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3D_Evolution JT Converter certified by Daimler

As one of the first fully tested tools, 3D_Evolution conversion software has been officially certified for the JT data exchanges with Daimler AG.

The JT format is used by Daimler AG to exchange 3D CAD model data with its suppliers. The Certification ensures that the high quality of the converters and the model data demanded by Daimler is maintained at the highest levels. Core Technologie Certification has been granted for 3D model conversion of ProENGINEER and CATIA V5, JT parts and all related assembly structures within the PLM XML format. During the certification assessment process, JT data produced from 3D_Evolution conversion software was tested in accordance to the high quality modelling demands of Daimler AG where it subsequently met and exceeded expectations stated in the specification. Certification Criteria includes: JT version 9.5 , XT-Brep, Level of Detail (LOD) , correct colours, physical properties and attributes, as well as high quality requirements of the JT model.

With this certification, French/German software manufacturers, CoreTechnologie, has once again proven the outstanding performance of its products, its alignment to its clients and its ability to respond to new demands within the shortest space of time.

Highlights of 3D_Evolution 2014 Featurebased Conversion

The data conversion specialist for 3D design data, CT Core Technologie has announced the first details for the 2014 version of its software 3D_Evolution known. The new version will be available in March.

CT focused on the development of the software and in particular the development of feature-based transfer for fully workable models and an improved support of Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). With its unique native CAD reader technology, all the design elements and their parameters are transmitted with the models and can be further used and changed in the target system after the conversion. The new version converts 3D data with history and parametrics and in addition now also the associative 2D drawings for the migration of I-DEAS and CATIA V5 models is available. based on numerous customer projects the interfaces for Catia V4 and V5, Creo, NX, SolidWorks, and I-DEAS have been improved for the version 2014 which will in future also provide as a new interface to write data directly to Inventor.

Collision Detection for extremely large amounts of data

In the digital mock-up is the collision testing of components the so called Collision Detection an integral part of the design review process. With the Collision Manager CT Core Technologie now provides a powerful tool that calculates due to multi-processor computing and an optimized neighborhood search extremely large assemblies in a short time. The accurate 3D representation of the results and the data handling in an integrated SQL database allows fast and efficient analysis of the results.

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ASCON ADOPTS CORETECHNOLOGIE’S SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT

St Petersburg, Russia - June 2013, ASCON the leading Russian manufacturer of CAD/AEC/PLM software has embeded CoreTechnologie’s 3D_Kernel_IO API to directly read current native and standard CAD Formats. ASCON´s award-winning Mechanical Computer-Aided Design solution KOMPAS, provides professional parametric 3D modelling, full-scale 2D design, special add-ons for photo rendering, motion simulation, kinematic and dynamic analysis.

Thanks to its proven technology, CoreTechnologie (CT) is the frontrunner for providing reading capabilities of CAD data. In this fast-moving and ever-changing industry, CT’s development team continues to enhance software functions to keep its competitive edge as well as to provide clients with the highest level of support and quality.

“CT is very proud to collaborate with such an important company, and truly honored to serve ASCON” stated Dominique Arnault, COO of CT, adding “CT considers Russia a dynamic market that offers real expansion opportunities”. CT continues to add value in the interoperability space allowing CAD, CAE and CAM software development companies to focus on their core competencies.

CoreTechnologie launches new version of 3D_Evolution™

CoreTechnologie (CT) releases the latest version of the leading 3D CAD interoperability software “3D Evolution” which is now more effective due to enhancement of the simplification tool, updates to the latest reading of interfaces of all CAD systems and more robust conversion of features.

“We are proud to introduce the 2013 version of 3D_Evolution. Several improvements have been made to the software that continues to drive the interoperability space. Most notable is the ability to write CATIA files without the need of CAA interop or CATIA API’s. CT has continued to add more in-depth reading of additional information from the binary file, without the need to access the CAD API. This has added the ease of implementation into PLM applications in a multi-CAD environment. ” said Gauthier Wahu CTO of CT.

Beyond the creation of exact Brep envelope solids the 3D_Evolution Simplifier process can, now also generate mixed geometry: tessellation and/or accurate, to get a scale model size while keeping critical parts. Additionally, thanks to the new shrink-wrap, file sizes are reduced dramatically when tesslated formats are needed. By selecting the user-defined exact forms (cone, cylinder, pyramid, plane, torus, convex polyhedron, or concave polyhedron), the process can remove and replace the original geometry with an extremely simple representation. The calculation can be done manually or automatically by isolating some model parts.

