CAD Schroer Releases MEDUSA4 Version 3.1

Intelligent Sketching, World Class 3D Interfaces, New Mechanical Handling and 3D Component Designer Modules

MEDUSA4 Version 3.1

Moers, Germany – 30 July 2008: CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, today announced the release of version 3.1 of its renowned MEDUSA4 Design Automation Suite. Version 3.1 introduces many new productivity tools, especially in the areas of drafting, 3D and plant design, along with a long list of improvements and enhancements.

Our customers will be especially interested in further enhancements in our excellent 3D interfaces, including 3D DXF and colour support for STEP files, along with new options for controlling the display and import of layers, names, and attributes,” explains MEDUSA4 Product Manager Mark Simpson. “Our Plant Design Application, MPDS4, sees the introduction of a brand new module called MPDS4 MECHANICAL HANDLING™, allowing easy placement and intelligent connection of interconnected components. From conveyor belts to cranes to fork lift trucks, installation designers can now easily select, lay out, configure, visualise and add intelligence to process machinery in their plant. This is a great addition to the MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT™ solution, which now allows users to place equipment in any 3D plane, and quickly achieve impressive 3D visualisations of installations based on fast 2D layouts. Another important highlight is the new 3D COMPONENT DESIGNER for easy creation of custom 3D components.

What’s New in MEDUSA4 Version 3.1?

The MPDS4 Animation Definition Dialog allows users to define and save animation sequences, illustrating mechanical handling processes in a plant or factory.

New in MEDUSA4 2D Drafting

SMART Draw™ - Intelligent Sketching
CADConvert™ - Multi Paper Space AutoCAD® Drawing Conversion
New Numbering/Un-numbering/Re-numbering Tool for Text on Sheet
New Move-By-Grid Tool


New in MEDUSA4 3D

3D Interfaces - New 3D DXF Import, Enhanced STEP Import


New in Other MEDUSA4 Add-On Products

MEDPro™ - Support for Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire 4, 64bit Support, Shaded Model Views
MEDUSA4 PARAMETRICS™ - New Tool for Editing Dimension Values
MEDUSA4 P&ID - Now with In-Line Labels and Reporting Enhancements
MEDRaster Colour™ - Support for Raster Images inside Drawings Imported with CADConvert


New in MPDS4

Improved Graphics Handling
New Mode (16+) for Displaying Models in More Detail


New in MPDS4 Add-On Products

MPDS4 MECHANICAL HANDLING™ - A new Discipline for Intelligence in Interconnected Components
MPDS4 3D COMPONENT DESIGNER™ - A New Design Application
MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT™ - New Tool for Positioning Components in Any 3D Plane


Customer loyalty is one of our hallmarks,” explains Michael Schroer, the company’s Founding Director. “We work hard to retain that loyalty by offering customers a sound partnership based on engineering know-how, and constant proof – by way of regular software updates and releases with innovative cost-saving productivity tools – that their maintenance money is well-spent.


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