MEDUSA4 Personal Now Available On Linux

Moers, Germany, May 11, 2006 - CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, today announced that its free personal use version of the powerful MEDUSA4 CAD software is now available on Linux. This is excellent news for home users who prefer the open source operating system, and now have access to the industry-proven 2D/3D CAD solution free of charge.

CAD Schroer, long serious about offering engineering solutions that support flexible systems strategies, released a commercial version of the entire MEDUSA4 design automation suite for Linux in September of last year. At that time the free personal version was only available for Windows® 2000 and XP. Now home users can request their 6-month renewable license for Linux as well.

"Linux is quickly becoming a highly viable alternative for personal and business users," says Mark Simpson, Product Manager. "Companies like Novell, which will soon be releasing its Suse Linux Enterprise 10® platform, are now aiming at a broad commercial market, ready to compete with Microsoft®. We want to help give users real choice by offering professional-grade engineering solutions on all platforms. The free version of MEDUSA4 allows people to have some fun designing in 2D and 3D for personal use, and broadens the scope of professional-grade applications available for free on Linux."

MEDUSA4 Personal for Linux offers the full functionality available in the MEDUSA4 ADVANCED PARAMETRICS package, including basic 3D (sheet-based modeling), parametrics, and all of MEDUSA's drafting power tools and functionality, like SMART Edit ("parametrics on demand"), advanced Design Objects, hidden line removal, drilling table tolerancing, and much more besides.

MEDUSA4 Personal is expressly restricted to non-commercial use. Small technical differences from the commercial version include a different sheet format, watermarked print output, and the ability to import from, but not export to DXF/DWG format. The commercial version is highly customisable, while MEDUSA4 Personal is not.

"Individuals and companies can now choose their desktop solution on the basis of their needs and preferences. Having platform choice constrained by the dearth of professional CAD applications is a thing of the past," says Michael Schroer, Founding Director of CSG, whose success has been built on long-term customer relationships, and a firm "by engineers for engineers" approach to software development.

MEDUSA4 Personal, as well as the commercial version, are currently Linux Red Hat Enterprise Version 3 WS certified, but CAD Schroer's technical teams say the software will run on most Linux systems.

To find out more, or download MEDUSA4 Personal, please visit the Products page on www.cad-schroer.com.

About CAD Schroer
CAD Schroer (CSG) is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, headquartered in Moers, near Duesseldorf, Germany. The company has offices throughout Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and independent subsidiaries in France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Its products are also sold through an extensive, customer-focused partner network in countries throughout the globe.

CSG's product suites include the 2D/3D design automation solution MEDUSA4, as well as STHENO/PRO, a professional drafting plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER users. Both systems come with a number of user-specific add-on modules offering efficiency gains for the most diverse areas of product and plant design and development. CAD Schroer also offers extensive consultancy, training and software development services.

CAD Schroer's aim is to provide customers with the best possible solutions for design engineers and the engineering process, as well as supporting their clients' strategic goals. The company's own technical and engineering background, and its emphasis on close working relationships with customers worldwide, have fostered a "by engineers for engineers" approach to software development - always keeping abreast of the latest demands placed on engineers by modern product development processes in a highly competitive market space. To find out more, please visit our website. www.cad-schroer.com

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Michael Schroer
CAD Schroer GmbH
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47447 Moers
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