Modeling Software uses behavioral connectivity engine.

Press Release Summary:

Envisioneer utilizes intelligent behavioral connectivity engine that allows elements and drawing objects to be aware of surroundings and react/behave according to their building application. Software includes ability to write to native DWG file format as well as toolset with capability to export models to various applications. Additional offerings include automatic dimensioning and annotation, customizable quantity report templates and assemblies, and strip and monolithic footings.

Original Press Release:

Cadsoft Corporation is Pleased to Announce the Release of Envisioneer, The Newest Addition to Its Award-Winning Software Product Line

Guelph, ON - March 18, 2003 - Cadsoft Corporation is pleased to announce the release of Envisioneer, the newest addition to its award-winning software product line.

Envisioneer's exciting approach to virtual modeling utilizes an intelligent behavioral connectivity engine that allows elements and drawing objects to be aware of their surroundings and to react and behave according to their building application.

One of Envisioneer's most important features is its ability to write to the native DWG file format for use with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. This provides the compatibility needed to work with the industry standard file format - a feature for which that Cadsoft has become famous.

Also included in Envisioneer's impressive toolset is the ability to export models to a variety of applications such as Affinity for Residential, Abvent's Artlantis, and Lightscape, to name a few.

Additional key features in Envisioneer include:

o Automatic dimensioning and annotation features

o Fully customizable quantity report templates and assemblies

o Links to industry-leading estimating and accounting packages

o Strip and monolithic footings

o Complete landscaping features including a three-dimensional terrain editor and plant library with 7500 plants

"We are excited to introduce this new product because it puts professional creative power into the hands of residential designers everywhere," says Chris Schweig, VP Sales and Marketing. "Envisioneer is an easy-to-use, feature-rich solution that brings efficient conceptual design to an entirely new market segment."

"With Envisioneer, we now have a range of high-quality, professional solutions to span the entire residential design market, including consumers, designers and CAD-savvy custom design builders," adds Brad Finck, VP Product Development.

Envisioneer utilizes the same user interface and file format as the Broderbund 3D Home Architect and 3D Home Landscape 5.1 product line, and is available as an upgrade to the suite of Broderbund Home Design products.

Envisioneer is available through Cadsoft's worldwide business partner channel, through the IMAGINiT Technology division of RAND Worldwide (Http://, as well as through the Internet from (Http://

About Cadsoft Corporation

An authorized Autodesk Developer, Cadsoft Corporation is a premier developer of solutions for the residential and light commercial design/build and manufactured housing industries. Founded in 1984, Cadsoft provides solutions with complete design, material take-off, and framing capabilities, including detailed panel diagrams and links to most major estimating packages. Cadsoft also offers animation and rendering of 3D models, which gives clients a unique marketing advantage.

Cadsoft's product line includes APDesign, Cadsoft Build and Envisioneer, and is available through a worldwide distribution network. Cadsoft solutions provide 100% compatibility with AutoCAD, the world's current CAD standard. They have been rated the leading Windows-based CAD products for the residential design community.

For more information contact:
Chris Schweig, VP Sales and marketing
Cadsoft Corporation
649 Scottsdale Drive, Ste. 200,
Guelph, ON, N1G 4T7
Phone: (888) 223-7638 ext. 529
Fax: (519) 823-8821

Greg W. Taylor
Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
RAND Worldwide /
Tel: (905) 625-8142 Ext. 2369
Fax: (905) 625-3378
Mobile: (416) 605-5120
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