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Machine Research and Spatial Partner to Develop Cloud-Based CAD Solution for Manufacturers

By Business Wire News   


Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, announced today that Machine Research, a software provider that helps manufacturers increase efficiency and profitability, has leveraged Spatial’s 3D InterOp™ and 3D ACIS® to officially launch the first Machine Research App to manufacturers, providing customers the ability to view, measure, collaborate, and translate any CAD file type to any other file type on a secured cloud-based platform. Customers also have the ability to manage projects, utilize a visual search engine to find legacy projects of similar geometry, and customize and standardize the quotation process across their organization.

The Machine Research App provides two levels of service. BASIC service allows manufacturers to avoid the costly expense associated with multiple CAD seats and one-off translation tools for an easy, cost-effective viewer and translator on the cloud for a monthly subscription. PRO service (currently in Preview Mode) allows manufacturers the ability to search and find parts of similar geometry. Their search engine instantly gives users access to legacy parts of similar geometry to leverage the knowledge they’ve gained in the past to do things more efficiently and profitably going forward. It also allows users to take the “tribal knowledge” or multiple inter-connected spreadsheets out of the quotation process by providing a customizable quotation platform throughout their company.

“Leveraging Spatial’s knowledge and expertise in 3D software development solutions enabled us to deliver an extremely robust cloud solution to our customers in a short timeframe,” stated Chris Skubic, president, Machine Research. “Spatial’s 3D InterOp and 3D ACIS Modeler were extremely easy to add to the Cloud and Spatial was a great company to partner with as they completely understand our cloud-based business model, technology needs, support requirements, and our solutions’ value propositions.”

“Machine Research is providing something truly unique by leveraging their customers’ existing knowledge-base (quotes, manufacturing data, cost information, project profit margins, etc.) in a way that is currently a difficult, manual process,” stated Jean-Marc Guillard, chief executive officer, Spatial Corp. “With these new services, Machine Research has truly enabled their customers to utilize best practices and the proven methods that have made them successful.”

About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling3D visualization, and CAD translation software components help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For over 25 years, Spatial 3D components have been adopted by many of the world’s most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

About Machine Research

Machine Research provides workflow optimization tools to manufacturers. The roots of the business are in real world manufacturing, software and technology. The company has worked hard to build easy-to-use software tools to solve significant problems manufacturers encounter routinely during the manufacturing workflow process. Machine Research has developed a rich set of applications on a cloud-based architecture that enable manufacturers to easily view and translate any CAD file, collaborate seamlessly, search and reuse past job information, accurately quote and cost new work, and build a shape-searchable archive of your shop’s work and the specs on every job. These applications collectively can save shop time and money while unlocking new productivity potential. For more information and a FREE TRIAL, visit

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit

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ACIS, 3DScript and SAT are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2015 Spatial Corp.

Spatial Corp.
Debra Layton, +1 303-544-2928


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