CAD Graphics West Enters into Strategic Reseller Agreement with Capvidia

CAD Graphics West to offer FormatWorks and FaceWorks Add-ins for SolidWorks

Leuven, Belgium - February 5, 2003– Capvidia, a Belgium company, today announced a strategic reseller partnership with leading value-added reseller CAD Graphics West of Fresno, California. According to the terms of the agreement, CAD Graphics West will be a distributor of Capvidia’s products in California.

FaceWorks combines the power of standard SolidWorks with functions designed to simplify tooling and manufacturing applications on 3D CAD models. FaceWorks uses the latest SolidWorks user interface concepts (property page) providing smooth integration into the SolidWorks environment. Users benefit from standard SolidWorks functions complemented with specialized easy to use tools simplifying the tool-making process dramatically and minimizing costs and manufacturing times.

FormatWorks provides tools to verify the model quality in accordance with the automotive standard recommendations (VDA4955, AIAG D-15, JAMA) and allows users to define their own quality criteria. Once the model quality is assessed, FormatWorks provides tools to solve frustrating data incompatibility problems occurring during the import of 3D models into SolidWorks. FormatWorks also offers automated import, repair, healing, and translation. FormatWorks features proprietary 3DVision technology and provides complementary extensions to SolidWorks.

"We are very excited to have CAD Graphics West as a partner. They have considerable experience in the manufacturing sector and have a strong customer base,” said Lyle Fischer, Technical Marketing Director of Capvidia. “Their knowledge of SolidWorks, exceptional support and sales capabilities combined with FormatWorks and FaceWorks will allow us to continue to expand our presence in the US marketplace."

"We are committed to continue to bring the very best technology to our clients,” said Mark Arnett, president of CAD Graphics West. "FormatWorks solves our data incompatibility issues with very powerful, easy to use repair and healing capabilities. Importing models into SolidWorks is much simpler. FaceWorks allows our clients to use a solid modeling based approach to mold design. Coupled with SolidWorks, these add-ins allow our customers to achieve their results in a very short amount of time."

About Capvidia
Capvidia ( designs, develops, and markets software for 3D CAD modeling, computational fluid dynamics, and other related computer simulations. For more information about FaceWorks visit the following web site: or contact the company.

North America: Lyle Fischer, Technical Marketing Director at Email Contact - (507) 794-5447
Europe: Wojtek Zietak, Product Manager, at Email Contact - +32 16 40 27 47
Japan: YM3 Ltd. Masaki Saito, president, Email Contact

About CAD Graphics West Incorporated (CGWI) ( CAD Graphics West Incorporated is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to engineering and manufacturing organizations. CGWI has two full-service locations in California's Central Valley and Central Coast to serve you.
CGWI enables engineers to design imaginative products exceptionally fast with superior quality using SolidWorks. They help customize SolidWorks to your industry-specific environment with implementation, multi-level training and support. We partner with our customers to help them deliver winning designs from concept to final product.
Contact: CAD Graphics West, 800-922-1866 - Email Contact

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