TROY, Mich. & CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 31, 2007— FISHER/UNITECH, a leading engineering technologies firm serving the Midwest, and Seemage, the technological leader in creating rich deliverables directly from digital product definitions, today announced a strategic business partnership. Seemage, which was recently acquired by Dassault Systemes as part of its 3DVIA brand, is a revolutionary desktop system for reusing SolidWorks models and other digital product data to rapidly produce product deliverables. With Seemage, service and maintenance, assembly and disassembly procedures, technical illustrations, marketing materials and more can be created by users simply and accurately. FISHER/UNITECH has been appointed as a value-added reseller and systems integrator for Seemage.
"The discrete manufacturing market needs to share part and
assembly information across the enterprise," said Charles Hess,
president of FISHER/UNITECH. "The Seemage solution gives
non-engineering staff the tools to create the product deliverables
they require with no knowledge of a CAD system. We are anxious to
bring the Seemage solution to the market because of the unique
features and value proposition it delivers."
Seemage offers an open XML-based architecture so design data
associated with a part or assembly can easily be combined in Seemage
with information from any other system. For example, users can easily
import information like manufacturing bills-of-materials from ERP
systems. No matter where the data originates, Seemage retains its
associativity with the original information, providing value and
savings by eliminating expensive last minute documentation changes.
Users across the business can create documentation such as
marketing materials, training documentation, parts catalogs and
assembly instructions even before design and engineering is complete,
and then simply update their deliverables when needed. Seemage is
proven technology that works in complex design and manufacturing
environments. Companies like Volvo, Delphi, John Deere, Faurecia,
Teradyne, Renault and Liebherr Aerospace have all experienced
release-to-market and ROI improvements with Seemage.
Seemage integrates with SolidWorks enabling users to deploy
Seemage as their content authoring solution for creating product
deliverables. Designers can create Seemage files directly in
SolidWorks, enabling productivity and data leveraging downstream.
While Seemage is integrated with SolidWorks, it works with all
major native CAD formats including CATIA v4 and v5, Pro/ENGINEER,
Parasolid, UG NX, ACIS, STEP, IGES and VDA/FS. The various sections of
a model such as geometry, assembly structure and properties are stored
with a high compression ratio resulting in small files for
non-technical users to work with.
FISHER/UNITECH has appointed a 3DVIA product manager, Ken MacKool,
who will host two Seemage webcasts on November 8 and December 4, 2007.
To learn more or to register, visit
About FISHER/UNITECH (www.funtech.com)
FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993, provides Product Lifecycle
Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The
company's focus is on process improvement for product development.
Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced
software solutions to replace legacy systems. The applications include
CAID, CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, KBE, Reverse Engineering and Rapid
Prototyping. Professional services are offered for design automation
and data management which provides customers with a full service,
one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced
web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive,
instructor-led 3DU. Please visit the company's website at
(http://www.funtech.com) or call 800-816-8314.
About Seemage (www.seemage.com)
Seemage has made delivered product information everyware(TM) for
customers since 2002. With Seemage's system for delivering product
information in exactly the right form to the right person at the right
time, enterprises' investments in CAD, PLM, ERP and CRM are enhanced
to deliver more value. With Seemage's XML-based, CAD-independent
architecture, products are delivered faster, with higher quality and
at a lower cost. Seemage customers like PSA Peugeot Citroen, ING
Renault F1 Team, John Deere, Faurecia, Delphi, SNECMA, Alcatel Alenia
Space and Thales are raising the bar on customer satisfaction through
Seemage-created deliverables. Download trial versions of the Seemage
system at www.seemage.com. Reed Seemage's blog and download Seemage's
video podcast at www.3dmojo.com.