CGM Modeler and 3D InterOp Enable Geometric DFX Manufacturing Design Validation Solution

Geometric Leverages Proven 3D Component Technology from Spatial Corp

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 22, 2013 — Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3D development components for design, manufacturing and engineering applications, today joins Geometric Limited in announcing Geometric DFX, a standalone application for carrying out the DFX validation of product designs. In addition to leveraging the proven modeling capabilities of CGM, Geometric DFX provides data reuse through 3D InterOp from Spatial.

Geometric describes DFX as “Design for X” where X represents various downstream process checks related to design goals such as manufacturability, assembly, quality, serviceability, environment, or reliability. It is essential to incorporate DFX guidelines early in product development to reduce defects, minimize rework, eliminate waste, shorten time to market and save costs. Customary methods involved time consuming and costly manual checks.

Driven by the goal of developing a highly competitive solution for automated DFX verification, Geometric looked to Spatial and CGM. They recognized CGM as a flexible platform which could deliver more than traditional 3D modeling, including reliable data reuse, allowing them to optimize their engineering resources and expertise. As the kernel used in Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, delivering industry-focused offerings such as CATIA Mechanical Design, SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual and SIMULIA Results Explorer, Geometric recognized CGM as a modeler which has proven itself in leading-edge applications.

“Geometric has been providing DFX solutions integrated with various leading CAD platforms. However, there has been a growing need in the market for a single validation platform for customers working in a multi-CAD environment. Geometric DFX offers this platform as a single point solution to the design community,” said Sameer Kondejkar, Sr. Director and Head, Geometry Technology Solutions Business at Geometric. “Taking advantage of the verified technology of CGM and the ability to seamlessly access data, our development teams were able to focus on the core functionality of Geometric DFX, reduce development expenses, and provide higher quality of results.”

“Geometric represents a growing number of companies which are more aggressively pushing limits within their respective industries and are looking beyond traditional modeling components to provide competitive differentiation,” said Jean-Marc Guillard, Chief Executive Officer at Spatial Corp. “Geometric needed a platform for innovation as well as a responsive partner who could adapt to their unique requirements.”

To address the diverse requirements of their markets, Geometric leveraged 3D InterOp from Spatial enabling Geometric DFX to provide support for a wide range of proprietary CAD formats, such as CATIA V5, NX, Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, Inventor and SolidWorks, as well as open formats, such as STEP and IGES. The various manufacturing processes currently supported include assembly, machining, casting, injection molding, and sheet metal fabrication. Geometric DFX will benefit manufacturing companies in domains such as automotive, consumer durables, aerospace, high-tech, medical equipment, and contract electronics manufacturing.

Additional information regarding Geometric DFX is available at www.dfmpro.geometricglobal.com/dfx.

About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling3D visualization, and  CAD translation software components help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For 25 years, spatial 3D components have been adopted by many of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit  www.spatial.com.

ACIS and SAT are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2013 Spatial Corp.

About Geometric:

Geometric ( www.geometricglobal.com) is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.

Listed on the Bombay and National stock exchanges in India, the company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 10.20 billion (US Dollars 187.57 million) for the year ended March 2013. It employs over 4600 people across 13 global delivery locations in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.

About Dassault Systèmes:

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com .

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