SDRC's I-DEAS® to Feature New User Interface
Highly flexible user interface features compatibility with the Microsoft Windows® 2000 and Windows® NT operating systems; extends I-DEAS reach into midrange CAD market
CINCINNATI, OH-April 25, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC) today announced a new user interface for its award-winning I-DEAS® mechanical design automation software. The new, highly flexible user interface is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems and will have a look and feel that easily integrates into the Windows desktop, which is the operating system of choice for the majority of new I-DEAS users.
Early response to the new user interface from industry is outstanding:
"SDRC has done a remarkable job with the design of the new user interface for I-DEAS," said Charles Foundyller, president, Daratech, Inc. (Cambridge, MA). "Its familiar windows look and feel is well integrated into the user's desktop and will give new users, especially those users currently evaluating midrange solid modelers, a high level of comfort with the software."
"SDRC's new Windows customization capabilities are at or above any existing mid-range CAD product." Joe Greco, freelance CAD journalist.
"The new Windows user-interface is a large step forward for SDRC's I-DEAS," said Ray Kurland, president, Technicom, Inc. "The customization capability leads the way among mid-range CAD products. I-DEAS Release 8M3 will definitely help SDRC penetrate the Windows market."
The new user interface is focused on bringing the breadth of engineering power previously only enjoyed by today's leading global product development manufacturers to the midrange CAD/CAM/CAE user. Specific features include:
The resulting customized layout can be saved in an XML (web-standard eXtensible Markup Language) format to facilitate sharing with other users.
New I-DEAS users will enjoy both the flexibility and speed to productivity that this user interface provides. "Having used other applications with customizable toolbars, a new degree of user friendliness has been added to the I-DEAS product that will undoubtedly improve productivity," said Gary L. Reynolds, senior mechanical engineer, 3D Systems, Inc.
SDRC's scalability strategy for I-DEAS to deliver equivalent solid modeling capabilities across a continuum of price points is further enhanced for midrange users who demand a customizable Windows user interface. "With our aggressive price points for full function standalone drafting with I-DEAS Artisan Drafting, and full function solids, assembly, and drafting with I-DEAS Artisan Modeler, we expect this exciting new user interface will lead an accelerated acceptance of I-DEAS in the midrange marketplace," said Glenn Wienkoop, president and COO, SDRC.
Demonstrations of the new user interface are
being shown April 26-29 at COFES 2001: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software
in Scottsdale, AZ. The new interface will also be a featured new capability at ICCON, the
national I-DEAS user conference, in Nashville, Tennessee in June.
For more information on the I-DEAS new user
Availability General availability for the new user interface is scheduled for June. The new I-DEAS Windows interface supports local languages including Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
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