solidThinking adds Cadsoft Solutions as distributor

TROY, MI -- solidThinking, Inc. announced today that it recently signed Cadsoft Solutions Limited to its network of worldwide distributors. As the company's U.K.-based distributor, Cadsoft Solutions will introduce its creative design and architectural customer base to the extensive design capabilities of solidThinking 8.5 and solidThinking 8.5 Inspired™.

"This new relationship further emphasizes the international interest surrounding solidThinking," said Jim Hassberger, solidThinking vice president of business development. "Adding a prominent U.K. distributor such as Cadsoft Solutions to our growing network provides the opportunity to extend our reach within the global design community and highlight how solidThinking can complement the concept development process."

Located in Cambridge, Cadsoft Solutions provides 2D and 3D CAD and design software solutions that enable innovative product development and design. The addition of solidThinking to its product portfolio will further enhance Cadsoft Solutions' ability to provide its customers with the latest in concept design technology.

"solidThinking's powerful conceptual tool set and cross platform compatibility make it an ideal addition to our product portfolio," said Nicholas Johnson, founder of Cadsoft Solutions Limited. "We are genuinely excited to be able to offer our existing and prospective customers access to solidThinking's cutting edge technology. True surface modeling history via solidThinking's ConstructionTree™ and the ability to rapidly explore organic forms through solidThinking Inspired's morphogenesis technology are just some of the highlights which will enhance design flexibility and value."

solidThinking, a NURBS-based software, offers conceptual modeling, high-quality visualization tools and fast real-time photorealistic rendering for design presentation. Its best-in-class ConstructionTree™ technology allows designers to experiment with designs without having to start from scratch when changing their minds. solidThinking is available on Mac and Windows operating systems and is compatible with leading CAD/CAID/CAE software, encouraging enhanced collaboration and productivity between industrial designers and engineers during the product development cycle.

For designers and architects who are interested in exploring with form generation to enhance and structurally optimize their initial design concepts, solidThinking offers solidThinking Inspired™ software. With solidThinking Inspired™, users can apply morphogenesis™ form-generation technology – which draws on the principles of biomimicry – to grow efficient shapes in response to environmental forces and pressures.

About Cadsoft Solutions, Ltd.

Cadsoft Solutions Limited, founded in 2003, is a Private Limited Company located in Cambridge, United Kingdom whose focus is the provision of cross platform design solutions and support to creative professionals including architects, product, industrial, interior, jewelry and furniture designers.

About solidThinking, Inc.

solidThinking, Inc. develops and markets industrial design/styling software that helps designers invent, explore and evaluate new ideas easily, rapidly and cost-effectively, without the limitations of traditional software. Using solidThinking's conceptual 3D modeling capabilities, visualization interface and fast real-time rendering, designers can model, render and share their projects on the fly, from architecture and automobiles to electronic devices, jewelry, product packaging and yachts. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, Mich. (USA)-based Altair Engineering, Inc. Altair Engineering is privately held and employs more than 1,400 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

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