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SpaceClaim Joins 3D PDF Consortium as Founding Member

Monday, 21 May 2012

DENVER, CO, May 21, 2012SpaceClaim, the leader in easy and accessible 3D CAD for engineering, mechanical design, and manufacturing, announced today at the Collaboration and Interoperability Conference (3DCIC) that the company has become a founding member of the 3D PDF Consortium. The consortium is holding its first annual meeting at the 3D CIC meeting this week.

“We are pleased to welcome SpaceClaim to our membership,” said David Opsahl, Executive Director of the 3D PDF Consortium, “as a true innovator in the CAD space, and as a leader in providing 3D Direct Modeling solutions. Their experience in delivering cost effective and easy-to-use 3D tools to the product development, engineering, and manufacturing communities is a welcome addition to our efforts in promoting 3D PDF as an open standard for visualization, collaboration, data exchange, and the long-term archiving of 3D data.”

“We look forward to supporting the efforts of the 3D PDF Consortium,” said Chris Randles, President and CEO of SpaceClaim, “as it seeks to communicate the benefits of 3D PDF, and drive its adoption as a standard in engineering and manufacturing.  SpaceClaim is an innovator in 3D design, and the Consortium’s goals perfectly align with our own strategy.  SpaceClaim’s is CAD-neutral, and our goal is to expand the market for 3D by providing easy-to-use tools that can create and edit any kind of 3D data – even formats that are normally seen as limited to visualization – thereby eliminating many of the headaches associated with traditional, proprietary CAD systems”

About the 3D PDF Consortium

The 3D PDF Consortium is a community of software providers, systems integrators, government agencies, and businesses dedicated to achieving 3D ubiquity by leveraging the PDF platform. Our members look to the 3D PDF Consortium to demonstrate the success of these solutions within the market and promote 3D PDF as a solution to improve business results. The 3D PDF Consortium mission is to promote 3D PDF adoption through demonstrating best practices, providing technical input to the standards process, and generating awareness of the power of 3D-enabled PDF to solve a multitude of communication and collaboration challenges across various industries. For more information on the 3D PDF Consortium, please visit www.3DPDFConsortium.org and follow us on Twitter @3DPDFConsortium.

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.