SpaceClaim Strengthens Industrial 3D Direct Modeling and ...

SpaceClaim Strengthens Industrial 3D Direct Modeling and ...


Barbara Ewen Bernie Buelow

CHEN PR SpaceClaim Corporation

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SpaceClaim Strengthens Industrial 3D Direct Modeling and

Expands into Manufacturing Production Environments

Announces SpaceClaim 2011+ and Drives New Sales into Automotive Markets

Concord, MA, August 23, 2011: SpaceClaim, the market-leader in direct modeling software

that enables all engineers to work in 3D, today announced SpaceClaim Engineer 2011+,

advancing concept modeling and model preparation tools while greatly enhancing robust

manufacturing-focused capabilities. SpaceClaim has furthered its industrial-strength

capabilities to scale from small engineering firms and job shops to global corporations,

making it more affordable than ever for all engineers to create and edit CAD data without the

complexity traditionally associated with complicated, expensive CAD.

SpaceClaim continues to gain momentum within the automobile and related industries with

more than 20 customers ranging from top tier brands to supply chain manufacturers. Auto

Metal Craft is a sheet metal prototyping company based in Detroit and engaged by the largest

automobile manufacturers, as well as tier 1 auto suppliers and appliance manufacturers. “We

deal with very complex assemblies sent to us by our customers to create new parts,” said

Kevin Woody, Auto Metal Craft co-owner. “SpaceClaim has reduced our time to convert

CAD files and create new prototypes by 75 percent. The software is easy and flexible,

enabling us to work quickly, creatively and accurately to optimize the final design.”

The JT data format, developed by Siemens PLM Software, provides an open environment for

3D data visualization and collaboration. JT has been widely adopted within many

manufacturing industries especially in the automotive sector. SpaceClaim Engineer 2011+ is

unique in its ability to visualize and edit JT data with PMI, allowing any engineer to visualize

large data sets as well as open and edit precise part geometry. SpaceClaim multiplies the

value of manufacturers’ investments in JT by combining the ease-of-use of a simple viewer

with the power of 3D solid modeling previously only available in complex CAD systems

designed for dedicated CAD practitioners.

SpaceClaim changed the landscape of the 3D CAD market when we introduced our 3D

Direct Modeler in 2007. SpaceClaim was designed from the ground up to be intuitive, easy to

learn and use, while being as robust and powerful as many costly and complex CAD software

products,” said Chris Randles, President and CEO of SpaceClaim. “In a market that had seen

little innovation in more than a decade, SpaceClaim sparked a revolution that has seen most

of the leading CAD vendors follow suit and introduce their own first-generation direct

2 – SpaceClaim Announces SpaceClaim Engineer 2011+

modeling solutions. SpaceClaim 2011+ is our eighth release in four years. We continue to

invest aggressively in our technology, working with our customers and partners to exceed

their needs in a highly competitive manufacturing marketplace. SpaceClaim is the clear

leader in 3D Direct Modeling, and is the product in the market today against which new

entrants should be measured.”

SpaceClaim works closely with partner TRUMPF, a global machine tool manufacturer, to

drive new sheet metal manufacturing capabilities. The new capabilities in SpaceClaim

address a broad range of manufacturing applications including NC machining, jig and fixture

design, mold manufacturing and sheet metal manufacturing. The new features include:

� Numerous modeling improvements, including fill patterns, a standardized hole wizard,

clipping regions, and STL curve fitting.

� Extended CAE, CAM, and IP protection model preparation tools for volume extraction,

missing face detection, and face merging.

� Groundbreaking sheet metal capabilities include double wall support, tabs, hinges,

gussets, curve wrapping and marking.

� Improved ease of use and performance improvements with selection, view manipulation,

and responsiveness.

� Documentation feature such as hole tables, bolt hole circles, offset cross sections, datum

targets, and multi-model drawings.

� Extended file operations and interoperability supporting JT PMI, 2D PDF, archival

creation, AutoRecover, solid STL, and the ability to apply custom KeyShot materials.

SpaceClaim is aligned with manufacturers’ business imperatives such as removing waste

from product development, tightening product development costs, and using simulation more

pervasively in engineering. SpaceClaim customers realize that traditional CAD products

designed for detailed design and manufacturing documentation do not adequately serve many

engineers. See the What’s New page on the SpaceClaim website for more details on this

release and where you will also find the SpaceClaim 2011+ video showcasing features and

enhancements found in this new release.

About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim, the leading 3D Direct Modeling software, provides a complete solution for

engineering and manufacturing organizations to innovate faster, win more business, and get

products to market faster. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is

completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to

rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the

complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Nokia Siemens Networks, Tyco

Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp, LG

Electronics, K2 Medical Systems, FuelCell Energy, Emhart Glass, GE Aviation, General

Dynamics, and the U.S Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures,

Kodiak Venture Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information on

SpaceClaim, please visit


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