Computer Aided Technology is pleased to welcome Caelynx clients to the CATI family. We have prepared the FAQ below to answer questions about this merger. Should you have additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.
When is this merger effective?
January 1, 2021
Who are CATI and InFlow
Combined, CATI and InFlow technology make up the nation’s leading provider of product development solutions and services.
Started in 1992, by engineering and manufacturing professionals, CATI was the original source for SOLIDWORKS in North America. Since then, our solutions portfolio has grown to include Stratasys 3D Printers, Creaform 3D Scanners, Desktop Metal 3D Printers, CAMWorks, DriveWorks, and additional software solutions from Dassault Systèmes.
In 2001, CATI created InFlow Technology to serve the growing demand for PDM and PLM solutions. InFlow is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CATI that sells, supports, and implements PLM and PDM solutions, including Dassault Systèmes PLM tools (ENOVIA, CATIA, SIMULIA, and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform). InFlow is a Dassault Systèmes Platinum Partner as well a Certified SOLIDWORKS PDM Service Provider.
Together, CATI and InFlow implement solutions that are impactful yet practical. Our clients include small companies poised for growth, large corporations with global PLM needs, and everyone in between. We support thousands of market-leading companies in every niche of product development, design, and manufacturing. We have the tools, the experience, the knowledge, and the dedication to bring your business vision to reality. Our teams of dedicated industry experts are here to help you. Anyone can sell you software or hardware; our goal is to earn the right to be your trusted advisor.
Who is Caelynx?
Caelynx began in 2005 as a small, three-person automotive FEA house in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has grown over many successful years into a multi-industry, multi-national, high-end engineering simulation consultancy. Our team of CAE experts has also made us a leading sales, support, and training center for Abaqus, CST, and other CAE software as a Dassault Systèmes Platinum Partner.
We help companies bring higher-quality products to market faster by providing accurate and trustworthy simulation as both a services consultant and software provider.
How will this merger impact me?
It’s business as usual at both CATI and Caelynx. We are working to make this merger as smooth as possible for everyone.
In the coming months, we will be working to combine resources, processes, and infrastructure. During this time, we will be transitioning the Caelynx brand into InFlow Technology with the result being one company and one source for your product development needs. As we move through this process, we value our clients’ direct feedback into how we can create the best customer experience possible.
What additional value does this merger offer my company?
Moving forward, Caelynx clients will gain access to CATI and InFlow’s 150+ technical resources as well as product offerings for Product Design, 3D Printing, PDM/PLM, 3D Scanning, Design Automation, training classes, our CATalyst Training Subscription program, and additional scheduled live and virtual events. CATI and InFlow Technology combines decades of experience and proven software, services, and technical support solutions to deliver unique and innovative product development solutions.
CATI customers will benefit from Caelynx’s extensive experience in advanced simulation and simulation-based product development. Caelynx’s CAE consulting services can help you improve product design in a variety of ways by expertly applying accurate, comprehensive, nonlinear engineering simulation. As long-time power users of Abaqus, CST, and other SIMULIA products, the team also provides outstanding, dependable SIMULIA support and training. The opportunity to bring these talented individuals into the CATI organization is unique and provides tremendous value to you, our customers.
How do I get technical support?
For now, continue with your current technical support contacts. They will be happy to help you take advantage of the expanded portfolio of support resources. The combined CATI and Caelynx teams include a broad, knowledgeable team of product development professionals specializing in a variety of industries, products, and applications.
What About Training?
You can continue to take training at the local Caelynx office in Ann Arbor, MI, an InFlow Training Facility, or online. We also offer custom on-site training programs. With facilities for support, training, and sales are located in:
Who will be doing the service work for projects?
Both Caelynx and InFlow will be handling projects for all customers. As for the projects, we will assign the best person or team for your company’s needs from Caelynx or InFlow. We will base the decision on work requirements, project specifications, and familiarity with your current setup to get your company the best candidate/team for the project.
Do we need to setup CATI or InFlow as a vendor in our system?
As of right now, you can still submit payments to Caelynx, but you will want to create CATI as a vendor in your accounting system moving forward.
Why am I making Payments to CATI?
Computer Aided Technology is the parent company of InFlow Technology.
What areas do InFlow and Caelynx Serve?
Combined, InFlow and Caelynx services will continue to support clients throughout the entire United States.