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Computer Aided Technology, Inc. Launches CATalystsm and CAT-PhDsm Programs

NORTHBROOK, IL, August 1, 2000 – Computer Aided Technology, Inc., (CATI) the Nation’s No. 1 SOLIDWORKS Integrator, announced today that a new technical services membership program, CATalyst, is available immediately. This exciting program provides engineers with an industry proven training curriculum at a much lower cost than purchasing individual courses as well as access to the CAT Project-level Help Desk (CAT-PhD).

About CATalyst

The CATalyst Program is your vehicle to a new level of design proficiency, whether your goal is to achieve Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional status or to ensure your company gets the most out of its investment in SOLIDWORKS. An annual CATalyst membership provides you with the training and support you need while lowering the cost of your overall investment and reducing administrative paperwork. For one year, a CATalyst membership gives you the opportunity to choose any or all of CATI’s wide variety of core and industry-specific classes. To complement this curriculum, membership also includes access to the CAT-PhD. Available classes include, but are not limited to: An Introduction to Solid Modeling, SOLIDWORKS Level 1, SOLIDWORKS Level 2, Applied Assembly Design, Applied Freeform Design, Applied Rendering & Animation, Core & Cavity Creation, Sheet Metal Fabrication, SOLIDWORKS Professional Certification Training and SOLIDWORKS Professional Certification Exam.

About CAT-PhD

The CAT Project-level Help Desk is a project-specific application support center that allows you to leverage CATI technical expertise and shorten the design cycle. The CAT-PhD is staffed by SOLIDWORKS Certified Technical Personnel with access to an extensive centralized knowledge base. CAT-PhD is available alone or in combination with the CATalyst Program.

About CATI

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Northbrook, IL, provides the Midwest with five full-service facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. The mission of CATI is to unite quality people with advanced technology to create complete solutions. CATI is the No. 1 SOLIDWORKS overall performer in sales, marketing, and certified technical support and training. CATI is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to engineering, manufacturing, and educational sectors. Several of CATI’s customers, including Ingersoll Milling, Life Fitness and SRP Scorpion Snowmobiles, have been chosen by SOLIDWORKS for worldwide case studies and demonstrations. CATI offers a full suite of SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner technologies including CAD, CAE, CAID, CAM, ECAD, PDM, and Hardware/Networking solutions. For the latest news from CATI, visit the CATI website at or contact a CATI representative at 888-308-2284.