CCE announced today that it has added several key capabilities in the latest update of EnSuite version 2.2 – its flagship software for sharing detailed product knowledge across the extended enterprise, with ease. “We are very excited at the latest EnSuite update that comes packed with productivity tools for people in Manufacturing Support and Supply Chain job functions”, says CCE’s V.P. of Sales & Marketing, Mr. Vinay Wagle. He adds, “The focus of EnSuite continues to be in providing critical engineering information to non-CAD-savvy users in the extended enterprise in a simple, intuitive way and this latest update does just that.”
EnSuite’s latest release provides access to Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) stored in annotated 3D models. This type of information, typically required by manufacturers & fabricators, include geometric dimensions, tolerances, surface roughness, datums, etc. and are collectively referred to as Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). Most of the major CAD systems provide tools for annotating parts or assemblies with PMI but often name it differently. For example, CATIA V5 uses 'Functional Tolerance Annotation' (FTA), CATIA V4 uses "Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance" (GD&T) while Siemens’ Unigraphics NX uses PMI. By providing PMI data, EnSuite helps manufacturers improve collaboration throughout the supply chain by providing accurate product specifications, enable increased usage of 3D product information throughout the product lifecycle, dramatically reduce design and fabrication errors caused by the misinterpretation of 2D data or paper documents, not to mention shave off paper handling and document delivery costs.
The latest EnSuite update also includes a new Shrink Wrap tool that can be used to combine all the solid bodies available in an assembly file to a single solid. The result would provide an accurate external representation of the model. This model can be shared with people, where sharing the detailed information of the design is not required. This is especially useful in a supply chain environment to reduce the detail of production data for intellectual property protection as also to create simplified data for complex purchased assemblies.
EnSuite supports files from multiple CAD formats including latest software versions including CATIA V5 R19, SolidWorks 2009 and NX6 among others. EnSuite is designed to provide quick access to critical engineering information residing in CAD data, no matter which CAD system was used to author it. Its extremely user-friendly interface is designed with non-designers in mind.
The latest EnSuite update will be available to all active subscription license customers as well as to new customers.
CCE is a Michigan Corporation in business since 1989. Our US offices are located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Ramsey, New Jersey, Charleston, South Carolina, Chicago, Illinois and Reading, UK. We established an engineering center in Chennai, India in 1998.
CCE's focus is in CAD software development and related services. The mission of the company is to deliver value for our customers through innovative products and custom application development.
CCE serves large and small engineering organizations and independent software vendors in all manufacturing sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Consumer Appliances. Products and Services are sold through its direct sales force and over 100 resellers worldwide.