ProFab brings CNC Turret Punch Press and Laser machine programming capabilities to SolidWorks 2005

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Applied Production, Inc.
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Integrated software allows users to generate CNC machine code
using SolidWorks sheet metal solid models


Milford, OH, August 12, 2004 — Applied Production, Inc. announced today that its ProFab Sheet Metal CAM software supports SolidWorks� 2005 3D mechanical design software. Special pricing is now available to members of the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network through September 30, 2004. Engineers and designers use ProFab and SolidWorks to automate and optimize the programming process so they can manufacture better products faster and more efficiently, speeding time to market.

For manufacturing companies who work with sheet metal parts, ProFab increases the ability for SolidWorks users to quickly and easily generate machine code for their CNC Turret Punch Press or Laser machine. SolidWorks 2005 expands on the software’s legacy of ease of use, design power, and affordability by also providing users with comprehensive drawing tools and new productivity features that will speed the adoption of 3D design around the world. By using the information already in the flat pattern of a SolidWorks 2005 sheet metal model, the need for file translation is eliminated.

“Engineers shouldn’t have to hop between five different applications to finish a product design,” said Brian Houle, Partner Program manager for SolidWorks. “Integrating ProFab with SolidWorks means engineers can begin programming directly within the SolidWorks environment. That saves time and helps manufacturers meet tight production deadlines. Giving engineers the tools they need to work more efficiently is why SolidWorks leads the market for mainstream 3D mechanical design software.”

The SolidWorks Manufacturing Network is a free online directory which gives over 285,000 SolidWorks users around the world a fast and easy way to learn about a company’s services. SolidWorks users are always looking for the best in contract engineering, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, mold making, industrial design, machine design, rapid prototyping, as well as other related services. The benefits of the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network include a free listing in the online directory, maximizing visibility to SolidWorks users worldwide while increasing profits by eliminating data translation. Join the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network today for free at www.solidworks.com/pages/partners/mfgjoin.html.

About Applied Production, Inc.
Established in 1985, Applied Production, Inc. continues to build its competitive edge by fulfilling its customers’ requirements through the use of the most advanced equipment and technology.

Its highly skilled staff will work with customers to provide a competitive solution to meet manufacturing needs while maintaining efficiency and quality. Applied Production, Inc. set out to provide quality software solutions for sheet metal fabricators. By focusing on the specific needs of the sheet metal industry, the organization has built a reputation for excellence that now extends around the world. For more information, visit the company’s Web site ( www.AppliedProduction.com) or call (513) 831-8800.

About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Syst譥s S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. It is the #1 supplier of 3D mechanical design software for the mainstream market. SolidWorks leads the market in number of users in production, customer satisfaction, and revenue. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site ( www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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