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SpaceClaim Engineer Links Directly to Aptia

SpaceClaim ( ), the leader in direct modeling
software that enables all engineers to work in 3D, and Aptia
Solutions ( ), the leader in automatic nesting
software, announced today the immediate availability of the
SpaceClaim Nesting Plugin, a nesting environment built-in to the
SpaceClaim user interface. This integration puts Aptia’s innovative
nesting technology at the fingertips of designers and engineers who
rely on SpaceClaim to create and prepare models for sheet metal
fabrication, shipbuilding, composite fabrication, laser cutting,
waterjet cutting, and other 2D nesting applications.

The SpaceClaim Nesting Plugin creates a new tab in SpaceClaim that
presents all options required to nest and, when running, presents a
window that shows nesting progress in real time. Once the nesting is
satisfactory, the appropriately populated sheets appear as new
components, suitable for export to CNC via DXF, DWG, 2D PDF, and many
other formats.

“We’re excited to deliver one of the first CAM products on top of
SpaceClaim,” said Glenn Whitwell, Managing Director, Aptia Solutions.
“SpaceClaim is taking a leadership position in sheet metal design,
not to mention other flat fabricated goods. We saw an incredible
opportunity to provide a nesting plugin within the SpaceClaim
environment and expand our existing product range. The plugin enables
designers to get their parts from design to manufacture much faster
by making nesting a seamless part of the process and the fact that
this all takes place within SpaceClaim in one program is a real
benefit to the user. Integrating with the SpaceClaim API couldn’t
have been easier.”

“The SpaceClaim Nesting Plugin presents an exciting addition to the
SpaceClaim ecosystem,” added Rich Moore, SpaceClaim’s Vice President
of Business Development. “Our ability to quickly create, edit, and
repair 3D data and produce flat patterns is becoming critical to many
manufacturers’ workflows, and Aptia’s nesting plug-in further
accelerates the rate of production. We’re thrilled that Aptia has
decided to partner with us and our customers.”

About Aptia Solutions Limited
Aptia Solutions provides a range of
innovative software applications built around its powerful automatic
nesting technology. With a complementary suite of applications,
Aptia’s products cover all aspects of efficient material usage from
quotation and planning to design and manufacture. These have been
adopted by a wide range of industries including metal fabrication,
aerospace, defense, motorsport, power generation, marine,
architecture and sculpture. For more information on the Aptia
Solutions, please visit .

About SpaceClaim Corporation
SpaceClaim, the leading provider of 3D
Direct Modeling software, provides the most fit design solution for
engineering and manufacturing. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is
easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables
engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new
designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without
the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Toyota Motor
Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, Bosch, TE Connectivity,
BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, Ford Motor Company, LG
Electronics, Eaton, K2 Medical Systems, FuelCell Energy, Emhart
Glass, GE Aviation, Carl Zeiss, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy.
SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak
Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Needham Capital.
For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit .

        Bernie Buelow
        SpaceClaim Corporation
        (978) 482-2211
        Rob Hellier
        Aptia Solutions Limited
        +44 115 979 2555

SOURCE: SpaceClaim Corporation


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