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ITI TranscenData announced today the release of Proficiency Collaboration Gateway 8.2, the latest edition of its leading Feature Based CAD Interoperability solution for manufacturers and their suppliers. Collaboration Gateway enables the transfer of complete design intelligence between major CAD systems which includes geometry, features, sketches, manufacturing info, metadata, assembly information and drawings in the conversion process.

Collaboration Gateway 8.2 introduces a new Drawing to PMI (Product Manufacturing Information) translation module, which extracts dimensions, tolerances, annotations, etc. from associative legacy drawings and converts them to the corresponding 3D PMI equivalents that are attached directly to the 3D model. The user can review and correct the exchanged PMI as necessary with an enhanced, 
state-of-the-art PMI Completion Wizard, which operates as a plug-in and tracks and validates any manual changes.

Highlights of the new release include:

  • Drawing to PMI Translator for CATIA V5
    Allows automated conversion of associative Product Manufacturing Information from 2D drawings to 3D models

  • PMI Completion Wizard for CATIA V5
    Allows for easy correction of converted 3D Product Manufacturing Information 
  • Better Support for Enterprise Deployment
    Dramatically improves the speed of data exchange by allowing concurrent tasks on multi-processor workstations and streamlines IT maintenance and support by enabling Collaboration Gateway Agents to operate as a Windows service

The new version includes many other automatic data exchange feature support enhancements for I-deas, NX, Pro/E, CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 as well as more robust Collaboration Gateway Server architecture. Additional enhancements include:

  • Support for NX Hole Package
  • Improved support for large assembly export from Pro/E
  • Improved performance of ditto/detail structure exchange from CATIA V4 to CATIA V5
  • Support for Oracle data base

"The latest developments in Collaboration Gateway 8.2 offer manufacturers a complete and straight forward solution for legacy data reuse when adopting the Model Based Definition (MBD) design paradigm," said Alex Tsechansky, General Manager of ITI Proficiency, Ltd. "The new Drawing to PMI and PMI Completion Wizard products have been developed in close cooperation with leading customers and proven in production to effectively streamline and shorten MBD implementation process," added Tsechansky.

The new product release is available immediately worldwide and current customers can easily upgrade to version 8.2.

About Proficiency

The Proficiency technology was acquired by ITI TranscenData in July of 2009. Proficiency was originally introduced to the global market in 1998. Proficiency provides field-proven bi-directional product knowledge migration capabilities between all high-end CAD platforms: Pro/Engineer, I-deas, NX, Catia V4 and V5.

Global enterprises in the automotive, aerospace & defense, and heavy machinery industries such as Daimler, Ford, Boeing, EADS, and Siemens use Proficiency in their heterogeneous PLM and multi-CAD environments to ensure effective product knowledge integration during design and manufacturing processes. The solution significantly reduces cost, risks, and errors while improving profitability by shortening delivery times, promoting re-use and protecting intellectual property (IP) assets during collaboration.

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‚Äôs customers are ABB, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Daimler, EADS, Ford, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Lego, Lockheed Martin, NASA, MAHLE Powertrain, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Automotive, Snecma, Spirit AeroSystems, Thales, ThyssenKrupp, US Air Force, US Army, Xerox and others.