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Explosion in the ACIS community - over 75 ACIS-powered applications now shipping or announced.

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 1996--Spatial Technology Inc. (AMEX:STY) today announced a new milestone in their drive towards delivering on the promise of open systems for CAD/CAM/CAE users.

There are now over 75 shipping or announced ACIS-enabled applications, with Corel's CorelCAD(tm), Baystate's CADKEY(tm), ElectricImage 3D Modeler(tm), and IMSI's TurboCAD being the latest newcomers.

"There's no disputing it. The number of 3D modeling applications powered by ACIS(R) 3D Toolkit are out there in significant numbers, particularly in the Windows/Intel part of the market," asserted David Prawel, director of marketing at Spatial. "This growth benefits developers and end-users alike. As more and more ACIS-enabled products become available, end-users benefit from interoperable 3D models between their favorite applications and developers can build better products faster."

ACIS 3D Toolkit dominates FEA/FEM & CAM software markets

Of particular note in the long list of ACIS-enabled products and companies, is that the vast majority of FEM/FEA and CAM software companies are ACIS 3D Toolkit licensees. These companies are enabled by the superb precision, renowned interoperable data structures and proven dependability of the ACIS modeling engine; characteristics that are particularly important in downstream applications.

In the FEM/FEA market, for example, 29 companies have licensed ACIS, including well-known industry leaders such as Ansoft, ANSYS, FEGS, Flomerics, Fluent, Fluid Dynamics International, MacNeal-Schwendler and MARC Analysis. Similarly, 44 leading companies in the CAM market, including Camax, CAMCentre, Delcam, Surfware, Teksoft and Pathtrace have licensed ACIS to enable CAD model interoperability in their manufacturing software.

The Pace Keeps Picking Up

There are currently over 350 licensees of ACIS 3D Toolkit. And, this number is growing at a pace of about 20 more licensees per quarter. As for the proliferation of ACIS models, there are well over 600,000 seats of ACIS-enabled CAD products in use today in the worldwide market. This includes many of the most popular CAD products available today, especially for Windows/Intel PC users. (See list below).

In addition, a broad range of other ACIS 3D Toolkit licensees provide a host of fully compatible ACIS-enabled CAD-related products - open systems is a reality today in CAD/CAM/CAE!

The ACIS Community: Over 75 shipping or announced applications -0-

3D/EYE Inc.

Advanced Graphics Systems
 Visionael 3D

AlliedSignal Aerospace
 Feature Based Machining Husk
 Feature Based Tolerance Husk

Altair Computing

 Maxwell Strata
 Maxwell Eminence
 Maxwell Spicelink
 Maxwell Extractor
 Maxwell EM System Simulator

Ansys Inc.
 Ansys SAT Connection Data Translator


Armonicos Co. Ltd. (Japan)

 AutoCAD Release 13
 AutoCAD Designer
 AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop
 Cadzooks/Reality Check

Baystate Technologies

Bentley Systems
 MicroStation Modeler

CADCentre Ltd. (UK)

CADSoft Solutions Inc.

 SOLIDCAM Machinist

Camax Manufacturing Technologies
 SmartCAM Freeform Machining

Caroline, Division de S.I.I.E.
 MTEL Toolkit

 Castor Concept

Cimio Ltd. (UK)

CN Industries (France)
 Goelan V4

 Mechanical Advantage

Concurrent Technologies

Control Data/ICEM Systems
 STEP, Pro-E Data Translators

Corel Corp.

C-Solutions Inc.
 GMS Advanced Machining Husk

dCADE GmbH (Germany)
 Source Assemblies
 NC Vision


Eagle Precision Technology
 Eagle Tube Cam

Electric Image
 ElectricImage 3D Modeler

Enterprise Software Products
 FEMAP (Automeshing Module)


FEGS Ltd. (UK)

FEM Engineering Inc.
 ASEMS Metal Forming Simulation

Ford Motor Co.

Frantic Software

Geometric Software Svs. Co. Ltd.
 VDA/FS, IGES Data Translators


Hitachi Zosen Info. Systems (Japan)

Informations und NC Systeme GmbH
 VDA/FS,IGES,STEP(AP214) data translators

Intergraph Corp.
 Solid Edge

International Technegroup Inc.
 VDAFS,IGES,STEP, Data Translators

Knowledge Revolution
 Working Model 3D

Kockums Computer Systems
 Tribon Initial Design

Lambda Research Corp.

Logotec Software, GmbH (Germany)

MARC Analysis Research Corp.
 Mentat II

MacNeal-Schwendler Corp.
 MSC Nastran Windows

Mercedes-Benz AG (Germany)
 SYRKO Solids

PBI Software for Engineers

Rapid Prototyping Corp.
 STL Data Translator

 3DScheme for Windows

Sharp Corp.
 Design Modeler

Spacetec IMC Panacea
 3D-EYE Always

 SPI 3D Sheetmetal

STEP Tools Inc.
 STEP/ACIS Data Translator

STI Strassle AG (Switzerland)

TechnoSoft Inc.
 Adaptive Modeling Language (AML)

Theorem Solutions Ltd.
 CADDS,CATIA, UG, STEP Data Translators

Vertex Systems Oy (Finland)

Visual Computing Inc.


Western Technical Products (WTP)
 T-Flex Parametric Pro

Background Information

Spatial Technology Inc. introduced ACIS in 1989 as the world's first commercial, object-oriented, 3D modeling toolkit. Since then, ACIS has become the dominant 3D modeler. ACIS is used as the foundation for applications in CAD/CAM/CAE, animation, virtual reality, entertainment, multi-media, education, architectural engineering, industrial design, and geophysical modeling.

With headquarters in Boulder, Spatial also has wholly owned subsidiaries in Tokyo and Monchengladbach, Germany.

Visit Spatial Technology on the Internet at


Note: Spatial Technology Inc. and the company logo are trademarks of Spatial Technology Inc. ACIS(R) and ACIS(R) 3D Toolkit are registered trademarks of Spatial Technology Inc. All other products are trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Spatial Technology, Boulder

Editorial Contact: Arlene Moskowitz, 303/449-0649,

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