SOURCE: Actify Inc.

Actify Inc.

June 17, 2009 08:30 ET

vdR Group Enhances Search-Based Application Through Actify Partnership

Partrieve Uses SpinFire's Visualization Technology to Gain an Edge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Actify Inc., the global leader in product data collaboration solutions, today announced that it has forged a technology partnership with the vdR Group, a leading developer of integration solutions for manufacturing and engineering applications. The partnership incorporates a subset of Actify's SpinFire visualization offerings into vdR's Partrieve v5.0 product, allowing the search-based business application (SBA) to provide access to CAD data without the need for expensive CAD software.

Actify's SpinFire technology enables users to access numerous 3D and 2D CAD file formats without the overhead of expensive CAD softwares. The SpinFire products are able to take these native CAD files and transform the data into Actify's compact, lightweight .3D format that can be easily reused for viewing, measuring, markup, and other interrogative functions. With the vdR partnership, every instance of Partrieve will include a version of SpinFire Publisher, and depending on the customers' needs, the support for any of several major CAD formats.

"Our products are designed to meet a variety of needs and use models," said David Opsahl, CEO of Actify. "Our customers, like many other companies are always looking for ways to streamline the collaboration process. Partrieve v5.0 with the integration of our SpinFire technology, allows companies to solve their collaboration needs by providing users immediate access to information scattered across the enterprise including 3D and 2D data."

Companies often have multiple databases with disparate information containing numerous data formats that span the enterprise. While all of the information is relevant, they're not always easily accessible. Partrieve allows users to search for and access the product data trapped in these information silos, independent of language, source, format or unit of measure.

"Embedding the SpinFire viewing technology in Partrieve allows us to extend our capabilities to users that need to access 3D and 2D data without having to load an instance of a CAD solution," said Martin van der Roest, president and CEO of vdR. "We knew that integrating a powerful visualization solution into Partrieve would give added value to our users and the SpinFire technology did not disappoint."

Partrieve is sold via Tata Technologies. For more information, please visit

About the vdR Group

vdR is a privately held software development company founded in 1986. Its primary focus is the design, development and delivery of integration technologies and solutions for manufacturing and engineering environments. Resultant solutions are licensed and/or sold via selected partners that are leaders in their respective fields.

Today there are an estimated 120,000 users of the Group's solutions. These integration solutions have touch points to such applications as CAD, electronic content management (ECM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product data/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM) solutions.

The Group has defined Product Data Intelligence (PDI) and has characterized it as the method to help manufacturing and engineering oriented companies harness the full value of part and product data regardless of where it resides in the enterprise. By facilitating a combination of virtual unification of this data, search engine, and visualization technologies, PDI delivers optimized design and data reuse, improved time-to-market, and measureable cost savings. For more information, please visit

About Actify Inc.

Actify Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of product data collaboration solutions with customer companies throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, and discrete manufacturing industries. Actify products are sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit or call 415.227.3800.

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