Lean Product Development for Less Than $75 a Week Per User
The CoCreate product suite is geared for customers whose priority is speed, flexibility and responsiveness to change. And, with CoCreate's innovative subscription pricing, it is available for as little as $75 per week per user. OneSpace 2006 is the ideal platform for companies practicing lean product development or those who simply want to design better products faster.
The release features these significant new enhancements:
Full digital mockup (DMU)
DMU-driven processes bypass bottlenecks in production by providing complete 3D model information to everyone involved in design: manufacturing, purchasing, documentation, etc. Plus, with our new 64-bit processing and lightweight model support, even large assemblies can now be represented as DMUs.
"We could import our 160,000 part assemblies completely and work with them directly. Compared with 32-bit computing, it's as different as night and day," said Stefan Kolb, Research and Design -- Rudiger Schulze System, Administrator, Robbins GmbH.
These quick-to-load graphical representations of the model enable designers to work with massive models using only a fraction of the system resources needed by a rich model. The user can then download only those rich models or components that are needed on the fly.
3D configurations manage multiple views of an assembly within one file. Designers define multiple positions, draw lists, and camera positions of parts and assemblies to represent product states such as as-assembled or in-transport configurations. Users can create both exploded 2D and 3D views, or capture any simulation or animation stage.
SQL Server 2005
Both Drawing Manager and Model Manager now support Microsoft SQL Server 2005, broadening customer choices when it comes to the underlying database powering CoCreate's design data management products.
"Microsoft is excited to help CoCreate deliver PLM at an affordable price point," said Bill Gerould, Industry Director Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing for Microsoft Corporation. "SQL Server 2005 brings the highest enterprise scalability and reliability at a price-performance point that is a fraction of the industry standard. By reducing the cost of the infrastructure, SQL Server 2005 enables CoCreate to pass the savings onto the customer."
The 2006 release introduces handles to Designer Drafting and Designer Modeling's Annotation module, so you can work directly on the drawing to change 2D geometry, dimensions and text. As you drag and drop, intelligent fly-by highlighting helps you find precise points, such as intersections and end points.
Designer Modeling's Annotation module includes many improvements that users will appreciate. For example, a wizard quickly creates drawings and speeds the detailing of 2D plans from 3D models, so designers can create annotated drawings up to twice as fast as before!
Collaborate & Connect
With this release, CoCreate's OneSpace.net product further automates the exchange of data between enterprise systems and Model Manager -- ensuring security, reliability and traceability across firewalls using rich packages. Suppliers and other external partners have up-to-date access to relevant project data through OneSpace.net's project workspace. In combination with advances for real-time application sharing, companies can build a design process that is transparent across internal and external team members.
Passing information to and from other systems continues to be a strategic component of CoCreate's platform. Companies can now close the loop between their ERP system (system of record) and Model Manager (work in progress). By setting up automatic notifications and updates between the two systems, product development and manufacturing synch up with seamless exchanges as designs move into production.
It's an approach to product lifecycle management that makes sense -- integrate with existing systems rather than having competing data repositories.
Other enhancements to the core 3D modeling technology for geometry modifications, advanced feature recognition and the creation of continuous curvature extends CoCreate's position as the world's #1 provider of Dynamic Modeling technology.
The 2006 release holds many exciting new capabilities. For a full list of release highlights across products visit:
2D Designer Drafting: http://www.cocreate.com/osdd_whats_new.cfm 3D Designer Modeling: http://www.cocreate.com/osdm_whats_new.cfm Drawing/Modeler Manager: http://www.cocreate.com/mm_whats_new.cfm
Podcast: Tune in and listen to CoCreate executives Ian Dabney, VP of Marketing, and Ulrich Mahle, VP of Product Development, introduce the 2006 release.
CoCreate develops 3rd generation PLM software for companies that want to boost business with lean product development, fast design creation, and efficient knowledge re-use. Plus, CoCreate offers the highest performance collaboration technology on the market, so you can tie multiple sites and companies together into a single team. You can find CoCreate products in more than 30 countries and on the Web at http://www.cocreate.com.
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