New functionality includes:
• Increased support of reading pipes and publications in CATIA V5
• Improved CADDS files attributes and pipes reading
• Migration from Linked 3D annotations to related geometries
• Improved migration between 3D models and 2D drawings and their annotations

New reading Interfaces:
• CATIA V6 2012 R211 (B-rep and Feature) files
• Pro / ENGINEER files Creo 2.0 M040 with sketch constraints (B-rep and Feature)
• Inventor 2013 files (B-rep)
• SolidWorks 2013 (B-rep and Feature) files
• Siemens NX8.5 files (B-rep and Feature)

CoreTechnologie launches latest version of 3D_Analyzer 2013

CoreTechnologie, the leading 3D CAD interoperability software editor, is proud to introduce the latest version of its viewer 3D_Analyzer.
With native 64 Bit Power and superfast interfaces the viewer loads and analyzes all current CAD formats with impressive speed. The latest version is more ergonomic and spontaneous to use. Tools are grouped into App styled workshops and the workspace is providing maximum overview and space to display the 3D models. The selection of entity is very easy because different types are highlighted at a mouse over. Multi-documents can be opened simultaneously in order to work on several models.

For the Analysis functions users a ‘zoom to’ function allows detecting differences easily in the graphics window. Annotations and user defined views can be saved in the ct Format of the viewer. The new Interface is designed to be used spontaneously and without extensive training.

With its new design and the latest enhancements the software is now even more ergonomic and intuitive. It is now easier to manipulate and analyse models. Loading time has been improved and is very impressive especially when it comes to very large models of several hundred Megabytes.

Airbus selects CoreTechnologie for validation of data archiving for A350 XWB

Frankfurt, Germany –May 2013, Airbus has selected CoreTechnologie as the preferred vendor to validate the 3D STEP AP242 data for LOTAR (Long Term Archival and Retrieval).

Airbus chose this approach for its new A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) aircraft that will be introduced in 2014.
Airbus and CoreTechnologie participate in the LOTAR consortium. The objective is to develop standards for long-term archiving and retrieval of digital data, such as 3D CAD and PDM information which allows data to be read and used again throughout its life cycle, regardless of environmental changes in computer applications used. LOTAR recommendations stipulate that archived files must first be validated to ensure the accuracy of the data for future use. Gauthier Wahu, CoreTechnologie’s Chief Technical Officer stated “We are excited to implement these standards for such an impressive company like Airbus. This joint venture was instrumental in the last release of CoreTechnologie’s flagship software product; 3D_Evolution™, which now includes a fast and reliable validation function for STEP AP242.”

Concretely, validation is based on data and properties included in the STEP file provided by the native system, in this case CATIA. These validation properties of the model primarily relate to PMI, assembly, visualization data, volume, surface and center of gravity. After importing the STEP file, 3D_Evolution’s™ validation tool, computes its properties and also compares them with values provided in the original file. Reporting functions allow measured deviations to indicate variances in the file, thus allowing the user to correct the file prior to archiving.

CT Core Technologie opens new Research and Development center in Morocco

Frankfurt, Germany – September 21, 2012. CT CoreTechnologie (CT), known globally for providing a wide range of leading edge interoperability solutions, opens a new R & D center in Casablanca, Morocco. CT's objective is to grow its development team by 25% by the end of 2012.

Dominique Arnault, COO of CT Core Technologie stated “Morocco is the ideal place to set up our new office due to its close proximity and same time zone as our development headquarters in Lyon, France”. “The new bi-lingual team will strengthen communication with, and support our central resources, thus increasing speed to market, which is clearly a customer benefit” he added.

CT consistently invests 30% of its revenue into R & D, and thus recognized for creating innovative products for automating the engineering chore.

CT Core Technologie Expands Its Global Presence to Include India

Frankfurt, Germany – August 17, 2012. CT CoreTechnologie, producer of the universal CAD-Converter 3D_Evolution© software, expands its global footprint by opening a new marketing and sales office in Bangalore, India.

Several of CT Core Technologies’ (CT) current customers have offices in India and CT receives hundreds of enquiries regarding product offerings.

