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Computer Aided Technology, Top Reseller of SOLIDWORKS, selects SolidProfessor’s Learning Management System to enhance customer experience with 24/7 training access

Buffalo Grove, IL, February 20, 2007 – Computer Aided Technology, a top Value Added Reseller (VAR) of SOLIDWORKS, has selected SolidProfessor’s self-paced multimedia instruction to complement its current training and support services. This exclusive partnership will allow CATI’s customers to reinforce their live learning experience with a custom training and support solution that is fully integrated inside the SOLIDWORKS design environment.

“In today’s global marketplace, our customers need to continually refine their competitive edge. A key component of this formula is the ability to extract as much value as possible from technology purchases, both upfront and over time. Our customers have stated that direct access to technical content at their desktop is a requirement, not a luxury. When combined with CATI training and support, our partnership with SolidProfessor fulfills that request.” said Rich Werneth, President of CATI.

To further assist its customers with remaining competitive, CATI has included SolidProfessor multimedia training tools with the annual bundled training package called CATalyst NOW. Already highly economical and convenient, the CATalyst NOW training package offers CATI customers a unique blend of instructor-led training, at any CATI facility, complemented with 24/7 answers to their ongoing design questions and challenges.

In partnering with SolidProfessor’s team of Certified SOLIDWORKS Professionals and Instructors, CATI customers will have access to SolidProfessor’s propriety Learning Management System (LMS) that includes:

· Quick search functionality
· Real-time course updates
· Semi-monthly Tips & Tricks
· Automatic progress tracking
· A custom course builder
· Online testing and reporting
· Exercises with downloadable part files

In addition to the LMS, CATI customers will also be able to take advantage of SolidProfessor’s “Search-On-Demand” feature. “Search-On-Demand” allows users to access training at the click of a mouse without ever leaving the SOLIDWORKS design environment, making it easier for CATI’s customers to get answers to their design questions without disrupting their workflow.

Dave Ptak, President of SolidProfessor remarks, “We’re very excited to be able to contribute to CATI’s overall training and support program by customizing our solution to integrate with the services they already offer. Quick answers to best practices are key to the productivity gains customer’s demand. We look forward to continuing to develop innovative solutions to help CATI customers stay ahead of the curve.”

About SolidProfessor
SolidProfessor is a SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner 100% focused on creating the very best self-paced multimedia training experience for users of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS related software. The mission of SolidProfessor is to provide the highest quality and best training value for all levels of SOLIDWORKS users. SolidProfessor products may be ordered direct or from a growing number of authorized resellers worldwide. It`s the simple, effective and different way to learn SOLIDWORKS. For more information visit

About CATI
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, provides the Midwest with seven full-service facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, 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 a 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.