SkeletonCAD deploys first Beta-software licence10.08.2017 15:00
Software startup SkeletonCAD, developing in Computer-Aided Design and Simulation software, announced its first deployment of a SkeletonCAD-Beta licence. This milestone marks the startup’s debut in making its novel engineering software commercially available for test and evaluation purposes to selected industry partners.
“This is only the beginning of our early commercialization efforts”, said Bernhard Petermeier, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development of SkeletonCAD. “Our business team is in negotiation with several well-known leaders in the automotive, aerospace and machinery industries. The goal is to select early innovation partners in all our strategic target markets. Our partners will not only gain early access to our disruptive technology, but will also have the opportunity to bring in their ideas and contribute to the development of a software environment that will give them a competitive edge.”
The licence is undisclosed, however, is referred to as a “pioneering Fortune 1000 multinational software corporation”.
SkeletonCAD beta is allowing the first users to understand and test this novel technology in a real-world environment. It is a stand-alone software, running locally and requiring no installation. This early version will help to channel the future features deployment roadmap. Currently, it allows to convert and visualize the Medial Axis Representation (MAR) and features a deformation function for single parts.
The Beta marks the completion of all building blocks of the new kernel and a basic user interface. Over the next months, these building blocks will be refined and extended until the final release will be available in Q4 2017.
Prior to the release of the first Beta, SkeletonCAD closed the seed financing round, in which it raised CHF 400’000. The funds were used to develop the first software licence and to expand its team to ten members. Together with its team, the startup continues to work on its CTI research project, which is focused on developing SkeletonCAD’s software, and to expand the research efforts on its underlying breakthrough technology.
Established in 2016 as a spin-off from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), SkeletonCAD aims to develop and commercially deploy a breakthrough Computer-Aided Design and Simulation software based on Medial Axis Representation (MAR) technology developed within the former LICP Laboratory of EPFL. SkeletonCAD is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices in Timișoara, Romania.
SkeletonCAD’s technology enables engineers to design, simulate, modify and optimize natively within the same software, delivering significant convenience and time advantages. As a consequence, testing mechanical product design becomes like testing software code.