PROSTEP Cooperates with ELYSIUM in Parametric Conversion
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PROSTEP Cooperates with ELYSIUM in Parametric Conversion

Darmstadt, April 27, 2015 – PROSTEP AG of Darmstadt has signed a partnership agreement with the Japanese specialist for CAD-interoperability, ELYSIUM. The target of the partnership is, in addition to geometry, providing the users with the data translation and transfer service with the translation of the features and parametric information of their CAD models. Thus, for the first time, it will be possible to process translated data in all current CAD systems and return them to the production system using the same editing possibilities.

The offer is destined for companies who, in Joint Ventures or during globally distributed development projects, cooperate with partners using different CAD systems. It is especially beneficial for small suppliers that have to achieve increasing requirements on data quality but are unable to invest in expensive conversion tools. PROSTEP will completely integrate the tools of ELYSIUM in to largely automate the translation of features and parametric information and, thus, be able to offer the service at the lowest-possible cost with the highest level functionality for fully parametric models for downstream editability.

PROSTEP’s long-term experience with data translation and transfer, as well as their profound knowledge in process requirements in the automotive industry, have been important reasons for ELYSIUM to decide for a partnership with the IT software and consulting company of Darmstadt: "The conversion of features and parametric information is a highly complex issue,” says Ken Tashiro, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Elysium. "PROSTEP has the necessary translation expertise with much experience and, thus, can make optimum use of the capability of our solutions for the user’s benefit."

Through the cooperation with ELYSIUM, PROSTEP enlarges their service range with technology that leading automobile manufacturers already use successfully for their data migration, and for the first time, provide it for use in running development projects. "We have observed the market very carefully and, for a long time, have searched for a suitable solution. The tools of ELYSIUM are the only ones fulfilling our process requirements,” underlines Dr. Josip Stjepandic, Head of Business Unit 3D Product Creation at PROSTEP.

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in Paris, France, Southfield, MI, Huntington Beach, CA, and Denver, CO. Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo, Creo Elements/Direct, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, I-DEAS NX, Parasolid, SIMULIA Abaqus, SolidWorks, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the IGES, STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

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PROSTEP AG is recognized as the leading PLM integration specialist in the area of product data integration. The company offers customers from the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering industries – including the Airbus Group, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler –  integration solutions for CAD, PDM and supplier communication, thus making e-engineering a reality.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).

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