CIMdata Publishes “CAD Selection Considerations: Product Assemblies”

New Paper Deals with Large Data Structures


Ann Arbor, Michigan, 30 August 2012— CIMdata, the leading global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consulting and research firm announces the publication of a new paper advising CAD users on the importance of tools that allow them to deal with large product assemblies.

Design engineers in all industry verticals report that their products continue to grow in sophistication. The added complexity in product models driven by market demand for enhanced capabilities and customization often results in larger and more complex 3D model assemblies. Design engineers find their current CAD solution can be challenged by the large data structures that must be defined, loaded, and manipulated. When selecting a CAD solution, prospective users must assess their requirements for dealing with large product assemblies and focus their choice on a solution that delivers sufficient performance and interaction.

This paper, the third in a series, identifies and discusses a number of functional capabilities for dealing with large product assemblies within CAD solutions that have proven to be of critical use for leading edge users. The first two papers dealt with geometric model change editing and multi-CAD data, respectively.

“CAD Selection Considerations: Product Assemblies” is available to be freely downloaded from CIMdata’s Publications web page at


About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 495 533 666.



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