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VersaCAD 2004 for Windows Ships

New release of pioneering CAD software from Archway Systems (October 13, 2004)

Archway Systems announces today that VersaCAD 2004 for Windows is now shipping to Premium Service subscribers and new users boasting dozens of new features, integrated file management and an updated translator. VersaCAD is also available for Macintosh systems.

Mike Lazear, president and CTO of Archway says, "VersaCAD 2004 for Windows continues our careful migration of VersaCAD to full Windows compliance without sacrificing any of the traditional VersaCAD productivity features. New Windows features include long file names, utilities rewritten for Windows, and expanded VersaCAD Explorer. These new features continue VersaCADs tradition of emphasizing ease of use and simplicity.

The new VersaCAD Explorer is a break-through in simplified drawing file management. Rather than complex schemes for file locking, file check-in and out, and search routines, everything is automatic. When a file is opened it is automatically checked out and locked. When checked back in it is released and statistics updated. Three clicks and VersaCAD Explorer will find all the drawings wherever located on the users network. Another click and thumbnails are created for all the files on the path. Browse graphically and then double click to open any file in fractional seconds. Examine a particular file and see all the objects in the file including characteristics. Group by object characteristics, and view only the objects in the group. These and other functions put VersaCAD Explorer among the easiest and most transparent of drawing file management software.

In addition to enhanced functionality, VersaCAD 2004 for Windows includes a complete curriculum for schools which use VersaCAD for CAD courses. Also, there are 19 new symbol libraries plus new fonts and other content.

Gayle Berkey, president of Berkey Architects of Colorado, owner of a VersaCAD unlimited corporate license, says, "Most of my colleagues think we use VersaCAD because it is inexpensive. If they only knew the productivity we get from VersaCAD."

VersaCAD Software Pricing
Because of its simplicity yet powerful CAD functions, VersaCAD has long been a favorite of educational institutions to teach computer-aided-design. Single copies are available at $195. Campus licenses are available for Mac or Windows at $595 or both for $795. The campus license entitles any school to install VersaCAD on any number or all of their computers and to give the software to students for their home computers. The campus license also includes complete curriculum with course outlines, lesson plans and training guide. Many videos are also included for use by schools or professionals.

Premium Service software maintenance which includes all updates and new releases plus technical support is available for commercial sites and educational institutions. Price is $595 for academic. Price for commercial is $595 plus $200 per additional license or is included with an unlimited license. All VersaCAD licenses are perpetual and no dongles or other onerous licensing is required.

VersaCAD licenses are available for single workstations at $795 or a unique Unlimited Corporate License ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on company size. Current Unlimited Corporate License holders include: Plastic Ingenuity for mechanical design, Stater Brothers Markets for store planning, Prairie Farms Dairy for facility planning, Berkey Architects, Design Profile, JaKay Signaling, Service Tool & Die, Tynan Design and others.

About Archway Systems, Inc.
VersaCAD is a product of Archway Systems, Inc. of Huntington Beach, California. Archway is headed by Mike and Tom Lazear who are credited with developing the first PC-CAD software in 1979. VersaCAD is a registered trademark of Archway Systems. Telephone: 714-374-0440. Facsimile: 714-374-0441.

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