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Ashlar-Vellum Graphite Plugs in to Spotlight's Power on Mac OS X Tiger.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Ashlar-Vellum(TM) today announced the release of a Graphite(TM) plug-in for Spotlight concurrent with Apple's Mac OS X Tiger on April 29, 2005. This stand-alone plug-in allows Tiger's Spotlight feature to instantly index Graphite files and extract metadata information.

Tiger's Spotlight, combined with Graphite's acclaimed Vellum(R) interface, offers an unparalleled level of ease-of-use in the computer-aided design world. Robert Bou, President of Ashlar-Vellum says, "We're proud to be the first CAD company to release a plug-in for Apple's new Spotlight technology, enabling 'deep-search' capabilities within our files. For 15 years Ashlar-Vellum and Apple have shared a similar philosophy, striving to enhance the bond between users and their creativity through the near-transparent use of technology."

"The Spotlight feature in Tiger let's a user instantly find anything anywhere on their Mac and that will change the way people use their computers," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "The Graphite Spotlight plug-in makes excellent use of Tiger innovation to quickly index files and improve workflow."

According to Apple, OS X Tiger's Spotlight feature blazes through files and applications, offering results as soon as the first letter is typed. The Graphite plug-in allows Spotlight to index the content of Graphite files transparently from inside, not just the file name. It extracts all the text in a Graphite file and places it in a block of searchable text, speeding file location.

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both the Macintosh and Windows platform. Ashlar-Vellum's renowned Vellum(R) user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call 800-877-2745 or visit For a high-resolution screen capture, visit the News section of the website.
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