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NORTHBROOK, IL, April 3, 2000 – Computer Aided Technology, Inc., (CATI) the Nation’s No. 1 SOLIDWORKS Integrator, today announced that it is one of the first SOLIDWORKS Certified Testing Center (CTC) to offer the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) Program Exam. As a SOLIDWORKS Certified Testing Center, CATI ensures that SOLIDWORKS users throughout the Midwest will have the opportunity to be recognized for their skill as a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional.

CATI is the nation’s largest SOLIDWORKS Certified Training and Support Center and offers a wide variety of training courses on computer aided drafting (CAD), from SOLIDWORKS Level 1 to industry specific courses, such as Mold Design. The first CSWP testing dates are to take place on April 25, CATI Northbrook, Illinois and April 26, CATI Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For registration and more information visit www.cati.com.

Mark Driscoll, Certification Program Manager for SOLIDWORKS comments, “We are very excited to have local testing centers administering the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Through this network of SOLIDWORKS Certified Testing Centers, local SOLIDWORKS Authorized Training and Support Centers will be providing a more cost-effective method to obtain credentials as a CSWP. The SWCTC program is another way that our resellers add value to SOLIDWORKS and meet the needs of their customers.”

About CTC

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional program accommodates the growing needs of the user community measuring proficiency and providing the edge to compete for top-ranked industry positions. Through the certification of SOLIDWORKS resellers the Certified Testing Centers (CTC) will create localized testing network areas whereby users can easily access the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) program. CATI has completed the requirements of the Certified Testing Center Program. CATI was one of only five value added reseller’s in the nation to participate in the CTC pilot program.

About CSWP

The purpose of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Program is to establish an industry standard through which SOLIDWORKS professionals can be evaluated. This evaluation will be completed using a fair, comprehensive test on user knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and ability to capture and edit the design intent of a model. Completing the evaluation will accomplish two goals. First, on an individual level achieving certification will establish the user as a highly competent professional in the use of SOLIDWORKS. Second, for the hiring managers this will act as a valuable assessment to attest for the individual’s competency. Therefore, reducing the amount of time and energy typically required to research prospective candidates abilities.

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 www.cati.com or contact a CATI representative at 888-308-2284.

About SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (NASDAQ: DASTY) company, develops and markets mechanical design software products for Windows. SOLIDWORKS was founded in 1993 with the mission to bring production solid modeling to the desktop of every engineer. SOLIDWORKS has offices worldwide and distributes its products through a network of 230 resellers selling in 70 countries. In 4 years of shipping product, SOLIDWORKS has sold more than 43,000 commercial seats of software to over 14,000 customers and more than 32,000 seats to more than 2,500 academic institutions worldwide.