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CADKEY® Workshop v21.5 features improved IGES translators, additional mechanical libraries, ACIS® v11 solid and surface modeling, and HOOPS® v9 graphics engine. Interface integrates intuitive 2D and 3D, freeform, wireframe modeling tools along with file referencing and assembly management. Ability to create custom tool bar personalizes program to user's needs. File database system provides measurable speed improvements over previous CADKEY versions.

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CADKEY Corporation Releases Enhanced Versions of its MCAD Software Products

Version 21.5 of Flagship Product CADKEY Workshop Integrates New Releases of ACIS® and HOOPS® as well as Substantial Speed and Productivity Enhancements

Marlborough, MA - September 15, 2003 - CADKEY Corporation, a leading developer of Windows®-based design and drafting software used by mechanical design and manufacturing professionals worldwide for nearly two decades, announced today that it has released Version 21.5 of its MCAD product line. CADKEY Workshop V21.5, the company's flagship product, contains more than 250 enhancements over previous generation products (Releases 19 / 99). Enhancements since V21, released earlier this year, include improved IGES translators, surface matching capability, additional mechanical libraries, new ACIS® Version 11 solid and surface modeling from Spatial Corporation, and an improved HOOPS® Version 9 graphics engine from TechSoft America. The release is now available for download from CADKEY's website at so that active Annual Update Contract (AUC) customers can download it immediately rather than wait for their update CD shipment to arrive.

Robert Bean, P.E., President and CEO of CADKEY, states, "Version 21.5 is fast, reliable, intuitive, and customizable. There's something to please everyone in this release- from novices to our long-time expert customers. V21.5 is the same flexible CADKEY they've always known, only better. The focus of this version has been to integrate performance improvements that exceed customer expectations. Testing results compiled to date show significant quality and performance improvements over previous releases."

Beta tester and long-time CADKEY user Joe Szpak, Vice President of Szpak Manufacturing in Columbia Station, OH, states, "The difference between CADKEY Release 19 or CADKEY Workshop 21 and the new CADKEY Workshop 21.5 is night and day. The overall speed of Workshop V21.5 has improved greatly over V21, particularly in layout mode. The time it takes to do an HLR or HLD is a fraction of what it used to be; this alone is a tremendous time-saver for me. The stability of the program has greatly increased as well. The Parasolid® translator is giving better results, and the new menu structure set up for IGES files, which allows more options on export, has solved all of the CAM compatibility problems that I used to run into. The ability to customize your tool bars in V 21.5 is great to help shorten the learning curve, and the ability to create a custom tool bar personalizes the program to each person's particular needs is another great time-saving feature. V 21.5 offers so many options that individual users can customize to meet their needs it is almost like having a CAD program written just for you. When you compare Workshop V21.5 to CADKEY Release 19 with the previous architecture, that is where you see the real difference. "

CADKEY Workshop offers a carefully designed interface that integrates its renowned, intuitive 2D and 3D freeform wireframe modeling tools along with file referencing and assembly management. Beginning with Version 20, its architecture was redesigned 'from the ground-up' for the current generation of 32-bit Windows operating systems. The redesign integrated a new file database system critical to providing rock-solid reliability and measurable speed improvements over previous CADKEY architecture versions. For further details and benchmark results visit

The CADKEY MCAD Product Line
The CADKEY product line consists of three freeform design products: CADKEY Workshop(TM) is a complete freeform modeling solution with ACIS®-based freeform solid modeling, advanced freeform surface modeling, assembly modeling, drafting, wireframe and mechanical libraries; CADKEY Workshop(TM) EX adds integrated ACIS® translators for CATIA® 4, Pro/E®, and Unigraphics® to CADKEY Workshop; CADKEY GraphX(TM) is a 2D/3D professional mechanical drawing software.

Purchasing and Support
CADKEY Workshop sells domestically for only $3,000 USD which includes a one year Annual Update Contract. CADKEY Workshop EX sells for $6,000 USD and CADKEY GraphX is $1,000 USD domestically; both also include a one year Annual Update Contract. The entire line of CADKEY products and services is sold through Authorized CADKEY Value-Added Resellers (VARs) worldwide and via the CADKEY WebStore at for USA/Canada customers. For VAR referral in the USA/Canada, call CADKEY Corporation at 800-372-3872. International Customers can call 508-229-2020 for referral to a local International Distributor. For more detailed product information or to view demo movies go to Technical support and training programs are offered through Authorized CADKEY VARs. Technical support is also available via the award-winning CADKEY Web site at, or via Email or FAX. For Academic sales and pricing, contact Tech Ed Concepts, CADKEY North American Academic Distributors, at 800-338-2238 / 603-224-8324 or visit

About CADKEY Corporation
Headquartered in the Boston area, CADKEY Corporation, founded in 1989, is a privately held and well-recognized CAD/CAM company that develops and markets the CADKEY® product line used by design and manufacturing professionals worldwide for nearly two decades. The award-winning CADKEY website offers training materials and movies, and best-in-class e-Partner CAD/CAM enhancement products for engineers at Dedicated to serving mechanical and manufacturing engineers, CADKEY Corporation's software development efforts focus on innovative freeform geometry-based modeling products. With over 295,000 copies shipped worldwide, CADKEY Corporation's time-proven products are among the most widely used in the global marketplace in more than 40 countries.

CADKEY, CADKEY GraphX, and CADKEY Workshop are trademarks or registered trademarks of CADKEY Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. ACIS is a registered trademark of Spatial Corporation. Parasolid, Unigraphics and Solid Edge are registered trademarks of Electronic Data Systems Corp. CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systemes SA. PRO/E is a registered trademark of Parametric Technology Corp. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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