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SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 Available Today

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New Tools for Manufacturing, Advances in File Compatibility, Performance Speed Gains, Improved Collaboration Make this the Best Version of SpaceClaim Engineer Yet


CONCORD, MASS, December 10, 2013  – SpaceClaim, the leading provider of flexible and affordable 3D modeling software for engineers, today announced the immediate availability of SpaceClaim Engineer 2014. With advances in nearly every aspect of the software, from new tools and extended interoperability to significantly faster performance, this new release maintains the popular interface and intuitive work flow of SpaceClaim Engineer while introducing several benefits.

“We continue to invest every year in R&D to make SpaceClaim Engineer a better platform for design engineers, CAE analysts and manufacturing engineers to embrace the 3D modeling that was previously the sole domain of CAD experts,” said Chris Randles, SpaceClaim CEO. “This version of SpaceClaim Engineer is our fastest, easiest, most flexible and most powerful release ever. It brings the benefits of 3D to a new level, with new modeling capabilities, and exciting new collaboration tools.”

SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 brings faster performance for many functions throughout the software, including a 30 percent improvement in model load times and multithreading support in several areas, including file import.

“I find SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 refreshingly enjoyable to use. I use it for generating novel, complex parts from scratch; it is an excellent modeling tool,” said Hugo DeRrick, Principal Interdisciplinary Creative for Renishaw PLC. “We pride ourselves on creating innovative solutions to complex problems; SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 gives me the tools to do exactly that.”

SpaceClaim Engineer has become a valued tool in model pre-processing for manufacturing and simulation. Users will find this release offers several new tools that speed and automate common tasks, eliminating much of the repetitive and difficult work that stands between engineers and their goals. The new version also expands interoperability with new translators and file format compatibilities including Solid Edge® AMF and AutoCAD®.

Recently, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers approved ASME 14.5, which standardizes notation and inclusion of tolerance data with the geometry. SpaceClaim Engineer provides full support for this new standard, making geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) a fully integrated component of the model.

“Many of the enhancements in SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 come directly from user feedback, and eliminate time consuming extra steps from any user’s process,” said VP of software development, Frank DeSimone. “We are completely committed to making this product fast, powerful and easy to use, and will continue to seek good ideas for improvement from our users.”

With new features like direct drag and drop file access from Outlook and new semi-parametric functionality, SpaceClaim Engineer users will find the 2014 release to be even more intuitive and easier to work with than any previous version. This release also offers support for web-hosted, browser-viewable models that anyone can view and interact with using a PC, smartphone or tablet.

Finally, Dynamics for SpaceClaim is a fully integrated add-in from Algoryx Simulation available for the first time with the launch of SpaceClaim 2014. It provides motion dynamics for multi-body systems with joints and frictional contacts, driven by Algoryx’ market leading physics engine AgX Dynamics. When installed, a Dynamics tab in SpaceClaim offers mechanics modeling, interactive dynamics simulation, plotting and analysis, and full Luxion Keyshot integration for stunning photo-realistic simulation videos.

The product is available today. Anyone interested can request a trial through http://www.spaceclaim.com/en/trial.aspx. A full SpaceClaim Engineer 2014 new feature list and video tours of the new functionality are available through http://www.spaceclaim.com/en/products/spaceclaim_whatsnew.aspx.

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, Samsung Electronics, 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.