Algor and Alibre Partner to Offer Parametric, Feature-based Solid Modeling and FEA
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Algor and Alibre Partner to Offer Parametric, Feature-based Solid Modeling and FEA

PITTSBURGH, PA – June 12, 2003 – ALGOR, Inc., a leading maker of software for mechanical engineers, announced that ALGOR and Alibre, Inc. of Richardson, Texas have partnered to offer a parametric, feature-based modeling system for creating 3-D solid parts and assemblies within all ALGOR Professional core packages. The new core packages provide customers with a wide range of modeling tools without requiring the purchase of a separate CAD solid modeler.

"The partnership between ALGOR and Alibre is enabling us to create a new price point of $4,950 for a complete CAD/CAE design solution," said Bob Williams, ALGOR’s product manager. “By providing a seamless design solution with the Alibre Design Basic solid modeler and our analysis software, we are offering affordable, easy-to-use tools to help engineers speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost.”

"Alibre and ALGOR share a commitment to provide engineers with affordable software,” said Greg Milliken, Alibre vice president of sales and marketing. “By making Alibre Design Basic available with ALGOR software, any analyst or designer can have access to full-featured CAD and CAE capabilities.”

“I was excited to get Alibre Design Basic and ALGOR software because this package enables me to enter into the parametric, feature-based solid modeling realm for the first time,” said consultant Mark Rogers. “Alibre Design Basic is easier to learn and use than other solid modelers and interacts seamlessly with ALGOR. This package is very attractive due to its cost and capabilities."

ALGOR’s Professional core packages also now include:

  • direct CAD/CAE data exchange with other leading CAD solid modelers

  • built-in CAD support for STEP, ACIS, IGES and STL files

  • the capability to check for interference and proper constraint definition by dynamically dragging parts of an assembly

  • online data sharing and real-time collaboration for working with others to create, edit or review models or obtain on-demand technical support

  • integrated data management for organizing and securely storing data on a hard drive, network drive or secure server with access rights management and version tracking options

  • the ALGOR and Alibre Assistants for expert, on-demand support through a real-time chat or design session

    These modeling capabilities are available for ALGOR’s wide range of simulation capabilities including static stress and Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) with linear and nonlinear material models, linear dynamics, steady-state and transient heat transfer, steady and unsteady fluid flow, electrostatics, full multiphysics and piping.

    For detailed information about the capabilities of ALGOR’s Professional core packages, visit www.ALGOR.com/products or contact ALGOR.

    About Alibre
    Alibre redefines professional 3-D CAD with Alibre Design, the low-cost application for 3-D parametric solid modeling. Alibre Design lets designers, engineers and their associates create 3-D models and 2-D associative drawings standalone, or together over the Web, using its integrated online tools to share and edit precise product designs in real time. These tools also allow for advanced support and training directly from the online Alibre Assistant. The application's support for open data standards such as STEP improves data exchange with existing CAD systems. Founded in 1997, Alibre Inc. is privately funded and based in Richardson, Texas. For more information, visit www.alibre.com or call (972) 671-8492.

    About ALGOR
    ALGOR makes computer software and provides services for mechanical and civil engineers. The company serves over 20,000 engineers in over 60 countries in organizations such as DuPont, General Motors, Goodyear, Hewlett-Packard, NASA, Naval Surface Warfare Center and Yale University. Partnerships with other leading mechanical engineering software companies offer data interchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANSS); Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADSK); CADKEY Corporation; MSC.Software Corporation (NYSE:MNS); Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Structural Dynamics Research Corporation; Solid Edge, EDS-PLM Solutions (NYSE:EDS); SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:DASTY) company; and others. Educational support and customer service include the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations.

    CONTACT: Julie Halapchuk, ALGOR, Inc., 1.412.967.2700.