ITI Releases Proficiency 8.1

ITI TranscenData announced today the release of Proficiency Collaboration Gateway 8.1, the latest edition of its leading Feature Based CAD Interoperability solution for manufacturers and their suppliers. Collaboration Gateway enables the transfer of complete design intelligence between major CAD systems which includes geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing info, metadata, assembly information and drawings in the conversion process.

Collaboration Gateway 8.1 features an enhanced, state-of-the-art Completion Wizard, which operates as a plug-in and tracks and validates any manual changes that a user makes involving portions of the model that could not be automatically exchanged due to CAD incompatibility differences. From within the CAD system they are using, the user is presented with detailed information about pending issues, and presented options as how to successfully complete the model. Once an option is selected the model is automatically updated and all changes are documented.

Highlights of the new release include:

  • 3D Completion Wizard for NX
    Allows easy completion of exchanged models
  • 2D Wizard for CATIA V5
    Allows for easy correction of converted drawings
  • Faster Geometry Engine
    Dramatically improves the quality of results for Pro/E to NX, CATIA V4 to V5 and CATIA V5 to V5

The new version includes many other automatic data exchange feature support enhancements for I-deas, NX, Pro/E and CATIA V5 as well as more robust Collaboration Gateway Server architecture. Additional enhancements include:

  • Support for Pro/E Wildfire 4, CATIA V5 R19 and NX 6
  • Collaboration Gateway Agent grouping for optimized file transfer and load balancing
  • 3D Text exchange from Pro/E to CATIA V5
  • Tri-Tangent Fillet feature export from CATIA V5
  • Thick Surface feature export from CATIA V5
  • Closed Quilt exchange from Pro/E to NX and CATIA V5
  • Dynamic Extrude feature import to NX
  • Improved Variable Round export from Pro/E and CATIA V5
  • Support for I-deas models with regeneration problems and non-manifold geometry
  • Support for extremely large model exchange from Pro/E to NX
  • Improved exchange from higher to lower CATIA V5 Release

"Proficiency offers manufacturers a complete solution for conversions when delivering to an OEM/partner in their required CAD format or migrations to a new CAD system. Alternative approaches of manual re-mastering have proven to be inefficient, costly and risky as our growing customer base demonstrates," said Alex Tsechansky, General Manager of ITI Proficiency, Ltd. "The new capabilities in this most recent release and our new Completion Wizard product have been proven in production with leading customers to effectively handle the most complex real-life challenges encountered by their engineering teams," added Tsechansky.

The new product release is available immediately worldwide and current customers can easily upgrade to version 8.1. As part of this release, a new upgrade mechanism has been added for updating to future releases.

About Proficiency

The Proficiency technology was acquired by ITI TranscenData in July of 2009. Proficiency was originally introduced to the global market in 1998. Proficiency provides field-proven bi-directional product knowledge migration capabilities between all high-end CAD platforms: Pro/Engineer, I-deas, NX, Catia V4 and V5.

Global enterprises in the automotive, aerospace & defense, and heavy machinery industries such as Daimler, Ford, Boeing, EADS, and Siemens use Proficiency in their heterogeneous PLM and multi-CAD environments to ensure effective product knowledge integration during design and manufacturing processes. The solution significantly reduces cost, risks, and errors while improving profitability by shortening delivery times, promoting re-use and protecting intellectual property (IP) assets during collaboration.

About ITI

ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI). ITI TranscenData provides interoperability solutions that enable companies to effectively exchange, reuse, integrate and share engineering product data among diverse software applications used throughout a manufacturing enterprise and its supply chain. ITI TranscenData solutions are aimed directly at reducing and eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data. ITI TranscenData solutions are distributed worldwide through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic vendor/OEM partners. Included among ITI TranscenData’s customers are ABB, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Ford, Honeywell, Lego, Lockheed Martin, NASA, MAHLE Powertrain, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Automotive, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems, Thales, ThyssenKrupp, US Air Force, US Army, Xerox and others.

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