Cambridge, UK – International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) is pleased to announce sponsorship of the 2017 AVEVA World Summit which takes place in Cambridge, UK 24-26 October 2017.

“This year’s AVEVA World Summit is an ideal sponsorship opportunity for us because the timing of the event falls right in line with the recent launch of ITI’s CADfix Plant and Process Simplification solution, or CADfix PPS,” stated Andy Chinn, UK Managing Director, ITI. “We have been working intensively with engineers in the plant and process industry helping them to address some of the interoperability issues they face today. Pressures for efficiencies and cost savings in the industry are driving the need for advanced MCAD model simplification solutions.”

Plant and process design software users frequently need to integrate models of large equipment installations and component sub-systems, for which the supplied MCAD files can pose significant challenges. The files are often extremely large and can lead to multiple failed import attempts and system instability when trying to incorporate the large equipment models into an overall plant layout. Sometimes providers of models need to maintain intellectual property, and thus need to simplify before sending files. In addition, there is broader use of mobile technology in the field where downloading massive files is an issue. The traditional approach to data reduction is manual model simplification and MCAD model rework, which is non-productive, expensive, and ultimately causes project delays.

To address the industry’s unique model simplification challenges, ITI developed CADfix PPS. The benefits of this solution align with this year’s theme for the AVEVA World Summit, “Digitalisation: getting it RIGHT” and suggest ideal timing for event sponsorship.

AVEVA World Summit 2017

“Just as there is a move to digitialisation in manufacturing, there is a move to digitalisation in the plant and process industry. CADfix PPS enables designers to maintain a digital thread by easily, efficiently, and in many cases automatically simplifying large MCAD assemblies for more seamless integration into their plant design systems. In fact, plant and process engineers can achieve a 70% reduction in engineering design labor,” added Chinn.  

Chinn continued, “CADfix is ITI’s established solution for engineering model translation and simplification, particularly for the engineering analysis community, where details like small faces, short edges, and small holes cause problems for the CAE engineer, for example. Similar features within MCAD models used in the plant and process industry are unnecessary and increase file size and complexity, and in this case the demands for simplification are even greater”. 

“We took the best of our CADfix geometry handling and simplification technology, packaged it with standards-based CAD interfaces, and presented it within a simple and compact interface, to offer a solution that supports the rapid simplification of complex models,” added Jamie Flerlage, executive vice president of Global Business Development. “The result is a solution that has a high internal rate of return for companies that need to solve a niche problem.”

“We look forward to sharing success stories and the benefits of CADfix PPS with the attendees at the AVEVA event,” concluded Chinn.



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 AVEVA World Summit

The AVEVA World Summit is the highest profile international event on the AVEVA calendar. As part of the AVEVA World Community programme, the Summit is AVEVA’s flagship customer event for business executives.

Unlike our more technically focused User Group meetings, the AVEVA World Summit has been created specifically for senior managers and decision makers who have responsibility for strategic business operations. The Summit brings together senior professionals from many disciplines, industries and geographies to share their business and technology experience.