"Organizations are realizing the benefits of simulation-driven product development as a proven strategy to release design constraints, foster creativity early in the process, and reduce time to market and overall costs," said Chris Randles, President and CEO of SpaceClaim. "Our 3D Direct Modeling solutions are enabling this shift in product design cycles and leverage engineering talent to engage in up-front design decisions and engineering analysis. Customers tell us they are reducing design times up to 40 percent with virtually no training required. And costs for SpaceClaim 3D direct modelers are a fraction of history-based solutions. SpaceClaim leads to design breakthroughs and significantly streamlined processes for our global customers."
A recent survey of SpaceClaim customers showed very high levels of satisfaction with more than 90 percent of users recommending SpaceClaim to colleagues. Global customers -- including Nokia Siemens Networks, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, K2 Medical Systems, FuelCell Energy, Emhart Glass, GE Aviation, General Dynamics, and the U.S Navy -- span major engineering organizations who are achieving demonstrable results with SpaceClaim.
Additionally, SpaceClaim recently was one of only a few independent software vendors chosen by Microsoft® for Windows 7 support and by N-trig in support of their DuoSense dual-mode technology.
New Enhancements Fuel Faster, Easier and More Effective Conceptual Design and Solids Modeling
SpaceClaim Engineer is a fast, simple, and powerful 3D direct modeler for top-down design, 3D layout, conceptual engineering, and model preparation for simulation and analysis. Unique capabilities include intuitive Pull, Move, Fill, and Combine tools for robust model editing, as well as straightforward 2D and cross-section modeling. SpaceClaim interoperates with all major CAD systems and with many analysis tools to bridge the gap in typical design and engineering workflows. Extensive new SpaceClaim Engineer features for ease in model preparation include:
-- Repair tools for fixing gaps, missing faces, and stitching surfaces together -- Small faces tool to remove small or silver faces -- Tool to adjust geometry such as merging, extending, and simplifying faces -- Round removal and de-featuring tools for model preparation -- Midsurface tools for creating midsurfaces of thin-walled parts -- Volume Extract tool creates fluid regions inside assemblies -- Tools to create spot welds and face contact regions
SpaceClaim also introduced enhanced Sheet Metal capabilities for SpaceClaim Engineer. These new capabilities support the creation and unfolding of water-tight corners and rolled bends.
New features that apply to SpaceClaim Engineer and SpaceClaim Style include extensive new enhancements to product design and editing in the areas of surfacing editing, creation of swept blends, dimensioning, and many other new capabilities.
Enhanced interoperability continues to be a main focus in SpaceClaim releases. Bunkspeed HyperShot integration now includes the ability to visualize, set, and store HyperShot materials and textures from within SpaceClaim that can then be transferred to HyperShot. The SpaceClaim integration with ANSYS is also improved to include material properties, spot welds, and support for ANSYS® 12.0 and Workbench 2.0. In addition, SpaceClaim's interoperability with 3D PDFs and Rhinoceros has been enhanced, allowing for the import, modification, and export of these file types.
SpaceClaim Style brings 3D solid modeling to industrial designers and product stylists and enables them to work collaboratively with their clients and the entire development team. With SpaceClaim Style, users get a rapid creation environment that enables flexible design capabilities and converts hand-drawn, 2D, and surface data to accurate solid models.
Additional information on SpaceClaim Service Packs, including videos showcasing new and enhanced features, is available on the What's New in SpaceClaim page on our website.
About SpaceClaim Corporation
SpaceClaim provides the world's fastest and most innovative 3D Direct Modeling solutions. Led by a world-class team of executives and developers with deep experience in bringing new 3D and design software to market -- including the inventors of feature-based modeling -- SpaceClaim has created a quantum leap in engineering productivity, enabling 3D solids modeling that's accessible to everyone from power users and engineers to part-time designers. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit: www.spaceclaim.com.
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