Anark Corporation to Create Autodesk Certified Applications

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anark Corporation, a leading provider of Model Based Enterprise (MBE) software solutions, announced today its plans to create certified Autodesk Inventor software products as an Autodesk Applications Development Partner.

Leveraging the Anark Core software platform currently deployed within the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as many of the world’s most innovative manufacturing enterprises, Anark plans to provide MBE authoring and publishing automation capabilities for users of Inventor and Autodesk Vault.

The past two years have seen a rapid migration by large enterprise manufacturing companies and the U.S. Department of Defense, away from traditional engineering drawings to communicate design intent and manufacturing process, towards paperless MBE best practices. A natural next step in this shift is for their extended network of suppliers to leverage the advantages of MBE best practices.

“Autodesk Inventor users represent a large portion of the extended manufacturing supplier network. By rapidly adopting proven MBE practices for engineering and manufacturing process, these suppliers will benefit from the commonly benchmarked 30% reduction in engineering time, 20% reduction in scrap & rework, and as much as 50% reduction in OEM-to-supplier response times,” said Stephen Collins, President and CEO of Anark Corporation.

The two companies will work together to launch Anark Core Workstation and Anark Core Server with MBE support for Inventor within the Autodesk channel. These new products will allow Inventor and Vault users to transform Inventor parts and assemblies that contain 3D Model Based Definition (MBD) to enable:

  • The generation of DOD compliant MIL-STD-31000A 3D PDF Technical Data Packages (TDP), with full support for Anark Core recipe-based automation and advanced template-based publishing,
  • The definition of advanced manufacturing process plans for assembly, fabrication, and quality inspection, that can be published in template-based 3D PDF, 3D HTML and Microsoft® Excel® documents for use on the factory floor and AS9102 FAIR, and
  • The ability to combine MBOM data stored in ERP, and CAD data stored in Autodesk Vault, into synchronized, “graphically rich” engineering release and manufacturing process documents.

“The 3D MBE market is moving rapidly so it makes sense for Autodesk to have Anark, a leader in this space, become a certified Autodesk partner,” said Buzz Kross, senior vice president of Manufacturing at Autodesk. “Adding Anark to our partner program will confirm our commitment to providing access to the best 3D MBE technology in the shortest amount of time possible.”

About Anark

Anark Corporation is a leading engineering and manufacturing software solution provider serving aerospace & defense, electronics, automotive, industrial machinery, and consumer products manufacturers, with reference customers that include the top 10 US aerospace companies. Anark Corporation helps enterprise manufacturing companies leverage their mission-critical data and infrastructure investments in PLM and ERP, providing solutions for engineering release, procurement and supply chain management, manufacturing process planning and execution, and quality inspection planning and execution.

Anark helps market leaders such as such as Boeing, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, NASA, TE Connectivity, Ericsson Communications, Honeywell, and the US Department of Defense unlock the potential of their PLM and ERP investments—to improve and accelerate product development, reduce material waste, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely with their suppliers and customers.

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