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APRIL 1994



CMS from Workgroup Technology Corporation (Lexington, MA) is used at over 100 sites worldwide. Users include AT&T, Eaton Corporation, Fujitsu, General Mills, Medtronic and Sun Microsystems. (For more information contact: +1 617/674-2000)

WorkFlow Systems (Burlington, MA) announced the release of FlowLogic/Project. This allows Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) organizations to manage project definitions/set up including tasks and function specifications, project/document breakdown, team selection and assignment, real-time workload monitoring, bottleneck detection/resolution, time card management, project reviews and approvals. (+1 617/272-8150)

The van der Roest Group (Santa Ana, CA) unveiled its new engineering change control module as an extension of its engineering drawing and document management solution. The Group's EDMS software solution DMS Pro supports the entire lifecycle of engineering drawings and documents. (+1 714/542-2201)

SIFRAME from Siemens Nixdorf is part of Siemens' 'Engineering World' family of productivity tools. It's a task-oriented process management framework, providing the framework for initiating business re-engineering efforts and the platform for integrating and managing new processes as they evolve along with the changing needs of the enterprise. SIFRAME grew out of the JESSI Common Framework of the European-wide JESSI project. SIFRAME provides a superset for existing CAD/CAE applications, product data management tools, and other business-critical information systems. SIFRAME integrates disparate CAD vendors' programs as objects that become part of the overall project framework. (+1 617/273-0480)

Sherpa Corporation (San Jose, CA) has been selected to provide software for Hughes Aircraft Company's $70 million investment in product data management technology aimed at dramatically cutting costs and time-to-market for its commercial and defense products. Hughes $15 million purchase of Sherpa software is the largest investment in PDM technology to date. Hughes is implementing Sherpa as a company-wide system, expected to have more than 20,000 on-line users in more than 50 company installations worldwide by 1997. Hughes recognized that in their product life cycle the engineering function offered by far the greatest potential for saving time and money. The technology which would allow them to save most was PDM, since product costs start up front and continue all the way across the entire engineering and manufacturing cycle. (+1 408/433-0455)

RIM Technology Corporation (Sante Fe, NM) has expanded its RIM.EDV (Electronic Document Vault) offering. The RIM.EDV family of products manages applications and their associated documents. The family now includes RIM.EDV Pro, RIM.EDV + and RIM.EDV. RIM Technology customers include Bechtel Corp., FAA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. (+1 505/983-2214)

US users of Rasterex's RxEDM include ABB Impell, Bechtel, Corning and Kerr McGee Corp. (+1 404/320-0800)

Site Manager, advanced software for Process Safety Management from Lexington Group International, Inc. (Dallas, TX), includes the following modules: Process Safety Information, Process Hazards Analysis, Operating Procedures, Operator Training, Contractors, Pre-startup Safety Review, Mechanical Integrity, Safe Work Practices, Hot Work Permit, Management of Change, Incident Investigation, Compliance Audits, and Emergency Planning and Response. (+1 214/247-1800)

Users of HP's WorkManager include leading companies worldwide such as Lisec (Austria), NMBS (Belgium), Matra Automobile (France), Jenoptik (Germany), Konica (Japan), Betagraphics (Netherlands), Schindler (Switzerland), Perkins Engine (UK), and Steelcase (US). (+1 303/229-4827)

To provide additional leverage to their customer's investment in IMAN, EDS Unigraphics has created strategic relationships with IAI (Israel), Fujitsi (Japan) and TCS (India). (+1 714/952-5587)

Computervision (Bedford, MA) announced that Rolls-Royce Aerospace Group (Derby, England) will purchase $21.4 million worth of Computervision software, consultative services and technical support in 1994. The initial order and option calls for 1000 seats of CV's CADDS and EDM software products. The contract represents the largest single contract for software services and support in Computervision's 25-year history. It's also the largest order to be placed for CADCAM software in the UK. EDM will be deployed within Rolls-Royce's product development process to ensure that engineering data is managed across all interested disciplines and progressed, reviewed and secured in line with the company's needs both within the company and in its extended family of suppliers and partners. (+1 617/275-1800)

Florida Power & Light's Nuclear Business Unit has chosen Cimage Corp (Ann Arbor, MI) and HP to implement a comprehensive EDMS. Initially Florida Power & Light will have about 200 seats on-line at each of its three facilities. (+1 313/761-6550)

ACS Telecom (Lomita, CA) introduced a new Windows version of its AutoEDMS drawing, document and image management software. (+1 310/325-3055)

Announcements from Access Corporation (Cincinnati, OH) include the Optical Disk Manager, enhanced product structure support and enhancements to Engineering Change Control. Access Corporation customers include AlliedSignal - Bendix Communications Division, Burndy Corporation, Husky Oil, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Corporation and Sandoz. (+1 513/782-8300)

The EDM '94 Conference, held in conjunction with A/E/C/ Systems '94, is scheduled June 19-21, 1994 at the Washington, DC Convention Center. The Exposition will be open June 21-June 23. (+1 203/665-0153)

There has been a change in the date and location of CALS EXPO 94. It will be held in Long Beach, CA. The dates are 5-8 December 1994. (+1 202/775-1440)

At the CADCAM '94 show in Birmingham, England, AproTec International (+44 733/371888) displayed the latest version of Enhancement 1, its drawing and document management system that has over 6,000 users in the UK. CAD-Capture (+44 254/583534) showed the Alpharel/ Optigraphics Document Management System for the first time in the UK. CIMTEL (+44 21/359-5461) exhibited CIM-EDM its low-cost suite of EDM systems. IBM (+44 926/464464) showed a range of CAD integration and information communication solutions including ProductManager.

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