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Patrick Engel Tapped to Lead Architecture Development

August 24, 2004 - Eugene Oregon - SmartCAMcnc, exclusive developers of SmartCAM, announced today that Patrick Engel has been named Senior Architect for the software company.

Engel will manage the company's suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software as the company reintroduces SmartCAM to the manufacturing industry.

He joins SmartCAMcnc with 22 years experience developing CNC (computer numeric control) manufacturing CAM software including seven years leading the Point Control / CAMAX / SDRC architecture development group.

"Patrick fills a critical need for our architecture development team. There may be no greater authority on the strengths of the current SmartCAM construction; there is no one I would prefer to see lead our efforts to build on those strengths with the forthcoming releases of SmartCAM," said Gregg Olson, president and founder of SmartCAMcnc. "With his impressive background in CNC and CAM development, Patrick is better suited for guiding the future design of SmartCAM than anyone I can think of. He is a serious talent and an extremely important hire for us."

Engel has previously held senior research engineering positions at Battelle Memorial Institute where he oversaw the complete redesign of the surface machining module, CNC code generation module and general post processor; and at D.P. Technologies where he designed and implemented the custom post processing software for the Esprit computer-aided manufacturing product line.

About SmartCAM & SmartCAMcnc

For over 30 years, the SmartCAM family of computer-aided manufacturing software provides toolpath modeling and CNC programming for prismatic production work to complex molds, dies, and prototypes. SmartCAMcnc provides affordable software subscription contracts, updates, upgrades and technical support for all SmartCAM users, regardless of version. All SmartCAM applicatons include standard CAD translators, optional native CAD translators and NC editing software from Predator Software, Inc (www.predator-software.com).

SmartCAMcnc is an Oregon-based company that develops and markets the SmartCAM suite of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software for the benefit of its worldwide customer base. Gregg Olson, founder and president of SmartCAMcnc, has been involved in developing CNC programming systems since 1979, with over two decades of experience in various product development capacities for Weber Systems, Point Control, CAMAX, and SDRC.

To monitor further developments please visit www.SmartCAMcnc.com.

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Media Contact: Hugh Caldwell
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