NexGen Ergonomics Announces HumanCAD®
VERSION 1.0 with CADExchange™

Montreal, May 11, 2007 -- NexGen is pleased to announce the first release of HumanCAD, our next generation digital human modeling platform. HumanCAD is a new and unified human modeling software architecture, with a more intuitive interface, a plugin system, new inverse kinematics, and more. The new HumanCAD platform demonstrates our continued innovation that started in 1990 with ManneQuin, the world's first PC based human modeling solution. The ManneQuin/HumanCAD series of human modeling solutions enjoys the largest customer base in the world with thousands of users worldwide.

Release 1.0 includes:

  • Easy posing of the mannequin with forward and inverse kinematics
  • Dynamic distances and angles
  • Geometric modeler
  • Vision analysis
  • 3D Meshes import-export (DXF, 3DS, OBJ, STL)

Leveraging the HumanCAD plugin system, the new CADExchange module enables the user to import and export files with the major CAD vendors. The IGES v5.3 and STEP (AP203 and AP214) formats are supported.

HumanCAD digital human modeling technology is an important tool in determining the human fit of products and workplaces before they are built. Leading manufacturing corporations, product design companies, government organizations, forensic consultants and universities have purchased our digital human modeling solutions.

NexGen is the leading developer and distributor of software and instrumentation for ergonomic and biomechanical job analyses, design and research. These include a variety of products for performing biomechanical, 3D digital human modeling, video analysis, motion capture systems, force measurement, human vibration analysis, sEMG and physiological measurement, data acquisition, as well as many others. NexGen's web site also includes the Ergonomics Resource Center that provides a variety of information resources to industry professionals.

For more information, contact:

David Pinchefsky, B.A.Sc.
President
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593
Email: pinchefsky@nexgenergo.com
Web: www.nexgenergo.com

HumanCAD is a registered trademark and CADExchange is a trademark of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.