Anark Joins Siemens PLM Software's JT Open Program

Anark Core™ Platform Now Supports the Native JT Format

BOULDER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 8, 2009 — Anark Corporation, leading provider of 3D CAD transformation solutions, today announced it has joined the JT Open Program and now supports the native JT™ data format in Anark Core Platform version 3.

The JT Open Program is an industry initiative sponsored by Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. The JT Open Program was created to help members leverage the benefits of open collaboration across the extended enterprise through the adoption of the JT data format. JT is the manufacturing industry's most widely used lightweight data format for sharing vital product information --including detailed 3D product geometry--to facilitate effective enterprise-wide collaboration throughout a product's lifecycle. Many academic institutions and major manufacturing enterprises spanning aerospace, automotive, consumer products and several other industries have successfully adopted JT for the purposes of visualization, collaboration and data sharing.

Anark's membership in the JT Open Program and support within Anark Core for both import and export of B-rep and mesh-based data in the JT format will create new opportunities for manufacturers and supply chains to efficiently extract additional value from their 3D CAD assets. Combined with the ability to import CAD models from popular MCAD design environments like CATIA, Inventor®, NX™, Pro/ENGINEER®, Solid Edge® and SolidWorks®, Anark Core's ability to read and write 3D CAD models in the popular JT format provides a valuable bridge to a broad array of manufacturing automation, data exchange, collaboration, and visualization applications enabled with JT.

Anark Core's support for the JT format enables manufacturers to generate visual work instructions for manufacturing, parts catalogs for product support, and secure documents for design review and supply chain collaboration.

"Anark's membership in Siemens PLM Software’s JT Open program is an exciting development for Anark and our customers," said Stephen Collins, CEO of Anark Corporation. "Anark is committed to providing cost-effective solutions that enable manufacturers to extract maximum value from their 3D CAD assets and critical manufacturing information across the extended enterprise. Support for the JT format is an important addition to the capabilities of Anark Core and expands the range of point applications that can be served with JT source data."

"We are proud to welcome Anark as the latest member of the JT Open Program," said Rich Ramsey, vice president of Partner and Components Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. "The program's continued growth combined with the worldwide adoption of JT throughout the manufacturing industry and the recent acceptance of the JT documentation as the world’s first ISO specification for 3D visualization in the PLM domain, are establishing JT as the common global language for PLM."

About JT and the JT Open Program

The JT Open Program is an initiative driven by global leaders that view PLM as a competitive advantage and have adopted the 3D JT data format as a standard. JT is a common 3D data format for enabling product visualization and information sharing between PLM software applications. The robust functionality and lightweight nature of JT technology makes 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 the JT Open Program is available to any and all end user corporations, independent software vendors (ISVs), academic institutions and non-profit industry organizations.

Additional information about JT and the JT Open Program can be found at

For more information about Anark Core please visit

About Anark:

Anark Corporation provides powerful enterprise software and solutions to manufacturing organizations that need to cost-effectively utilize their 3D CAD data and manufacturing information for design collaboration, manufacturing automation, data exchange, visualization, simulation, and technical documentation applications.

Anark helps market leaders such as Boeing, Cessna, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, and B&W unlock the potential of their 3D assets to save money, accelerate product development, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely.

Note: JT, NX and Solid Edge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.


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