CAD Schroer supports universities with free 3D plant design software

In order to promote enthusiasm for plant design, CAD Schroer is offering free licenses of its MPDS4 plant design system to engineering students, researchers and lecturers.


Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY – May 9, 2012: CAD Schroer, the global engineering solutions provider, today announced its support program for universities, research institutes and technical colleges: free use of the powerful MPDS4 3D plant design software for research projects, or as part of the curriculum.

For Tomorrow’s Plant and Process Engineers
“Digital planning of sustainable, energy efficient and flexible industrial plants has become the focus of many engineering departments at universities and technical colleges”, says Managing Director Michael Schroer. “We look forward to contributing to innovative and future-orientated projects by providing free MPDS4 licenses, helping to strengthen knowledge about the latest developments in large-scale 3D industrial layout design.  At the same time we’re keen to receive feedback from students and lecturers for consideration in future development plans.”

More about the MPDS4 plant design software:

Fully Functional Plant Design Software Free for Universities
The free MPDS4 licences for research and educational facilities offer the full functionality available in the commercial version, and can be requested via the CAD Schroer Website.

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MPDS4 Plant Engineering Suite Overview
The MPDS4 plant design system is a database-driven suite of powerful, multi-user plant engineering applications, providing design disciplines for every plant design challenge, including 2D to 3D building layout and handling systems design, as well as P&ID driven process piping. Integrated interference and consistency checking and auto-routing of pipes, cables and HVAC systems allow designers to quickly create high quality concept designs through to fully detailed plans of entire installations. MPDS4 users can interactively create custom parametric catalog components, and conduct virtual 3D walk-throughs in their design environment at any time.

“By providing free access to professional design software, we hope to provide students with a good start into a successful engineering future. We look forward to active collaboration with universities and valuable feedback from young engineers,” Michael Schroer concludes.

About CAD Schroer

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.

CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasises close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.


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Michael Schroer
CAD Schroer GmbH
Fritz-Peters-Straße 26-30
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