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Cimmetry Ships AutoVue 18 - Bridging the Gap Between MCAD & EDA in a Digital Mockup Environment

MONTREAL -(MARKots) Cimmetry Systems, the global leader in Visualization and Collaboration solutions for the A/E/C, Engineering, Manufacturing and Electronics markets, today announced that AutoVue 18 is released and shipping. With AutoVue 18, Visualization and Collaboration functionality has gone beyond the conventional to include Digital Mockup (DMU) and design validation. "With AutoVue 18, Cimmetry has included MCAD and EDA functionality that goes beyond the capabilities of traditional viewing & markup applications," says Martyn Day, Group Editor at cadserver, MCAD and AEC Magazines. "By providing multiple CAD digital mockup (DMU), AutoVue has become a powerful design validation tool for engineering teams which may run different CAD systems, in different geographical locations. The ability to combine multi-source electronics and mechanical parts, components and assemblies in a DMU environment and perform analysis, such as clash detection, will prove invaluable for the growing number of EDA and MCAD designers. These are unique capabilities and strengthen Cimmetry's position in the engineering market. It's very impressive." Ken Versprille, Partner, PLM Research Director at CPDA says, "AutoVue 18's digital mockup is a leap forward in visualization and collaboration technology that will help bridge the gap between EDA, 3D mechanical design, and manufacturing. The product's strong capabilities in 3D interference checking, EDA design verification, and innovative cross-probe functionality make it a leading solution for manufacturing companies." AutoVue 18 adds support for many new formats and contains significant new features that include: Digital Mockup (DMU) -- The ability to import and combine any number of native CAD files, regardless of file format, to create a virtual assembly including: CATIA, Pro/E, UG, SolidWorks, Inventor, JT, Solid Edge, etc. -- The ability to combine native MCAD and EDA (3D PCBs) in a digital mockup -- Precise part alignment and constraint definition -- Interference and clearance checking -- The ability to save state information 3D/2D MCAD -- 3D BOM (Bills of Material) -- Support for PMI and GD&T data -- User-defined Coordinate systems -- Shaded Wire render mode -- Fill and measure section edges -- 2D precise measurement and snapping EDA/ECAD -- Test PCB layouts for design and manufacturability violations -- Cross-probe layouts, schematics and PCBs in 3D space -- Filters to hide/show entities based on type New format support includes: -- 3D MCAD: CATIA 5 R12 & R13 (3D/2D), Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 (3D/2D), Unigraphics NX2 (3D/2D), Inventor 8 (3D/2D), SolidWorks 2004 (3D/2D), Solid Edge 15 (3D/2D), CoCreate OneSpace Designer 11 & 12 (3D/2D), etc. -- 2D CAD: AutoCAD 2005, AutoCAD Mechanical (2D/3D), MicroStation 8.5, CoCreate ME10 11 & 12, ESRI Shapefile, etc. -- PCB Layouts & Schematics: Mentor Expedition PCB/Schematics 2002, Cadence Allegro 15, Cadence Concept HDL 14 & 15, Cadence SPECCTRA 14, 15, HP IFF 3.0, Orcad Layout/Capture 10, PADS PowerPCB 4.0, PADS PowerLogic 4.0 & 5.0, Protel PCB/Schematics, 98, 99, 99SE ... -- Office, Graphics: PDF 1.5, Visio 2003, JPEG 2000, etc. "AutoVue 18 is breaking down the traditional barriers to product lifecycle management in a typical mechanical/electronics environment," says Pam Petropoulos, Marketing Manager at Cimmetry Systems. "By delivering the unique capability to combine native MCAD and EDA assemblies in a Digital Mockup, new EDA functionality and extensive format support in one all-encompassing solution, AutoVue is the most comprehensive visualization and collaboration solution on the market today." Visit for the complete list of formats supported by AutoVue. To download a fully functional evaluation version, try an online demo, or schedule a real-time collaboration meeting using AutoVue, visit About Cimmetry Cimmetry Systems Inc. is the recognized technology pioneer and market leader in the area of Visualization and Collaboration software tools for the A/E/C, Engineering, Manufacturing and Electronics markets. Cimmetry's flagship product, AutoVue, is the premier enterprise-wide viewing, markup and DMU package, providing native support for more than 450 formats including 2D/3D CAD, EDA, raster, vector, hybrid, office and graphics. Users have a single point of access to their documents, regardless of format, from a single, easy-to-use interface. AutoVue is available in both a Desktop Edition, and a Client-Server Edition which is deployable on Windows or UNIX servers. Cimmetry's viewing and markup products are strategically designed to integrate seamlessly with Document Management (DM, EDM), Workflow, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), ASPs and e-business Portals, either directly or via the Web. AutoVue is sold worldwide and available in many languages including Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Visit Cimmetry on the Web at ots Original Text: Cimmetry Systems Internet: Contact: Derek Gold E-Mail:

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