PDXpert PLM 2009 Edition Imports CAD Bill of Materials

Affordable New Release Optimized for Small and Mid-size Companies

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado, October 14, 2008 -- Active Sensing, Inc. (ASI) today released PDXpert® PLM 2009 Edition product lifecycle management software, which now offers a new bill of materials Markup Importer, enhanced performance, and even simpler installation and management.

PDXpert 2009 introduces the Markup Importer, a fast and simple method to import bill of materials files from a wide variety of electronic and mechanical CAD applications. The Markup Importer automatically synchronizes changes between bill of material revisions, showing changes to parts, quantities, reference designators and other BOM data. Requiring only minimal information, the Markup Importer uses a sophisticated rules engine to assign missing values (such as part category, owner and unit of measure) to imported items based on user-defined default settings.

The new PDXpert 2009 software improves data management through the "PDXZ" consolidated backup file format, which provides a simple method for backing up both product database and file attachment library into a single package. The PDXZ file format bundles and compresses a complete PLM data set using the advanced Zip64 format, which virtually eliminates all size and object count constraints.

PDXpert 2009 also includes improved item task management and reporting, expanded support for document and part change effectivity, and faster object loading and free-form search results. In PDXpert 2009, the very popular "drag and drop" modes of creating assembly bills of materials, change form affected items, and file attachments is now supported by every list, such as materials and user tasks. An expanded help file details step-by-step procedures for all major user and administrative functions, and a separate set of reference topics describe virtually every product data element. The "out of the box" configuration guides new users towards PLM best practices while permitting almost unlimited configuration options to more experienced users.

ASI's product website, BuyPLM.com, continues to offer a simple PLM software experience. BuyPLM.com offers free, fully-functional evaluation software via download; helpful on-line training videos; 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 2009 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 ASP-hosted PLM systems. PDXpert 2009 is available now at the www.BuyPLM.com website.

About Active Sensing, Inc.

Since 1994, 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 evaluation systems that can be downloaded and tried prior to purchase; published prices and discounts; choice of perpetual or subscription licenses; simple installation; and straight-forward application administration and simple 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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