CAD Schroer has released version 5.2 of the MEDUSA4 2D/3D CAD suite and its 3D plant design system. The release features a new Windchill PDMLink Workgroup Manager for MEDUSA4, new dynamic design tools and enhanced data exchange options.
"This version is all about easy data exchange, even faster design editing, and productive engineering data management," said product line manager Mark Simpson. "The new developments are designed to make it easier to work together with other people and other systems, while always benefiting from MEDUSA4's legendary flexibility and fast and intelligent design editing functionality."
This version introduces the new Windchill Workgroup Manager for MEDUSA4, developed in partnership with PTC to ensure continued integration with future releases of PDMLink in a homogeneous data management environment.
A new feature allows designers to check out software licenses for use off-network, at home or at customer sites. The latest P&ID module offers a new configuration tool for administering symbol libraries and attributes, as well as element selection enhancements.
New flexible 3D data exchange and color mapping options include bi-directional 3D DWG conversion. The CADConvert interface now supports the AutoCAD file format from AutoCAD R 12 through AutoCAD 2013.
MPDS4 PLANT DESIGN offers new functionality for routing of pipes, ducts and conveyors, dynamic design editing, and intuitively moving components in assemblies, as well as new parametric equipment design and loading functionality. New tools and options for creating uneven floors with the Factory Layout module are also provided.
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