Spatial Releases 2017 1.0, Delivering Technology Enhancements Aimed at Innovation and Industrialization


Spatial Release 2017 1.0, Delivering Technology Enhancements Aimed at Innovation and Industrialization


<BROOMFIELD, Colo, USA> — <July 26, 2016> — Spatial Corp, the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, announces today the availability of Release 2017 1.0 of its software development toolkits. This release continues Spatial’s long tradition of delivering innovative and robust solutions to the industry and adds a number of enhancements and new capabilities to Spatial’s product line.

Early customer reaction to the new release has been strong. “Spatial has been an excellent development partner and we appreciate that they provided us with the opportunity to beta test version 2017 1.0,” stated Mr. Yasuhiro Fukunaga, Director of R&D, PHOTRON Ltd. “This beta testing gave us insight into the new features and functionality along with great confidence in this latest release.  We are ready to begin our migration work immediately.”

"Intergraph provides the process, power, and marine industries with a powerful portfolio of industry-leading, best-in-class design, and data management solutions. Included in our portfolios are solutions that involve large-scale design automation, automatic creation of large, and complex engineering drawings, and the generation of high-quality manufacturing data.” Eunice B. Howell, Technical Director (3D Core) at Intergraph Process, Power & Marine.  “We are excited about deploying 2017 1.0 3D ACIS Modeler in our products because we see innovations such as the new incremental Boolean approach as an automatic backup for difficult Boolean operations that improves the robustness of automated workflows. Improved robustness translates into real value for our customers.”

3D ACIS Modeler

With this release, Spatial continues to enhance its 3D ACIS® Modeler, the standard for 3D geometric modeling, adding to the vast breadth of capabilities while also extending the depth of workflows and use cases that enable reliable innovation for Spatial’s customers.

Brian Rohde, Senior Manager Product Manager responsible for the 3D ACIS Modeler cited one example: “We added new workflows for Boolean operations, one of the most important and common geometric modeling capabilities needed by industry.” Brian went on further to say that “customers can solve additional complex use cases involving massive numbers of entities, even when they may not be within tolerances. These new options allow users and application developers to automate as much of the workflow as possible, while enabling iterative engagement on problem areas, and serves as a foundation for even more Boolean empowerment in future releases.”

CGM Core Modeler

Brian Rohde continued, “With Release 2017 1.0, Spatial’s CGM Core Modeler has been enhanced with expanded feature recognition to enable logo, slot, and pocket recognition, allowing customers to use feature recognition on parts and models to identify entities in order to focus on or remove them for downstream operations. Spatial has also extended the benefits of the CGM Core Modeler to Linux users, as well as to C# application developers."

This release of CGM also delivers a robust NURBS conversion utility and additional conversion options for applications which use only NURBS surfaces for downstream engineering workflows.

CGM Polyhedra

Spatial continues to lead the market with hybrid modeling, combining thirty years of precise modeling expertise with polygonal modeling, creating new hybrid modeling capabilities. With Release 2017 1.0, CGM Polyhedra adds surface recognition capabilities which can identify cones, cylinders, spheres, and toroids from tessellated data, providing application developers the ability to convert these to precise representations, where subsequent geometric operations can be performed. CGM Polyhedra also adds powerful healing capabilities, able to identify and resolve issues in tessellated data that are not addressed by other polygonal modeling tools.

3D InterOp

Working in a multi-CAD environment, using inputs from various different CAD applications, has become a key element in modern assembly design tools.  With this release 3DInterOP extends access to the CAD data which allows for design updates and changes to be automatically integrated in a multi-CAD model to a level not previously possible.

Model-based definition (MBD) continues to be a core driver for translation enhancements in 3D InterOp®. Spatial extended support to STEP AP 242. Product manufacturing information (PMI) is also now supported for reading SolidWorks files, including both graphical and semantic information.

Other enhancements include geometry robustness improvements to provide the best possible quality of the output model and extending support for user-defined attributes to provide more process types of data to applications importing models through 3D InterOp.

“With this release, Spatial continues to deliver on our 30-year tradition of 3D model-based technology excellence, allowing users of our SDKs to concentrate on their IP and core competencies,” said Linda Lokay, General Manager of Spatial Corp. “Our customers can rely on us as a partner who can deliver robust, innovative solutions year in and year out.”



About Spatial

Spatial Corp, a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling3D visualization, and CAD translation software development toolkits help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For over 25 years, Spatial’s 3D software development toolkits have been adopted by many 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, visit


About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.  Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.  Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world.  The group brings value to over 210,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.  For more information, visit


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