Spatial 3D Development Partnership Drives Innovation

IMSI/Design Product Release Benefits from Advances in Spatial’s 3D Component Technology

Broomfield, CO – June 9, 2009 - Spatial Corp., a leading provider of 3D development components for design, manufacturing and engineering applications, provides technology for IMSI®/Design’s recent Version 16 release of their flagship product TurboCAD® Professional. IMSI/Design relies on Spatial 3D software components to deliver quality precision modeling tools for the #1 best-selling CAD in retail. The newest TurboCAD release utilizes advances in Spatial’s 3D ACIS® Modeler and 3D InterOp components to deliver innovative model manipulation via direct editing, and drafting productivity tools.

Delivering quality, differentiating features while managing development costs and time-to-market is a requirement for technology-leading manufacturing applications. End-users are driving application providers to extend modeling interactions to include more direct, local control over model modifications while ensuring operating success on both native and imported models. Spatial has taken a leading role in delivering advances in 3D model manipulation (direct editing, free-form design) and raising the standard for quality and performance of import and modification of non-native models. Spatial’s proven 3D software components provide the best choice for developing flexible new features.

“Throughout our ten year partnership, Spatial has consistently delivered the capabilities we need,” notes Bob Mayer, IMSI/Design’s Chief Operating Officer. “Spatial’s understanding of our market enables them to deliver technology advances that make it possible for us to provide productivity enhancement tools like Quick Pull direct editing and the Drafting Palette, improving the draft-to-detailing process.”

TurboCAD Professional continues to expand the use of Spatial 3D software components. ACIS, the modeling foundation of this manufacturing product, provides operators including Booleans, direct editing, model modifiers, advanced surfacing and rendering tools such as PHL V5. Incorporating 3D CAD translation into the solution provides for robust data transfer and seamless integration into the manufacturing process.

“Spatial continues to advance our software components to meet the evolving needs of our development partners and their end-users. By working closely with our partners we are able identify new technology capabilities that offer real value to their customers,” says Ray Bagley, Spatial’s Director of Product Planning and Management. “These advances are of general applicability to a wide variety of 3D applications for design, manufacturing and analysis. TurboCAD Professional’s innovative, rapid adoption of our latest advances for direct editing capabilities proves the value of a Spatial partnership.”

About IMSI/Design
IMSI/Design is the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design). With over 15 million products sold since 1988, IMSI/Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, DoubleCAD™, DesignCAD™, TurboFLOORPLAN™, and IDX® Renditioner families of precision design applications. Please visit www.IMSIdesign.com for more information.

About Spatial
Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A., is a leading provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial’s 3D modeling software, 3D visualization software and 3D CAD translation software components help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. Spatial 3D components have been adopted by some 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, please visit http://www.spatial.com or contact Spatial by email at info_spatial@3ds.com or by phone at 303-544-2900.

Media contacts

IMSI/Design:
Pam Volpe
415.483.8025
pr@imsidesign.com

Spatial:
Howie Markson
(303) 544-2966
howie.markson@3ds.com

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