Anark Corporation Announces OpenFlight Support

BOULDER, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 4, 2009 Anark Corporation, leading provider of automated 3D CAD transformation and visualization solutions, today announced support for OpenFlight™, the most widely adopted 3D visualization format for real-time 3D visualization. Anark Core 2.2 exports OpenFlight™ data using native OpenFlight Read/Write API's from Presagis™, a leading provider of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling and simulation software.

OpenFlight™ is a 3D visual database format that has become a defacto standard for the visual simulation industry. Anark added OpenFlight support to Core 2.2 to enable viz-sim application developers to quickly and easily prepare and simplify complex 3D CAD geometry from tools such as like CATIA®, Pro/ENGINEER, Inventor®, and SolidWorks for use in visual simulation applications.

"Anark Core delivers a powerful yet intuitive tool for re-purposing CAD files in their native formats, promising to revolutionize the creation of training and simulation content in OpenFlight and other leading formats" said Andrew Morris, President of Visual Aircraft LLC.

Easy and effective geometry simplification features, coupled with powerful automation capabilities, make Anark Core the most cost-effective platform for preparing 3D CAD models for a wide array of military and civilian modeling, visualization, and simulation applications. Transforming 3D CAD geometry into lightweight, yet detailed and realistic models for use in real-time 3D visualization, training, and simulation applications is a costly and labor-intensive process. Now that Anark Core supports OpenFlight, it is much more cost effective for developers to import optimized CAD models directly into the popular modeling tool, Creator™, and also into popular 3D Image Generation environments such as Vega Prime™ and Lyra™.

"Our customers depend on Anark Core to extract more value from their 3D product design data for use throughout the extended enterprise,” said Stephen Collins, Anark CEO. "Adding OpenFlight support will help to dramatically reduce development timelines, thereby saving organizations significant time and expense developing visual simulation applications that require the import of optimized 3D CAD models and assemblies.”

For more information about Anark Core and OpenFlight support, please visit:
http://www.anark.com/core/cad_to_openflight.aspx

About Anark: Anark Corporation provides powerful enterprise software and solutions to manufacturing organizations that need to cost-effectively utilize their 3D CAD data ad other graphics assets for visualization, simulation, CAE, and supply-chain data exchange.

Anark helps market leaders such as Boeing, Cessna, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, and NVIDIA unlock the potential of their 3D assets to save money, accelerate product development, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely.

Presagis, Creator, Vega Prime, Lyra and OpenFlight are trademarks of Presagis Canada Inc and /or Presagis USA Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.



Contact:

Anark Corporation
Paul Perreault, 303-545-2592




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