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Numerical Innovations Leverages Spatial Corp.’s 3D InterOp for Bidirectional Data Translation

December 8, 2015
By Business Wire News


Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, announced today that Numerical Innovations, a division of Caneberra Technologies, Inc. has leveraged Spatial’s 3D InterOp data reuse software suite to launch ACE 3D, the first all-in-one 3D/2D translator specifically targeted for the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. ACE 3D makes it easy to convert between 3D and EDA formats by importing a wide variety of EDA and computer-aided design (CAD) formats directly into customer 3D modeling environments. Geometries and layers are intelligently organized as individual assemblies for easy editing.

By integrating 3D InterOp’s data translators, ACE 3D provides mechanical engineers with the flexibility to construct entire designs and layout assemblies, while still remaining in their preferred 3D environment. Non-CAD experts now have the ability to quickly convert and create 3D geometries without weeks of training. ACE 3D also includes a full-featured and powerful editor that can be used to clip regions, generate anti-areas (i.e. negative polarity), perform Boolean operations, fill complex polygons, and optimize data before final export. The 3D files output from ACE 3D are tested and fully compatible with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS applications and the latest versions of other modeling engines.

“Leveraging Spatial’s proven and fully tested 3D interoperability software development toolkit provided us with a means to truly differentiate our solution and deliver an even greater quality product to our end users,” said Simon Garrison, CEO, Numerical Innovations. “Spatial has been an excellent development partner, providing good and continuous technical support and enhancements.”

“Typically, it’s very difficult to get a usable 3D file such as STEP, ACIS or IGES from a 2D electrical CAD-layout design environment and it is also difficult to generate a usable 2D EDA/CAD file such as Gerber, DXF, GDSII or ODB++ from a 3D mechanical CAD environment,” stated Vivekan Iyengar, Vice President, Research & Development, Spatial Corp. “ACE 3D provides seamless translation for users to migrate their designs between various 2D and 3D environments for all design phases: mechanical, electrical and analysis.”


About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling3D visualization, and CAD translation software development toolkits help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For over 25 years, Spatial 3D software development toolkits 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 Numerical Innovations

Numerical Innovations (A division of Caneberra Technologies, Inc.) was founded based on the industry need for easy to use, aesthetically pleasing software tools that are clever and accurately facilitate electronic designs for manufacturing. Utilizing an advanced, proprietary C++ development platform called Universal Tool Platform (UTP) created in-house, along with their experience developing a wide variety of commercial and custom EDA tools; Numerical Innovations has been able to successfully enter the market with tools providing a common user interface (UI) model and Interoperability, which will continue to satisfy customer demand and gain the reputation of producing easy to use, high quality tools. They are proud to boast a customer base of over 1000 unique companies. To learn more about their products, 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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