Training & Professional Services
    • Comprehensive training for SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks in 22 locations
    • Professional Services for Advanced Analysis, Data Management and Technical Communications
What changes can I expect?
As our customer, you are the priority. Therefore, you should see little, if any, changes in the short term. Over the next few months, we will transition ACCESS Manufacturing Systems' website and brand to Hawk Ridge Systems. By the beginning of 2023, we expect to have a unified website and combined customer deliverables.
Where are the offices?

ACCESS Manufacturing Systems is headquartered in Salem, NH and serves the Northeast and Southern states. All current geography will continue to be supported by the ACCESS and Hawk Ridge Systems teams.

Hawk Ridge Systems expands its footprint to include 29 offices across the U.S. and Canada.

Are there actions I need to take?
No, not a thing. It will be business as usual for you – you will still have the same great service and support that you have come to expect from the team at ACCESS.
Who is Hawk Ridge Systems?
Hawk Ridge Systems has been a leader in the Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS community since 1996. Started in Silicon Valley, Hawk Ridge Systems consistently delivers value-added solutions to over 35,000 customers in the United States and Canada. With 425 people in 29 offices, Hawk Ridge Systems has been awarded global recognition for its leadership in 3D design, manufacturing, and 3D printing solutions.
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