Brush Transformers Chooses CoCreate For CAD And Data Management

FORT COLLINS, Colorado and SINDELFINGEN, Germany – October 10, 2006 – CoCreate Software Inc., a leading provider of 3rd Generation PLM, today announced Brush Transformers Limited, the leading UK Power Transformer manufacturer, has recently invested in 28 seats of CoCreate’s OneSpace Designer Modeling and Model Manager.

Brush has developed and maintained a reputation for excellent quality of product and service. They produce highly-engineered products which are supplied to customers worldwide. Brush is part of the FKI Group and their markets include Utilities, Oil, Gas Petro chemical, Industrial and Commercial developments and Offshore Applications. Over 50% of their products are supplied into foreign markets.

Brush decided to adopt the CoCreate products in an effort towards implementing leaner product development. “If we want to remain competitive, we need to improve design quality and reduce overall costs,” said Roy Horne, Drawing Office Manager at Brush Transformers.

Horne said that his team preferred the CoCreate software over other 3D CAD systems because it:

•        Fosters the re-use of components from previous projects.
•        Makes last-minute changes easier to implement.
•        Integrates the design department and project work with other departments in the company.
•        Dramatically reduces the amount of costly physical testing.
•        Has proved quick and easy for team members to learn.

During a week-long benchmark, the team experimented with working on multiple projects, making 2D changes to existing designs, using 2D to create 3D, using components across projects and responding to unplanned design changes.

Brush has streamlined development even more by organizing its design team to make the most of new and seasoned users. “We keep fully trained designers modeling and trainees on 2D detailing/modeling.”

Model Manager is an add-on to Designer Modeling, providing data management for all designs and associated information. With Model Manager, Brush can load and store 3D designs and associated 2D drawings, use revision and state control, find all the different places a design is used in the company, and search the company’s large database to find designs in seconds.

All new 3D CAD data will now be stored in Model Manager. Then design and production departments can draw from one central data vault.

“This helps us work with the same data concurrently,” said Horne. “It helps us meet our quality and productivity goals because we can quickly find and use existing components and designs in new projects.”

The company uses CoCreate’s FE Analysis, a further add-on to Designer Modeling. As a result, it expects to cut physical prototypes by 75% which, in turn, will cut overall costs and speed up delivery times.

In the near future, the company will integrate its product development into its ERP system for further gains as it continues toward an optimal lean product development environment.

Brush Transformers Ltd, deployed Designer Modeling and Model Manager simultaneously. They were assisted greatly by CoCreate reseller, CSI - Concurrent Systems Inc.

About CoCreate®
CoCreate develops 3rd generation PLM software for companies that want to accelerate their business with lean product development, fast design creation, and efficient knowledge re-use. CoCreate is also the world’s #1 provider of Dynamic Modeling™ technology, an approach to 3D product development that delivers unrivaled speed, flexibility and responsiveness to change throughout the design process, and is the key enabler for lean product development. You can find CoCreate products in more than 30 countries and on the Web at

CoCreate and OneSpace are trademarks of CoCreate Software GmbH.

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Todd Black
CoCreate Software, Inc. North America
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Chikage Toyama
CoCreate Software Company, Japan/Asia-Pacific
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CoCreate Software GmbH, Europe
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