Applied CAD Solutions LLC (ACS) was founded in 2011 by Tom Cote, with a mission to assist companies with their design systems and data management. This inculdes data vaulting, expert 3D modeling, drawing, 2D drafting, and more.

ACS becomes an integral part of your engineering team in order to learn how to maximize efficiently so your engineers and designers can focus on their projects.

We realize that most companies simply task an engineer with maintaining SOLIDWORKS licenses and upgrades without knowing the proper protocol or testing which leads to costly mistakes.  Applied CAD Solutions, LLC can handle all your SOLIDWORKS, Workgroup or PDM Professional (Formerly EPDM) subscription / licenses efficiently, create best practices rules and standards to allow your engineers to focus on delivering product.  Along with managing your licenses we are experts at determining the best time and procedure to upgrade your SolidWorks installs as new releases become available.

Tom Cote
Tom Cote

Tom is a mechanical engineer and has been using SOLIDWORKS since 1996, holds several certifications in CSWP and PDM. He is the Co-founder and still an advisor of the Central MA SOLIDWORKS Users Group for over eleven years as well as the President of the Pirates of Tampa Bay SWUG. He frequently presents at many of the northeast SWUG’s and annually at SOLIDWORKS World. Tom is the founder and co-owner of Applied CAD Solutions. In his spare time, he enjoys driving his Mustang and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Barbara Cote

Barbara is a mechanical designer with several years of SOLIDWORKS under her belt and is proud of the fact that she “aced” the CSWP exam. She is the VP of the Pirates of Tampa Bay SOLIDWORKS Users Group. Barbara is co-owner of Applied CAD Solutions. In her spare time, she enjoys arts and crafts as well as spending time with her husband (Tom) and their daughter.

Craig Lalumiere

Craig holds a BS in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the Vermont Technical Collage as well an AS in Mechanical Engineering and a Certification in 3D parametric modeling from Three Rivers Community College. He has worked in several industries including: Industrial Power supplies and inverters, aviation, HVAC, and Roof mounting systems. He is familiar with ITAR and First article inspection requirements. Craig’s latest endeavors have led him into CAD administration including EPDM and API. In his spare time Craig enjoys tinkering with anything mechanical, and playing paintball.


Although we physically cover New England and Florida, we can travel or remote to any site anywhere in the world.

Applied CAD Solutions LLC is a North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce member.


Our Mission
Our goal at ACS is to professionally maximize the efficiency of your engineering and data management systems so your professionals can focus on delivery of product.
Our Certifications
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Specialist - Data Management (CSWS-D)
  • Certified Enterprise PDM Administrator (CEPA)
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Data Management (CSWP-D)
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP)
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)
  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Professionals are recognized by SOLIDWORKS Corporation as demonstrating exceptional knowledge and proficiency with SolidWorks software.