Avatech Solutions Issues Proforma Financial Information Following Its Merger With PlanetCAD



OWINGS MILLS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2003--Avatech Solutions (OTCBB: AVSO.OB), a leading provider of design automation and quality assurance solutions for the manufacturing, building design, civil engineering and GIS markets, today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Form 8-K containing proforma financial statements (unaudited) reflecting combined information following the recent completion of its merger with PlanetCAD Inc.

Included in the filing are a combined condensed balance sheet and statement of operations covering the quarter ended September 30, 2002 and a statement of operations for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, the most recent applicable periods for regulatory reporting under SEC rules.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, the company reported total revenue of $31.6 million on a combined proforma basis, resulting in a net loss of $7.8 million or $2.63 per common share.

For the three months ended September 30, 2002, total revenue amounted to $6.2 million on a proforma basis, resulting in a net loss of $0.2 million or $.08 per share.

"Since our completed merger with PlanetCAD Inc. less than three months ago, we are satisfied with the progress we have made in combining both companies' operations and in the creation of new revenue opportunities, but we are certainly not yet at a stage where we are able to report the real synergies and financial benefits of the combination," said Donald R. "Scotty" Walsh, CEO of the company, who was appointed to that role December 4, 2002.

Walsh is a 38-year veteran in the high technology sector who will be responsible for the accelerated development of Avatech Solutions through implementing new business strategies and practices.

"We have embarked on a revised business strategy to increase revenue and profitability through investments in people, products and geography, which we expect to elaborate in further announcements in the near future," said Walsh.

About Avatech Solutions

Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AVSO.OB) is a leading provider of design automation and quality assurance solutions for the manufacturing, building design, civil engineering and GIS markets.

Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, the company specializes in software development, technical support, training and consulting aimed at improving design and documentation efficiencies and the seamless integration of workflow processes.

Avatech is one the largest integrators of Autodesk software worldwide and a leading provider of engineering document management solutions. The company is the developer of the award-winning PrescientQA(TM) quality assurance software and cycle time reduction products for the manufacturing supply chain.

Avatech serves 20,000 clients worldwide including the industry leaders from Fortune 1000 and Engineering News Record's Top 500 companies. Visit www.avatechsolutions.com for more information.

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the expectations, beliefs, plans, intentions and strategies of Avatech Solutions, Inc. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information.

A description of risks and uncertainties attendant to Avatech and its industry, and other factors that could affect Avatech's financial results, are included in Avatech's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the annual report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2001 of PlanetCAD, Inc. (now Avatech Solutions, Inc.), quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB for the quarters ended March 31 and September 30, 2002, the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included in PlanetCAD's registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the PlanetCAD-Avatech merger, and the current report on Form 8-K dated filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 31, 2003.

Investors and shareholders may obtain a free copy of the documents filed by Avatech Solutions, Inc. with the Commission at the Commission's web site at www.sec.gov. The documents also may be obtained for free by directing a request to Melody Craigmyle, Director of Corporate Communications at 410-581-8080 or email Email Contact.

CONTACT: Avatech Solutions, Owings Mills
             Melody Craigmyle, 410/581-8080
             
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