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Buffalo Grove, IL, November 8, 2004 – Computer Aided Technology, Inc., (CATI) has announced that they are a Gold Level Sponsor for the Combined SOLIDWORKS User Group on November 10 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. This event is organized by the combined efforts of local SOLIDWORKS User Groups in Illinois and Wisconsin for SOLIDWORKS users and those interested in learning more about the technology.

This year’s event will feature 9 user-based presentations from some of the areas best technical talent. The event will also include a vendor/sponsor area where attendees can learn more about SOLIDWORKS partner technologies and support services. Over 250 users are expected to attend this year’s meeting. The event will feature a special appearance by John McEleney, SOLIDWORKS CEO. In addition, an evening reception on Tuesday, November 9 th, will offer networking opportunities for those attending.

“These User Groups are made possible by support from our sponsors such as Computer Aided Technology,” comments Mark Peters, Board Member, SOLIDWORKS User Group Network, “The assistance that we have received from CATI truly underscores their dedication to the local user community. CATI was directly responsible for initiating Regional SOLIDWORKS User Events before we had the capability to do so. With our current momentum and user base, it is time for a transition for management of these events directly to the local User Groups.”

“As the top selling reseller of SOLIDWORKS in the Midwest, it is one of CATI’s goals to support the local SOLIDWORKS User Groups. The tremendous amount of shared knowledge in the Midwest SOLIDWORKS Community is invaluable. We believe our clients are best served by user-managed meetings such as these, as opposed to marketing events.” comments Richard Werneth, President, CATI. “It is an opportunity for our customers to network with other users and share experiences and techniques.”

About CATI

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, provides the Midwest with five full-service facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. CATI creates competitive advantage for manufacturing clients by leveraging an industry-experienced team and leading technology solutions. CATI is the Nation’s original SOLIDWORKS Reseller and the Top Reseller of SOLIDWORKS in the Midwest. CATI is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to engineering, manufacturing, and educational sectors and offers a full suite of SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner technologies including CAD, CAE, CAID, CAM, ECAD, and PDM solutions. For the latest news from CATI, visit the company’s website at or contact a representative at 888-308-2284.