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Press-releases      19 May 2009

Rapid Application Development Framework Accelerates Manufacturers' Time-to-Market

Automated Machinery Manufacturers Benefit from 3D Development Tool

Broomfield, CO – May 12, 2009 - Spatial Corp., a leading provider of 3D development software components for engineering, design and manufacturing applications, announces immediate availability of its Rapid Application Development Framework (RADF) to accelerate 3D application development and improve time-to-market for software providers and software-enabled machine manufacturers. RADF provides an application infrastructure, essential 3D functionality, and an extensible framework for rapid development of ACIS-based applications. RADF, together with Spatial’s 3D development components, provides a jump start for the development of specialized software with fewer internal resources, and lower development and maintenance costs.

RADF for 3D Development Teams

RADF is designed to meet the needs of today’s 3D software development organizations. The framework uses modern development technologies: C#, .NET, and WPF. It provides a fully-customizable graphical user-interface (GUI) for ready development of application-specific functionality within a fully-featured commercial application. The framework is easily extendable to address each application’s specific needs. Unlike source-code starter kits, RADF is maintained and enhanced by Spatial, which reduces manufacturers’ need for on-going internal development resources and related costs.

RADF for Automated Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers

RADF is a natural 3D development solution for the automated machinery and equipment market. These manufacturers produce software-enabled machinery for tasks such as metal working, metal cutting, and robotics. For these companies, RADF provides a foundation for specialized applications that are designed to optimize end-users’ specific work-flows, shortening the learning curve and increasing their productivity. Spatial’s software components enable development resources within these industries to maintain focus on adding product-specific capabilities, rather than re-inventing basic 3D modeling infrastructure, data exchange, and 3D visualization capabilities.

“Given the pervasiveness of 3D models within product design, it is becoming increasingly important for manufacturing to also work in 3D in order to further productivity gains. This requires machine manufacturers to develop software that supports machine programmers’ and operators’ specialized workflows, rather than a designer’s workflow.” stated Dr. Ken Versprille, CPDA Partner, PLM Research Director. “Spatial’s long history in the market makes them a natural partner for these manufacturers looking to develop a differentiated software solution under time-to-market and cost constraints.”

RADF Key 3D Development Benefits

  • Accelerates 3D application development by providing essential 3D functionality “out-of-the-box”
  • Fully customizable user interface for specialized work-flows
  • Easily extendible for application-specific capabilities
  • Spatial maintained framework offers long-term value and low maintenance cost
  • Integrated support for 3D ACIS Modeler, 3D InterOp and HOOPS

“The introduction of RADF is a direct result of working closely with our customers to identify ways we can help in their development efforts. Many industries, especially those with a primary focus on hardware, have limited development resources and lack 3D software experience. These companies benefit tremendously from our component offerings, as well as development services we provide to supplement their current staff,” notes Keith Mountain, Spatial’s CEO. “As in any market, accelerating time-to-market remains a key objective for these customers.”

RADF is available with Spatial’s Development Support Package. For a full description of RADF Features and Benefits and to obtain an evaluation license, please visit http://www.spatial.com/products/radf-3d-development.


About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), is a leading provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial’s 3D modeling software, HOOPS 3D visualization software, and CAD translation software components help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. Spatial 3D components have been adopted by some of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit http://www.spatial.com or contact Spatial by email at info_spatial@3ds.com or by phone at 303-544-2900.



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