Graphics Systems to host Second Annual Midwest SolidWorks User Conference in Lake Geneva, WI
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Graphics Systems to host Second Annual Midwest SolidWorks User Conference in Lake Geneva, WI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                CONTACT:        Michelle Hansen
                                                Graphics Systems Corporation
W133 N5138 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Phone:800-454-CADD, ext. 117


Menomonee Falls, WI – July 15, 2003 - Graphics Systems Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI is pleased to announce its second annual Midwest SolidWorks User Conference to be held August 11, 12 and 13. The three-day long event will take place at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The event will contain a host of seminars, technical and management sessions and a complete new version rollout of SolidWorks 2004.

Over 300 business owners, presidents, CEO's, VP's, and users joined Graphics Systems for the 2-day Midwest SolidWorks User Conference last year. The overall goal of the conference is to help SolidWorks users gain a clear understanding of more efficient design and manufacturing processes. The presentations and product demonstrations are geared towards helping users find ways to shorten design time, speed up time-to-market and decrease project costs. This year’s event will offer more of these presentations along with a few fun activities. Additionally, continental breakfast, lunch, and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the course of the event. Because of all these added benefits, attendance is expected to top 400 attendees.

David Kasinskas, President of Graphics Systems Corporation, states, “The Midwest SolidWorks User Conference is the best conference of its kind. With SolidWorks 2004 being featured, users will get an early opportunity to see the all the new enhancements. SolidWorks Users will meet key individuals from SolidWorks Corporation and Gold Partners. This conference will help companies expand their knowledge and give users foresight on technologies built upon SolidWorks. Graphics Systems is truly committed to Raising the Standard by hosting and promoting the Midwest SolidWorks User Conference. This is the one conference you don't want to miss!”

The event will be kicked off with a day of food and fun. Monday will begin with lunch at a golf outing on the Hawk’s View golf course in Lake Geneva. For those who prefer an alternative activity, Teambuilding with SolidRock climbing will be held on the indoor climbing wall in the Grand Geneva Spa & Sport Center. To close the day, Graphics Systems is hosting a welcome reception in the Grand Geneva’s outdoor pavilion.

The various events held throughout the following two days will reflect the objectives of the conference goals. Tuesday, August 12 will concentrate on Technical Efficiency. Through the entirety of the day, presentations will show users how to become more productive on SolidWorks through shortcuts, tips and tricks. Concurrently, SolidWorks solution partners will be exhibiting FEA, PDM and CAM packages and Rapid Prototyping among other things. Major sponsor Hewlett-Packard will demonstrate hardware optimized for SolidWorks. Upon the completion of the days’ events, more fun is planned as attendees will set sail aboard two boats for a tour of Geneva Lake.

The Technical Efficiency emphasis will continue on the morning of Wednesday, August 13 as other partners present more solutions on products and services related to SolidWorks. A roundtable discussion, “How can SolidWorks make your life easier?” will be held at the same time. In addition, the focus of Wednesday’s other events will also emphasize the future of both SolidWorks and the CAD industry. Keynote speaker Aaron Kelly, Director, Product Management of SolidWorks Corporation, will commence the day discussing the company’s vision and goals at the Executive Briefing Breakfast for presidents, vice-presidents and managers. He will then return in the afternoon to address all attendees on his views regarding the direction of CAD. The remainder of the afternoon will be filled with the “SolidWorks 2004” rollout. Users and potential users will have an early chance to see the new version, which is filled with over 250 customer driven enhancements which provide exciting and productive tools and functionality. The event will close with prize drawings.

For more information or to register, please contact Michelle Hansen at 1-800-454-CADD, ext. 117 or on the web at

Graphics Systems is the Midwest’s leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM solutions for business and industry with 12 years in business, and over 125 years of combined engineering experience. Major product offerings through Graphics Systems include SolidWorks, PDM Works, Cosmos, MoldWorks, Teksoft CAM, Dimension 3D printers and more.

For more information on Graphics Systems Corporation or the Midwest SolidWorks User Conference, please contact Michelle Hansen at 800-454-2233, ext. 117 or visit