Dec 16, 2008

Sescoi brings further productivity software to Indian toolrooms

Over 100 engineers and technicians attended the Indian launch seminar of Sescoi’s new high-speed collaborative viewer WorkXPlore 3D. Taking place in Nasik, Maharashtra at the end of November, companies represented included Mahindra & Mahindra, Nash Group and Kimplas Piping Systems Ltd.

Sescoi is already known in India for its automatic CAM/CAD system WorkNC, whose users include companies such as the ARRK Corporation and Bharat Forge. Sescoi is now bringing further productivity tools to the Indian market with the launch of its new WorkXPlore 3D software that has been especially designed for mold, die and toolmakers. The software enables collaborative working, allowing the sharing of design data from a wide range of sources in one single, easy to use, application. This has the benefit of reducing the requirement for companies to run and finance multiple CAD software systems.

Large, and even very large, CAD models and drawings can be imported from all the main CAD systems and then combined, manipulated and analyzed, dramatically speeding up and optimizing the design process. Critical parameters, such as part interference, surface curvature, dimensions and draft angles can be reliably checked. WorkXPlore 3D allows all those involved in the product design chain to collaborate easily, enabling the user company to capitalize on a range of skills, reach the best solution in the shortest time and avoid costly errors.

At the launch event, Sescoi demonstrated the capabilities of the three versions of WorkXPlore 3D: Viewer, Collaborative and Manufacturing Pro. The latter, with its range of specialist tools, drew the most interest from the engineers at the seminar. These include the import of native CATIA V4, CATIA V5 and UGS files, advanced functionality for detecting flat surfaces, dynamic collision checking and point cluster control. WorkXPlore 3D Manufacturing Pro’s capabilities will simplify the process of checking and evaluating designs and provide vital information relating to manufacturing methods. This will help companies to improve their product quality and reliability, and facilitate machining and assembly operations.

A free download of WorkXPlore 3D, which allows the use of the Manufacturing Pro version for 30 days and after that unlimited use of the Viewer version, is available on www.workxplore-3d.com

Sescoi’s WorkPLAN Enterprise ERP and MyWorkPLAN job management solutions, which are creating significant interest amongst Indian toolrooms, were also presented at the seminar. These solutions offer Indian custom manufacturers a range of functions for job management (quotations, job tracking,..) through to full ERP (including planning and simulations, purchasing and stock, time, quality and performance management..).

One of the first Indian companies to testify to the multiple benefits of the MyWorkPLAN solution is Jyoti Tooling in Pune. According to Jyoti’s CEO, Mr Nityanand, improvements in machine utilization rates have already justified his investment in MyWorkPLAN and the solution has enabled the company to meet virtually all agreed delivery deadlines, helping it towards the achievement of its 100% customer satisfaction target.

With more and more international customers looking to source their requirements in India, Indian companies adopting Sescoi’s suite of productivity tools will be well positioned for further rapid growth.