MCAD Technologies, Inc. acquires Sunwest CAD

For Immediate Release

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

MCAD Technologies, Inc. acquires Sunwest CAD SOLIDWORKS and COSMOSWorks Customer Base

DENVER, Colorado, August 24, 2006 – MCAD Technologies, a SOLIDWORKS reseller located in Denver, Colorado, purchased from Sunwest CAD the territorial rights for sales and support of SOLIDWORKS and COSMOSWorks software in New Mexico. This acquisition forms the MCAD New Mexico division which will occupy the existing Sunwest CAD office at the Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque.

With offices in Boulder and Lakewood, 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.

MCAD and Sunwest CAD have developed very similar approaches to providing the highest quality technical support, training and sales to their respective regions and this made the acquisition a logical step for CATI’s expansion plan. MCAD will be adding staff to the existing Sunwest CAD team to better meet the needs of the growing New Mexico engineering community.

“Our first priority in considering this acquisition 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 New Mexico SOLIDWORKS and COSMOSWorks user base.” said Tom Rice, president of Sunwest CAD.

Susan Evans-Boland, president of Computer Aided Technology added, “The acquisition of the Sunwest CAD customer base and high quality technical staff will position MCAD to offer an even higher level of support to SOLIDWORKS Users in the Rocky Mountain Region. Sunwest CAD was one of the original ten VAR’s to sign on with SolidWorks. Over the past 11 years they have 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 303-969-8844 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 303-969-8844

About SOLIDWORKS Corporation
SOLIDWORKS Corporation, a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, providing intuitive, high-performing software that helps product design teams develop great products. . For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000.