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SpaceClaim and SofTech Announce Integration of SpaceClaim Engineer and CADRA

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

New Integrated Solution Streamlines CADRA Users’ Move into 3D Environment


CONCORD, MA, and LOWELL, MA, May 16, 2012SpaceClaim, the leader in easy and accessible 3D CAD programs for engineering, mechanical design, and manufacturing, and SofTech, Inc., a proven provider of engineering software solutions, announced the integration of SpaceClaim Engineer and CADRA, a full-featured mechanical design and drafting program. CADRA users will be able to produce 3D detailed models quickly and efficiently, integrate solid modeling with existing drafting workflows, and easily import data from any CAD system via SpaceClaim’s state-of-the-art data translators. This combined solution is available immediately and sold and supported by SofTech.

“Our bi-directional Connector technology lets CADRA users easily and seamlessly work in 3D with the ease of use they have become accustomed to in CADRA,” said Bob Anthonyson, VP of Business Development at SofTech. “SpaceClaim Engineer is a cost effective and easy-to-learn 3D solution for the thousands of engineers, designers, and drafters that rely on CADRA each day for their design work. The SpaceClaim Engineer and CADRA bundle is exactly what our market needs to expand an organization’s access to 3D technology beyond the more difficult to use, parametric feature-based 3D tools.  It also adds digital prototyping capabilities to their environment and can reduce design costs, improve design quality, and decrease time-to-market.”

“The selection of SpaceClaim Engineer by SofTech is another example of how SpaceClaim 3D Direct Modeling is expanding the use of 3D CAD throughout the product development process,” commented Rich Moore, VP of Business Development at SpaceClaim. “CADRA bundled with SpaceClaim Engineer marries the best of the 2D world with the best of the 3D world. Not only will our SpaceClaim customers be able to create detailed documentation in CADRA, but they will also be able to easily turn existing 2D drawings and concept sketches created in CADRA into SpaceClaim parts and assemblies, providing even more value to their existing investment in CADRA.”

About SofTech
SofTech, Inc. (OTCQB: SOFT) is a proven provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, including its ProductCenter PLM solution and its computer-aided design product CADRA. SofTech’s solutions accelerate products and profitability by fostering innovation, extending enterprise collaboration and product quality improvements, and compressing time-to-market cycles. SofTech excels in its sensible approach to delivering enterprise PLM solutions, with comprehensive out-of-the-box capabilities, to meet the needs of manufacturers of all sizes quickly and cost-effectively. Over 100,000 users benefit from SofTech software solutions, including General Electric Company, Goodrich, Honeywell, Siemens, Sikorsky Aircraft, and the U.S. Army. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, SofTech has locations and distribution partners in North America, Europe, and Asia.

About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim, the leading provider of 3D Direct Modeling software, develops the best direct modeling solution for engineering and manufacturing. 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 Toyota Motor Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, Bosch, TE Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, Ford Motor Company, LG Electronics, Eaton, K2 Medical Systems, Emhart Glass, Carl Zeiss, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Needham Capital. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit www.spaceclaim.com.



SpaceClaim is a registered trademark of SpaceClaim Corporation. SofTech, CADRA and ProductCenter are registered trademarks of SofTech, Inc. All other product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.