Plataine Enables SolidWorks Users to Optimize Production with Advanced Nesting Capabilities

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Production optimization software allows manufacturers to design 3D models in SolidWorks, then seamlessly translate them into 2D format for nesting optimization.

Plataine, a leading provider of integrated production optimization solutions, announced today that its Total Production Optimization product supports seamless integration with SolidWorks® 2008 3D CAD software and has been certified as a SolidWorks Solution Partner Product.

Plataine's Total Production Optimization is a complete production management system that combines real-time shop-floor data with the most advanced nesting and production scheduling capabilities. Plataine's advanced nesting capabilities have a proven track record of providing manufacturers with material savings of up to 20%.

SolidWorks 2008 delivers a host of unique features to help companies design better products more quickly. The software includes more than 250 customer-requested enhancements and significant innovations that break new ground in engineering efficiency. SolidWorks 2008 provides a new intuitive, time-saving user interface (UI) as well as impressive 3D graphics, builds on the company's breakthrough SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), accelerates better product design, and includes more advanced design analysis capabilities than any other CAD software.

Using the two products, manufacturers are able to design a 3D model of the product or part and then seamlessly transfer the 3D model into a 2D format for nesting optimization, eliminating numerous manual tasks and potential conversion errors.

The integration of SolidWorks and Plataine Total Production Optimization is already in use by leading manufacturers, enabling these companies to streamline and compress manufacturing cycles from design to production.

"Plataine has strong reputation for delivering production optimization capabilities," said Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. Director of Marketing and Alliances Efrat Ravid. "The integration of Plataine's Total Production Optimization and SolidWorks 2008 removes manual steps and ensures the accuracy of the results, allowing manufacturers to streamline production and expedite product delivery."

"By partnering with SolidWorks and integrating our products, we enable manufacturers to focus on providing the customer with the right product at the right time for the lowest possible cost," said Avner Ben-Bassat, Plataine's President. "Together, the products also help manufactures increase productivity and reduce material waste--contributing to the company's bottom line as well as to the preservation of the environment."

About Plataine
Plataine is a leading provider of production optimization solutions for manufacturers of metal, wood, textile and composite-material products. Plataine's production optimization solutions enable manufacturers to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity, and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine's solutions are used by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, including Bassett Furniture, Boeing, Century Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Ethan Allen, Ford, General Motors, The Gap, Hagger, Nike, and Wrangler. For more information, visit http://www.plataine.com or contact your local Plataine office.    

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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