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FiberSIM Brings Composite Solutions to Pro/ENGINEER

  • Thursday, 23rd November 2000
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PTC, a leading vendor of mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and collaborative product commerce (CPC) solutions, today announced its extended partnership with Composite Design Technologies, Inc. (CDT), a market leader in creating CAD- integrated software solutions for designing and manufacturing composite parts. The purpose of the augmented partnership is to accelerate the integration of the composite design tools of CDT’s FiberSIM software with PTC’s powerful Pro/ENGINEER software in order to deliver a complete composite design and manufacturing solution for Pro/ENGINEER users. Currently, CDT and PTC’s products are integrated to enable composite parts to be accurately and efficiently manufactured. The new integration will allow engineers to quickly and easily design parts in a composite engineering environment to take advantage of the unique characteristics of composite materials and optimize part performance. “CDT’s expertise in composite engineering software makes it the ideal partner for extending Pro/ENGINEER’s composite design capabilities,” said Jon Stevenson, executive vice president and general manager, MCAD at PTC. “The new tools that we are developing in the partnership will provide a complete solution for composite design, analysis, documentation, and manufacturing. In addition, the solution will be implemented in a manner that capitalizes on the key strengths of Pro/ENGINEER. Our development teams have been working closely to provide a composite solution that is truly parametric and associative in nature, allowing automatic updates and a smoother workflow.” The PTC i-Series of flexible engineering solutions, based on PTC’s award- winning Pro/ENGINEER software and the practices of PTC Global Services, is a group of design and engineering solutions focused at addressing collaborative product commerce engineering initiatives. These solutions are relied on daily by more than 250,000 users to drive their worldwide product development and engineering functions. FiberSIM is a suite of software products that transforms CAD systems into high performance environments for designing and manufacturing composite parts. The FiberSIM product suite includes tools that automate the design process, assess the producibility of a part, and generate manufacturing information including documentation, flat patterns, and data to interface with laser projectors, automated cutters and fiber placement machines. Consequently, FiberSIM enables users to drive all aspects of preliminary composite design, analysis, detailed design, and manufacturing from within a single CAD master model.

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