PDXpert PLM 2010 Updates Multiple BOMs, Searches Design Files

New Release Finds Product Data Faster, Makes Revising Assemblies Easier

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado, September 9, 2009 -- Active Sensing, Inc. (ASI) today released PDXpert® PLM 2010 Edition product lifecycle management software, which now offers a new bill of materials Markup Wizard, file content indexing, and other significant productivity enhancements.

PDXpert PLM 2010 Edition introduces the Markup Wizard, a tool for easily modifying multiple bills of materials (BOMs) in one simple workflow. The Markup Wizard can automatically add, replace and remove components on assemblies, and will create new BOM revisions as needed to support these changes. The Markup Wizard discovers and displays all component "where used" instances to ensure that each affected bill of materials is correctly updated as intended.

The new 2010 edition of PDXpert PLM software also introduces file content searches. PDXpert has always provided free-form text searches of parts, documents and change forms contained in the PLM database. PDXpert PLM 2010 Edition uses Microsoft Windows Search 4.0 components to index common file formats (text, HTML, RTF, even ZIP), and search results include files with matching content. Plug-ins for other file formats, such as Adobe PDF and Office 2007, as well as for more specialized engineering file formats for CAD files, can be installed as needed. PDXpert software's simple yet powerful search syntax includes Booleans and wildcards.

PDXpert PLM 2010 Edition now can convert one document or part type into another, and has a user-defined rules that prevent assigning duplicate part or document numbers. System WAN performance has improved with more local caching. Other improvements include 64-bit SQL Server and Windows support, and PDXpert has been tested with the upcoming releases of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. The system help files, which are now also available on-line, detail step-by-step procedures for operational and administrative functions.

ASI's product website, BuyPLM.com, continues to offer a simple PLM software experience. BuyPLM.com provides free, fully-functional trial software via download; helpful on-line training materials; attractive published pricing; and flexible perpetual- and subscription-based licensing alternatives. Questions are answered by a friendly, knowledgeable support team.

A complete single-user PDXpert PLM 2010 Edition system starts at just US$999, and volume discounts can reduce this to below US$500 per user; annual maintenance is optional. An all-inclusive subscription license costs as little as US$25 per month, well below off-site SaaS PLM systems. The 2010 edition of PDXpert PLM software is available now at the www.BuyPLM.com website.

About Active Sensing, Inc.

For over 15 years, Active Sensing, Inc. (ASI) has been providing affordable product management solutions for manufacturing companies around the world, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Unique in the PLM industry, ASI strives for a simple, no-hassle PLM experience with fully-functional trial systems that can be downloaded and evaluated prior to purchase; published prices and discounts; choice of perpetual or subscription licenses; fast and easy installation; straight-forward application administration; and an easily-understood user interface.

PDXpert® is a registered trademark, and the PDXpert, PDXplorer, PLMX and Active Sensing names and logos are trademarks of Active Sensing, Inc. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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