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CEI Licenses ABAQUS Reader to Red Cedar Technology
Posted Sat April 28, 2007 @09:53AM
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News Computational Engineering International (CEI) announced today an agreement to license its ABAQUS ODB API Reader to East Lansing, M.I.-based Red Cedar Technology. The agreement will make it possible for Red Cedar Technology to incorporate the reader into its HEEDS application, a program which interfaces with all popular computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications to automate the design optimization process.

CEI’s ABAQUS ODB API Reader will allow Red Cedar Technology to enhance its HEEDS program by creating a more specialized interface to ABAQUS.

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Red Cedar Technology is currently creating what it calls an ABAQUS portal with the technology, which will make HEEDS faster and more efficient when working with ABAQUS output files. The company is also developing portals for a variety of other CAE applications and has turned to CEI for a number of interfaces to carry out the project.

“To make certain that users of our own products, such as EnSight, can easily work with a wide variety of file formats, CEI has made a significant investment in developing readers for ABAQUS and a number of other CAE applications,” said Darin McKinnis, CEI’s vice president of marketing and sales. “We’re very pleased with the agreement to license our ABAQUS Reader to Red Cedar Technology, because not only is it a show in confidence in the interfaces we’ve developed, but it allows our technology to serve the greater CAE community in new ways.”

Commenting on Red Cedar Technology’s move to license the interface, CEO Ron Averill said, “We chose to license the ABAQUS Reader and others from CEI because they already have a rather complete set of interfaces to the major CAE codes. Partnering with CEI has made it possible for us to offer a large suite of robust and industry-tested interfaces quickly, without the investment of time and effort that would be required to develop and support them ourselves.”

For more information about EnSight or any of CEI’s products, visit . To learn more about Red Cedar Technology or its HEEDS application, go to

About CEI
CEI offers a complete suite of engineering and scientific visualization tools, from meshing to plotting to animation, on all major operating systems. The company’s products can be run on everything from laptops to workstations, clusters and supercomputers, with animations displayed in stereo and in immersive VR. CEI has corporate headquarters in Apex, N.C., and authorized distributors around the world.

About Red Cedar Technology
Red Cedar Technology accelerates the engineering design process with the world's fastest, most comprehensive optimization software. Intuitive, yet powerful, HEEDS software interfaces with all popular CAE applications to automate and expedite the design process. Instead of relying on costly and time-consuming manual design iterations, HEEDS intelligently conducts a broad and efficient search for the optimal design. The company is based in East Lansing, Mich., and has marketing and sales offices around the world.

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