Graphics Systems Corporation to Hold SolidWorks Summer School for High School Students

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Two students will be awarded SolidScholarships, while others can take the CAD class for a low price. All students will receive a free license of the software, instruction on the software by a WI state certified teacher, and a Dimension 3D Print.

Graphics Systems Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI is pleased to announce SolidWorks Summer School, a new CAD class for high school students. The class will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday for four consecutive weeks from July 12 through August 2, 2004 at the Menomonee Falls office located at W133N5138 Campbell Drive. The class has been steeply discounted to only $250. Schools can also nominate students for a SolidScholarship. Two lucky students will then be chosen to attend the class free.

This class, officially called SolidWorks Essentials-Parts & Assemblies, is an excellent introduction to SolidWorks, giving the student the skills and knowledge necessary to make full use of SolidWorks' power to model and annotate real products. In addition to the instruction on designing parts, students will receive a free 90-day Personal Edition of SolidWorks software in order to become more familiar with the program outside of class. The class will end with a lesson in rapid prototyping. Students will be able to print the designs created in class on the Dimension 3D printer and take the models home. The class will be taught by John Setzer, Applications Engineer, and Wisconsin State certified teacher.

“SolidWorks Summer School is a great activity for high schoolers to become engaged in over the summer,” David Kasinskas, president of Graphics Systems Corporation, states. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to CAD or further supplement a high school’s CAD curriculum. The students today are the designers and engineers of tomorrow. This class may help some decide they want to use CAD in their future careers.”

Graphics Systems is the value added reseller for SolidWorks Corporation’s Wisconsin Education market and is committed to enhancing the CAD learning experience. Graphics Systems provides software sales, service, support, and training for teachers and professors at high schools, technical colleges, and universities throughout the state. GXSC also participates in such education-related events as Wisconsin Technology Education Association "Innovation to Application" Conference and UW-Stout’s Technology Education Conference. Schools interested in learning more are invited to Graphics Systems Corporation’s SolidWorks Education Version 2004-2005 Rollout Demonstration Lunch & Learn in Menomonee Falls on Tuesday, May 18 at 9 a.m. For more information please visit http://www.gxsc.com/newsevents_demos_seminars.htm#Edu.

For more information or to register for the SolidWorks Summer School, contact Michelle Hansen at 1-800-454-CADD, ext. 117 or on the web at http://www.gxsc.com/training_summerschool.htm.

About Graphics Systems

Graphics Systems is the Midwest’s leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM solutions for business and industry with over 14 years in business, and over 125 years of combined engineering experience. Major product offerings through Graphics Systems include SolidWorks, COSMOS FEA, PDMWorks, DBWorks, MoldWorks, Teksoft CAM, Dimension 3D printers and more. Graphics Systems has offices in Menomonee Falls, Madison, and Green Bay, WI in addition to Oakbrook Terrace, IL. For more information on Graphics Systems Corporation, contact Michelle Hansen at 800-454-CADD ext. 117 or visit http://www.gxsc.com.

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