Actify Announces Availability of European Language Versions of SpinFire Professional 2004v2

New Features Create the Most Advanced Digital Design Communication Tool Available to French and German Manufacturers and Their Supply Chains

SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 26, 2004— Actify(R) Inc., the worldwide leader in client-server design visualization and collaboration solutions, today announced the availability of French and German language versions of SpinFire Professional 2004 Version 2, the most advanced Digital Design Communication tool available for the high technology, automotive, industrial automation and discrete manufacturing industries. The English language version of SpinFire Professional 2004v2 was announced October 5, 2004. Japanese, Korean and Chinese language versions of SpinFire Professional 2004v2 will be available in the next two weeks.

SpinFire Professional 2004 makes CAD data more easily accessible to both technical and non-technical users. SpinFire Professional 2004v2 adds 2D CAD visualization capabilities to SpinFire's powerful 3D CAD visualization, without requiring a CAD system, in a secure and user-friendly format. Additional new features in SpinFire Professional 2004v2 enable access, communication and distribution of multiple CAD formats throughout the enterprise, allowing companies to realize cost savings and productivity gains in product design, procurement, quoting and estimation, manufacturing, sales, marketing and support.

"Most companies under utilize their most valuable, information rich design description, their 3D CAD data, by not making it available to people outside of the engineering organizations. To improve decision-making and innovation, and to take full advantage of the knowledge and experience of the multitude of workers that do not have access to CAD systems, the design data has to be distributed in a form in which its full value can be exploited. The ability of people throughout enterprises to visualize and utilize all kinds of product definition information, but especially 3D designs, is paramount to building better, more profitable products that meet customers' needs. Actify's SpinFire Pro 2004v2 enables manufacturers to utilize Digital Design Communications Technology to improve their product development processes," said John MacKrell, Senior Consultant, CIMdata.

SpinFire Professional 2004v2 supports files created in any major CAD file format converting them into .3D, which is a world-renowned, compressed and secure CAD visualization file format. This allows users in the manufacturing industries and their supply chains to use a single software solution enabling them to view, measure, mark-up and share all major 2D and 3D data formats without needing to purchase and maintain seats of a native CAD system. This streamlines the communication process and allows for paperless distribution of complex design data, ultimately increasing productivity and cutting costs.

"With the release of SpinFire Professional 2004v2, we've kept our promise to the industry to continue to deliver the most robust Digital Design Communication tools on the market today," said Randy Ochs, president and CEO of Actify. "SpinFire Professional 2004v2 will allow our customers to continue to realize significant cost savings and productivity gains through faster, more efficient communication of 2D and 3D design data. Together with our SpinFire Reader 2004v2, the Actify suite of products provides a total Digital Design Communication solution."

With SpinFire Professional 2004v2, you can:

-- Use a single software solution that enables you to view, measure and mark-up 2D and 3D CAD data formats within one easy-to-access .3D file.

-- Streamline communications by electronically organizing multiple documents of related design data within one secure file. 3D CAD, 2D CAD, PDF, Microsoft Office, TIFF, GIF and more document types that can be saved in one compact .3D file.

-- Save project time and money by digitally mocking-up files to view assemblies of parts that were created in multiple CAD programs. Parts can be assembled or added as individual documents within SpinFire Professional's .3D WorkSpace.

-- Protect intellectual property and safely share design data across your supply chain, without distributing original CAD files.

-- Enhance access and provide greater visibility of complex design data across the enterprise and supply chain -- without complicated and expensive CAD software.

-- Realize cost savings and productivity gains across the manufacturing supply chain through faster, more efficient communication of 2D and 3D design data.

-- Immediately deploy a productive communications tool. SpinFire Professional is intuitive, can be accessed any time/any where, and is easy to maintain.

Actify SpinFire Professional 2004v2 is available immediately in English, German and French. Pricing starts at EUR 466. A free trial version of SpinFire Professional 2004v2 is available for down load at

About Actify Inc.

Founded in 1996, Actify Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of client/server CAD visualization solutions. Actify's SpinFire product line provides the lowest total cost of ownership with the highest scalability across manufacturing industries and through their supply chains. The Actify SpinFire solution is sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit or call 415-227-3800.

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