West Caldwell, NJ October 15, 2001: Conceptual Product Development, Inc. announces the release of Doctor Walt's CAD For Kids( (Powered By CADKEY(). This product is the first release in a series of new offerings targeted for gifted children in the eight to fifteen year old age group. Based on a modified version of the award winning CADKEY CAD package, the product provides a dramatic introduction to both basic drafting and powerful solid modeling. A 280 page book profusely illustrated with color pictures and a teaching mouse, aka "Doctor Walt", makes learning both simple and fun. A child can create fancy cars, fascinating creatures, intricate robots, and hundreds of other interesting objects with a minimum of effort. Add-on modules provide hundreds of components and additional instruction in specific modeling areas. The product, including a complete copy of the software, the training book, and an illustrated help card is $129.95. Advanced add-on modules range from $17.95-$49.95.
Walter Silva, President of Conceptual Product Development, Inc. stated:
"I'm a proud parent of two grown daughters who were in gifted children's programs and also a grandfather of a seven year old boy who is following in his mother's footsteps. My experiences raising my own children combined with what I see as an active educator make me acutely aware of the need to constantly challenge and reinforce the thirst for knowledge exhibited by all children and especially by precocious ones. The advent of the personal computer and the amazing advances in consumer electronics have provided our children with experiences that we could only dream of when we were young. Unfortunately, for all too many children, far too much time is spent passively watching television or playing video game after video game, hours on end. The increase in time spent on these activities results, in most cases, in a decrease in time spent reading. Consequently, reading speed and comprehension suffer, thus placing the child at a disadvantage in later years. "Doctor Walt's CAD For Kids" provides children with an exciting educational experience that simultaneously reinforces reading skills and computer expertise."
About Conceptual Product Development, Inc.
Conceptual Product Development, Inc., a West Caldwell, NJ-based corporation, has been providing mechanical designers with CAD training materials, interactive CAD training classes, and general engineering consulting for over seven years. Their mission in all endeavors is to help customers reduce the time and cost of product development by innovative application of powerful technical tools and techniques. CPD provides both general instruction texts for major CAD packages and customized printed matter such as VAR manuals and catalogs. Products are sold worldwide both directly and through an extensive selection of dealers. Walter Silva, President of CPD, Inc., is a veteran Mechanical Engineer with over thirty years of industry experience in plastic part design, molds and fixtures, and machinery development. Mr. Silva is the author of the well-known series of Doctor Walt's books that cover CAD software, rapid prototyping, and technical desktop publishing. He is also the co-author of eight multimedia training CDRoms. He is also president of Pro Cad, Inc. and Distance engineering, Inc. For more information visit
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