aPriori to Launch aPriori v6 this Summer

27 Apr, 2008

New version of cost-management solution to feature integration with CATIA V5, NX (Unigraphics), and SolidWorks.

aPriori announced plans to release aPriori v6 this summer. The cost-management software, which features capabilities to conduct real-time product cost assessments, will include new integration with CATIA V5, NX (Unigraphics), and SolidWorks.

The aPriori Enterprise Cost Management Platform reportedly provides discrete manufacturers and product companies with real-time, predictive product-cost assessments throughout the development and production process. Combined with existing integration to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and enhanced support for industry standards (including STEP and IGES), aPriori v6 will further extend users' ability to cost parts and products automatically from solid models, the company states.

"aPriori v6 will serve the broad market of discrete product and manufacturing companies to reduce the cost of their products, regardless of which CAD system they use for design," said Eric Hiller, founder and chief technology officer at aPriori. "When employees know the cost impact of every alternative they are considering, they make decisions that result in greater profit by lowering product costs. aPriori helps every business function that impacts product cost, from design, to manufacturing, to sourcing and more. Moreover, by having cost visibility early and throughout the development cycle, our customers reduce cost without compromising on quality, schedule, or the content of their products."