Alibre Launches Graduation Gift Program For Graduating Engineers

RICHARDSON, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 27, 2004— Alibre Inc. today announced its new Graduation Gift program through which graduating engineers can obtain a full commercial license of Alibre Design Basic at no charge. This unique educational program differs from others in the industry in that the software license runs indefinitely and is not limited to educational use. Under this program, recent graduates enter the workforce with their own professional 3D solid modeling application. Employers benefit because these new employees come already trained to use a modern 3D parametric CAD system, and they save money on CAD software since the new hire can use Alibre Design Basic on the job.

"This is a super offer for new engineers making their way into industry," said Richard Devon, associate professor of engineering design and director of the engineering design program at Penn State. "We have been using Alibre Design for over a year as a key application in our core engineering design curricula both in the first year design course and for cross-national design projects where its peer-to-peer tools are invaluable. Penn State students have access to many different CAD applications, and we have found none easier than Alibre Design to learn and use."

Devon continues, "I can see that engineers who are self-employed or work in small companies will be particularly grateful. I think Alibre is breaking new ground with this move."

"Alibre has had a lot of success in the educational market with thousands of active users and we wanted to say thanks," said Greg Milliken, president and CEO of Alibre. "While this is an incredibly aggressive program, it is also a great investment in the future. As new engineers move into the workforce they will expose their new companies to Alibre Design, the easiest to use and most affordable professional 3D CAD system on the market."

The program is only available to engineering students graduating from an accredited institution in North America in Spring 2004 and after. Students must apply within one month of their successful completion of the required coursework for an engineering degree and provide proof thereof. Full details of the program and required forms are available at www.alibre.com/programs/educational/GraduationGift.asp.

About Alibre

Alibre redefines professional 3D mechanical CAD with Alibre Design, the easiest to use and most affordable 3D parametric solid modeling application on the market. Alibre Design lets engineers, designers and manufacturers create 3D models and 2D associative drawings standalone, or together over the Internet, using integrated online tools to share and edit precise product designs in real time. These tools also allow for advanced support and training directly from the online Alibre Assistant. The application's support for open data standards such as STEP enables reliable data exchange with existing CAD systems. Alibre Design is available in seven languages and is distributed around the world. Founded in 1997, Alibre Inc. is privately funded and based in Richardson, Texas. For more information, visit www.alibre.com or call 972-671-8492.

Alibre and Alibre Design are trademarks of Alibre Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.



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