FOR RELEASE Thursday, December 14, 2006
PLANO, Texas - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and INUS Technology Inc. today announced that UGS’ Parasolid® geometric modeling kernel software and D Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) sketch solving component software are the foundation of a new parametric CAD capability in the recently released rapidformXO™ Redesign reverse engineering system from INUS Technology.
“We needed to develop a powerful, robust and easy to use parametric CAD capability quickly and cost-effectively, and had no hesitation in selecting the Parasolid and 2D DCM components from UGS for this project,” said Calvin Hur, Vice President, Marketing & Sales at INUS Technology, Inc. “We wanted to provide integrated design capabilities that would be familiar to the users of major CAD systems, and this was made possible by leveraging the same UGS component technology that is used in so many of the leading applications.”
A key innovation in rapidformXO Redesign is the use of standard solid and surface modeling workflows and user interface (UI) that are instantly familiar to all CAD engineers by implementing the highly advanced technology of Parasolid and the 2D DCM internally. To create a fully parametric solid and surface model, engineers extract the design intent and parameters from the scan data of the physical part. Designers and manufacturers now have both the freedom and flexibility to handcraft, from scratch, a real world part and even “reverse” the traditional design-manufacturing flow back to a proper CAD model.
Similar to other reverse engineering applications, rapidformXO Redesign derives meshes and surfaces from the point clouds that are generated by the process of scanning physical objects. The use of Parasolid and the 2D DCM enables an extension to this work-flow whereby parametric solid models can be generated quickly and easily from the mesh and surface data. Initially, rapidformXO Redesign helps the user to identify mesh and surface elements that can be converted into parametric sketches using the 2D DCM. Parasolid is then used to extrude, sweep or rotate the sketches into parametric 3D solids, as well as offering a wide range of other sophisticated modeling operations, such as shelling and filleting. Using Parasolid and the 2D DCM dramatically enhances the reverse engineering process by providing designers and engineers with the capability to rapidly convert scan data into fully parametric CAD models.
“The adoption by INUS Technology of Parasolid and the 2D DCM is an excellent example of how UGS’ PLM Components can be used together to create business value,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools, UGS. “UGS’ open business model continues to penetrate new markets beyond mechanical CAD, to include areas such as CAM, CAE, AEC, plant, steel structures, sheet metal, and of course reverse engineering. Application developers can easily add powerful parametric CAD capabilities to their solutions using the de facto standard software components from UGS.”
About Parasolid and D-Cubed
Parasolid and D-Cubed components are part of UGS’ PLM Components family, a suite of open software tools that provide modeling functionality in many of the world’s CAD/CAM/CAE and AEC applications, as well as enabling applications in associated fields. Capabilities include solid, surface and assembly modeling, file interoperability, 2D/3D sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization. UGS develops these components, uses them throughout its own product development applications and licenses them to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations. Open software tools promote industry standardization and interoperability which enables diverse manufacturing enterprises to share information and data with partners and suppliers. For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/products/open/.
About INUS Technology, Inc.
INUS Technology develops advanced 3D scan data processing software. The company’s software solutions are used in reverse engineering and inspection of 3D scan data worldwide. Rapidform makes 3D scanning an extremely powerful tool for a variety of applications and is used in manufacturing, R&D, quality inspection, medical research, civil engineering and more. More than 3,500 organizations including Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Volkswagen, Hitachi, Panasonic, Oakley, Samsung, Sony, Lufthansa, Alcoa, and Benteler use Rapidform’s advanced technology to innovate throughout their research, design, manufacturing and quality control processes. For more information, and to download free trial versions of products, visit www.rapidformxor.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.
Note: UGS, D-Cubed, Parasolid and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. rapidformXO and the rapidformXOR design are trademarks or registered marks of Inus Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.