Anark Joins Siemens PLM Software's JT Open Program
BOULDER, Colo - Anark Corporation, a provider of 3D CAD transformation solutions, today announced it has joined the JT Open Program and now supports the native JT™ data format in Anark Core Platform version 3.
The JT Open Program is an industry initiative sponsored by Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. The JT Open Program was created to help members leverage the benefits of open collaboration across the extended enterprise through the adoption of the JT data format. JT is the manufacturing industry's most widely used lightweight data format for sharing vital product information --including detailed 3D product geometry--to facilitate effective enterprise-wide collaboration throughout a product's lifecycle. Many academic institutions and major manufacturing enterprises spanning aerospace, automotive, consumer products and several other industries have successfully adopted JT for the purposes of visualization, collaboration and data sharing.
Anark's membership in the JT Open Program and support within Anark Core for both import and export of B-rep and mesh-based data in the JT format will create new opportunities for manufacturers and supply chains to efficiently extract additional value from their 3D CAD assets. Combined with the ability to import CAD models from popular MCAD design environments like CATIA, Inventor®, NX™, Pro/ENGINEER®, Solid Edge® and SolidWorks®, Anark Core's ability to read and write 3D CAD models in the popular JT format provides a valuable bridge to a broad array of manufacturing automation, data exchange, collaboration, and visualization applications enabled with JT.
Anark Core's support for the JT format enables manufacturers to generate visual work instructions for manufacturing, parts catalogs for product support, and secure documents for design review and supply chain collaboration.
"Anark's membership in Siemens PLM Software’s JT Open program is an exciting development for Anark and our customers," said Stephen Collins, CEO of Anark Corporation. "Anark is committed to providing cost-effective solutions that enable manufacturers to extract maximum value from their 3D CAD assets and critical manufacturing information across the extended enterprise. Support for the JT format is an important addition to the capabilities of Anark Core and expands the range of point applications that can be served with JT source data."
"We are proud to welcome Anark as the latest member of the JT Open Program," said Rich Ramsey, vice president of Partner and Components Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. "The program's continued growth combined with the worldwide adoption of JT throughout the manufacturing industry and the recent acceptance of the JT documentation as the world’s first ISO specification for 3D visualization in the PLM domain, are establishing JT as the common global language for PLM."
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