Back when it launched in 2005, SpaceClaim had a
vision of giving 3-D direct modeling mass appeal, delivering technology aimed
at engineers and non-engineers who weren't necessarily CAD jockeys. Nearly six
years and seven software releases later, SpaceClaim is closing in on that
vision. With its 2010 release, the company hit some impressive revenue goals,
closed several major enterprise customer wins and along the way, was designated
as a "cool vendor" in the product design and lifecycle management space by
market analyst Gartner.
"We have truly gotten our stride as a company, moving from
being a startup to understanding the market and enhancing our product to put in
what customers and partners are asking for," says SpaceClaim Co-Founder Blake
Courter. "When it comes to direct modeling and companies looking for a tool to
deploy to all engineers to have 3-D become the lingua franca, we've clearly
become the leader for that, and it gelled in the 2010 release."
With its range of ease-of-use capabilities along with new
sheet metal design functions and capabilities around concept and bid marketing,
SpaceClaim 2010 was better suited to help whole engineering organizations
communicate in 3D. Among the key capabilities of the upgrade were direct 3-D
sketching for points, lines and splines; the ability to power-select bodies by
size for fast assembly de-featuring; and mechanism placement conditions to
support tangency, ball joints and gears. The software, which up to this release
was lacking in terms of sheet metal capabilities, was completely overhauled
with a new form features and library, support for lightweight patterns and
engraved cutout notes as well as the ability to bend flat patterns to 3-D sheet
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