News Feed Item

Fujitsu Launches PLEMIA Concurrent Design Manager for 3D CAD Data Management of Globally Distributed Design

Enhanced system to be widely provided to small and mid-sized companies moving forward on utilizing CAD

Tokyo, Feb 12, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the release of a new version of FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution PLEMIA Concurrent Design Manager, which includes enhanced features for distributed design at sites in and outside Japan. The new version will be available from February 12.

PLEMIA Concurrent Design Manager is software that takes enormous volumes of data, such as with 3D data and related diagrams which are cumbersome to manage when multiple designers are involved, and in addition to efficiently managing design histories on a per-part basis, generates the information needed for the manufacturing process from this managed data.

The new version was created with global design teams in mind, and comes with a replication feature that synchronizes the latest versions of massive 3D CAD files between servers at multiple locations during the night, which brings greater efficiency to collaborative design work that is distributed among overseas sites, where network delays can easily occur. In addition, it can now manage FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution iCAD SX, the company's design-support tool for heavy industrial machinery. It also adds a feature that can automatically convert the data it manages into STL(1) files for output to 3D printers.

Fujitsu will widely offer PLEMIA Concurrent Manager to small and medium-sized companies that increasingly use 3D CAD data for design, and is committed to supporting manufacturing innovation among its customers in the manufacturing sector.


In the manufacturing sector, a single product may be designed at multiple sites, and the design may also be customized locally to meet the needs of markets in many countries. These trends are also becoming increasingly widespread among small and medium-sized companies.

The extremely large size of 3D CAD files means data is shared by sending DVDs or e-mail, network syncing or other method. But sending files by DVD or e-mail makes them difficult to manage centrally, and relies on people to receive and manage them. Network syncing with worldwide sites, meanwhile, requires time, among other problems. Moreover, when multiple people are involved in design work, it is necessary that the person in charge has a consistent grasp of the latest design data that should be worked upon.

Fujitsu is offering PLEMIA Concurrent Design Manager to address these problems. Today, even as distributed design is conducted in and outside of Japan, this software efficiently tracks design histories for individual parts and enables globally distributed design work to proceed smoothly. The new version will be available as of February 12.

Product Features

1. Enhanced features to support globally distributed design teams

The new software version comes with a replication feature that will sync massive design files between servers overnight, or at any designated time, avoiding the time-consuming process of having to send such heavy files. This means that, for example, the design of a core module designed in Japan will be copied to servers at sites outside of Japan overnight, enabling those locations to use the latest design when doing any local customization, thereby supporting collaborative design between multiple sites. It enables customers to construct their own distributed design environments that best suit them, according to the particulars of their design sites. In Japan, for example, where there are dedicated high-speed lines, a customer may use the standard feature of automatic syncing for distributed design among two or more locations in Japan, while using the new replication feature for overseas sites.

The product is Unicode-compliant, so it can be used between multiple countries regardless of database language, and has time-zone support(2) so that designers in every country can use their own time zone to maintain accurate logs.

2. Supports iCAD SX, a 3D CAD tool for large-scale industrial machinery comprised of tens of thousands of parts

In addition to the eight types of 3D CAD software already supported, the new version adds support for Fujitsu's own iCAD SX. By using PLEMIA Concurrent Design Manager to manage design data from iCAD SX, which is tailored to handle designs of large machinery or plants comprised of tens of thousands of components, exclusive setting features, such as features that block registration of duplicate file names, track revisions, and manage editing privileges on a file-by-file basis, enable easier management of designs involving multiple team members.

3. Automatic conversion to STL files for 3D printers

After a model has been built through 3D CAD, the new product can convert the 3D CAD-formatted data into STL data for input to a 3D printer. It can also maintain a log of generated STL data.

The new product was developed by Fujitsu Systems East Limited.


(1) STL

An acronym for "stereolithography," a file format system for 3D CAD software developed by US-based 3D Systems

(2) Time-zone support

Stores all times as Greenwich Mean Time and can display all times in each user's local time zone by calculating offsets.

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

Source: Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations

Copyright 2015 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close th...
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
"WineSOFT is a software company making proxy server software, which is widely used in the telecommunication industry or the content delivery networks or e-commerce," explained Jonathan Ahn, COO of WineSOFT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins June 5-7, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @Cloud Expo New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...