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UGS, represented in Australia by PLM , has released JT2Go product lifecycle management (PLM) software, allowing companies to share detailed 3D product and manufacturing data globally using the JT format.

The software includes JT2Go viewing technology and JT plug ins for Microsoft Office for collaboration using standard desktop applications. The Microsoft Office plug ins enable a JT file to be embedded and viewed in any Microsoft Office document. The JT2Go viewer enables product development teams and supply chains to review drawings, view and interrogate 3D product information and collaborate in the context of complete bill of materials using PLM XML. These capabilities enable engineering design reviews, requests for quotes, package reviews and manufacturing tooling reviews.

JT technology makes it possible to view and share product data and interactive images worldwide, in real time and throughout all phases of the product lifecycle. It has incorporated new compression algorithms, lighting, textures and PLM XML technology. It can be used to deliver photorealistic images for use by sales and marketing teams to build brochures and interactive 3D publications. The requirements for the JT2Go viewing products and the expansion of the JT format are established through JT Open, an initiative driven by global leaders that view PLM as a competitive advantage and have adopted the JT format as their standard.

JT2Go, available to the public via internet download, will help streamline collaboration between manufacturers and their value chain across all industries. The collaboration and viewing technology breaks down the barriers to 3D collaboration by providing a fast, deploy-on-demand solution that enables data sharing across heterogeneous PLM software environments on existing infrastructure at no additional cost.

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