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nPower Software Press Release February 5, 2013
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nPower Software releases NEW Power Surfacing add-in for SolidWorks

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San Diego, February 5, 2013 - nPower Software announces the release of a revolutionary new product Power Surfacing.

Power Surfacing is an industrial design add-in product for SolidWorks® 3D design software that significantly improves the design process for modeling organic, free form surfaces in SolidWorks.

Power Surfacing makes it easy and fun to design complex free form, aesthetically pleasing "Class A" surfaces in SolidWorks. Creating and manipulating Power Surfacing parts is as simple as modeling with clay. Power Surfacing allows great flexibility and productivity in designing those difficult surfaces by pushing and pulling on the faces, edges or vertices of the part. When a shape is designed with Power Surfacing it is a single unified object, which can easily be modified in both subtle and significant ways without pulling apart the resulting NURBS surfaces. Once converted into a native SolidWorks part, those Sub-D models are treated just as if they had been created with traditional SolidWorks tools. Thus SolidWorks features like Booleans, fillets, shells, etc. can be applied to the parts just as if the parts had been modeled with typical SolidWorks tools. Design changes are a breeze with Power Surfacing. After applying SolidWorks features, Power Surfacing users can go back to the original Sub-D form and modify the surface shape and downstream features will be reapplied.

Power Surfacing is also an excellent bridge between Sub-D modeling products like modo® and SolidWorks. Power Surfacing can quickly and accurately convert virtually any Sub-D model (even Sub-D models that have some triangles) into the precise NURBS representation that is standard for SolidWorks parts. Power Surfacing creates high quality surfaces, which accurately interpolate the vertices of the original Sub-D mesh.

Power Surfacing unites the diverse modeling paradigms of Sub-D (Subdivision Surface) modeling and CAD (NURBS-based) modeling. Neither Sub-D modeling nor NURBS modeling can effectively solve all 3-D design problems. Each has strengths and weaknesses. Sub-D modeling is great at producing and modifying complex freeform / organic shapes with smooth surfaces. NURBS modeling is good at combining shapes via. Boolean and Feature operations as well as refining shapes with operations like filleting, blending and face editing. We see Power Surfacing as a novel and powerful unification piece between these two technologies. Being able to use both modeling paradigms together in the modeling process provides huge productivity advantages in both the design and revision process. Power Surfacing free form design combined with SolidWorks parametric design provides Solidworks users with a ground breaking Industrial Design toolkit.

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nPower products can be purchased from the nPower web store (www.nPowerSoftware.com/store.htm), or through certified nPower Software resellers throughout the world.

Power Surfacing is based on IntegrityWare’s SOLIDS++ geometric modeling Kernel, a unique and powerful hybrid modeling system that supports Solids, Surface and Polygonal modeling. nPower modeling tools (Power NURBS, Solids, Translators) provide the highest order of surfacing, solids modeling, analysis, and tessellation technologies.  In addition, Power Surfacing utilizes the new SubD-NURBS library product, which provides accurate conversion between Sub-D geometry and NURBS geometry.

 

Engineers, designers, architects, and artists from top companies around the world like Toyota, Boeing, Microsoft, Disney, SEGA, Blizzard Entertainment, Northrup Grumman, Sony, Honda, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Whirlpool, Blur Studio, Fisher Price, Gensler, Harley Davidson, Fox Sports, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, BAE Systems, SolidWorks, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, HDR, Hewlett Packard and Cannon Equipment are optimizing their design throughput with nPower Software.

 
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Information
 

 

  For more information on IntegrityWare Inc, visit www.IntegrityWare.com
   
For more information on nPower Software, visit www.nPowerSoftware.com
 
 

nPower Software / IntegrityWare Contact
David Gill, President
858-
592-8866
DGill@nPowerSoftware.com

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IntegrityWare Inc. is a company that specializes in advanced geometric modeling solutions. Founded in 1996, IntegrityWare has been providing advanced modeling solutions to a growing base of customers building industry-leading solutions. The SOLIDS++  modeling kernel is an Object-Oriented Non-Manifold Modeling kernel that provides a comprehensive suite of geometry and topology tools for Solids Modeling, Surface Modeling, Curve Modeling, Polygonal Modeling and Non-Manifold Modeling. SOLIDS++  has been in development for more than 10 years, with research and development of the most advanced modeling solutions. The SOLIDS++ kernel is currently licensed to developers needing to provide the most advanced geometric modeling functionality to their customers – such as Autodesk, MOI, Nemetschek, PTC, New River Kinematics, Bentley Systems, and Ford Motor Company.

 

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the Power of Power Surfacing
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Quote from Power Subrfacing Customer

Kevin Quigley (Quigley Design):

"Just thought I’d let you know I have been playing with the beta for a bit now and my opinion is….AWESOME!!!!

This is the product I (and many like me) have been waiting for!" 

 
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