Cambridge, UK, 24 July 2018 – International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) the global leader providing reliable interoperability solutions for product data and related systems, and developers of the CADfixTM software, has teamed with ESAin srl, creators of the ESApro software suite.

ESAin is the only Italian manufacturer of process and plant software for engineering professionals, as well as an authorised Bricsys and Autodesk development partner. “ESAin’s position in the process plant industry made them an ideal reseller partner for our CADfixTM Plant and Process Simplification (PPS) software solution,” states Andy Chinn, Managing Director at ITI’s UK CADfix development office.     

The ESApro suite encompasses process, plant and electrical design. It is a comprehensive suite of AutoCAD/BricsCAD compatible applications dedicated to the planning of industrial plants with more than 600 customers and 3,000 installations in the global petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, energy, iron and steel, water treatment, and paper industries.

Plant and machinery design software users frequently need to integrate multiple, complex models of machines and large equipment installations. The MCAD files supplied for this work can pose significant challenges. CAD models of complex machinery contain much more detail than is needed for factory layout and clash detection. The files are often extremely large and can lead to multiple failed import attempts and system instabilities.

The traditional approach to data reduction is manual model simplification and rework, which is non-productive, expensive, and ultimately causes project delays. CADfix PPS enables engineers to easily and quickly simplify large MCAD assemblies and models of machinery to reduce file size for more efficient integration into plant design systems.


CADfix PPS - Plant and Process Simplification

Designers with little or no MCAD modelling experience can quickly and easily simplify complex parts

After evaluating CADfix PPS, ESAin quickly realised that the CADfix PPS simplification solution could address the immediate needs of their plant and process clients faced with integrating complex equipment models. "We were extremely impressed with the CADfix PPS software,” commented Nicolò Boidi, EMEA Sales Director of ESAin srl. “This new reseller partnership expands the ESAin solution suite to include the CADfix PPS software. Now our customers can experience orders of magnitude in file size reduction. CADfix PPS will give them more manageable equipment models for integration with their ESApro solutions.” 

“We look forward to working with ESAin and bringing CADfix PPS to their user community,” stated Chinn. “This partnership represents an exciting opportunity for both companies and looking further ahead we are keen to explore the potential for a closer direct integration of CADfix PPS with the ESApro solutions.”

To learn more about how CADfix can be deployed to simplify models and dramatically reduce file sizes for large process and plant equipment installations, contact ITI or ESAin srl.



About International TechneGroup (ITI)

International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products.


About ESAin

Since 1994 ESAin has developed integrated professional software for plant design in a CAD environment, delivering comprehensive and innovative technical solutions. ESAin is the only Italian manufacturer of software for engineering professionals, a partner of Autodesk, and a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN). In addition to their experience and technical expertise, ESAin is recognised for their approach, which is based on a deeply personal consulting relationship between creators and users of the products. This is a value that distinguishes itself internationally and helps ESAin to deliver highly effective solutions.