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CoCreate Announces ME10 2000+
Innovative Capabilities of Popular 2-D CAD Software Enable Faster Design Process, Stronger Design Management and Productivity Extensions
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 3, 2000
CoCreate Software Inc. today announced ME10 2000+, the latest version of its popular 2-D CAD software. With innovative capabilities focused on supporting the development process and a library of new productivity extensions, as well as a direct link to SolidDesigner, ME10 2000+ speeds up the 2-D design process and further supports design teams practicing collaborative engineering.
ME10 2000+ introduces new capabilities, such as a 2-D to 3-D accelerator kit; design management with Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-compatible user interface; a Windows user interface customization toolkit enabling automatic incorporation of all existing macros; and the ME10 macro suite, a free library of ME10 extensions.
2-D to 3-D Accelerator Kit
ME10 2000+ integrates the benefits of 3-D design into existing 2-D product-development processes with the new 2-D to 3-D accelerator kit, which is available free of charge from CoCreate.
2-D drawings created with ME10, or imported through DXF, DWG or IGES, can be intelligently incorporated into SolidDesigner directly to create the corresponding 3-D design. The accelerator kit increases productivity by speeding up contour selection, automatically detecting closed contours, removing duplicate lines, finding and closing gaps between contours, transferring data to SolidDesigner 2000+, and reusing data such as color, part name and assembly structure. Included with ME10 2000+ is a 30-day free trial version of SolidDesigner 2000+ with a guide on how to easily create 3-D design from 2-D drawings, and a customizable screensaver. Users can effortlessly explore the benefits of 3-D design processes, including dynamic modeling, 3-D collision and clearance analysis, reducing the number of physical prototypes and development cycles.
Design Management Available on All Platforms
ME10's design management is a professionally integrated drawing and document-management solution, offering designers the ability to standardize, track and secure drawings and related documentation. It helps companies introduce processes for standardizing organization, naming, tracking and classifying.
The direct access and tight integration with ME10 2000+ enables customers to evolve to a complete product-development solution that includes design management. The native, Windows-compatible user interface helps to simplify and encourage the use of design management with direct integration into ME10 2000+.
"Design management efficiently supports all of our environment's required applications, including SolidDesigner, ME10 and Goélan," said Dominique Berthold of Tornos Bechler, a leading European manufacturer of special machinery. "It provides all the functionalities we need to optimize our product development processes."
CoCreate offers the ME10 2000+ design-management pack, a new solution that includes ME10 2000+ and design management in one product. As customers adopt SolidDesigner, the design management pack can be re-used to manage drawings and models without any additional charge.
New User-interface Customization Toolkit
The new Windows user-interface customization toolkit enables customers to automatically convert UNIX(R) and classic ME10 customizations into native Windows versions. ME10 2000+ protects investments in existing ME10 environments, while providing a foundation for future investment into 3-D with the accelerator kit.
ME10 Macro Suite
With the ME10 2000+ release, CoCreate is offering customers who have support contracts a new library of product extensions that further enhances ME10's capabilities and simplifies daily work. The ME10 macro suite includes extensions for:
ME10 2000+ for Windows 2000, Windows NT(R), Windows 98, HP-UX¹ and Linux is available now. Existing customers are scheduled to receive updates by the end of November.
A free evaluation version of ME10 2000+ is available at http://www.cocreate.com.
CoCreate Software, Inc., a pioneer and leader in collaborative product design, was originally established in 1984 as a division of Hewlett-Packard Company. Today, CoCreate develops collaboration, mechanical Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Data Management (PDM) software that supports Global Design Teams Working Together. The software includes OneSpace for distributed, collaborative product development; SolidDesigner for product modeling design; ME10 for 2-D design, drafting and documentation; and WorkManager for distributed, product information and process management. CoCreate solutions are known for high-quality, ease of use, customization and support of industry standards. They are available in 10 languages and are installed in more than 150,000 systems in design, engineering and manufacturing organizations worldwide.
Information about CoCreate Software Inc. and its products is available on the web at http://www.cocreate.com.
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