MEPcontent Introduces SANHA PLiP for Revit

mepcontent-logo BODEGRAVEN, Netherlands, Feb 24, 2017 – Engineers need to deliver BIM projects fast. Designing piping systems with the correct diameters, bends, ducts, and fittings can be very time-consuming. With the innovative SANHA Product Line Placer (PLiP) for Revit, engineers design piping systems at lightning speed.

Download the SANHA PliP Application for RevitMEPcontent introduces this new application in cooperation with piping systems manufacturer SANHA. MEPcontent, the largest BIM library for MEP engineers, does not only offer actual BIM content, but also offers productivity increasing BIM applications for the MEP industry.

SANHA, a leading European manufacturer of piping systems for HVAC installations, meets its customers’ needs for BIM tools with the PLiP application. “Our clients need to be able to easily work with our products in BIM projects. With the PLiP, we now offer our customers a powerful tool with actual 3D content for SANHA systems,” says Mathias van den Broeck, product manager at SANHA.

Designing SANHA systems is much easier with the new PLiP. With the in-app Autorouting functionality, designing piping systems is done in the blink of an eye. The correct fittings bends and ducts are selected automatically and placed on the bill of materials. Engineers can design complete and actual piping systems within the app. Both technical and trade data are included in the content, for use on the material and cutting lists.

In the PLiP all relevant SANHA systems are included in Revit and VDI3805 format. These include the systems made of stainless steel (NiroSan and NiroTherm),  carbon steel (SANHA Therm), copper (SANHA Press) and the special lead-free drinking water series PURAPRESS. The PLIP can be downloaded for free on Downloading the PLiP only takes two minutes. Please sign in with your MEPcontent credentials or register for free to start downloading and using the app.

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Sigma Labs, Morf3D Partner for Additive Manufacturing

SigmaLabs_NewlogoSANTA FE, NM, Feb 24, 2017 – Sigma Labs, Inc., a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand, announced that it has signed a commercial alliance with Morf3D to bring enhanced solutions for additive manufacturing (AM) to the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector. Morf3D, based in El Segundo, CA, is an AM product developer specializing in high-level consulting and manufacturing services including conceptualization, optimization, metallurgical examination, certification and data analysis. Leveraging Sigma Labs’ PrintRite3D quality assurance software, Morf3D will be able to provide a means for customers to increase AM production rates while ensuring consistent part quality. The two companies will also work together to manufacture certain 3D printed parts going forward; contracts already in hand are expected to translate into substantial revenue for Sigma Labs in 2017.

“Today we announce a groundbreaking agreement with another innovative company in the AM space, Morf3D,” said Mark Cola, president and CEO of Sigma Labs. “Due to the growth in demand for 3D printed metal components within the A&D industry, we’ve decided to join forces to better serve a number of OEMs with their next-generation applications. Working together, we can design, engineer, manufacture, and assure the quality of AM components across a number of exciting A&D opportunities, and existing contracts are anticipated to dramatically impact Sigma Labs’ growth trajectory beginning this year.”

Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D, added, “This partnership with Sigma Labs is a critical step towards accelerating our vision of operating as a strategic supplier-partner while meeting the high quality demands of our aerospace customers. Sigma Labs’ proprietary PrintRite3D software will enable us to have a unique competitive advantage with In-Process Quality Assurance and deliver game-changing performance for end use aerospace components. We strongly believe that our combined expertise and capabilities can help the industry more rapidly advance and grow the entire addressable market in tandem.”

About Sigma Labs, Inc.

Sigma Labs, Inc. is a provider of quality assurance software under the PrintRite3D brand and a developer of advanced, in-process, non-destructive quality assurance software for commercial firms worldwide seeking productive solutions for advanced manufacturing.

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About Morf3D

Morf3D is a privately held corporation headquartered in El Segundo, CA.  The company specializes in additive engineering and manufacturing with metals, and provides advisory services in additive manufacturing strategy and technology adoption road-mapping.


