CATI Announces Digital Factory Simulation

Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI) has partnered with Visual Components to become the first value added reseller in the USA of the 3DCreate and 3DRealize Digital Factory applications.

Buffalo Grove, IL – May 6, 2008- CATI, the first U.S. SolidWorks provider, and a one-stop, full-service solution for professional services, to offer a complete 3D plant layout with robotics and material flow simulation in one easy-to-use application.

This new partnership will bring cost-effective plant layout simulation to CATI’s clients. This best-of-breed application for production line validation is using plug-and-play equipment libraries based on 3D and 2D CAD data.

Juha Renfors, CEO of Visual Components, remarked, “The Visual Components Digital Factory is specifically suited to companies operating in the construction of production assembly systems and this is a great fit to CATI’s client base. CATI is very proactive in looking for ways to extend the use of SolidWorks data to improve their customers business processes – and with the Visual Components partnership we can certainly provide a boost in that area.”

Visual Components is unique in that it offers the only robotics and material flow simulation in one easy-to-use application. Also unique, is that it allows for component and layout reuse throughout the project lifecycle, “Visual Components will revolutionize the way our clients work from sales proposals through PLC program validation all before the designs are physically complete,” remarked Robert Konczal, CTO of CATI.

Some of the greatest benefits CATI clients will see when using this software are a huge increased efficiency in sales and delivery of factory ramp-up and production systems and processes. Clients will find an improved product quality paired with lower manufacturing costs, as well as a shortened product development time. Other benefits will be realized by many departments and personnel such as visualization for marketing and sales, plant layout tool for sales and factory engineers, simulation with trusted results, simulation for production optimization and visualization of the control mechanisms.

“By reusing engineering CAD data within 3DCreate, our clients will enjoy another ROI boost on their initial investment of SolidWorks,” said Konczal.

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About CATI
Computer Aided Technology, Inc. (CATI), headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, provides the Midwest with seven full-service training 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 resource for SolidWorks and the Midwest's leading support and services team. CATI has two wholly-owned subsidiaries; and serving customers world-wide. To see our company profile, visit

About Visual Components
Visual Components is a world leading 3D robotics and manufacturing simulation software provider offering machine builders, system integrators and companies using complex turnkey manufacturing solutions a simple, quick and highly cost effective way to build and simulate their total process solutions. Finnish based Visual Components has global OEM partners and an extensive reseller network, for more information please refer to

Bob Konczal, CTO, Marketing
888.308.2284 ext. 6100
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