DASI Solutions becomes exclusive reseller of The CAD Academy in Michigan

Pontiac, Michigan, February 9, 2010 – The CAD Academy has announced, effective immediately, DASI Solutions will be the sole representative of The CAD Academy line of products in Michigan.

This vote of confidence is a strategic validation of the fifteen years DASI Solutions has been serving the education community by supplying SolidWorks and cutting-edge Objet 3D printers to K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities throughout the region. DASI Solutions will continue to separately represent SolidWorks to educational institutions in the region and provide sales, training and technical support.

The CAD Academy provides, in addition to an engineering/architectural technology (CAD) and the Design for Engineering Academy technology (CAM), The STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) bundle that adds equipment to an extensive technology and curriculum bundle. The CAD Academy also offers an exclusive classroom plotter, the Canon CS, a large format network ready printing solution. The printer is offered in two sizes, a 24” and 26” solution for everyone’s printing needs.

Gary Lowell, Education Manager at DASI Solutions comments, “I am looking forward to introducing this next great delivery mechanism for STEM education programs to educators across the state. To help do that, Russ Mickelson of The CAD Academy will be in Michigan to visit with the Michigan Department of Education during National Engineers Week to present The STEM Academy to Michigan education officials.”

Lowell continued, “Our support of the educational community includes being a catalyst for the world’s first SolidWorks Teacher User Group. The second meeting will be on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 4:30PM to 7:00PM at Caledonia High School, 9050 Kraft Ave, Caledonia, MI 49316.”

The CAD Academy addresses the need for better engaged technical students by helping middle and high school students in North America explore technology-oriented career paths through real-world projects that deepen their understanding of science, engineering, architecture, and mathematics.

Inside The CAD Academy there is a wealth of instructional resources to help introduce students to engineering and architectural design/drafting principles and industry leading software tools that they will need for further education or industry success. The course of studies allows students to explore career paths through real-world projects, while establishing a solid foundation of STEM. These resources are industry and classroom tested with instructional materials including practical problems, lesson plans, PowerPoint’s, review questions, supplemental e-resources, multimedia content and real world project based tutorials.

The CAD Academy program brings together some of the foremost drawing and design authors to teach a foundation of engineering and architecture concepts that integrate basic math and science principles.  Instructors are encouraged to integrate The CAD Academy resources into their existing curriculum which they have been successfully teaching over time.

About DASI Solutions:

Founded in 1995, DASI Solutions assists Emerging Sector companies in the implementation of CAD, CAE, and PDM collaborative technologies used in the product development process by the Designing Engineer. DASI Solutions offers a host of Solution Partner software products that are tightly integrated with SolidWorks & Simulation as well as being an Objet 3D printer reseller in Michigan, Ohio and New York. The company has authorized sales, training, and technical support facilities located throughout the Great Lakes Region. DASI Solutions’ headquarters are located at 675 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac MI 48341.

DASI Solutions has been an active participant in the educational market with SolidWorks since 1995. It aggressively supports the national STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) curriculum and has been with The CAD Academy since it was created in 2007.

If you would like more information about DASI Solutions, please visit or call 888-327-2974.

About The CAD Academy:

The CAD Academy is a collaboration of professionals, industry leaders, and educators cooperating to create a comprehensive and affordable pre-engineering/pre-architecture program for the education community. The goal of The CAD Academy is to inspire a new generation of engineers and architects through the implementation of industry leading software, curriculum, and multimedia content.

Industry partners such as SolidWorks, Bentley, Google SketchUp, and the Discovery Channel are instrumental in rounding out The CAD Academy’s product offering for a complete design and engineering solution.

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