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BW: Web-based 3D CAD Interoperability Solution Extended to the Corporate Enterprise

Mar 07, 2000, 19:06 (0 Talkback[s])

"Spatial Inc. (AMEX:STY), the world's leading developer of web-based business-to-business (B2B) CAx interoperability solutions, and open component 3D modeling technology, today announced 3DShare Enterprise (3DS-e), its Intranet-based, CAD file translation and repair solution designed to improve CAx interoperability in manufacturing organizations using a web browser interface. Companies using a variety of CAD/CAM/CAE systems to manufacture their products can now translate and improve model quality using their standard web browser, while ensuring absolute confidentiality of proprietary design data behind a corporate firewall. This secure and easy-to-use solution aimed at effectively sharing 3D model data allows companies to quickly optimize data usage throughout the digital manufacturing supply chain."

"3Dshare Enterprise works exactly as 3DShare.com does by allowing users to upload CAD/CAM/CAE solid models for translation and repair. 3Dshare Enterprise automatically translates and repairs 3D CAD model data in CATIA(R), IGES, Pro/ENGINEER(R), SAT and STEP formats permitting easy distribution throughout the digital manufacturing supply chain. 'Using proprietary technology from Spatial Inc., the 3Dshare.com web-site version has seen incredible growth and development in the past 3 months and is being used by thousands of members from more than 90 countries. The rate we've added additional file formats, greater speed and productivity for engineers and designers has been remarkable. That rate of growth is set to continue, and all interface, core technology and feature improvements from the public site will be rapidly passed onto the Enterprise version as regular product updates.' Said Mike Hansen, Executive Site Producer, PlanetCAD Division, Spatial Inc."

"3Dshare Enterprise is designed to be run on one computer system and scale to multiple networked computers as a customers' needs grows. 3Dshare Enterprise is currently being deployed on Intel Pentium III class workstations running either RedHat Linux 6.1 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. As a customer's demand for throughput increases, additional web servers and healing servers can easily be brought on-line. The modular architecture also allows customers to update their intranet installation of 3Dshare Enterprise rapidly as new versions of 3Dshare.com become available, giving them the full benefit of an Internet ASP while minimizing their risk."

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