International TechneGroup (ITI) CADIQ recognized as critical validation solution for LOTAR

Milford, OH, 20 October 2015 – On October 27th at PLM Connection Europe, Norbert Zimmert will present MTU Aero Engine’s story of a successful, long-term archival and retrieval (LOTAR) implementation for explicit geometry within Siemens NX and Teamcenter. CADIQ from ITI is the validation solution used for verification and validation of the STEP files within this LOTAR system.

Aerospace and defense industry products have lifecycles exceeding 50 years. With the rapid increase in the amount of digital data associated with every part, CAD model data archival and retrieval solutions have escalated in importance for any company whose products have a long life. As a founding member of the LOTAR organization, ITI has vast experience and expertise along with the most technologically advanced solutions in the marketplace for CAD data validation. ITI’s CADIQ solution analyzes MBD models and identifies defects and differences in derivative models that impact downstream reuse for manufacturing and sustainment, making the solution a critical facet of any LOTAR process.

“Validation of CAD models is critical for ensuring that the integrity of the digital thread can be trusted throughout the lifespan of a product. Application of ITI’s technology to initiatives such as LOTAR at our aerospace and defense customers has augmented the growth of our CADIQ business in the European market, while earning its reputation as the gold standard CAD validation tool.” said Doug Cheney, CAD Validation Specialist, ITI. Cheney will welcome questions about and offer demonstrations of ITI’s validation solution while at PLM Connection Europe.

“Manufacturers face economic impacts to business that slow or stop the implementation of technology to support new initiatives. Our long-standing and valuable partnership with Siemens PLM Software enables ITI to continue to help companies optimize their technology investments by providing solutions for CAD conversion, CAD validation and PLM migrations in support of NX and Teamcenter implementations,” said Tom Gregory, CEO, ITI.

While at PLM Connection Europe, ITI also intends to increase brand visibility and offer demonstrations of the company’s migration and translation solutions.

About ITI

International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products.


LOTAR International is a project being conducted by leading OEMs and suppliers in the aerospace and defense industry under the joint auspices of ASD-STAN, AIA, PDES Inc. and the Prose ivy Association. The LOTAR development of a worldwide-accepted standard for long-term archiving of a 3D master and product structure is an international collaboration of the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) and the Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe for Standardization (ASD-STAN), under the supervision of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).

About PLM Connection Europe

Siemens PLM Connection 2015 will take place 25-28 October 2015 in Berlin. The event brings together the Siemens PLM Software users, partners and the Siemens PLM software experts for Tecnomatix, Teamcenter and NX.


Margo Mohler
Global Marketing Manager
ITI – International TechneGroup

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