CATI – Keeping CAD Fashionable For 20 Years

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This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI). To help celebrate, we put together this short video that tells you a little bit about the history of CATI from a "fashionable" point of view. A lot may have changed in the last 20 years, but we are still the same CATI, wardrobe included. We hope you enjoy this short video. Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), founded in 1992 by engineering and manufacturing professionals, is a one stop, full-service […]

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Design Innovation Summit Update: Guest Speakers Announced

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Our 2nd Annual Design Innovation Summit is just around the corner.  We are proud to announce the addition of several special guest speakers including: Gian Paolo Bassi, Vice President of R&D, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes will be delivering the Keynote Speech at both our Wisconsin and Illinois events. Learn More Ian Baxter, VP of WorldWide Technical Services, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes will be delivering the Keynote Speech at the St. Louis, MO Event. Learn More Rich Allen, Director, Product Management, Works, Dassault Systèmes will […]

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Northern Illinois SOLIDWORKS Users Groups to Host SOLIDWORKS CEO Bertrand Sicot

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The Chicago SOLIDWORKS User Group (CSUG), the Chicago West SOLIDWORKS User Group (CWSUG) and the Rockford Area SOLIDWORKS User Group (RASUG) are holding a joint meeting Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9pm at GAME PAZZO in Downers Grove, IL. The featured speaker will be Bertrand Sicot, CEO of SolidWorks. Bertrand is visiting as part of a national tour of SOLIDWORKS Users groups. This is a good opportunity to hear Bertrand's vision for SolidWorks. Richard Doyle, SOLIDWORKS Community Manager and Ed Eaton […]

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SOLIDWORKS World 2010 Presentations

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Why do I keep going back to SOLIDWORKS World? Because the potent combination of people, presentations and fresh insight get me charged up enough to power through the rest of the year. SOLIDWORKS World 2010 did not disappoint. In the next few weeks the CATI team will be sharing what we learned, and what we presented. You can find the first installments of our SOLIDWORKS World 2010 presentations over on the CATI website. Enjoy!

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SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP0 is Available for Download

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The time for Beta and Pre Release is over. SOLIDWORKS 2010 SP0 is available for download from the SOLIDWORKS Download page for all customers currently under subscription.   There is a lot of good stuff in this release if you were not able to make it to one of our rollouts, check the SOLIDWORKS 2010 page on our website for the latest info…

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SOLIDWORKS on an iTouch?

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I have heard that a lot of people are very happy running SOLIDWORKS on Apple computers, but is anyone running it on an iPod Touch? Justin Webster from our InFlow team got this working. There is a trick to it. Any ideas how he did it? One hint, the trick is not Photoshop. This actually works, but we are still trying to figured out how to right click on an iTouch ;-).

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SOLIDWORKS 2010 Beta is now available for Download

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SOLIDWORKS 2010 Beta is available for download on the SOLIDWORKS customer portal. If you are  interested in participating in the beta program, have at it, but wait until my download finishes first … Information is available at the Beta Home at: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/subscription/betaprograms.htm You will find the download files at:http://customerportal.solidworks.com Go to the download section. The version defaults to 2009, but you can use the pull down to select 2010. If you are interested in finding out more about 2010 as […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2010 Beta Site is Live

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The Beta site for 2010 went live on SOLIDWORKS website today. If you are a subscription customer and interested in participating, go to the beta page and sign up. Participating can take a lot of time, but if you are one of those people who wants to see the latest SOLIDWORKS has to offer, and contribute to making 2010 the best SOLIDWORKS ever, sign up now.

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What Good is Blueprint Now? – A New RedNeck Workaround!

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SOLIDWORKS labs ( Next step. I tried loading the file into E-Drawings, just to see what it looks like. No joy, I got a similar error.  At this point i got a bit suspicious about this file. I have messed with DXF files in the past. They are plain text files, so I opened it up in WordPad to make sure this really was a DXF file. The file looked like a DXF file. There were no obvious problems. It […]

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