CAM Software includes SolidWorks® direct interface.

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Facilitating homogeneous data flow and work processes, hyperMILL® integrates TTF's CAD libraries so that native data from CAD systems can be read directly. In addition to interfaces for Catia V4®/V5®, Parasolids, Unigraphics, and Pro/ENGINEER®, it supports SolidWorks 2005 file format. Software provides cutter path strategies from 2.5D to 3D to 5-axis, and helps automate NC programming for repeated design features such as simple and complex holes and closed and open pockets.

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SolidWorks® Direct Interface for hyperMILL® from Open Mind

OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a leading manufacturer of CAD/CAM solutions, and TTF, one of the most renowned companies in the area of CAD data interoperability have extended their partnership to include a direct import interface for OPEN MIND's hyperMILL software for Solidworks native data including Solidworks 2005 formatted data.

OPEN MIND Technologies AG and TTF entered into a collaborative agreement in 2003 to integrate TTF's CAD libraries into OPEN MIND's hyperMILL® CAM product so that native CAD data from leading CAD systems can be read by these directly. OPEN MIND initially offered interfaces for Catia V4®/V5®, Parasolids, Unigraphics and Pro/ENGINEER®. An interface for SolidWorks was initially released in 2004 and was recently upgraded to also support SolidWorks 2005 file format.

"Our direct interfaces provide our customers with a reliable and efficient data exchange," says Volker Nesenhöner, Vice President of OPEN MIND Technologies AG. "CAD data integrates into the CAM system seamlessly. OPEN MIND Technologies' interface philosophy is an important building block in facilitating homogeneous data flow and work processes. We are the only ones in the market to be implementing such an approach consistently."

hyperMILL is a CAM software product that provides advanced cutter path strategies from 2.5D to 3D to 5-axis. Users have a broad set of strategies to enable desired machining processes. Advanced feature-based technology also helps to automated NC programming for repeated design features such as simple and complex holes, closed and open pockets and other geometric entities.

About TTF
TTF is a leading company in CAD data exchange. Based in Lyon (France), TTF designs and distributes leading solutions for CAD model interoperability (native converters with history trees) and digital mock-ups (Project ReviewerTM for visualization, product testing and digital mock-ups). With solutions for the automotive, aviation and mechanical engineering industries and the consumer goods sector, TTF is providing services such as installation, maintenance, training and customization on a global scale.

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About OPEN MIND Technologies AG
OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM solutions for designing and manufacturing complex molds and parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products from feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5axis simultaneous machining. With over 5,500 licenses sold across the automotive, tool and mould manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and the US.

For further information, contact
OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc.
Alan Levine
70 Walnut Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 USA
Tel.: + 1 (781) 239 8095
Fax: + 1 (270) 912 5822

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