ParallelGraphics Adds Support for JT Open

14 Feb, 2008

Company joins JT Open Program to facilitate visualization, collaboration, and data sharing in the manufacturing industry.

ParallelGraphics announced yesterday that the company has joined the JT Open Program in support of the JT data format. The JT Open Program is a global community of manufacturers, PLM vendors, and academic institutions focused on supporting and promoting JT, a 3D data format used throughout the global manufacturing industry to facilitate visualization, collaboration, and data sharing in the product and tool development processes.

"JT has been widely accepted within the industry as a flexible, reliable, and viewable format for 3D data," said Connell Gallagher, president, ParallelGraphics. "Through our JT Open Module, ParallelGraphics empowers our customers to publish design data directly from this preferred format into powerful product support materials using Cortona3D RapidManual, RapidCatalog, RapidLearning, and/or many third-party applications. With JT as a standard 3D format used in manufacturing environments today, this new capability will enable collaboration using JT files regardless of the original source CAD system."

The company's Cortona3D open standards software enables OEMs to reuse existing CAD assets to author lightweight, interactive 3D visualizations and simulations for more effective support documentation across business functional areas. The software is designed to automate importing and linking engineering data to improve accuracy and quality and to allow all resources to be centrally managed so future updates and revisions can be efficiently generated.

"We are delighted to welcome ParallelGraphics as members of the JT Open program," said Mark Matousek, JT Open program manager for Siemens PLM Software, developer of the JT data format. "Their enhanced support of JT is evidence of the strong momentum and industry adoption that the JT format has established through the advocacy of the JT Open Program members across the globe."