August 21, 2006
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Right Hemisphere, a company that develops Product Graphics Management (PGM) software, announced new releases of its PGM software that supports Google SketchUp and SketchUp Pro 5. This support enables SketchUp models to be imported -- complete with texture and materials -- into Right Hemisphere's PGM software and exported out to a wide range of 2D, 3D and publishing formats, including HTML; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe PDF, Illustrator and FrameMaker; Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and DWF; Softimage/XSI; MultiGen-Paradigm OpenFlight; and others. In addition to SketchUp, the Deep Exploration CAD Edition 4.1 and Deep Server 4.1 releases also provide new export support for the UGS JT
format.



Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced that it is a major sponsor of the BattleBots IQ program showcased at IMTS 2006. This sponsorship is part of Gibbs' ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The main arena where the BattleBot IQ demonstrations will be held has been named the GibbsCAM Coliseum in recognition of Gibbs' level of support. The BattleBot IQ program, which grew out of the popular BattleBots television program, combines a prepared curriculum covering such diverse topics as mechanics, physics, project management, team building, and hands-on manufacturing engineering. Offered at the high school
and college levels, participants use what they've learned to create robots which are then put to the test against other students' robots in an arena.



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