CAD Schroer delights Linux community with FREE 2D/3D CAD package

Moers, Germany – 29 April 2009: CAD Schroer, the global engineering solutions provider, today announced record growth in the user base for MEDUSA4 Personal, the 2D/3D CAD product suite for private use. The company logged twice as many new users in the first quarter of 2009 as in the same period last year. Linux users outnumber Windows users in over half of the 109 countries of origin. They are voicing their appreciation of a fully featured CAD product that runs on their platform of choice.

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"Finally a Good CAD Solution for Linux Users"
MEDUSA4 Personal is a fully featured advanced drafting system with smart editing and drafting power tools, basic 3D, parametrics, and even a Sheet Metal Design module. It supports Windows as well as six different Linux distributions (CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, RedHat, SuSE and Ubuntu) .

Dr. Eduardo N. Hering, who works at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (Brazilian Centre for Research in Physics) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of many Linux users in 109 countries who have downloaded MEDUSA4 Personal for home use. He recently wrote, "I'd like to congratulate your company for the excellent product you have developed. Even my brother, who uses one of the world's best known CAD products on Windows, is considering migrating to linux after browsing your product. Before MEDUSA4 there were no really good CAD solutions available for linux users."

"Our developers really appreciate the positive feedback from MEDUSA4 Personal users," says Michael Schroer, the company's Managing Director, "Windows or Linux, there are clearly a lot of hobby engineers out there who are keen to use a professional-grade drafting system. In the first three months of 2009 we have once again managed to nearly double the download figures achieved during the same period last year."

The percentage of Linux users among the MEDUSA4 Personal audience varies significantly from country to country, and totals approximately 35%. While in Germany, the top download location, about 13% of users work with Linux, in Italy, the second largest download group, Linux users outnumber Windows users by nearly three to one.

To run MEDUSA4 Personal, users register to receive their free 6-month license by e-mail. This can easily be renewed via the CAD Schroer Website, giving designers the opportunity to download the latest release. MEDUSA4 Personal is regularly updated in line with the professional MEDUSA4 software releases.

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About CAD Schroer
CAD Schroer Group (CSG) is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, headquartered in Moers, near Duesseldorf, Germany. The company has offices throughout Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and independent subsidiaries in France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

CAD Schroer’s consultancy services are aimed at supporting their clients' competitiveness and ability to win and deliver projects on time and on budget. CSG's experts analyse project engineering and layout processes, helping customers to optimise and integrate all project phases.

CSG’s product suites include the 2D/3D design automation solution MEDUSA4®, including the MPDS4™ Plant Design System with FACTORY LAYOUT™, 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. Products are sold direct and through an extensive, customer-focused partner network in countries throughout the globe. CAD Schroer offers extensive product consultancy and customisation, training, support and maintenance services.

CAD Schroer’s aim is to provide customers with the best possible solutions for design engineers and the engineering process, as well as to support its clients’ strategic goals. The company’s own technical and engineering background, and its emphasis on close working relationships with customers worldwide, have fostered a “by engineers for engineers” 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. To find out more, please visit

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Italy: +39 02 38303267
USA: +1 585 264 1409 or 866-SCHROER

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