Elysium Joins JT Open Program

Elysium Inc. Joins JT Open Program

3D CAD Translation Firm Releases Industry’s First Fully Automated System for 3D CAD Translation, Quality Checking, and Data Repair for JT

Southfield, MI – April 27 2006 – Elysium Inc., a leading global provider of multi-CAD enabling software, has become a Vendor Member in the JT™ Open Program, and is announcing support for the 3D JT™ data format. The JT Open Program is a global community of leading manufacturers, PLM vendors, and academic institutions focused on supporting and promoting JT, a versatile 3D data format widely used throughout the global manufacturing industry to facilitate visualization and collaboration in the product and tool development processes.

“JT has been widely accepted within the industry as a flexible, reliable, and viewable format for 3D data,” said Ken Tashiro, COO and vice president Elysium Inc. “By adding JT support to our technology, we are able to automate the JT creation process across all major CAD systems. That automation will provide increased value to our customers wishing to use JT in collaborative exchanges.”

Elysium bridges gaps among CAD systems. Elysium’s Suppliers Hub™ is an automated system based on a Web server that translates CAD and CAE data without the need for skilled operators. Before and after translation, the Suppliers Hub checks for errors to assure that translated data will not cause the CAD, CAM, or CAE systems that use them to malfunction. Elysium also provides pay-per-model translation services and sells data-exchange software that run on individual workstations: CADporter for data translation, CADpdq™for data checking, and CADdoctor™ for repair.

Elysium’s translation technology provides the highest level of fidelity available because it employs the application-programming interfaces of each CAD system. Customers may choose to translate CAD model geometry, features and parameters, assembly constraints, and/or management information. Elysium currently partners with most leading CAD/CAM and CAE software companies including UGS, Autodesk, CoCreate, Dassault Systèmes, IBM Global Services, Moldflow, MSC.Software, and PTC. Elysium is also a member of the Automotive Industry Action Group and an Official Supplier of the Renault F1 Team.

In addition to producing models in the JT file format, Elysium lets companies exchange parametric and non-parametric CAD models among platforms from Autodesk (Inventor and Mechanical Desktop), Dassault Systèmes (CATIA, SmarTeam, SolidWorks, Spatial, ACIS, and ABAQUS), PTC (Pro/Engineer), and UGS (NX and I-deas NX Series, JT, and Parasolid). Elysium also translates to and from the standard IGES and STEP formats.

About JT and JT Open
The JT Open Program is an initiative driven by leading global companies that view PLM as a competitive advantage and have adopted the 3D JT data format. JT is a common 3D data format for enabling product visualization and information sharing between PLM software applications. The robust capability and lightweight nature of JT technology make it possible to view and share product data, manufacturing information, and interactive images worldwide, in real-time and throughout all phases of the product lifecycle.

Membership in JT Open is available to any and all end-user corporations, independent software vendors (ISVs), academic institutions, and non-profit industry organizations. Current JT Open members include the industrial companies Caterpillar, Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Siemens, Renault, Visteon, Autoweb, Bowers & Wilking, DENSO, and Asahi Electronics. Software vendors include Adobe, Actify, Altair Engineering, Autodesk, Bentley, Elysium, Landmark, Opticore, Polyplan, Proficiency, PTC, Realtime Technology, SGI, Theorem Solutions, Spicer, and UGS. Academic members include Brigham Young University, Technical University Darmstadt, Shanghai jiao Ton University, and the University of Michigan.

Additional information about JT Open can be found at www.jtopen.com.

About Elysium Inc.

Founded in 1984, Elysium bridges the gap between CAD systems and enables PDM and product structure synchronization with its industry-leading technologies. Elysium’s CADporter™, CADdoctor™, and CADportal™ software products enable the translation of all geometry from one CAD system to another with the industry’s highest success rate. Other products include CADpdm™, a tool which enables CAD integration within a PDM environment. Platforms supported include ABAQUS/CAE, Autodesk (Inventor and Mechanical Desktop), Dassault Systèmes (CATIA, SmarTeam, SolidWorks, Spatial, ACIS), PTC Pro/Engineer and UGS (NX and NX I-deas, JT, ParaSolid) as well as industry standards IGES and STEP. Elysium has successful partnerships with several major software companies including ABAQUS, Autodesk, CATIA, CoCreate, Design Intent Engineering, IBM Global Services, Moldflow, MSC.Software, PTC, SmarTeam, SolidWorks, Spatial and UGS. Elysium is a member of the AIAG and an Official Supplier of Renault F1 Team. For additional information about Elysiums products and services, please visit www.elysiuminc.com.

For additional information about Elysium’s products and services, please visit www.elysiuminc.com.

Supplier’s Hub, CADporter, CADportal, CADdoctor, CADpdq, CADpdm, and CADfeature are trademarks of Elysium Co., Ltd. and Elysium Inc. UGS and JT are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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