Spatial Delivers R18 of Its 3D Software Component Portfolio

Including ACIS Modeler, InterOp Translators

Release includes industry- and customer-driven enhancements

Westminster, CO, USA, November 12, 2007 — Spatial Corp., a market-leading provider of 3D components, today announces the availability of the R18 release of its entire component portfolio, which includes the pervasive 3D ACIS® Modeler and its extensions, and the industry-leading 3D InterOp CAD translators.

As with each Spatial release, the changes in R18 are driven by customer feedback and industry research. The improvements include functional enhancements to key features in ACIS like Blending, Local Operations, and Booleans. InterOp Translators received version upgrades as well as expanded support for Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and more.

R18 also marks a change in the development process that accelerated production and put in place higher quality control.

“There were a lot of changes between R17 and R18 at Spatial, and not just in our products,“ said Keith Mountain, CEO of Spatial. “These changes included upgraded internal systems and processes, a new community forum for our customers, and important personnel additions, such as John Alpine as our new VP of Development. These and other elements have come together to build a momentum within Spatial that presents new opportunities for our customers and ourselves.”

The following is a partial list of enhancements included in the R18 release:


ACIS users can now create curvature continuous Blends, as well as create large radius Blends in more conditions.

Local Operations
Remove Faces has been enhanced to better handle removal of Blend faces along with a new function for Tweak to sheet body.

A new function that allows the use of geometry paging when saving/restoring SAT files.

A new function allows the bending and re-bending of sheet metal parts.

A new point-evaluation interface allows faster testing of multiple points against a body. This is especially relevant to metrology applications.


Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) now available for CATIA V5, Pro/E, and Unigraphics generic translators.

Version updates for Inventor version 12, Unigraphics Version NX5, and CATIA V5 R18.

Inventor reader has been enhanced to support assembly files and sheet metal models in folded and unfolded modes.

Unicode characters are supported in general attributes and PMI attributes.

Assembly cut feature is supported in Pro/E Assemblies.

For a full listing of enhancements for R18, visit


About Spatial
Spatial Corp. is a market-leading provider of world-class 3D software component technologies. Spatial develops, markets, and supports best-of-breed 3D component technologies and services, to address the requirements of 3D in Business-to-Business (B2B) applications. Spatial's components for 3D modeling, interoperability, and visualization have been adopted by some of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, France, Japan, China and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit Spatial’s Web site at, or contact Spatial by email at or by phone at 303-544-2900.

ACIS and SAT are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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