SOURCE: FISHER/UNITECH

April 27, 2005 08:00 ET

FISHER/UNITECH Wins 2004 DriveWorks North American Reseller Award

TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 27, 2005 -- FISHER/UNITECH, a leading reseller of product design solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan, has been awarded the 2004 DriveWorks North American Reseller award. DriveWorks award recipients are selected based on their product knowledge, commercial vision, implementation prowess and level of customer service.

"FISHER/UNITECH has exceeded our expectations as a reseller," commented Maria Sarkar, marketing director for DriveWorks. "They have shown a clear commitment to DriveWorks and have excellent product knowledge. Above all they have demonstrated their ability to add value for their DriveWorks customers."

"We are very pleased to be the recipient of the DriveWorks North American Reseller Award," remarked Charles Hess, FISHER/UNITECH's president. "Our focus and dedication to providing our clients with a customizable design automation solution has paid off in 2004. We'll continue our commitment to design automation powered by the DriveWorks suite of products in 2005 and beyond. Design automation in the mechanical sector is now an application for every engineer-to-order business with the power and flexibility of today's development tools."

DriveWorks is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Partner product that provides knowledge-based engineering for design automation. Given that most design work is based on rules, DriveWorks allows users to capture and re-use the rules needed to specify, design, manufacture and engineer-to-order. The software automates repetitive design tasks while generating design and manufacturing output.

DriveWorks is an important aid to quality management ensuring that results are consistent and accurate. It manages the relationship between design specifications and can be set up to perform relevant calculations to generate 3D models. With DriveWorks, there is no expensive programming required. The software uses the tools already available on every engineer's desktop, SolidWorks and Microsoft Office.

About DriveWorks® and DriveWorks Ltd (http://www.driveworks.co.uk/)

DriveWorks is the only SolidWorks certified Gold Partner Solution for knowledge-based engineering. The proven solution for SolidWorks Users who want to automate the sales and engineering of custom, customized and engineered to order products, DriveWorks is used by companies worldwide to specify, price, design and manufacture products.

DriveWorks users include manufacturers of commercial vehicles, machinery, materials handling equipment, custom furniture, windows and doors catering, heating and ventilation equipment, mechanical seals, pressure vessels, electronic components and more.

Headquartered in Knutsford (Manchester) UK, the team behind DriveWorks has many years' experience in the engineering and manufacturing industries. They have been working with SolidWorks and the SolidWorks Channel since 1996.

About FISHER/UNITECH (http://www.funtech.com)

FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993, provides Product Lifecycle Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The company's focus is on process improvement for product development, including the disciplines of industrial design, engineering and manufacturing planning. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software and hardware-based solutions to replace legacy systems.

The applications of focus include PLM, CAID, CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, KBE, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping. Professional services are offered for design automation and data management, which gives the company a full service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive instructor-led 3DU, and product technical support through its 3DTech systems. The company serves the Midwest with six branch office locations with full classroom facilities. For the latest news and information, please visit the company's website at (http://www.funtech.com/) or call 800-816-8314.

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