UGS PLM Solutions, Tecnomatix partner to further digital manufacturing

28 Jan, 2004

Interoperability between Tecnomatix eM-Plant and Factory CAD from UGS PLM Solutions will improve thanks to a strategic alliance between the two companies. Factory CAD is 3D factory layout software, and eM-Plant is a production and logistics visualization tool. The integrated solution is based on SDX, the standard for data exchange between 3D factory design and simulation. Manufacturers can automatically generate a simulation model from 3D layout data, then visualize, evaluate, and optimize the production system.

“The integration of Factory CAD and eM-Plant allows simultaneous layout and performance analysis, enhancing the collaboration within the manufacturing organization,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president, UGS PLM Solutions Products. “By bringing these important functions together with our technology, customers will be able to dramatically reduce the iterations that are a common part of providing an optimized factory layout.