Morf3D opened its Innovation Center in September 2015, and received AS9100 certification and ITAR approval in 2016. The company has received product development contracts from aircraft, space, medical and automotive customers, and expects to commence serial production contracts in 2017.  It has further scaled its business with the addition of engineering staff, computerized scanning and inspection systems, and post-process machining and finishing equipment.

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EON Reality Partners with CMZD

IDC Hub in Zhangzhou to open in Q2

eon_new_logoIRVINE, CA, Feb 24, 2017 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in virtual reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, and Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone, land operation, real estate, port logistics and related industry of an industrial zone in Zhangzhou, announce the creation of an Interactive Digital Center Hub located in Zhangzhou, China in Fujian Province. The IDC Hub is the first IDC located in China and will be part of the China Merchants Zhangzhou Development Zone. The IDC will serve the local market in Fujian province and is the first step in serving the entire Chinese market.


Images showing some of the many AR and VR solutions available at the IDC Hub – and the IDC building Exterior.

This new IDC will create content and applications tailored to the Chinese market as well as localize existing EON Reality content to be distributed locally. As the Chinese economy continues to evolve, the enhanced experiential training that Augmented and Virtual Reality provide will accelerate the training of workers transitioning to higher skilled jobs or moving to new industries.

“We see the establishment of the IDC Hub as an important step in CMZD’s industrial upgrading strategy,” says Mr. Ding Yong, director of Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone (CMZD) administration Committee. “Zhangzhou was an important trading port on the Silk Road. Today, we are building the first AR/VR Interactive Digital Center here to link with worldwide innovative networks to exchange technology just as the Silk Road did in exchanging goods. Now we can offer the latest facilities and world-class innovation networks. Together we can leverage the power of virtual reality and augmented reality solutions and the capability of the IDC Hub to develop new skills to create an ecosystem for innovation and economic transformation.”


Dan Lejerskar, Chairman of EON Reality, shaking hands with Cai Zhiyong, vice director of CMZD, to celebrate the signing of the IDC agreement.

The IDC Hub, which is slated to open in the second quarter of 2017, will contain a virtual showroom with over 16 different AR and VR systems, an EON Entrepreneur School, an innovation center, and the multi-user EON Idome, the first in China. The local EON Entrepreneur School train local VR and AR professionals drawn from the sizeable population of 3D and Gaming enthusiasts in China to help develop a local Augmented and virtual reality ecosystem. The best will be offered jobs at EON Reality China. Graduates from the Entrepreneur School will help shape the landscape of AR and VR in China and also develop applications that will help tens of millions learn faster, remember longer, and decide better.

“This partnership marks a true milestone for EON Reality’s growth in Asia,” said Pontus Appelqvist, VP of business development at EON Reality. “With large training and education needs to continue their robust economic growth, we see China as prime example of how virtual reality and augmented reality can help countries accelerate knowledge transfer and fast-track new hires to become productive employees. Our partner, CMZD, is well positioned to help us reach local companies in Fujian and across China.”

The IDC Hub in Zhangzhou will open in the second quarter of 2017.

About Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic And Technological Development Zone

China Merchants Group (CMG) is a leading state-owned conglomerate based in Hong Kong, under direct supervision of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. By the end of 2016, the company had the total assets of 1.06 trillion RMB, the total assets under management of 6.92 trillion RMB. The company’s profits hit a record high in 2015, with the revenue of 505.3 billion RMB, the total profit of 111.28 billion RMB. It has been recognized as Level-A SOE for twelve consecutive years from 2004 to 2015. China Merchant Group is a conglomerate with three business platforms of industry, finance, capital investment and operating.

