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SpaceClaim Announces OEM Contract with ITP to Streamline Thermal Analysis in the Aerospace Industry

Wednesday, 02 November 2011

Concord, MA, November 2, 2011: SpaceClaim (www.spaceclaim.com), the market leader in direct modeling software that enables all engineers to work in 3D, today announced an OEM relationship with ITP, which provides heat transfer analysis and thermal analysis solutions to the aerospace industry. ITP has chosen SpaceClaim for cleaning, preparing and importing CAD geometry in the ESATAN-TMS product family (www.esatan-tms.com). CAD data is generally too detailed or complex for thermal simulation and therefore creates bottlenecks in the process. ITP will enhance and customize SpaceClaim and provide it to ESATAN-TMS customers as “CADBench.”

Detailed design geometry created in traditional CAD systems is often too complex for thermal modeling, and the CAD systems themselves are often inaccessible to simulation experts. Additionally, many thermal/fluid engineers are not CAD specialists. CADBench will address these issues, as it will enable users to import CAD parts and assemblies from virtually any CAD format to simplify and heal the geometry and then send it on for meshing. CADBench will also enable engineers to modify the geometries easily if the design changes.

CADBench is fully compatible with ITP’s product ESATAN-TMS, which includes Workbench, Thermal, Fluids, ThermXL, ThermNV, Radiative, and Mission.

“Preparing a model in a CAD format for simulation and analysis using the wrong software tool can add costs and lengthen the time considerably for product development,” said Rich Moore, SpaceClaim Vice President of Business Development. “SpaceClaim leads the industry in model preparation for CAE and manufacturing, removing the complexities of traditional CAD and enabling analysts and engineers to prepare models without constraints. Our partnership with ITP gives analysts in aerospace thermal applications the freedom and flexibility to create and modify geometries.”

“We provide major organizations in the aerospace industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), a complete software package dedicated to thermal analysis,” said Henri Brouquet, ESATAN-TMS Programme Manager. “Our software capability extends from product development to service support, so we are constantly evaluating new technologies to ensure our customers can work quickly and accurately with the best tool available. SpaceClaim, with its fast learning curve and low cost of ownership, is the right 3D tool to help our customers streamlining their overall analysis process. With SpaceClaim integrated, CADBench is a great addition to our product arsenal and we look forward to continuing to leverage and combine features with ESATAN-TMS.”

About ITP
ITP offers its customers total solutions built around world-class technology and is the leading supplier of thermal software products for the space sector. Their unique capability extends from product concept to in-service support, including the ability to integrate smoothly and efficiently into customers’ processes. ITP offers leading edge aero product design, development and manufacture as a growing force in safety-critical software for controlling many of the world’s leading aero engines. Customers include the world’s leading space companies including General Electric, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, Goodrich, Airbus, NASA/JPL, ESA, Thales Alenia Space and EADS Astrium. For more information on ITP and its ESATAN-TMS product family, please visit www.esatan-tms.com.

About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim enables global engineering and manufacturing organizations to leverage 3D design to innovate, win more business, and get products to market faster. Engineers can rapidly create new designs as well as manipulate and simplify 2D and 3D CAD data, regardless of origin and without the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Nokia Siemens Networks, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, K2 Medical Systems, FuelCell Energy, Emhart Glass, 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.