VISTAGY Introduces First Comprehensive Engineering Solution for Design, Assembly and Validation of Aerostructures

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VISTAGY Introduces First Comprehensive Engineering Solution for Design, Assembly and Validation of Aerostructures

VISTAGY AeroSuite enables manufacturers to optimize parts and assemblies by taking an integrated approach to aerostructures development

WALTHAM, Mass., (USA), March 24, 2009 — VISTAGY, Inc., a leading provider of industry-specific engineering software and services, today announced the introduction of VISTAGY AeroSuite, a comprehensive solution that enables aircraft manufacturers to more effectively manage the evolving product development process and deliver optimized parts and assemblies in less time at lower cost. The AeroSuite consists of FiberSIM® composites engineering software, SyncroFIT™ software for assembly development and the Quality Planning Environment™. By combining these production-proven software products with the company’s world-class consulting services and partnerships with industry leaders, VISTAGY is able to offer the first truly complete solution for aerostructures development—spanning analysis, design, manufacturing, assembly and quality planning.

”There is no question that developing complex composites structures and highly engineered assemblies presents substantial challenges,” said Steve Luby, president and CEO of VISTAGY. “But the key to overcoming these inherent challenges is recognizing that the composite definition and assembly definition of an airframe are inextricably linked and must be considered as an integrated system.

“We believe that the companies that adopt this approach will be best suited to meet the challenges and will thrive because they will be the ones most capable of producing robust aircraft on time and on budget.”

The VISTAGY AeroSuite was inspired by the realization that trying to achieve all three of these goals simultaneously was problematic because changes in one area often had profound effects on the other two areas, resulting in missed deadlines, increased costs, overweight designs and substandard performance. By contrast, VISTAGY AeroSuite enables engineers to work how they think with vocabulary and tools specific to aerostructures design. They can capture design intent, manage complex design and assembly relationships, automatically propagate changes throughout the design, and validate the design, resulting in better performance, reduced costs and shorter product cycles.

The VISTAGY AeroSuite is comprised of the following components:
1.        FiberSIM® - The only comprehensive software suite that addresses the entire composites engineering process, from conception, laminate definition and ply creation through simulation, performance optimization, flat pattern generation, documentation and manufacturing.
2.        SyncroFIT™ - A group of software products (formerly known as Airframe Development Environments™) for designing and manufacturing airframe assemblies and large aerostructures. SyncroFIT enables the user to easily author and capture complete digital representations of airframe assemblies and share critical design and manufacturing detail more efficiently across the enterprise and the global supply chain. The software provides a thorough representation of the airframe assembly, including the relationships defined by joints between mating parts and the definition of fasteners and holes. It also manages the interactions of composite details within assemblies and allows engineers to validate that fastener design rules have been met.
3.        Quality Planning Environment™ (QPE) - Specialized software that enables quality planning engineers to ensure airframes are manufactured properly based on condition of supply definitions. With the QPE, quality engineers are able to generate their plans based on design and manufacturing data created by FiberSIM and SyncroFIT and saved in the CAD model, thus shortening the time it takes to generate inspection plans, reducing errors in planning, and tailoring plans to the needs of the quality inspectors.
4.        Custom Consulting Services – Based on over 15 years of experience working with the industry’s leading designers and manufacturers of advanced aircraft, VISTAGY has developed comprehensive service offerings to assist its customers in implementing optimized processes for developing composite aerostructures. VISTAGY uses a four-phase deployment methodology that is customized to meet the goals of each specific organization. Experienced VISTAGY technical consultants interview designers, analysts and manufacturing engineers to assess capabilities and objectives, then develop design methodologies for specific part types and, finally, focus on large scale deployment and the implementation of those part-specific design methodologies. Custom Consulting Services enable aerospace firms to fully leverage the potential of the VISTAGY AeroSuite™ and, ultimately, meet their program objectives.
About VISTAGY

VISTAGY, Inc. is a leading global provider of engineering software and consulting services that optimize product development processes by enhancing the functionality of commercial 3D CAD systems. For almost 20 years, VISTAGY has been a pioneer in providing industry-specific solutions that capture complete virtual product definitions and facilitate automatic reuse and efficient exchange of engineering information across the enterprise and supply chain. VISTAGY solutions help customers deliver robust products on time and on budget by increasing productivity, improving communication throughout the product lifecycle and enabling better-informed decision-making early in the design process. The company's customers include over 200 of the world's leading manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, transportation interiors and wind energy industries. VISTAGY is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA and can be reached at +1.781.250.6800 or by visiting www.vistagy.com.
“VISTAGY. Engineer success.”™
VISTAGY, the VISTAGY logo, FiberSIM, SyncroFIT, Airframe Development Environments, Quality Planning Environment, and Engineer Success are registered trademarks or trademarks of VISTAGY, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other companies and products referenced herein have trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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