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Attendees from Around the Midwest Gather to Participate in Technical Sessions and Exhibits

NORTHBROOK, IL, March 21, 2000 – Computer Aided Technology, Inc., (CATI) the Nation’s No. 1 SOLIDWORKS Integrator, today announced that its Fourth Annual Spring Midwest SOLIDWORKS Users Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, was its largest ever. This year’s Users Conference saw over a 100 percent increase in attendance from last year’s event due to the strong interest in the release of SOLIDWORKS 2000 and the rapid growth of the CATI SOLIDWORKS user base throughout the Midwest. The annual event brings SOLIDWORKS users together with representatives from SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS’ Solution Partners and CATI to discuss ideas, trends, and the technology shaping the future of mechanical design. Sponsors of the Users Conference include SOLIDWORKS Corporation and leading SOLIDWORKS’ Solution Partners.

The Users Conference was held following the National Design and Engineering Show at McCormick Place and provided over 400 attendees with technical presentations, including a keynote address on SOLIDWORKS by Vic Leventhal, SOLIDWORKS COO, a briefing on new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2000, and Technical Presentations from SOLIDWORKS users (CASE/New Holland Corporation and Milwaukee School of Engineering).

Comments SOLIDWORKS User Dominic Vaglica, Ansimag, Incorporated, “Without a doubt CATI and SOLIDWORKS are two of the finest companies anyone could ever hope to work with….SOLIDWORKS is a great product, but it is only as good as the support behind it. I consider CATI to be a company that is of the highest caliber, providing the best in support, training and sales that I have worked with in this industry bar none!”

“CATI works hard to meet the ever-changing needs of the engineering community. Throughout the year, all CATI facilities provide SOLIDWORKS users with free monthly Night Schools, Technology Briefings and specialized training courses,” comments Robert Roberman, President and CEO of CATI. Roberman continues, “We believe the Annual Spring Users Conference is the ideal opportunity for engineers, designers and managers from all industries and locations throughout the Midwest to share ideas, network and meet with leading engineering software providers.”

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 or contact a CATI representative at 888-308-2284.


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.