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March 2, 2009

CCE enhances EnSuite

Shrink Wrap tool to combine all solid bodies available in an assembly file to a single solid

By CBR Staff Writer

CCE, a developer of CAD software, has added several capabilities in the latest update of EnSuite version 2.2, its flagship software for sharing detailed product knowledge across the extended enterprise.

According to CCE, EnSuite’s latest release provides access to product manufacturing information stored in annotated 3D models. This type of information, typically required by manufacturers and fabricators include geometric dimensions, tolerances, surface roughness, datums, etc. and are collectively referred to as product manufacturing information (PMI).

CCE claims that by providing PMI data, EnSuite helps manufacturers improve collaboration throughout the supply chain by providing accurate product specifications, enable increased usage of 3D product information throughout the product lifecycle, reduce design and fabrication errors caused by the misinterpretation of 2D data or paper documents, and shave off paper handling and document delivery costs.

The new EnSuite update also includes a new Shrink Wrap tool that can be used to combine all the solid bodies available in an assembly file to a single solid. The result is expected to provide an external representation of the model. This model can be shared with people, where sharing the detailed information of the design is not required. This is especially useful in a supply chain environment to reduce the detail of production data for intellectual property protection as also to create simplified data for complex purchased assemblies.

Vinay Wagle, vice president of sales and marketing at CCE, said: We are very excited at the latest EnSuite update that comes packed with productivity tools for people in Manufacturing Support and Supply Chain job functions. The focus of EnSuite continues to be in providing critical engineering information to non-CAD-savvy users in the extended enterprise in a simple, intuitive way and this latest update does just that.

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