Emailable Factory and Plant Designs in MPDS4 Version 4.0
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Emailable Factory and Plant Designs in MPDS4 Version 4.0

Moers, Germany – 9 September 2009: CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global
engineering solutions provider, today announced the release of version 4.0
of MPDS4, its flexible Plant Design and Factory Layout system. New tools
and enhancements focus on client collaboration, data integration, and even
quicker design editing and visualisation. The star of the release is MPDS4
REVIEW, a new tool for easy collaboration on plant designs: MPDS4 now
generates very compact plant models, which can be e-mailed to partners or
clients, who then conduct collaborative reviews or walk-throughs on any
machine with the tool installed.

CAD Schroer’s flagship MPDS4 Plant Design and Factory Layout product suite
is targeted specifically at project engineers working for process plant
contractors (EPCs), system integrators or owner/operators who are looking
for a flexible system which easily manages complex design tasks in a multi-
user environment, and handles extremely large amounts of data with ease.
Many of them struggle with 2D drafting or 3D product modelling systems when
trying to create large industrial layouts with hundreds of thousands of
components and significant mechanical content. MPDS4 integrates existing 2D
plans and 3D CAD model data to quickly produce impressive 2D or 3D layouts,
with the ability to work in either design environment, with all the
traditional plant design disciplines, from piping to steel to electrical
design. Its relational database approach handles huge amounts of data in a
multi-user environment.

“Among many other enhancements, MPDS4 version 4.0 sees the introduction of
intelligent architectural components in the MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT™ product,
allowing users to easily integrate standard elements, such as doors, walls
and windows, into their designs, with detailed control over their
behaviour,” explains CAD Schroer’s Product Line Manager, Mark Simpson. “A
new multi-replace tool in the MPDS4 PIPING DESIGN module allows users to
automatically and intelligently change a whole series of connected
components simultaneously, based on the change to any one component. And a
new Pipe Fall Tool is ideal for creating the natural pipe falls for
effluent pipes, for example.”

MPDS4 version 4.0 also introduces a new Texture Tool, enhanced drawing and
equipment management capabilities, and a new Data Comparison Tool, allowing
users to compare tables of external data with data in the MPDS4 database.
The release sees significant enhancements in terms of speed, quality and
file size delivered by the STEP, IGES and 3D DXF interfaces, regularly used
by customers to include third party CAD models in their designs, or
exchange data with clients.

For a detailed list of the highlights of this release visit:

Visit the MPDS4 product pages on CAD Schroer's website:

About CAD Schroer

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering
solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness
of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the
automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public
utilities. CAD Schroer has offices throughout Germany, Belgium and the
Netherlands, and independent subsidiaries in France, Italy, Switzerland,
the United Kingdom and the United States.

CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory
layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on
MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and
integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design –
cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasises close customer
partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive
consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance

Contact Information

Email: Email Contact

Germany: +49 2841 9184 0
UK: +44 1223 460 408
France: +33 141 94 51 40
Switzerland: +41 44 802 89-80
Italy: +39 02 38303267
USA: +1 585 264 1409 or 866-SCHROER

Michael Schroer
CAD Schroer GmbH
Fritz-Peters-Straße 26-30
47447 Moers