ITI TranscenData Joins the Siemens PLM Software JT Open Program

ITI TranscenData announced today that it has joined the JT Open Program in order to offer the popular industry standard JT™ data format to their CAD data interoperability customers.

The JT Open Program is a unique industry initiative sponsored by Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. It consists of a community of software users and independent software vendors committed to the widespread adoption of a single, open and preferred 3D visualization platform based on JT technology. JT Open provides a forum where all members have equal access to JT technology, which has proven value in visualization, collaboration and data sharing across today's most popular PLM solutions.

JT is a mature lightweight data format that already enjoys widespread use in the automobile and aerospace industries and is equally suitable for all manufacturing industry applications. The success of JT and applications that exploit it is such that JT has become the preferred common data format for many large and mid-sized companies.

CADfix® will be ITI TranscenData's first application to benefit from the new membership. CADfix removes barriers that prevent the reuse of solid models by providing an extensive set of geometry manipulation tools for importing CAD/CAM/CAE data, repairing it, and exporting the data in the most suitable form for reuse in the downstream system.

The addition of the JT interface in combination with CADfix's existing support of other native CAD formats such as CATIA®, Inventor®, NX™ software, Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks® will offer manufacturers and their suppliers an optimal CAD interoperability solution for data exchange, collaboration, and visualization.

"ITI TranscenData is committed to providing the most robust solutions in the CAD interoperability industry. The new capabilities offered through the JT Open Program further our mission," says ITI TranscenData President, Don Hemmelgarn, "Beyond the CADfix interface, we plan to expand support of JT in our other interoperability solutions, such as: CADIQ®, DEXcenter™ and the Proficiency Collaboration Gateway™."

"The JT Open Program proudly welcomes ITI TranscenData as our latest member" says Rich Ramsey, Vice President of Partner and Components Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. "This new addition is another example of the growing worldwide interest in supporting the JT data format, along with the recent acceptance of the JT documentation as the world's first ISO specification for 3D visualization in the PLM domain, continue to establish JT as the common 3D language for the global PLM industry."

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About ITI TranscenData

ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI). ITI TranscenData provides interoperability solutions that enable companies to effectively exchange, reuse, integrate and share engineering product data among diverse software applications used throughout a manufacturing enterprise and its supply chain. ITI TranscenData solutions are aimed directly at reducing and eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data. ITI TranscenData solutions are distributed worldwide through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic vendor/OEM partners. Included among ITI TranscenData's customers are ABB, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Ford, Honeywell, Lego, Lockheed Martin, NASA, MAHLE Powertrain, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Automotive, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems, Thales, ThyssenKrupp, US Air Force, US Army, Xerox and others.