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CAD Schroer Announces Release of STHENO/PRO Version 2.1and Launches Competitive Upgrade Offer for Users of other 2D Systems

Moers, Germany, April, 2006 - CAD Schroer GmbH (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, today announced the release of version 2.1 of its renowned STHENO/PRO dedicated drafting plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER. The release coincides with a high profile upgrade campaign, targeted at Pro/E users whose current, non-integrated 2D systems may now be unsupported and expensive to upgrade and maintain.

High Value at Low Cost: Pro/E Users Pay Less by Upgrading to Integrated 2D In a confident move this fortnight, CSG has announced some keenly priced upgrade packages for Pro/ENGINEER users who are re-evaluating their existing AutoCAD® installations and data management strategy, or are concerned about threats to Pro/ENGINEER as their system of choice. Nominated PTC®Hs LEuropean Software Partner of the YearM in the Autumn of 2005, CSG has a strong, collaborative partnership with the American PLM solutions provider, out of which grew the STHENO/PRO product line, which offers state-of-the-art drafting power fully integrated with Pro/DETAIL and Pro/INTRALINK®, with optional Windchill PDMLink integration.

CSG recently introduced some unique and ground-breaking new functionality to STHENO/PRO, including the SMART Edit tool for dynamically editing designs without a sketch, which offers Lparametrics on demandM without the need to dimension a drawing.

The upgrade offer for owners of AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical to one of the STHENO/PRO packages applies to all previous versions up to version 2005, with large savings for companies making the switch (rather than upgrading to AutoCAD 2006) to STHENO/PRO, which is fully DXF/DWG compatible. (See for more details and pricing information)

In the offer, CAD Schroer also underlines its customer focus and Lby engineers for engineersM approach to software development, consultancy, and training, and the excellent value of its software support and maintenance program. Over the last year, the company has complemented its global partner network by opening new independent subsidiaries in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States to be even closer to its user base.

New and Improved: STHENO/PRO Rev. 2.1
CSGIs development teams in Germany and the United Kingdom have been busy further improving STHENO/PROIs renowned drafting capabilities. Some of the highlights of the latest release include:

Introduced in the last release, the renowned SMART Edit Lparametrics on demandM functionality has been even further improved. SMART graphics use colour highlights and shadowing to make dynamic design modifications even quicker. It is now even easier to snap geometry onto existing components, to select dimension values, and to edit circles and non-orthogonal geometries. SMART EditIs intuitive approach to symmetry makes it a breeze to edit or create variants of your existing designs.

The STHENO/PARTS standard CAD parts library has received a face lift, with a new, even more appealing user interface.

JDBC Database Connectivity
STHENO/PRO PLUS and ADVANCED now have the capability to use most Java Thin Data Base driver clients, which means that administrators can provide access for the STHENO/PRO Bacis2 (proprietary programming language) environment direct to any database which has a client.

Dashboard Management Tool
A new Dashboard Management Tool allows administrators to create and store context-sensitive dashboards and properties dialogs for user-specified groups; selection criteria can be very diverse, allowing the user interface to react intelligently to any LspecialM groups defined. This means that it is now very simple to integrate customisations of the STHENO/PRO PLUS or ADVANCED sheet structure into the user interface in the STHENO/PRO dashboard style, gaining even more productivity.

Text and Leader Lines
Implemented as an integral part of the standard text mechanism in response to customer requests, STHENO/PRO, which has long had the ability to create dimension style notes, with a bounding box and a leader line, now allows users to add a bounding box and leader line(s) to any text at random, especially unstructured imported notes.

To find out more, please visit and the CSG website at

About CAD Schroer
CAD Schroer (CSG) is a global software development and engineering solutions provider, headquartered in Moers, near Duesseldorf, Germany. The company has offices throughout Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, support centres in the United States, and independent subsidiaries in Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom. Its products are also sold through an extensive, customer-focused partner network in countries throughout the globe.

CSGIs product suites include the 2D/3D PLM solution Medusa4, as well as Stheno/pro, a professional drafting plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER users. Both systems come with a number of user-specific add-on modules offering efficiency gains for the most diverse areas of product and plant design and development.

CAD SchroerIs aim is to provide customers with the best possible solutions for design engineers and the engineering process, as well as supporting their clientsI strategic goals. The companyIs own technical and engineering background, and its emphasis on close working relationships with customers worldwide, have fostered a Lby engineers for engineersM approach to software development - always keeping abreast of the latest demands placed on engineers by modern product development processes in a highly competitive market space.

Contact Information

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Tel:	Germany:	+49 2841 9184 0
	UK:		+44 1223 460 408
	France:		+33 141 94 51 40
	Switzerland:	+41 44 802 89 80

Michael Schroer
CAD Schroer GmbH
Fritz-Peters-Straße 26-30
47447 Moers

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