PTC Acquires ITEDO, IsoDraw Products (Cadalyst Daily Archive)17 Oct, 2006 By: Sara Ferris
Software reuses 2D and 3D design data to generate technical illustrations for instruction manuals, parts catalogs and other downstream publishing
PTC today announced its acquisition of German software provider ITEDO for approximately $17 million in cash. ITEDO develops the IsoDraw family of technical illustration products and counts more than 2,400 customers in discrete manufacturing verticals such as automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense.p>
IsoDraw can be used to create illustrations from scratch, but also to generate them from existing 3D and 2D design data. IsoDraw imports this data via neutral formats such as IGES, DWG, DXF, VRML and OBJ. Illustrations can be linked to the source data so they update whenever a design change occurs.
The ITEDO applications will join PTC's Arbortext product family. PTC says customers can use Pro/ENGINEER data as the basis for technical illustrations. The Windchill document management tool offers the ability to store all 2D and 3D graphic content as well as XML-based textual instructions in a centrally located content management system. Illustrations and text can then be reused and repurposed for different publications and formats. Read more >>
UGS, Tech Soft 3D Integrate JT Toolkit with HOOPS/3dAF
Combination of software development toolkit and application framework expected to accelerate development of JT-enabled applications. Read more >>
Dimension Offers Free 3D Printing Curriculum
Learning modules are included for educators with each purchase of a 3D printer.
Read more >>
eFunda, ThomasNet Form Alliance
Agreement will offer engineers direct online access to industrial products and services. Read more >>
WinEstimator Partners with On Center Software
Integration of takeoff application and cost-estimating software expected to yield construction productivity improvements. Read more >>
Hardware: LCD Monitors
Viewsonic releases six adjustable desktop models, ranging from 17" to 22".
Read more >>
AEC: VersaCAD 2006
Archway Systems releases universal binary version of VersaCAD 2006 for Macintosh computers. Read more >>
MCAD: KeyCreator and REALyze Upgrades
Kubotek products now feature model repair capabilities. Read more >>