Sep 21, 2011

IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012 Delivers 50% Increase in Productivity

IronCAD, LLC, the leading provider of design productivity solutions, today announced the release of the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012, a complete range of products that provide real collaboration between 2D and 3D, and enable users to communicate design data seamlessly throughout their design process within their organization and beyond.

The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012 is the next evolution of the most productive design applications in the industry today. The release focused on streamlining processes of the application to make the overall productivity even faster and more intuitive for designers.

“Users will immediately feel the impact of the reduction of mouse-clicks and mouse navigation travel” commented John Wright, Development Director for Response Designs & Development. “Furthermore, these streamlined processes bring additional flexibility and capabilities to the design process taking tedious tasks down to simple operations” he added.

Highlights of the productivity improvements implemented in the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012 include:

More intuitive design workflows – Simplified command operations and direct manipulation throughout the application from size input, handle manipulation, to positional input reduce mouse clicks and mouse navigation improving the overall ease of use and design time.
Optimized design processes - Intelligent behaviors have been implemented in the TriBall®, IronCAD’s most dynamic and unique position utility used in every aspect of positioning, which leads to a reduction in operations and expected user results as if the geometry was located in a users hand.
Complex capabilities made simple – Intuitive 3D positional solving for real world behaviors and simple one-click options to drive parts and assemblies across groupings are provided to allow real world applications.
More Complete and Powerful Design Solution – Improvements in the 3D-to-2D process and improved 2D processes within the integrated 2D Mechanical Design application provide a complete design process environment for designers.

In addition to the productivity improvements, focus was placed heavily on achieving even greater customer satisfaction through continuous improvements of stability, quality, and performance of the application. This release includes over a 1,000 enhancements to the quality of the application and has improved performance achieving gains from 20% to 50% improvement.

"Our research and product development teams focused heavily on the needs of the customers to achieve greater levels of productivity and this release places a stamp on the commitment to provide customer satisfaction" commented Cary O’Connor, Vice President of Product Marketing at IronCAD. "Customers can immediately understand how the improvements will lead to significant productivity improvements in the process reducing the overall design time by minimizing time in common day-to-day processes" he continued.

For a full detailed list of new features, visit http://www.ironcad.com/products/newfeatures.html.

The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite products and its accompanying portfolio of Gold Partner Products are available for immediate download. Shipments to existing customers will begin the end of September 2012. An evaluation copy of the latest product version is available for download today from http://www.ironcad.com/downloads. All new customers buying today will automatically receive the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012 Version.

About The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite

The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012 consists of the complete range of products in a single installation. Customers can quickly and easily try all three products and Native Translators simultaneously.

IRONCAD - A cost-effective, full-featured detail design production tool that utilizes a new Innovative Design approach that delivers a level of design freedom unmatched in the industry today while providing predictability and intent throughout the . IRONCAD is the tool of choice for design engineers when deadlines are tight and a high degree of unanticipated change is to be expected.

INOVATE – The revolutionary low cost, easy to use 3D desktop product for creating, modifying, interrogating and communicating 3D designs. Its radical drag-and-drop 3D environment delivers unmatched ease-of-use, speed, design flexibility and power making it the most productive 3D concept design and communication tool available.

IRONCAD DRAFT - An extremely powerful 2D mechanical drafting tool with an easy to learn, industry standard user interface and a unique 3D integration capability, enabling users work in 2D but also to view, leverage, analyze, render and reference 3D model data created by suppliers customers and colleagues.

TRANS - Native CAD translators to run alongside IRONCAD, INOVATE, or IRONCAD DRAFT, providing read/write capability for CATIA and also read capability for Pro-E, Unigraphics, Solidworks & Inventor. This delivers a very powerful, yet low cost solution enabling users to communicate effectively at all levels.

Using the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite products, users can leverage 3D within a 2D design process, conceptualize in 3D without restrictions in the modeling history, and complete full 3D and 2D production designs.