DFMPro for PTC Creo Doubles Design Validation Productivity (Geometric Ltd.)

Geometric releases DFMPro V 3.2 for Creo Parametric with configurable assembly checks

Mumbai, India, May, 31, 2012:  Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services, and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of DFMPro® version 3.2 for PTC® Creo® design software with configurable assembly checks for clearance and interference. The injection molding checks now support multiple pull directions for better plastic part design.

Engineers often struggle with validation of assemblies, which takes significant time and effort. . Many times, components or parts of the assembly have imported geometries, quilts or surfaces. Global clearance and interference checks, though useful for complex assemblies identification of failing components, are difficult due to too many items. Moreover, it is difficult to derive this with visual inspection.

DFMPro allows building a list of checks and standard clearance values for specific components. It allows users to run checks only on selective components and exclude unwanted areas - for example, interference in threaded areas. DFMPro can display only the components failing the interference or clearance requirements. This significantly reduces the time required for the assembly validation process.

The latest version of DFMPro, DFMPro V 3.2, now provides the ability to select required secondary pull directions. This helps avoid inadvertent undercuts and lowers tooling cost and rework. In addition, to facilitate tooling requirements, users can now control and edit the default mold-face classification using DFMPro.

 “Creo Parametric and DFMPro provide a powerful set of tools for users to create innovative and holistic designs addressing the manufacturing and assembly requirements of a global organization. This enables early consideration of tooling requirements and supply chain manufacturing capabilities, thus helping reduce the overall cost and improve time-to-market,” said John Buchowski, VP of MCAD Product Management, PTC.

 “DFMPro integrated with Creo offers rapid design validation for components as well as assemblies. Our high tech electronics, medical devices, aerospace, automotive and industrial customers will certainly benefit with this introduction of assembly checks,” said Sameer Kondejkar, Head - Geometry Technology Solutions, Geometric Limited.

For more information about the product, please visit us at www.dfmpro.com

About DFMPro:

DFMPro automates manufacturability checks for processes which helps design and manufacturing engineers validate the design quickly. It assists identification of design areas that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture, assemble and service. It works on principle of ‘Right First Time’ by validating manufacturability guidelines right at the design stage. These guidelines can be easily configured as per organizational requirements in form of rules. DFMPro supports designs based on common manufacturing processes like Injection Molding, Sheet Metal, Machining and Casting. It also facilitates a collaborative design environment by generating reports, which are compact and easy to share.

About Geometric:

Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services and Digital Technology solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geometric was incorporated in 1994 and is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. The company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 8.08 billion (US Dollars 167.51 million) for the year ended March 2012. It employs over 4500 people across 12 global delivery locations in the US, France, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.

Geometric’s Geometry Technology Solutions (GTS) business unit develops cutting-edge point productivity solutions that enhance design and improve manufacturing operations. The end-user products from Geometric include CAMWorks®, eDrawings® Publisher, DFMPro®, GeomCaliper®, 3DPaintBrush™, CAMWorksXpress® and Glovius®. The key technologies from Geometric are NestLib®, Feature Recognition (FR), GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT®. Geometric licenses these technologies to OEM partners and also designs and implements customized process solutions using these technologies for industrial customers.

For further details about Geometric’s GTS business unit, please visit www.geometricglobal.com/products

CAMWorks, DFMPro, GeomCaliper, 3DPaintBrush, NestLib, Feature Recognition, GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Geometric Limited. PTC, Creo and Creo Parametric are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.  The copyright/ trademarks of all other products referenced herein are held by their respective companies.


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