November 19, 2007 15:23 ET

ALGOR and Kubotek USA Expand Partnership for Co-Distributed CAD-FEA Solution

PITTSBURGH, PA and MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, and Kubotek USA, Inc., makers of geometry-based KeyCreator® computer-aided design (CAD) software, jointly announced today the expansion of their existing partnership with a new co-distribution agreement. ALGOR will distribute KeyCreator with its latest finite element analysis (FEA) software, ALGOR V21; and Kubotek USA will distribute ALGOR DesignCheck with KeyCreator 7.0. This complementary CAD and FEA software comes with a six-month license, providing thousands of ALGOR and Kubotek USA customers with a complete design-and-analysis solution.

KeyCreator provides best-in-class translation, model repair, de-featuring, sectioning and general editing of 3D models from numerous popular CAD formats including ACIS, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, IGES, Parasolid, SolidWorks and STEP. KeyCreator features Kubotek's new FaceLogic technology, which dramatically speeds selection and editing of design features in non-native solid models.

ALGOR DesignCheck allows users to verify individual parts with a first-pass stress analysis to virtually test the behavior of product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. Powered by ALGOR's InCAD technology, ALGOR DesignCheck is fully associative with each updated model from Kubotek's KeyCreator and REALyze products.

"By providing ALGOR DesignCheck to our KeyCreator customers with active maintenance contracts in North and South America, they can see for themselves how easy it is to transfer a CAD model into ALGOR for analysis," said John Wright McCullough, Kubotek USA Product Manager. "In the future, both companies plan to further develop cooperative channel opportunities for each other's products."

"Supplying KeyCreator provides ALGOR users with a full-featured, state-of-the-art CAD package that supports native CATIA V5 parts and is tightly integrated with our software," said Bob Williams, ALGOR Product Manager. "KeyCreator users can use ALGOR DesignCheck to try out our linear static stress analysis capabilities for single-part models. For more advanced analysis needs, they can easily upgrade to any of ALGOR's wide range of analysis capabilities that all work associatively with KeyCreator."

About Kubotek USA

Kubotek USA, Inc., headquartered in Marlborough, MA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubotek Corporation. Kubotek USA develops and manufactures KeyCreator mechanical CAD software, REALyze multiCAD data exchange tools, Validation Tool™ CAD model comparison software and the Kubotek Spectrum™ multiCAD viewer. Kubotek Corporation was founded in 1985 in Osaka, Japan, and has been publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 2001. Kubotek Corporation is a worldwide leader in creation engineering -- the development of technologies for modeling, measuring and machining in industrial businesses large and small. Visit Kubotek USA at:

About ALGOR, Inc.

ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from all major CAD vendors. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations. For additional information, please visit our website at

Kubotek, KeyCreator, REALyze, and CADKEY are registered trademarks or trademarks of Kubotek Corporation. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

    Julie Halapchuk
    ALGOR, Inc.

    Kubotek USA, Inc.