CT currently enjoys recognition in Germany, Japan, and France as well as in the USA for providing leading edge interoperability solutions. CT also has strategic partnerships in Italy and the United Kingdom. Dominique Arnault, COO of CT Core Technologie stated “This step will allow CT to expand its global reach as well as support for current customers - a perfect complement to CT’s existing global footprint. CT’s expansion will benefit our strategic competitive positioning”. “We are excited to add talented resources to enable us to offer existing and new clients a higher level of support” he added.

CT’s newly appointed Director – India, Nagaraj (Raj) K Boregowda, stated “I am delighted to join the CT Core Technologie team, and am looking forward to working with OEM’s and their suppliers in India.

CoreTechnologie in collaboration with LOTAR

CT CoreTechnologie (CT) a provider of 3D CAD conversion software 3D Evolution, 3D Analyzer and 3D_Kernel_IO is an active member of the LOTAR International (Long Term Archiving & Retention) consortium CT is committed to creating the required standard within its products. This project is led by CT developers located in Lyon France. “The objective of LOTAR International http://www.lotar-international.org is to develop standards for long-term archiving (LTA) of digital data, such as 3D CAD and PDM data. These standards will define auditable archiving and retrieval processes.”The picture below gives an overview of the external relationships of LOTAR. Read More

Japanese Electronics Giant Chooses 3D_Evolution for data translation

Tokyo, Japan –May 24, 2012. Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo,chooses 3D_Evolution™, a product offering from CTCoreTechnologie, forits 3D feature based data conversionrequirements. The implementation has allowed Sony to reduce time as well as to stream line a standard process for translations. Sony will use both the boundary representation andfeature based module to convert 3D data between all major CAD systems. Read more...

Again good News from the USA

The latest success for our US Team is a worldwide Contract for the 3D_Evolution Simplifier Technology with a world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and gas engines, gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Simplifier Technology creates bouding geometry helping companies to protect their IP or to create lightweight models for the communication with customers, engineering partners and sub-suppliers. Under leadership of the VP of sales Mr. David Selliman our team in Michigan continued its successs and achieved yet annother increase in sales of 35% for 2011.

Pointwise and CT Core Technologies Partner for Native CAD Readers

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (2 April 2012)—Pointwise announces that the ability to read computer aided design (CAD) files in the recently released Pointwise Version 17 software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation is based upon technology licensed from CT Core Technologies.

“CAD data interoperability is a serious and well-known impediment to the timely and successful application of CFD,” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “That’s why we wanted to add readers for native CAD formats to Pointwise – to give our customers more options for importing geometry for meshing. After extensive research into the available technology, including use of three other products, we selected the 3D Kernel IO libraries from CT Core Technologies to provide this important capability.”

Native CAD readers for ACIS, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, NX, Parasolid, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, and STEP are bundled with Pointwise and complement the previously available IGES import. Working without a license of the CAD software, the readers import CAD data directly into Pointwise’s geometry kernel, bypassing the possibly error-inducing step of creating a neutral file. The native CAD readers work seamlessly with Pointwise’s Solid Meshing technology and can automatically assemble solid models during the import process, the models providing a means of ensuring watertight geometry and mesh.

“CT Core Technologies is excited to provide 3D Kernel IO reading capabilities to Pointwise customers worldwide, giving an interoperability solution that is independent from all CAD applications,” said Gauthier Wahu, CTO of CT Core Technologies.

“Our partnership has assisted both companies to mitigate cost of implementation, as well as enhancements of the 3D Kernel IO product. The synergy and culture of these two companies combined will continue to create unparalleled advantages in the marketplace,” said David A. Selliman, vice president of North America Operations.

Also included in Pointwise Version 17 are an advanced implementation of the company’s T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) hybrid meshing technique, the ability to group entities for ease in selection and manipulation, the ability to easily re-extrude grids generated with the software’s traditional style extrusion methods, the option to restrict application of grid algorithms to a portion of the overall grid using subgrids, updated exporters for several CAE formats, and much more.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Pointwise and Gridgen software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.
More information about Pointwise and Gridgen is available at www.pointwise.com.
CT Core Technologies Inc. is the leading global provider of 3D CAD data conversion software. Its mission is to optimize the multi CAD environment interoperability in the value-added design chain and to develop customized solutions for the product lifecycle management (PLM) integration and process automation. The 3D Kernel IO and 3D Evolution product-line comes with the most innovative CAD reading and translation technology available on the market today. CT’s libraries for the integration in OEM-software are deployed in many well-known CAX-solutions, with successful integrations in the computer-aided-engineering space.

