Anark Selected By Hydro-Québec For Creating And Publishing High Fidelity 3D PDF Based Technical Data Packages

Leading global hydropower provider adopts Anark Core software platform for automated PLM driven MBE document publishing for improved communication, supply chain collaboration, and long-term archival

BOULDER, Colo.--()--Anark Corporation, leading provider of Model Based Enterprise (MBE) publishing and Collaboration software for engineering, manufacturing and the supply-chain, announced today that it has been selected by Hydro-Québec to provide an automated MBE publishing solution that will enable the company to transition from legacy 2D drawing-based systems to more efficient and effective 3D PDF document-based processes.

"We are pleased to work with Anark, and to utilize their automated 3D PDF transformation and publishing platform to create interactive 3D model-based electronic documentation from our CATIA MBD mock-ups," said Michael Labelle, Production Engineering Director at Hydro-Québec. "Moreover, the 3D PDF documents respect the legal requirements of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ - the self-regulatory body that governs Quebec's 55,000 professional engineers), including electronic signature and long-term archival requirements. The easy-to-interpret Anark generated dynamic 3D documents will enable us to make the MBD mock-ups of our civil engineering structures more accessible to other divisions and building contractors, thus speeding engineering, bid and building cycle times and reducing errors."

Following an extensive evaluation of numerous MBE and 3D PDF publishing solutions, Hydro-Québec chose Anark based on four main criteria:

  • Anark Core platform automates server-based MBE document publishing
  • Anark SOA enables integrating 3D document publishing capability into Hydro-Québec's SmarTeam PLM environment
  • Anark Core combines multiple types of authority enterprise data from multiple sources into a single well-structured interactive document
  • Anark use of Dassault's native APIs enables correct extraction of CATIA PMI/FTA/MBD data that results in publishing high-fidelity 3D MBE documents

"Anark is proud to be selected by Hydro-Québec to support its transition to 3D model based communication, collaboration, and long-term archival processes," said Stephen Collins, President & CEO of Anark. "Hydro-Québec is an innovative global leader in the field of hydroelectricity, and we are looking forward to working with the Hydro-Québec team to ensure their successful implementation of automated MBE document publishing, taking full advantage of their native CATIA 3D model and PMI data for improved internal communication and collaboration."

About Hydro-Québec

Hydro-Québec is a major supplier of electricity, relying on clean, renewable energy. Hydro-Québec generates, transmits and distributes electricity. Its sole shareholder is the Québec government. It uses mainly renewable generating options, in particular large hydro, and supports the development of other technologies - such as wind energy and biomass. A responsible corporate citizen committed to sustainability, Hydro-Québec carries out construction projects to prepare for the future. It also conducts R&D in energy-related fields, including energy efficiency. The company has four divisions.

About Anark

Anark is a leading engineering and manufacturing software provider, serving aerospace & defense, energy, electronics, automotive, industrial machinery, and medical equipment sectors, with major reference customers that include the top 10 US aerospace companies. The company helps manufacturers 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, quality inspection planning and execution, and product service operations.

Anark enables market leaders such as Boeing, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, Hydro-Québec, Tyco Connectivity and the U.S. Department of Defense to successfully unlock the potential of their mission critical CAD/PLM and ERP data to improve and accelerate product development, reduce material waste, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely throughout the enterprise and extended supply chain.

Anark empowers its customers to Unleash the Model Based Enterprise™.

About Anark Core and MBEWeb

Anark Core is an automated, easy to deploy, enterprise software platform that enables manufacturers to leverage valuable engineering design data and manufacturing information to deliver highly effective down-stream MBE, visual communication and collaboration documents and applications, including:

  • Engineering Release Documents and Technical Data Packages (TDPs)
  • Manufacturing Work Instructions & Process Planning
  • First Article Inspection and Quality Inspection Planning
  • Supplier Collaboration and Request for Quote (RFQs)
  • Service Operations and IIOT Applications

Anark Core is the only automated MBE authoring and publishing solution available today that can provide completely accurate, high fidelity 3D PDF and 3D HTML engineering release and manufacturing process documents from virtually any CAD, PLM, or ERP data source.

MBEWeb is Anark's cloud and mobile platform for the Industrial Internet - A MBE-enabled HTML hosting and collaboration solution that leverages Anark Core's recipe-driven publishing and collaboration software. MBEWeb brings powerful new capabilities to the Industrial Internet, including full support for MBE enabled cloud and mobile platform applications.

Anark, Anark Core, MBEWeb and Hydro-Québec, and their respective logos, are the trademarks, and in certain jurisdictions, the registered trademarks of Anark Corporation and Hydro-Québec. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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