FOR RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2006
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced CAD Systems nv, based in Antwerp, Belgium, has integrated and released the D-Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) solution in its new structural steel design solution, Parabuild.
UGS’ D-Cubed 3D DCM has been accepted as the industry standard component solution for adding a 3D constraint solving capability to a variety of geometric software applications. Its applications include assembly modeling, mechanism simulation, direct non-history-based part modeling and parametric 3D sketching.
Parabuild has implemented the 3D DCM to support an innovative technique for the efficient design of steel structures. Geometric dimensions and constraints are used to specify relationships between the various elements in a structure. The relationships capture and preserve the design intent and enable alternative design configurations to be rapidly prototyped by modifying certain geometric relationships.
“Parabuild provides the structural design industry with a powerful new generation of tools for creating projects that are easy to modify,” said Danielle Danckaers, director for CAD Systems. “UGS’ D-Cubed 3D DCM solution has made a valuable contribution to our new design methodology.”
Geometric constraint solving is already deployed in major mechanical CAD systems and is critical to CAD Systems’ mission to pioneer enhanced steel structural design capabilities.
“The functional scope of the 3D DCM now extends well beyond applications in mechanical CAD,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “CAD Systems’ implementation of the 3D DCM illustrates the growing influence of constraint-based design techniques in other markets, bringing productivity enhancements to new teams of end-users, such as structural design engineers. UGS welcomes CAD Systems to the large community of customers that are innovating with the help of UGS’ PLM Components to enhance customer satisfaction and drive new business opportunities.”
About PLM Components and D-Cubed
UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. Many of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors have adopted the widely respected solutions from PLM Components for integration into their applications. D Cubed, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGS, develops a range of PLM Components and provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/products/open/.
About CAD Systems nv
CAD Systems has been developing AutoCAD® based software for over 15 years, with a heavy focus on structural for the last 10 years. Parabuild is the result of combining our experience with the latest technology advancements in CAD. Parabuild is aimed at the structural detailing market. For more information, visit www.parabuild.com.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
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