CALGARY, AB and BERKELEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jan 20, 2011 -- PROCAD, developer of comprehensive plant design solutions and Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of component technology to the engineering software industry, today announced the release of the PapriCAD™ line of plant design applications, powered by the AutoCAD OEM platform. The PapriCAD line combines PROCAD's plant, piping and electrical technology with the full benefits of the popular and familiar AutoCAD technology -- all in stand-alone products.
Built on two decades of design experience, PapriCAD is a high-functionality plant design solution with its own CAD platform that enables significant productivity gains within both large and small projects and engineering design environments. Piping applications include: P&ID, Isometrics, Plans & Elevations, and Piping Suite, as well as Electrics for drawing electrical schematics and layouts.
Licensed exclusively in North America through Autodesk sales channel Tech Soft 3D, AutoCAD OEM empowers companies like PROCAD to affordably extend AutoCAD software functionality within products such as PapriCAD to greater numbers of customers.
"It was a natural step for PROCAD to develop our new applications with AutoCAD OEM," said PROCAD President, Zaia Abraham. "The PapriCAD product provides a new level of affordable performance for thousands of companies that will benefit from our software's extensive capabilities. It will also provide across-the-board compatibility with PROCAD's existing 2D DESIGNER applications. Overall, we're confident that customers acquiring our new software will become more competitive while maintaining their software budgets."
"We're pleased to supply PROCAD with the AutoCAD OEM platform technology that will help their design technology satisfy an ever-growing number of companies throughout their market," said Tech Soft 3D CEO Ron Fritz.
Added Abraham, "Developing and launching a new product is always a daunting task, but Tech Soft 3D made it easy right from the start. Their representatives were responsive and helped ensure the successful completion of our project. We look forward to a long-term working relationship with them that will benefit our customers, as well as our respective companies."
PROCAD has been offering fine 2D and 3D piping and electrical CAD applications to companies of all sizes in over 45 countries since 1992. Its 2D DESIGNER® product includes the AutoELECTRIC, AutoFLOW, AutoORTHO, AutoISO and the Piping Suite bundle. The 3DSMART® software simplifies every aspect of the 3D design process, creating a user-friendly environment where departments work smarter and share information through a centralized database. Visit PROCAD for more information.
About Tech Soft 3D
Tech Soft 3D provides premier component technologies and related services that enable software developers to rapidly create world-class technical software. The company's flagship HOOPS® 3D Framework has been incorporated into nearly 300 commercial software applications. Tech Soft 3D also develops HOOPS 3D Exchange and resells premium components such as Autodesk's RealDWG® Toolkit and AutoCAD OEM platform, and Parasolid® Modeling Kernel from Siemens PLM Software. The company maintains corporate headquarters in Berkeley, California and can be reached through www.techsoft3d.com.
™ PapriCAD is a trademark of PROCAD Software
® 2D DESIGNER and 3DSMART are registered trademarks of PROCAD Software
® Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc.
® HOOPS is a registered trademark of Tech Soft 3D.
All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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