DESIGN/ANALYSIS TOOLS TO THE ENGINEER'S DESKTOP
Provides Direct Link Between INERTIA and CADDS 5
BEDFORD, Mass., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Computervision
Corporation's (NYSE: CVN) CV-DORS(TM) business unit today announced that
MCAE Inc., a leading supplier of mechanical CAE software, has signed a
development and joint marketing agreement with Computervision. As part
of the agreement, MCAE will integrate its mechanical analysis product
suite (INERTIA) with Computervision's CADDS(R) family of mechanical
design products via the CV-DORS Integrated Surface and Solid Modeler
(ISSM)(TM) tool kit.
A suite of software packages that provide seamless execution of
engineering tasks, INERTIA simulates testing and prototyping for
architectural, structural, civil, automotive, aerospace and mechanical
engineers. Multiple modules make up the INERTIA product for the
following engineering analysis tasks: FEA (InSolid), heat transfer
(InThermal), Kinematics and mechanical dynamics (InMotion), structural
dynamic analysis (InDynamic), structural design and code checks
(InFrame), engineering properties (InProp) and nonlinear structural
INERTIA interfaces with CADDS 5 directly through MCAE's integration
product InCad. This interface is a binary integration achieved through
use of CV-DORS Integrated Surface and Solids Modeling tool kit.
According to John Bodman, MCAE president, "The integration of INERTIA
with CADDS 5 brings effective and affordable design/analysis tools to
the engineer's desktop."
"Through the CV-DORS initiatives and Key Alliance Partner Program,"
said Gary Lerner, CV-DORS program manager, "Computervision reinforces
its commitment to customers by expanding their application options and
providing them with best-in-class solutions. Using CV-DORS component
software, developers like MCAE Inc., get proven technology on which to
build their value-added solutions."
MCAE Inc. joins the growing list of companies that have adopted
CV-DORS modeling technology. Recent Key Alliance Partners include
TECNOMATIX, Brigham Young University, ICAD, Inc., Magma, Peugeot S.A.,
RASNA, Systems Engineering Associates Corporation, SIIE/Caroline
Informatique, and Spring. These partners work closely with
Computervision to incorporate Computervision's advanced CAD/CAM software
technology into their existing applications.
MCAE Inc. was launched in 1985 by a team of engineers and scientists
from industry and Purdue University. As a result of their research and
development, MCAE introduced the first multitasking, multiwindowing
engineering program for desktop computers -- INERTIA. As a further
result of their later efforts, MCAE introduced InCADD, the first CAD/CAE
product written entirely in the C language in order to provide the
engineer's desktop with a fast and efficient design/analysis tool.
Computervision Corporation, headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts
is the leading international supplier of CAD/CAM software and services
to the mechanical design and automation ("MCAD") market and a leading
service provider to the CAD/CAM and general systems markets. The
company develops, markets and supports mechanical, electronic,
architectural engineering and construction applications and engineering
data management software and has an installed base of more than
180,000 seats worldwide.
A copy of this release plus financial, product and other company
information is available via fax by dialing 1-800-546-4616. Any
questions concerning the service should be directed to Investor
Relations at Computervision Corporation at 617-275-1800.
NOTE: Computervision, the Computervision logo and CADDS are
registered trademarks and CV-DORS is a trademark of Computervision
Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts.
/CONTACT: Paula Slotkin, Director, Public Relations of
Computervision, 617-275-1800, ext. 1838; or Jennifer Curry of Mullen,
508-468-1155, ext. 128/
CO: Computervision Corporation; MCAE Inc.
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