CAD Schroer Showcases the Perfect Pro/ENGINEER® Partner Products

Moers, Germany and Cambridge, UK, (PresseBox) - CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider and certified PTC® Partner, is known for providing products and services that bridge the gap between 2D and 3D to provide rapid, integrated design environments for project engineers. At PTC user events in Europe this winter, CSG showed visitors how to say good-bye to frustrations surrounding the planning and layout of large installations or the drafting requirements for downstream manufacturing processes. Its MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT(TM) Project Engineering software offers the ideal solution for rapid installation design among Pro/ENGINEER users who deliver or maintain complete factories, while STHENO/PRO® offers powerful integrated drafting, now for Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire 4. (For a FREE trial visit

Turnkey installation designers who work with 2D drawings, which are ideal for quick and easy industrial layouts, often miss the ability to visualise their designs or detect clashes in 3D space. They find that 3D modelling systems, perfect for creating individual machinery designs in great detail, are not intended for easily producing large 3D layouts of complete installations. So although 3D really brings ideas to life for clients, the expertise, time and cost required means that it is rarely deployed in the pre-sales stage, when time is of the essence, and work is non-chargeable.

MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT steps into this breach by allowing designers the freedom and ease to quickly generate 3D installations from 2D layouts, or work directly in the 3D plant environment.

Fast Conceptual Designs, 2D/3D Layout and Visualisation

CSG has been demonstrating how its solutions help increase competitiveness from the pre-sales stage through to project delivery and maintenance. The approach offered by the new MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT package combines drafting power tools for easy industrial layouts with the advanced 3D capabilities of a plant design system, including fast visualisations for tender designs.

It makes use of existing Pro/ENGINEER or other 3D models, as well as allowing engineers to create 3D geometry, walls and windows quickly on the fly. The software integrates easily with the PTC Pro/ENGINEER and PDM environment.

Value for Money and Expert Consultancy Services

"We welcomed visitors and customers from diverse industry sectors, including manufacturing, transportation and mobile communication, who were very keen on our approach and commented on the excellent value for money offered by MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT," says CSG Sales Engineer Andreas Kohlhaas.

"And because we also provide comprehensive services, from engineering process optimisation to product integration, companies know they can come to us for help with all sorts of issues, including finding the right path through an often bewildering technology landscape."

STHENO/PRO, the powerful drafting solution for Pro/ENGINEER, also pushed all the right buttons, even among long-term 3D users. One visitor commented, "It's only after you've spent years working with 3D that you realise the value of 2D. You simply can't do without it. Our manufacturing department can't work without professional 2D drawings." STHENO/PRO addresses the drafting, detailing and legacy data integration requirements of Pro/ENGINEER users, who often struggle with non-integrated 2D systems.

It slots in perfectly with their 3D strategy, allowing them to integrate, edit and consolidate their 2D drawings and legacy data within their Pro/ENGINEER environment.

CAD Schroer will showcase its solutions at major industry events throughout the world in 2009. For more information about MPDS4 FACTORY LAYOUT, please visit

A FREE 30-day trial of the STHENO/PRO drafting product is available at

CAD Schroer GmbH

CAD Schroer Group (CSG) is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, headquartered in Moers, near Duesseldorf, Germany. The company has offices throughout Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and independent subsidiaries in France, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Its products are sold direct and through an extensive, customer-focused partner network in countries throughout the globe.

CSG's product suites include the 2D/3D design automation solution MEDUSA4®, including the MPDS4(TM) Plant Design System with FACTORY LAYOUT(TM) , as well as STHENO/PRO®, a professional drafting plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER® users. All systems come with a number of user-specific add-on modules offering efficiency gains for the most diverse areas of product and plant design and development. CAD Schroer also offers extensive consultancy, training and software development services.

CAD Schroer's aim is to provide customers with the best possible solutions for design engineers and the engineering process, as well as to support its clients' strategic goals. The company's own technical and engineering background, and its emphasis on close working relationships with customers worldwide, have fostered a "by engineers for engineers" approach to software development - always keeping abreast of the latest demands placed on engineers by modern product development processes in a highly competitive market space. To find out more, please visit our website.

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