Yenra : Manufacturing : CAD Visualization : Optimized CAD visualization solution powered by a 3D motion controller

Actify and 3Dconnexion announced today a marketing agreement that will simplify CAD visualization for thousands of end-users.

Under the terms of the agreement, Actify supports 3Dconnexion's 3D motion controller products SpaceBall, SpaceMouse, SpaceTraveler, SpaceNavigator and CadMan. SpinFire Professional 2003 users can now enjoy Two Handed Power with up to 30% productivity gains and 50% fewer mouse movements. With this efficient two-handed work style, Actify users can view, measure, mark-up and share files in a more natural and intuitive way, allowing them to collaborate faster and easier than ever.

3Dconnexion will distribute a trial version of SpinFire Professional 2003 with each 3D motion controller it sells, giving customers the option to try an optimized CAD visualization solution powered by a 3D motion controller for the first time. Both engineers and non-engineers alike will use 3Dconnexion's motion controllers with SpinFire Professional. The trial version is fully upgradeable to a full licensed version.

"This marketing agreement shows that Actify is serious about expanding its position as the easiest to use CAD visualization solution on the market," said Randy Ochs, president and CEO of Actify. "It signifies Actify's increased market presence and the fact that we are at the forefront of CAD visualization technology by enabling the use of popular standards like 3Dconnexion's motion controllers."

"We are pleased to bring the power of working with both hands to Actify customers," said Wolfgang Hausen, CEO of 3Dconnexion. "This marketing agreement is a natural step in extending the benefits of motion controllers to professionals who may not be CAD designers, but are closely involved, such as those in the production and purchasing departments who frequently need to view and interact with models."

3Dconnexion, a Logitech Company, is the worldwide market leader in 3D input devices for the growing field of 3D motion control, used in the CAD (Computer Aided Design), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) markets. Over 250,000 professionals use 3Dconnexion controllers, including its industry-leading SpaceBall, SpaceMouse, CadMan, SpaceNavigator, and SpaceTraveler.

Actify is the award-winning leader of client/server CAD viewing solutions for the discrete manufacturing industry with over 6,000 customers and 210,000 users worldwide. Actify's flagship SpinFire product line provides the lowest total cost of ownership with the highest scalability in quoting, estimating and manufacturing applications in its class.