MCAD Technologies, Inc. merges with Shounco Design Studios, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Susan Evans
President
MCAD Technologies, Inc.
+1-303-969-8844
sue@mcad.com

MCAD Technologies, Inc. merges with Shounco Design Studios, Inc.

DENVER, Colorado, July 5th, 2012 – MCAD Technologies, a SOLIDWORKS reseller located in Lakewood, Colorado, purchased from Shounco Design Studios, Inc. the territorial rights for sales and support of SOLIDWORKS in Oregon and Washington. This merger forms the MCAD Northwest division which will occupy the existing Shounco Design Studios’ office in Beaverton, OR.

Computer Aided Technology was incorporated in 1989 with a mission to sell and support mechanical CAD, analysis and data management software to the Colorado marketplace. In 1997, MCAD became a SOLIDWORKS value-added reseller for the Colorado Territory. With the recent merger, Computer Aided Technology has offices in Colorado, Washington, New Mexico and now Oregon with territory rights in 5 states across the country.

MCAD and Shounco Design Studios, Inc. have developed very similar approaches to providing the highest quality technical support, training and sales to their respective regions and this made the merger a logical step for CATI’s expansion plan. MCAD will be adding staff to the existing Shounco Design Studios, Inc. to better meet the needs of the growing Washington and Oregon engineering community.

“Computer Aided Technology has demonstrated strong leadership in the channel since becoming a SOLIDWORKS value-added reseller in 1997. They continue to provide excellent support and training for the entire SOLIDWORKS application portfolio while delivering additional value for their customers. We are certain Computer Aided Technology will provide a high level of support to the Northwest Territories and look forward to their success,” said Alfred Saad, Vice President, Americas Sales, Dassault Systèmes, SolidWorks.

Shounco Design Studios customers will benefit from an increased portfolio that spans product design, simulation, enterprise data management, technical communications, 3d printing systems, engineering services, support and training. With an addition of CATI’s certified technical experts, this acquisition will make the combined organizations an even stronger business partner.

“Our first priority in considering this merger was our customers. All of our key employees will remain with MCAD and we firmly believe the new company will be stronger and better able to serve the Oregon and Washington SOLIDWORKS user base.” said Paul Shoun, president of Shounco Design Studios, Inc.

Susan Evans, president of Computer Aided Technology added, “The merger with Shounco Design Studios, Inc. customer base and high quality technical staff will position MCAD to offer an even higher level of support to SOLIDWORKS Users in the Northwest region. Over the past 12 years Shounco has built an extremely well run organization, which combined with the resources at MCAD will be a benefit to all involved.”

Please call Computer Aided Technology at 1-888-308-2284 with any questions.

About MCAD Technologies
MCAD specializes in sales, support and training of SOLIDWORKS based products; including 3D Solid Modeling, Design Validation and Product Data Management. Serving product development professionals in the Rocky Mountain Region since 1989, the MCAD staff of certified product experts are all degreed mechanical engineers. CATI’s Applications Engineers can easily and accurately assess your current processes, make recommendations, and assist in implementing solutions that help increase productivity within a short period of time. Working in the mechanical engineering community for over a decade, MCAD has earned the reputation as one of the top organizations for sales and customer support. For additional information, please visit www.cati.com or call 1-888-308-2284

About Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp.
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit our Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SOLIDWORKS for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.