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SpaceClaim Announces Integration with modeFRONTIER

Monday, 29 August 2011

Enables Open Collaborative Environment for CAE Users Working with
Multiple Software Tools for Analysis

Concord, MA, August 29, 2011: SpaceClaim, the market leader in direct modeling software that enables all engineers to work in 3D, today announced that SpaceClaim Engineer has been integrated within the modeFRONTIER 4.4 framework, allowing engineers performing simulation and analysis through Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to work in an open environment, reducing complexity and easing management of the entire process.

“Our aim has always been to give our users a tool to bring all the components of the design process into one integrated environment” said Carlo Poloni, President of ESTECO. “To leverage the Design of Experiments (DOE) and multi-objective optimization available in modeFRONTIER, users need parameterized models. CAD has often been a bottleneck, as parameterization of CAD models is frequently difficult, or even impossible. SpaceClaim effectively removes this bottleneck by giving the user the ability to easily parameterize an existing CAD geometry, allowing optimization and DOE studies to be performed. By working in SpaceClaim, we feel that many of our customers will be able to use modeFRONTIER to its full potential.”

This announcement comes on the heels of SpaceClaim releasing the eighth version of its software, SpaceClaim 2011+, which further reinforces the strength of the company’s 3D Direct Modeling software within manufacturing organizations, including pre-production concept design and model prep for analysis and manufacturing to full production manufacturing environments. You can see a list of all CAE packages that SpaceClaim is able to integrate with on the SpaceClaim Interoperability website page.

“SpaceClaim was created from day one to be neutral and easily enable engineers to work with CAD files in any format,” said Rich Moore, Vice President of Business Development, SpaceClaim. “We additionally work with the best simulation software companies, including ANSYS, to enable CAE engineers to perform analysis, concept and simulation-driven design all through SpaceClaim as the complete solution. This agreement with modeFRONTIER further extends SpaceClaim’s compatibility for optimal collaboration and reduction of time to market.”

modeFRONTIER is one of the most widely used process integration and design optimization (PIDO) tools available, offering an easy-to-use interface to create a workflow of integrated processes, as well as state-of-the-art mathematical algorithms to perform any type of product- or process-optimization. Add to these the ability to perform robust design and 6-sigma analyses, as well as sophisticated statistical, data-mining and data-visualization tools, and the result is a powerful product design platform that will help design teams produce better products in significantly less time than had been previously possible.

About ESTECO

ESTECO is a strategic supplier of integration, simulation and optimization technology as well as consulting services to engineers and researchers in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and life sciences industries. ESTECO offers a world-class product in modeFRONTIER. For more information about ESTECO and modeFRONTIER, please visit www.esteco.com.

About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim, the leading 3D Direct Modeling software, provides a complete solution for engineering and manufacturing organizations to innovate faster, win more business, and get products to market faster. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Nokia Siemens Networks, Tyco Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp, LG Electronics, K2 Medical Systems, FuelCell Energy, Emhart Glass, GE Aviation, General Dynamics, and the U.S Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit www.spaceclaim.com.
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