IronCAD Releases DCS 2017 Product Update 1

ATLANTA, GA, May 23, 2017 – IronCAD, a pioneer of 3D design software and a leading provider of design productivity solutions, today announced the immediate availability of IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite (DCS) 2017 Product Update 1, which noticeably enhances IronCAD’s performance when dealing with large assemblies, decreasing save times 25% and speeding up graphical interaction 45%.

Product Update 1 also responds to many of the latest requests from IronCAD’s active user community, upgrading the DCS to the latest modeling kernels and native translators for the industry’s newest formats, adding sheet metal support for bend deduction specifications, and making technical drawing improvements.

Details of some of the new features include:

  • Bend Deduction Setting – Users can choose bend allowance and bend deduction calculations to determine the flat length of sheet stock required to deliver the desired dimension of the bent part. Product Update 1 has added support for Bend Deduction on the individual bend settings to allow users additional control of their unfolds.

  • Materials Library & Smart Paints – A new materials library has been added that lets users set parts with various material information and color properties for visual appearance.
  • Quick Select Smart Dimensioning – The IronCAD Drawing has added support of a new dimension behavior that allows for the direct selection of lines to dimension in between. Previously, users would need to hold down the Shift key to support this behavior but now it has been made a default action (e.g., If one selects a line, one gets the dimension of the line. Click to place or pick another line to change the dimension to be the distance between the two selected lines or angle).
  • IronCAD DRAFT Hole Table Item Naming – New in the Auto Hole Table List in the DRAFT environment is the ability to set a name for the Hole Origin to identify specific hole lists. For example: H1 and H2 lists where a group of holes can be identified as H1 and another set of holes (at the same or different origin location) can be labeled H2.

In addition to these productivity improvements, Product Update 1 also includes more than 150 quality improvements to stability and performance.

IronCAD DCS 2017 Product Update 1 is included with any new purchases of the IronCAD DCS and is immediately available at All active support customers on IronCAD 2017 can download the latest update at or access it using the Live Update utility.

“For our 2017 release series, our focus has been to drastically improve performance when dealing with large datasets, which many of our customer working in machine design, factory automation layout, and similar areas grapple with,” said Cary O’Connor, vice president of marketing at IronCAD. “Product Update 1 extends this thinking even further, enhancing productivity and collaboration for these larger assemblies even more.”

About IronCAD

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 thousands of customers worldwide.

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