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

For more information:
Jan Batts
817-377-2807
news@pointwise.com

New Partnership with DP Technology

DP Technology, Software-Producer of the leading edge CAM Products ESPRIT and ESPRIT Mold, recently integrated the CT API Featurebased CAD Interfaces. For an automated generation of CAM-Programs it is also important to extract Feature- and PMI-Informationen from the native CAD-Data. CT_Kernel_IO supports all Formats such as CATIA V4/V5, UG, ProE, SolidWorks and IDEAS reading the Assembly, B-REP as well as PMI and Feature Informations.

OPEN MIND decides for Feature-Reader

With OPEN MIND, maker of the leading CAM Software hypermill, this year a second well known Enterprise in the field of CAD/CAM Software integrated our CT_Kernel_IO. Reliability, a wide range of available interfaces as well as the focus on Feature and PMI Information were a major criterion for OPEN MIND to choose the CT_Kernel_IO. By means of a special development supporting the requirements of modern CAM Programming, today our API also makes the associated faces of the Features available in its Datastructure.

CoreTechnologie itensifies activities around JT-Open

3D_Evolution© now supports XT-Brep reading and writing for the JT Format. This year also a first Version will be presented that supports the PMIs in JT Files. In line with the membership in the JT Open Programm of Siemens PLM, CoreTechnologie also takes part in this years Prostep JT Benchmark. More ››

Success Story: Bombardier Transportation and Feature Based

Bombardier Transportation, a famous producer of railway vehicles, banks on 3D_Evolution© Feature Based for an efficient Migration of Pro/E Models icluding history and parametric to CATIA V5 R19 SP3. By means of an Integration the Migration Process and the Comparison of the converted models is taking place in an automatic process controlled by the Enterprise Batchmanager.

CoreTechnologie opens subsidiary in Tokio

The innovative CAD interoperability solutions of CT CoreTechnologies Inc. have recently received considerable acclaim on the Japanese market, as demonstrated by the high visitor turnover attending the CT booth at the AEE Fair Trade in Yokohama last May. Winning Komatsu as a new customer for the outstnding Simplifiers IPP capabilities is a sign for the CT management to intesify the activities on this important market. More ››

Bridging the Gap between CAD and CAE

“In this global market, Multi-CAD (Computer Aided Design) environments are becoming a standard. For CAE analysts doing finite element analysis, their world revolves around a CAD/CAE iterative cycle of model, mesh, analyze, and manually update models based on CAE results; then repeat. Integrated CAD and CAE applications with associative update, together with automatic meshing algorithms, have reduced the amount of time users have needed to perform these iterations. Even so, roadblocks still occur. Between receiving the CAD model from design engineering, and execution of a meshing algorithm, CAE analysts overwhelmingly report the need to do MODEL CLEAN UP. www.cpd-associates.com

Hi-Tech Mold&Engineering: 3D Evolution© as standard for CAD translations

Hi-Tech Mold, a family owned and operated company that specializes in the design and building of production and prototype molds for the plastics industry, has made the decision to implement Core Technologies’ software 3D Evolution© for the translation and advance healing of 3D models. More ››

Breeze Eastern and Fischer Dynamics buy 3D_Evolution©

Two well known subsuppliers of the aerospace and automotive industry now also use 3D_Evolution© to optimize the CAD data exchange with their customers and engineering partners.

Continental signs global contract for 3D_Evolution©

The Continental Group with a turnover volume of 13 Billion Euros, one of the leading global supplier of the automobile industry , recently signed a global contract for the world-wide use of 3D_Evolution©. More ››

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Glossary 

3D Data Exchange

Physical data forwarding and data reception via data line or data medium.

3D Viewer

Viewer for CAD models, mostly with native interfaces for all prevalent CAD systems and standard interfaces such as STEP, IGES or VDA as well as functions for measurement and analysis of 3D models.

3D Visualizing

Presentation of 3D models in a graphical user interface that allows for a detailed viewing of models.

3D_Evolution

Leading universal converter for 3D models with native interfaces and automatic data correction (Healing) as well as feature based conversion.

API Interface

API stands for application programming interface. 3D_Evolution OEM solutions are reader and a geometry kernel for easy integration in 3D software.

B-Rep

Boundary Representation (b-rep or brep) is a display format of a surface model in which objects are specified through their limiting surface area.

Bezier Curve

A parametrically modelled curve in numerical mathematics, representing an important tool in CAD. Independently developed in 1960's by Pierre Bézier, Renault and Paul de Casteljau, Citroën

Body

A body is a group of group of geometric elements that may have a topology associated with them. It consists of a shell, created by faces. The concept of the body is very similar to the B-Rep concept.

