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CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 13, 2006— Sub-Zero Freezer Company, the leading manufacturer of luxury residential refrigeration and wine storage units, used SOLIDWORKS(R) software to create the Sub-Zero PRO 48, the largest refrigerator/freezer combination the company offers. At nearly 30 cubic feet, the PRO 48 features wall-to-wall stainless steel and integrated LED lighting throughout. Sub-Zero calls it a “monument to food preservation.”

“There’s a lot of technology in the PRO 48,” said Sub-Zero Senior Drafter John Andrews, a winner of the SOLIDWORKS 2005 Design Contest for the PRO 48’s sheet metal design. “SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software helps us take elegant concepts from our industrial designers and quickly prepare them for manufacturing, exchanging files seamlessly. The software automatically updates assemblies with every dimension adjustment. Powerful sheet metal design capabilities enable us to make the part the way we want it to look, versus predict the final shape of a flat-pattern design. Inevitably, the design is right the first time.”

The Madison, Wis., company recently purchased additional licenses of SOLIDWORKS software to support its strong growth, including a new 300,000 square-foot plant in Fitchburg, Wis. “We’ve standardized on SOLIDWORKS software because of its user-friendly interface, minimal training requirements, and enhanced administrative capabilities, all of which help us meet increasing demand for our world-class products,” said Jason Lindgren, Sub-Zero’s engineering systems manager.

As design data accumulates, Dassault Systemes’ SMARTEAM(R) product data management software will continue to manage part, product, and revision files across all of Sub-Zero’s engineering, production, and service locations.

“Sub-Zero is synonymous with quality, innovation, and style in the kitchen, and we are pleased that SOLIDWORKS software has become an increasingly indispensable tool for the company,” said Rainer Gawlick, SOLIDWORKS vice president of worldwide marketing. “Seeing customers like Sub-Zero purchase additional licenses is the best possible confirmation of the software’s value.”

Sub-Zero relies on authorized SOLIDWORKS reseller CATI for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About Sub-Zero

Sub-Zero Freezer Company is the leading manufacturer of luxury refrigeration and freezer units for residential use. Founded in 1945, Sub-Zero is a privately held, family-owned company in its third generation of ownership. Headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sub-Zero also operates a manufacturing facility in Phoenix and employs more than 1,100 employees. For more information visit

About CATI

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Ill., provides the Midwest with six 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 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 Web site at or contact a representative at 888-308-2284.

About SOLIDWORKS Corporation

SOLIDWORKS Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, providing intuitive, high-performing software that helps product design teams develop great products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

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