IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2016 Released

ironcadlogoATLANTA, GA, Nov 9, 2015 – IronCAD, a leading provider of design productivity solutions, today announced their 2016 product release which includes substantial improvements for customers working in the fabrication and assembly sector. Among the noticeable developments are sheet metal specific improvements, enhanced smart design capabilities that make it easy to add intelligent rules plus the brand new mechanical add-in that offers increased utilities for design operations.

image001The new sheet metal improvements retain the speed, ease of use, and renowned in-place design behaviors but now offer the ability to create more complex bending operations with a new sketched bend command. Additionally, users have the ability to import and use sheet metal data fromcustomers or suppliers as if it were native to IronCAD. The ability to intelligently use non-native geometry dramatically improves customer flexibilityand increases productivity. With more powerful bend handling and better lofting profiles for accurate sheet metal manufacturing, IronCAD users can now tackle the most complex fabrication challenges.

IronCAD 2016 launches a new and advance offering of Smart Design tools such as the Smart eBehavior which provides customers with the ability to dynamically drive designs based on optimized product configuration and assembly fit and function. Typically, configuration systems build rules and variables at the part level and are complex engines with a fixed number of variations. IronCAD’s Smart eBehavior works with how products are actually configured at the assembly level allowing engineers to work with content,but also permits customers and other stakeholder’s access to IronCAD’s data. Engineers can build intelligent assemblies that adjust and move according tobuilt-in rules. IronCAD’s catalog system further accelerates the design process by enabling reuse of typical components for new product designs. Customers and sales teams can directly configure 3D data to meet customers’ requirementsand can even communicate new suggestions. In addition to speeding up the production process, the IronCAD interoperability process is secure since all data is returned to the engineering team for conversion to real-world production data.

image002IronCAD’s new mechanical add-In (IronCAD Mechanical) offers intelligent tools for fabricators such as Industry Standard fasteners, steel sections, piping, flanges, bill of material generation and much more. Because knowledge and behavior is built directly into the intelligent components, typical day-to-day tasks are much simpler and this significantly reducesdesign time especially for fabricators. IronCAD has announced that the base level proven functionality will be included free of charge to all customers.

IronCAD’s 2016 release has many additional new features that continue to make it the most productive design application for the fabrication and assembly sector. To view the full list of improvements, visit for a comprehensive list with videos presenting the features.

Cary O’Connor, vice president of marketing at IronCAD, stated, “This release marks a huge step forward for fabrication and mechanical design customers. We specifically targeted improvements in the overall productivity of the design process as well as allowing customers to make use of 3D product data. This inclusion of people outside of design group dramatically improves productivity and communication for all stakeholders.”

IronCAD DCS 2016 is immediately available with new purchases and to all active support customers at

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Based in Atlanta, GA, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Individual components of this solution can be used standalone, complementary within an existing design environment, or can be used together to collaborate effectively throughout the enterprise to extend productivity. Its flagship product IRONCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by tens of thousands of customers worldwide.

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