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NORTHBROOK, IL, MARCH 6, 2000: Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), the Nation’s #1 Value Added Reseller (VAR) of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation, has announced its addition of a full-service office in Madison, WI. This expansion is the fifth CATI office in the Midwest and third CATI office in Wisconsin.

The goal of CATI is to continue to innovate and offer a number of “firsts” in SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner services, such as, SOLIDWORKS Monthly Night Schools, specialized training courses and the largest SOLIDWORKS Certified Training and Support Center in the Nation. CATI’s success is built on assisting companies through the migration to 3D technology, bringing SOLIDWORKS to the mainstream engineering community. Our growth comes from understanding the needs of our customers, delivering solutions and support, allowing companies to become industry innovators, while gaining market leadership and increasing profitability.

“CATI recognizes the importance of being responsive to customer requests, yet proactive in service offerings. This expansion is based upon the explosive growth of the SOLIDWORKS community and demand for a full-service offering in the Madison region,” comments Robert Konczal, Vice President of Operations at CATI. Konczal adds, “In short, we deliver on our promises.”

Brenda Stewart, CAD Administrator at Sub-Zero comments: “As a SOLIDWORKS user, the accessibility of CATI’s training and ongoing support strategies, locally, will provide Sub-Zero, along with the growing SOLIDWORKS community in Madison, WI a great convenience; which is greatly appreciated.”

Matt Frauchiger, Engineering Manager at Carlson Company comments, “We are very excited to see that CATI is expanding to Madison, offering local training and support. We look forward to taking advantage of the specialized training classes that CATI has written to address specific modeling disciplines. CATI’s monthly events, such as CATI Night Schools, provide us with networking that has been extremely valuable.”

CATI-Madison will be a full-service office, providing Madison area SOLIDWORKS users with all of CATI’s personnel and services including monthly SOLIDWORKS Night Schools, free educational workshops, and certified training and support. The office will be located on Madison’s east side.

About CATI

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Northbrook, IL, provides five full-service facilities, which support Wisconsin (Madison, Milwaukee, and Appleton), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan. CATI is dedicated to serving individual needs providing comprehensive engineering solutions to the engineering, manufacturing, and educational sectors. SOLIDWORKS has awarded CATI the #1 overall performer of sales, marketing, certified technical support and training center. Several of CATI’s customers have been chosen by SOLIDWORKS for worldwide case studies and demonstrations, such as, Ingersoll Milling, Life Fitness and the SRP Scorpion Snowmobile. 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 on CATI, CATI customers, SOLIDWORKS, and SOLIDWORKS Solution Partners, visit the CATI website at www.cati.com or contact a CATI representative at 800.970.CATI (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.