360 participants attend Product Development Leadership event
This event came just weeks after CoCreate sponsored a similar standing room-only event for the greater Asia Pacific region.
The CoCreate Forums for 2007, titled "Product Development Leadership with OneSpace," delivered in depth information on how the CoCreate OneSpace Suite supports high-tech electronics and machinery companies in their daily work and how future versions will continue to support CoCreate customers.
In the European event, William M. Gascoigne, CoCreate's CEO, kicked off the Forum with a talk about recent CoCreate trends. Among them, more than 55,000 users worldwide have downloaded CoCreate's free 3D CAD software from CoCreate.com. He also described why CoCreate's 3rd generation PLM (3G PLM), with its extreme flexibility and easy integration into existing IT structures, makes so much sense for high-tech companies in the electronics and machinery industry.
Customer presentations punctuated Gascoigne's 3G PLM message, showing how the CoCreate OneSpace Suite is indispensable for product development leadership.
Dr. Werner Dax from IST METZ and Heiko Richter from XENON shared the advantages of a Dynamic Modeling based approach for innovation, making design changes quickly, and reusing and repurposing parts. CEO Fabian Luccarini from E. Luterbach in Switzerland explained how his company uses the CoCreate OneSpace Suite throughout its 3D development process -- from concept to manufacturing and delivery of the final product. Jurgen Hofmann from Hans Lingl showed that OneSpace Modeling's history-free models perform impressively even with very large components. Eckard Kronmuller from the Optima Group and Lothar Kolm from Phoenix Contact gave high praise to the benefits of Model Manager for the efficient enterprise-wide exchange of development data.
Additionally, CoCreate R&D management introduced new features in the recently released version 15.50 as well as a few examples from projects for the 2008 CoCreate OneSpace Suite, scheduled to hit the market in spring.
Customers and participants used the breaks to visit exhibits provided by CoCreate partners and sponsors. Plus, many users exchanged information and shared experiences with one another.
Don Richardson, Director of Global Innovation and PLM Industry Strategy from Microsoft rounded out the program by explaining the importance of the strategic relationship between Microsoft and CoCreate. He described the close working relationship between both companies' research and development teams and revealed how Microsoft products play an important role in the realization of CoCreate's 3G PLM strategy.
Sponsors for the CoCreate Forum 2007 included Microsoft, AdeQuate Solutions, CADFEM, cfdesign and MSC.Software.
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 PLM) streamlines the process of planning, developing and manufacturing products. As the world's #1 provider of Dynamic Modeling based software, CoCreate is the ideal platform for lean product development.
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