MCKINNEY, Texas, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigmetrix, a PTC® PartnerAdvantage™ Gold Partner and recognized leader in the mechanical variation and tolerance analysis software space, today announced the premier of its GD&T Advisor (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Analysis) software solution for Pro/ENGINEER® and Creo®. The result of collaboration with Alex Krulikowski at Effective Training, Inc. (ETI), GD&T Advisor is an interactive tool that provides expert guidance on the correct application of GD&T. It guides designers through a standards-based application of GD&T from within the CAD environment, increasing GD&T standards conformity and accuracy while reducing the time to apply GD&T by 75%.
Powered by Sigmetrix' CETOL 6 Sigma Technology, GD&T Advisor software offers the creation, validation, education, and reusability functions. With wizard-like performance and navigation, it delivers an informative analysis with function-oriented guidance, allowing for the efficient and intelligent application of correct GD&T in the 3D model environment. In real-time, the software applies mathematical rules and standards to drive validation, visualization and function-oriented repair of existing GD&T. Created by Effective Training, Inc. (ETI), the Interactive Help feature provides instructive, educational support, consisting of a content-sensitive use guide that links to an entire GD&T Encyclopedia. The model-centric, "intelligent" annotations created can then be repurposed, with the full GD&T meta-data applied in the downstream processes, including computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Aided Inspection (CAI).
"Partnering with PTC enables Sigmetrix to deliver the best, most innovative dimensioning and tolerancing solutions on the market," said Sigmetrix President, Tim Bogard. "Collaborating with ETI guaranteed the best domain expertise and most effective GD&T educational solution available. Up until now, no other company has been able to assemble the correct pieces to develop what users have sought for years – a revolutionary improvement in how GD&T standards are applied within the CAD system to produce functionally-effective designs. With GD&T Advisor, users can now generate designs that are producible and inspectable. The final outcome is a radical reduction in the amount of product failures that result from the poor understanding of many companies – the comprehension of a powerful, yet complex engineering language called Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing."
For more information on GD&T Advisor, visit http://www.sigmetrix.com/gdt-software.htm.
About Sigmetrix, LLC
Sigmetrix is a global provider of comprehensive, easy-to-use software solutions that help users achieve robust designs through tolerance analysis and the correct application of GD&T. With over 20 years of research and development, Sigmetrix products are fully integrated with PTC Pro/ENGINEER and Creo, and provide solutions that eliminate the error between as designed assemblies and as produced products. With implementation in more than 40 countries, Sigmetrix' software enables the world's leading product manufacturers in multiple industries to produce over 100,000 parts every year.
About Effective Training, Inc.
ETI is an international supplier of GD&T training and design resources, including software, books, videos and teaching materials. ETI founder Alex Krulikowski is a renowned GD&T expert with a degree in industrial vocational education and over 30 years of industry experience. For more information, visit their website, http://www.etinews.com.
PTC, PartnerAdvantage, Pro/ENGINEER, and Creo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE Sigmetrix, LLC