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23 October 2007

Implementation Investments

Catalog Data Solutions CAD Downloads Adopted by Sofasco

Catalog Data Solutions ( CDS ) announced that Sofasco Inc. has adopted its CAD model download solution.

Sofasco is a Winchester, Virginia based manufacturer and international supply chain integrator of ball bearing and sleeve AC/DC axial fans, cross flow fans, blowers and chip coolers. Responding to customer requests for CAD models of its products, Sofasco decided to offer 3D CAD models for download as a component of its second generation website. "We frequently got requests from customers for CAD models" said Mike Frazier, CEO, Sofasco. "By adding 2D/3D CAD drawings as a component of our new website, we are meeting that need and already seeing hundreds of CAD downloads and a resulting increase in RFQs and sales."

"We are delighted to have been selected by Sofasco, and our partner Net Power Marketing , for our leading online CAD model download solution", said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions, "online 3D models are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers and distributors. With many customers moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems providing online 3D CAD model downloads often 'locks' products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that design. Suppliers without 3D models on their website are at risk of losing customers to their competition who do offer 3D models".

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