Effective today (3-26-08), SolidWorks Corporation has purchased Priware from the UK. Priware is the developer of CircuitWorks. While "CircuitWorks Lite" has been incorporated into core SolidWorks for some time (and will continue to be in the future), the full-blown CircuitWorks software will now be part of SolidWorks Office Premium.
There are two functional changes going forward:
1. Customers who have SolidWorks Office Premium will get CircuitWorks at no additional charge, starting with SolidWorks 2008 SP 4.0.
2. Customers who have CircuitWorks will have their corresponding SolidWorks seat upgraded to SolidWorks Office Premium at no charge.