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IronCAD Releases New Motion Simulation Functionality Based on UGS’ PLM Components


D-Cubed 3D DCM component extends modeling capabilities through the addition of mechanism solving to IronCAD 8.0

Tuesday, October 25, 2005, PLANO, Texas - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced IronCAD has integrated and released the D‑Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) component in its 3D design solution, IronCAD V8.0.

The 3D DCM has been accepted as the industry standard component solution for adding a 3D constraint solving capability to a variety of geometric software applications. Its applications include assembly modeling, mechanism simulation, direct non-history-based part modeling and parametric 3D sketching.

IronCAD developers were able to implement a wide range of new positioning constraints using the 3D DCM including tangent, distance, angle and cam follower, providing greater flexibility in the creation of assemblies. Once partially or fully assembled, users can drag parts to investigate their motion in accordance with the applied constraints, enabling IronCAD users to engage in constraint-based mechanism simulation.

“The 3D DCM component was the obvious choice for extending IronCAD’s motion simulation tools,” said Shaun Murphy vice president of Sales and Marketing for IronCAD. “In addition to quickly delivering new capabilities, licensing the 3D DCM meant we could focus our own resources on other functional areas, enabling us to implement more than 200 customer-driven enhancements in our V8 release.”

3D DCM complements IronCAD’s prior integrations of UGS’ PLM Components - Parasolid® software, one of the world’s leading geometric modeling kernels and the D‑Cubed 2D DCM solver for constraint-based sketching.

“IronCAD V8 clearly demonstrates that UGS’ PLM Components help adopters satisfy the requirements of their customers quickly with technology that they know they can trust,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “We welcome extended business with IronCAD and its positive endorsement of UGS’ winning open business model.”

About PLM Components

UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. Many of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors have adopted the widely respected solutions from PLM Components for integration into their applications. For more information, please visit

About IronCAD

Based in Atlanta, GA, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Solutions that can be used either standalone or as complimentary collaboration solutions of a broader PLM initiative. Its flagship product IronCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by thousands of customers worldwide. For additional information, please contact IronCAD at 1-800-339-7304 or visit our website at

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.


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