Zhangzhou China Merchants Economic and Technological Development Zone locates in the southern Xiamen Bay in China’s southeast coast with a total area of 56.17 square kilometers. It is under management of China Merchant Group. As a subsidiary of CMG, China Merchants Zhangzhou Development Zone Company is leading the land operation, real estate, port logistics and related industry in CMZD. CMZD has a well-developed traffic network and possesses great advantages of port construction with a coastline of 28 km. Today, CMZD is devoting every effort to develop VR/AR industry based on IDC Hub .billion-level industry clusters, including automobile industry , information industry , tourism industry and . Meanwhile, CMZD is also developing the first ecological man-made island approved by the State Council of PRC, named Double Happiness Island. The island has an area of 2.2 square kilometers .In the future, as a heaven of ecological and cultural place, tourism resort, and ecological living area with travel, exercise, culture, recreation and entertainment in it, Double Happiness Island is posed to become a new landmark in the region.

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About EON Reality

EON Reality is the world leader in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications.

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CIMdata Announces Collaborative Research on Cloud PLM

CIMdata_logoANN ARBOR, MI, Feb 24, 2017 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the initiation of a multi-sponsor collaborative research program on the use of cloud-based solutions to enable product lifecycle management (PLM) strategies and processes in industrial companies.

The initial research program will focus on the collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) segment of PLM, defined by CIMdata as, the category of data and process management solutions at the core of most industrial PLM implementations. In 2015, CIMdata estimated the cPDm segment at over US$5.4 billion, up more than 9.1% over 2014, in constant currencies. At present, a small portion of this estimate is cloud-based, but the segment is poised to grow significantly in the next few years and this research program will help CIMdata and the broader PLM Economy understand this market evolution.

To kickoff this research program, CIMdata enlisted several leading PLM solution and service providers as founding sponsors: Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, PTC, and Siemens PLM Software. The extended research program team will collaborate to help identify the crucial issues facing potential cloud adopters and lessons learned from companies that have made this change.

The research program includes several elements, including an initial webinar highlighting the key issues. The webinar will also introduce a global survey to learn more about industrial organization cloud adoption processes and status. Interviews with thought leaders from sponsors and their lead customers will be published on the blog and actively promoted on social channels by all participants to encourage broader discussion on the topic and to promote survey participation. In addition to materials developed with the Sponsors, CIMdata will also publish the results more broadly for use by members of the PLM Economy.

According to Mr. Stan Przybylinski, CIMdata’s vice president of research, “Cloud-based solutions are a fact of life in many other enterprise software domains, but adoption in the PLM market has been spotty. Helping to better understand why is one of the main goals for this research. This will also be the first step in documenting how industrial companies are moving their core product and process development work to cloud-based solutions.”

Those interested in learning more can get involved by signing up for the complimentary webinar, “The State of PLM on the Cloud.” The webinar will take place on March 16, 2017 at 11:00AM (EST) and will last for one hour. During the webinar, CIMdata will frame the problem, talk about the state of PLM offerings on the cloud, and discuss the drivers for and the impediments to cloud-based PLM implementation.

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Aras Announces Industry Presentations for ACE 2017

aras-logoANDOVER, MA and MUNICH, Germany, Feb 24, 2017 – Aras, the next leader in enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) software, announced key industry presentations and sessions for ACE 2017, the company’s marquee customer conference taking place on March 21st to 23rd in Nashville, TN. The gathering is the premier event that connects the most innovative product development, IT, and manufacturing teams from automotive, aerospace & defense, high tech electronics, and industrial manufacturing to shape the future of PLM.

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Driving the Business of Engineering for Complex Product Development

Each year, ACE brings together global industry and technology leaders to exchange best practices on managing complex product development and transforming the science of engineering to the business of engineering.

ACE 2017 features business presentations from Huntington Ingalls, Microsoft, Valley Fine Foods, IBM, Akrapovič, Carestream, Sandia, Lord, Pabst, and other industry leaders. In addition, application and demo tracks feature overviews of the latest version of the Aras PLM Platform, including MPP, Tech Docs, and Quality Management, and presentations on PLM implementation strategy.

Conference sponsors include IBM, Accenture, Infor, Aessis, Institute of Configuration Management, ITI, Kisters, Minerva, No Magic, Prolim, PSC Group, Razorleaf, SofTech Group, The vdR Group, XPLM Solution, Zionex, and Zuken.

About Aras

Aras offers the best product lifecycle management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, MA.

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