European Leader in Wheel Spokes Spins More Sophisticated Products with CoCreate’s Software

Sindelfingen, Germany - 22 November, 2006 - CoCreate Software GmbH, a leading provider of 3rd Generation PLM software applications for high-tech electronics and machinery, today announced that Alpina Raggi Spa fuelled company growth by upgrading its development environment to 3D CAD.

The company, based in Lombardy, Italy, designs and manufactures wheel parts mainly for the motorbike industry and counts companies like BMW, KTM and Yamaha as its customers. 

"We went from CoCreate's 2D software, Designer Drafting, to Designer Modeling when we won an order for a highly complex machine that could simply not be designed in 2D," says Fabio Alberio, Tecnical and R&D Director at Alpina Raggi Spa, Italy.

Alpina Raggi investigated parametric software solutions but found none adequate for its purposes. "Parametric software is just not suitable when engineers need to work flexibly," says Alberio. "Late changes are time consuming and, in some cases, even impossible when designers have to consider impact on things like history trees."

Alberio also noted that Modeling better handles larger amounts of data, like those the company expected with its new customer and order. That means that loading, navigation, and other work moves faster and more reliably in the CoCreate solution.

"Designer Modeling allows us to concentrate on the model and freely design, rather than having to focus on how best to plan the process to accommodate big files and last-minute changes," says Alberio.

Designer Modeling is an essential part of CoCreate's lean product development philosophy. Lean product development calls for technology that blends easily with existing production tools, but also brings significantly less complexity and more value to design processes. As such, OneSpace Designer Modeling supports features like history-free modeling and rich master models, so designers can attach any information to models. Then, anyone who uses the model later can be sure of the original designer's intent.
"We expect to save time using rich master models since we don't have to puzzle out information again and again," says Alberio. "That's especially useful as the designs move away from engineering and on to other processes and teams."
CoCreate partner, Next Technologies, supports Alpina Raggi's design software environment and helped the company choose and deploy the best 3D solution and add-ons for its needs.

About CoCreate®
CoCreate Software is for leaders in high-tech electronics and machinery, and other innovative companies facing intense time to market pressure. Many of the world's best known product development companies depend on CoCreate in order to achieve unprecedented speed and flexibility. 
CoCreate's 3rd generation approach to product lifecycle management (3G PLMTM) streamlines the process of planning, developing and manufacturing products. As the world's #1 provider of Dynamic ModelingTM based software, CoCreate is the ideal platform for lean product development.

You can find CoCreate's award winning software, resellers, and services in more than 30 countries and on the Web at
CoCreate and OneSpace are trademarks of CoCreate Software GmbH.



Ailbhe Coughlan
CoCreate Software GmbH, Europe


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