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Aegis adds mechanical CAD and box build capability
25th January, 2006

Aegis Industrial Software Corporation, the leader in Manufacturing Information Management Systems is pleased to introduce the "MCAD" system. This significant system enhancement uniquely answers the increasing customer demand for an end-to-end NPI through MES solution supporting electronics assembly, system integration, and box build. An integral part of the greater Aegis factory information system, it supports box and mechanical product documentation, tracking, quality, and materials management as elegantly as the solution currently supports circuit card product launch and manufacturing execution. Aegis customers may now support any discrete assembly processes - from circuit boards to full system level assembly - in a single information system.

MCAD functionality is inherently incorporated within Aegis' web-centric manufacturing execution system (MES). Shop-floor operators may now step through and drill into iView's existing sequential assembly process feature with intelligent cross-reference to the mechanical components. Aegis MES also supports multi-level assemblies and material setup validation at any work station, and these assemblies are now better depicted in the visual aids.

Jason Spera, Aegis' CEO commented on the release, "Our customers find value in the Aegis philosophy of support for the maximum scope of factory information and execution functions. This MCAD system is a direct response to this customer expectation, and is the result of the highest ranking customer enhancement request received by Aegis in the last 24 months. It constitutes a significant extension of our solution to support the entirety of the manufacturing floor and process."

Features and Benefits include:
-- Support for common mechanical CAD vector file formats,
-- Simple digitizing allows 2D capture from a 3D drawing with the desired user-controlled perspective.
-- A mechanical Shape Library permits re-use of commonly used items and components, such as screws, spacers, nuts, etc.
-- A dynamic color-coded parts list display in the visual aids provides easy cross-referencing to the drawing in the same manner used for circuit board visual aids.

Aegis' MCAD module is a cost option available in the upcoming 6.1 release, and existing customers have been offered this option at no charge.

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