WALTHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 3, 2006— VISTAGY, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized engineering software, today announced that all its software, including the EnCapta(R) product family and the FiberSIM(R) suite of software, is available for 64-bit Windows(R) x64 editions, optimized for the AMD Opteron(TM) processor. As a result, manufacturers using VISTAGY's software now have access to nearly unlimited processing power to accurately and efficiently develop complete digital product models of complex parts or assemblies.
Design engineers face computing challenges including low memory
and slow system performance when developing large and complex digital
models within 32-bit environments. Engineers are often forced to
divide models or datasets in order to comply with memory constraints.
They also use simplification techniques such as removing rounds or
chamfers from part designs to improve performance. These tactics can
lead to design inaccuracies that may significantly increase product
development cycles and manufacturing costs or impact the producibility
of a product or part.
With AMD64 computing power and VISTAGY's EnCapta software
applications, manufacturers can develop product models of any size or
level of complexity with improved precision and accuracy. Design
engineers now have the flexibility of running both 32- and 64-bit
applications simultaneously, allowing them to grow into AMD64
technology at their own pace and retain existing IT assets to save on
equipment and power costs. In addition, 64-bit technology enables
design engineers to optimize performance and increase design speed in
order to achieve faster time-to-part.
"In an effort to provide increased flexibility and optimal
computing performance for our customers who develop complex product
designs, we've teamed up with AMD to support 64-bit technology for all
our software applications," said Johan Grape, director of technology
at VISTAGY, Inc. "As a result, design-driven manufacturers in the
aerospace, automotive and marine industries will realize a number of
benefits including reduced IT costs and cycle times, increased speed,
and fewer constraints on the design process."
"Due to the increased complexity of today's design and
manufacturing engineering projects, more customers require the optimal
scalability and performance offered by 64-bit platforms. VISTAGY
recognizes this and has delivered specialized engineering software
that enables customers to achieve better design and simulation results
in less time by leveraging the strengths of multi-core and 64-bit
computing," said Terri Hall, vice president, Software Alliances and
Solutions at AMD. "Solutions based on the AMD Opteron processor and
VISTAGY software can help reduce the complexities of change and are an
ideal choice for manufacturing customers with large design projects
that require greater memory bandwidth and scalability."
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of
innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and
consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1969, AMD is dedicated to
delivering superior computing solutions based on customer needs that
empower users worldwide. For more information visit www.amd.com.
About VISTAGY, Inc.
VISTAGY, Inc. develops engineering software that provides
specialized functionality to significantly improve the value of
commercial 3D CAD systems. VISTAGY's specialized engineering
environments enable engineers to capture and communicate complete
digital product definitions within CAD, thereby increasing
productivity, improving the communication of product information
throughout the product lifecycle, and allowing better-informed
decision-making early in design. VISTAGY software is used throughout
the world in the aerospace, automotive, marine, medical, sporting
goods, and transportation interiors industries. The company also
offers training and consulting services. For more information, contact
VISTAGY in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, at +1.781.250.6868 or visit
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