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Automated drafting is a web-based, automated drafting program that allows engineers to produce custom 2D/3D drawings instantly from their own Internet browsers. Designed for business and sales applications, it can be used for instant sales quotes at a customer's site, or for web-based product collaboration. Its parametric base allows novice users to create mechanical or architectural parts drawings.

OfficeCAD LLC , 2200 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225; FAX (360) 671-0458;

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Operator interface

The 2700 Series is designed to fulfill the industry's need for a rack-mountable operator interface solution that fits within two units of height. It is available with either a 10.4- or 12.1-inch flat-panel display. Both versions incorporate flat screen technology which is available for Class I and II, Division 2 hazardous areas. Current models are available for standard 19-inch racks, but support for 24- and 28-inch racks is expected this year.

Daisy Data , 2850 Lewisberry Rd., York Haven, PA 17370; FAX (513) 831-5042;

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TouchLite TL2100

The TouchLite TL2100 is a battery powered, wireless network and Internet capable Windows CE computer that offers rugged construction, a number of display options, a wide variety of interface capabilities, and low cost of ownership. The thermoplastic casing will withstand a 4-ft drop to concrete, and the NiMH battery provides eight hours of operation. It is designed to be an ideal "drop in" solution for industrial and commercial applications such as factory floor automation, commercial and agricultural in-vehicle use, process control, route management, and field service communications and data collection. The OEM cost range is reported to be between $1,095 and $2,395.

Two Technologies , 419 Sargon Way, Horsham, PA 19044; FAX 215-441-0423;

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Plant modeling software

ObjectARX-based plant design and modeling software is the latest upgrade to the AutoPLANT(R)Plant Design Workgroup version 1.5. It features improved visualization, so piping and plant design engineers can review their 3D CAD plant models. It can also accommodate building cable trays, tubing, and tube fittings, as well as structural, process, and instrumentation design and management, and fluid flow analysis.

Rebis , 1600 Riviera Ave., Suite. 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596; FAX (925) 933-1920; www.

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VisualMill is a Windows-based, 3-axis, solid-surface milling program that combines high-end machining and visualization technologies with easy interoperability. Users can simply ex-port their solid and surface CAD models into VisualMill, then move directly to generating tool path data. Also, it integrates this automated tool path generation with material removal simulation/verification.

Techno-Isel , 2101 Jericho Tpke., Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416; FAX (516) 358-2576;

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Disk logging software

This DAPcell software allows high-speed disk logging on DAPcell server PCs. Digital Acquisition Processor (DAP) cell servers run on PCs that contain one or more DAP boards. These servers provide data acquisition services to software such as DASYLab, LabVIEW, HP VEE, Visual Basic, and others. This software allows each server PC to log to disk at a sustained rate of 4.9 Msamples/sec., scalable up to 50 Msamples/sec with multiple machines.

Microstar Laboratories Inc ., 2265 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004; FAX (425) 453-3199;

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Code generation

Rhapsody 2.3 provides embedded systems developers with the ability to quickly develop production-quality Java code from Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, and to create fully CORBA-compliant components, all within a customizable Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) enabled platform. Developers can even use it to generate full behavioral C++ and Java code from activity diagrams, the company says.

I-Logix Inc. , Three Riverside Dr., Andover, MA 01810; FAX (978) 682-5995;

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Part viewer

The ParaHOOPS 3D Part Viewer is built around the ParaHOOPS 3D application Framework (3dAF) and the Parasolid 11.1 geometric modeling kernel. Available for free download at, it allows large model visualization, conversion of Parasolid part files, various rendering modes, topological model browsing, hard-copy output, and TIFF/EMF/HMF model saving.

Tech Soft America , 1301 Marina Village Pkwy #300, Alameda, CA 94501; FAX (510) 769-2302;

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Analysis software

FLOTHERM 2.2 is CFD-based thermal analysis software for electronics applications, featuring calibrated libraries for Universal Air Filter parts. Users can predict pressure drop through filter elements quickly and accurately, the company says.

Flomerics , 2 Mount Royal Ave., Malborough, MA 07152; FAX (508) 624-0559;

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