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COCREATE PLANS FOR 64-BIT ONESPACE DESIGNER MODELING.

CoCreate Software, Inc., a provider of flexible CAD and collaborative PLM software applications, has announced its plans for offering OneSpace Designer Modeling as a 64-bit application and a roadmap to assist customers planning to move to the 64-bit platform.

A 64-bit version of Designer Modeling will become available with the OneSpace Designer 2006 release, expected in the early part of 2006. The 64-bit platform offers customers significantly more addressable model space and performance, which benefits designers working with large assemblies or more complex parts. This will broaden platform choices for customers who will be able to choose between either 64-bit or 32-bit versions of the application.

In combination with Microsoft's Windows XP Professional x64, both Intel and AMD offer 64-bit architectures which can run both 64-bit and 32-bit applications. The 64-bit processors CoCreate recommends are as follows:

- The Intel processor families with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T).

AMD's AMD64 processor family.

Customers seeking larger addressable memory do not need to wait for OneSpace Designer 2006 to benefit from the 64-bit platform. The latest release of Designer Modeling (13.20) has been tested for the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. While Designer Modeling (13.20) is a 32-bit application, running it on the 64-bit platform offers significantly more application memory.

On a 32-bit Windows system the maximum memory available is 4GB, which must be shared between the operating system, memory-resident drivers, applications and application data. Typically, that means the most memory available to an application running on a 32-bit operating system is around 2GB.

By contrast the recommended 64-bit processors and operating system can allocate as much as 4GB of RAM to the 32-bit version of Designer Modeling (13.20) and that address space does not need to accommodate the operating system and drivers. That gives the full 4GB to the application and application data, a significant increase for designers working with larger assemblies.

Customers can make new hardware investments in the 64-bit platform today and immediately benefit from the additional memory for Designer Modeling (13.20), while assured of additional performance gains with the availability of the 64-bit version of Designer Modeling in the near future.

The Model Manager client has also been fully tested and is now supported on the Windows 64-bit operating system.

About CoCreate

CoCreate develops 3D CAD and collaboration software for manufacturers and their project teams who need work done today, not tomorrow. Our mechanical CAD product, Designer Modeling, is for designers who need freedom to create and change 3D designs without misunderstandings or delay. Model Manager, a data management product, is for teams who can't afford to work on the wrong revision of a 3D CAD model or 2D drawing when creating assemblies. OneSpace.net collaboration software is for project teams who are overwhelmed by the complexity of a design process that stretches across sites, contractors, or outsourced teams.

CoCreate can be found in more than 30 countries and teams to design products, manage CAD data, and share ideas so they can reach their time-to-market goals.

For more information, visit http://www.cocreate.com or call 970/267-8120.
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