IronCAD, LLC Releases IRONCAD Next Generation “XG”

IRONCAD Version 2009 Delivers Unprecedented Levels of Functionality

ATLANTA , GA. November 9th, 2009 - IronCAD, LLC, a leading provide of 3D design productivity solutions, today announced the release of IRONCAD Version 2009. Branded as IRONCAD Next Generation, this latest offering of its award winning 3D design solution changes the whole perception of CAD and introduces unrivaled productivity and functionality. By combining the flexibility and creativity of innovative modeling with the parametric power of structured design into a single modeling environment, IRONCAD Next Generation gives designers and engineers greater design freedom and flexibility to get products to market faster with better quality. In addition, IronCAD has introduced a new 2D design environment integrated within IRONCAD that offers leading edge mechanical design capabilities to assist in detailing 3D and 2D design data.

IRONCAD Next Generation and its accompanying bonus Gold Partner Products are available for immediate download. Shipments to existing customers will begin mid-November 2009. An evaluation copy of the latest product version is available for download today from All new customers buying IRONCAD today will automatically receive Version 2009 Next Generation.

New Structured Design Mode - IRONCAD has always been the leader in Innovative design and the first application to bring the power of feature-history and direct editing within a single part, delivering a clean and simple approach to design allowing engineers to really think in 3D and to create models dynamically on screen without having to pre-plan and map out the concept in advance. Without compromising IRONCAD's core values, Next Generation provides the combination of IRONCAD's Innovative design environment with the more conventional history-based structured design environment, allowing users to choose at an individual part level, which process is most appropriate for the particular part they are designing. IRONCAD's structure part design, allows users to build rigid feature dependant parts with embedded design intent, delivering more control over future changes and delivering predictable structure to the design. This approach to design is extremely powerful for creating parametrically controlled and logically designed parts. IronCAD recognizes that this approach is beneficial for certain types of design projects but that real power comes from the ability to define the design mode that is most appropriate at a part by part level. With Next Generation, IRONCAD is unique in offering the customer the choice between Structured or Innovative design modes at an individual part level within a single assembly.

Taking 2D Design to the Next Level - Traditionally, 3D modelers have always offered simple 2D detailing tools to detail and annotate their 3D models. Leveraging its strategic partnership with CAXA, IronCAD, LLC has integrated CAXA’s renowned 2D design and detailing tool within the IRONCAD modeling solution. This fully functional 2D mechanical design tool ensures that users can detail to the highest level, without the need to export to a third party product or lose any associations with the core 3D model data.

IRONCAD Next Generation is a significant advancement in the mechanical design market commented Dr. Tao-Yang Han, president of IronCAD, “IRONCAD offers the most flexible design choices to users allowing them to design parts in a manner that is best fit for the design task at hand eliminating the design limits implied on users by design systems. IRONCAD Next Generation continues to deliver the leading edge capabilities that customers and markets are demanding to improve the overall design productivity. We are confident that IRONCAD Next Generation will exceed our customers expectation and that it will improve their design process.”” he continued.

In addition to the core changes, many customer driven feature enhancements have been implemented in this latest version including these key items:

  • User Interface Improvements Including:
    • Support for the Fluent Ribbon User Interface
    • Improved Interface Icons for Clarity and Accessibility
  • Support for Multiple Body Parts Including Copy/Delete Functions
  • Reference Datum Features (Plane, Axis, and Point) Support
  • Move Face Feature Command that is Accessible in the History Structure
  • Enhanced Feature Commands Including Pattern, Scale and Mirror
  • Strong Reference Association Support for 3D Curves and Surfaces
  • User Selection List Capability for Direct Access to Face/Edge/Vertex Locations
  • Many 2D Sketch Improvements in User Interface and Capabilities
  • Dynamic Direct Editing Improvements Including:
    • Automatic Selection Controls and Graphical Representations
    • Automatic TriBall Activation for Improved Productivity
    • Direct Editing Driving Smart Dimension Capability
  • Improved SmartAssembly Connection and Display Capabilities
  • Side-by-Side Application Support for IronCAD Products
  • Freely Distributable IRONCAD Scene (.ics) Viewer
  • Freely Distributable CAXA EXB Viewer  
  • Updated Partner Programs Including 32-Bit and 64-Bit IronPro Support
  • For a limited time, a free of charge standalone CAXA Draft license with IRONCAD license  

For a full detailed list of new features, visit IRONCAD Next Generation, is available for immediate download from

About IronCAD

Based in Atlanta, GA, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Solutions that can be used either standalone or as complimentary collaboration solutions of a broader PLM initiative. Its flagship product IronCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by thousands of customers worldwide. For more information on IronCAD, call 1-800-339-7304 or visit

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