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Arena Solutions Announces Expanded Support for SolidWorks' PDM Product Line with its Development of

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Foster City, Calif., Jan 22 - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced expanded support for SolidWorks Corporation

"For our data management customers who seek a PLM solution, Arena Solutions provides a capable, cost-effective solution that is quick to deploy and easy to learn," said Efrat Ravid, director of marketing alliances, SolidWorks, Corp. "We are pleased Arena has chosen to develop a new integration for PDMWorks Enterprise so our customers with more complex requirements and the need for PLM can leverage Arena PLM."

The new Arena PLM PDMWorks Enterprise integration will control and automate the flow of mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) files and specifications to Arena PLM, where mechanical designs are combined with product information from other disciplines such as electronics sub-systems, sourcing, and manufacturing, to create the complete definition of the product.

In addition to the new integration, improvements will also be made to the existing PDMWorks Workgroup integration, helping to further streamline the transfer of design data into Arena PLM for Workgroup users.

More than 70 percent of Arena PLM users have already realized the benefits of using Arena PLM and SolidWorks software together. They find Arena's on-demand delivery gives them access to the benefits of PLM without requiring them to pay the extensive costs associated with traditional client server systems. Those still using manual processes or facing obstacles related to unsuccessful attempts to manage data from PDM to production, can take the next critical step of automating their design-through-manufacturing process—from CAD to PDM to PLM—with Arena PLM. The combination of Arena PLM and SolidWorks software enables users to be more competitive, productive, and successful.

"Manufacturers who aren't already taking advantage of the benefits of taking their well-defined design and engineering environment and connecting it to their extended product and operations teams with Arena PLM should certainly consider it," said Craig Livingston, chief executive officer, Arena Solutions. "Arena PLM can effectively extend the value of users' investment in SolidWorks PDM software. Used together, the software can certainly help companies bring superior products to market more quickly and at a lower cost."

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