Sigmetrix CEO Chris Wilkes gave exclusive insights about the current state of the standards in the tolerance environment at seminars hosted by INNEO in Hanover and Neu-Ulm during the month of March.
Here are his comments:
After the United States, Germany is the second largest market for Sigmetrix, followed by Japan and Sweden. Germany plays a major role for us, as the German manufacturers are commonly known for their deep understanding of the needs for quality.
Not for nothing Sigmetrix and INNEO have been close partners for about twenty years now: First, there is INNEO’s outstanding reputation in the PTC Creo market – and the quality awareness of their customer base related to this. Then, INNEO has excellent engineering resources and they truly understand our products as well as the needs of the customers.
Those were just some reasons why we absolutely wanted to host the German events to announce our new version CETOL 6 Sigma 9.0 together with INNEO. The type of feedback we get from INNEO and their customers is exactly what we need. So we have set a major focus on usability with our new version. Designers need a tool to do it their way and also enables casual users to perform tolerance analyses without having to re-learn the program every time – even if they just use it once in three months. Now, the user is guided by the interface step by step and we have embedded almost 100 video tutorials.
Just recently we also have signed another major partnership with PTC, in that our GD&T Advisor software will be sold as an extension by PTC and the PTC Reseller Network. Some base functionality of GD&T will also be included with the coming PTC Creo 4 standard package. So we have a much deeper integration allowing us to even better support PTC Creo data.
Following Chris’ comments INNEO product manager, Christoph Bruns, showed live how the CAD-integrated tolerance analysis software works.