New Virtek® Projection Data Creator Supports Productivity in Laser Guided Assembly

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Virtek, a subsidiary of Gerber Technology, has introduced the Virtek® Projection Data Creator (PDC) software to quickly and accurately visualize, generate and edit projection data from CAD models in a virtual 3D environment.

According to Virtek Senior Product Manager Sean Francoz, Virtek PDC simplifies projection file creation. “Virtek PDC supports a broad number of formats and quickly generates projection files in a virtual 3D environment,” he said. Virtek PDC supports CAD files in IGES, STEP, CATIA® V4/5/6, Siemens NX, Solidworks, DXF, CREO, Parasolid and Autodesk Inventor file formats. “In addition, Virtek PDC supports all of the features of Virtek LaserEdge® and the Iris™ Spatial Positioning System, particularly in the creation of datum and verification points,” he said.

Virtek PDC, which replaces the Virtek Planner software, supports documentation such as queries, labels or graphics, which can contribute to a paperless assembly process. It also troubleshoots manufacturing project issues very quickly – in minutes rather than hours.

“With laser templating and PDC, companies can dramatically reduce the cost and, more importantly, the time to deploy product design changes,” Francoz said. “Virtek PDC provides the vision to see the manufacturing process at the planning stage, and helps to streamline the overall process.”

About Virtek: Virtek is the global leader in laser templating and quality inspection systems, providing exceptional expertise and engineering for manufacturers around the world. The Virtek name has become synonymous with precision, reliability, and innovation.

Founded in 1986, and today a part of Gerber Technology, Virtek is based in Waterloo, ON, Canada, and has offices in the USA, across Europe and in Asia. From the aerospace to the construction industry, and from sheet metal fabrication to wind energy, our tailored technology solutions featuring LaserEdge®, LaserQC®, TrussLine®, Iris™ and others, give customers the competitive edge needed to succeed in their fields.

About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.

Based in Connecticut, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit http://www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.

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