Boundary Curves

A curve deliminating the useful parts of a surface. A surface and all its boundary curves make one boundary surface which is topologically linked to a face.

Bounding Geometry

3D_Evolution Simplifier generates a bounding geometry for 3D models through extraction of the internal geometry. This bounding geometry is useful for IP protection. Gegenüber sog. "wrapping" Verfahren erzeugt der Simplifier a qualitative first-class solid geometry.

C.S.G.

Constructive Solid Geometry is a method for modelling bodies used in 3D-Computer graphics and CAD programs, amongst others. CSG allows designers to generate complex surface areas and bodies, using boolean operators to combine objects

CAD

The term computer-aided construction or Computer Aided Design (CAD) refers to the creation of engineering data for mechanical, electrical or electronic products with the aid of special software, e.g in plant and mechanical engineering , automotive and aircraft industries, shipbuilding, dentistry (Cerec) and in architecture, in construction and fashion design.

CAD Conversion

Conversion of CAD data with standard and native interfaces.

CAD Converter

Interfaces for the conversion of CAD data.

CAD Data Conversion

Conversion of CAD models, so as to be useable in differing CAD systems.

CAD Data Exchange

Pysical exchange of CAD files

CAD Healing

Term for automatic correction of 3D models. 3D_Evolution possesses sophisticated healing functions for the elimination of overlaps and gaps.

CAD Interfaces

Interfaces for the conversion of CAD data.

CAD Interoperability

Describes the capability of integrated, cross-system useage of CAD data in development process. CAD Migration Change of CAD systems with accompanying conversion of legacy data. The feature based conversion is the best procedure since the useful intelligence i.e. the construction history and construction elements of the models are sustained and can be directly processed in the target system. Look under 3D_Evolution Featurebased.

CAD Migration

Change of CAD systems with accompanying conversion of legacy data. The feature based conversion is the best procedure since the useful intelligence i.e. the construction history and construction elements of the models are sustained and can be directly processed in the target system. Look under 3D_Evolution Featurebased.

CAD Translator

Interface and system for exchanging CAD data.

CAD Viewer

Viewer for CAD models, mostly with native interfaces for all prevalent CAD systems and standard interfaces such as STEP, IGES or VDA as well as functions for measuring and und analysis of 3D models.

CAD.de

Well known forum for all themes pertaining to CAD and the biggest German-speaking community in the Internet for CAD-CAM-CAE and EDM/PDM/PLM users and interested persons.

CAE

Abbreviation for "Computer Aided Engineering" for the computation of stability/solidity or fluid dynamic simulation e.g. of 3D models with computer programs.

CAM

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) refers to the direct controlling of production plant as well as the supporting transport and storage systems. CAM is a basic component of the computer integrated production (Computer Integrated Manufacturing, CIM).

CATIA

"Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application". Leading CAD system of the automobil and aviation industry.

Collaboration Gateway

Term for a system for data forwarding and data reception.

Data formats

Most programs focus on a seperate data format. This complicates data exchange between the different CAD programs, the reason why approaches to standardizations are aspired. 3D_Evolution works with native interfaces, independently from quality of interfaces. We differentiate between CAD system-neutral and CAD system-specific data formats.
With CAD system-neutral formats only the transfer of edges, surfaces and volume models is usually possible. The construction history is usually lost, making the transferred data only partly useable. CAD system-specific data formats allow for a complete transfer of the CAD models, but are only available for a few systems.

Defeaturing

Elimination of "features" such as fillets, chamfers and scripting on 3D models for the optimization for networking and FEM computation.

Facet

A face described solely by a set of points that belong to one plane and that are joined together by the segments of a straight line.

Feature based modeling

A component is designed with the aid of features (=pre-defined shape elements, with technical definition) and not solely made up of geometric primitives like lines, faces, base bodies. With 3D Evolution Featurebased, the whole history including construction elements can be transferred.

Geometry

The geometric part of a model consists of points, curves and surfaces.

IP Protection

Intellectual Property Protection. With the Simplifier, bounding geometry of 3D models can be generated. The internal geometry is deleted, leaving a light model void of inner life and corresponding details.

JT Format

Flexible and quick format for the representation of 3D models.

JTOpen

The JTOpen Program of Siemens PLM encompasses solutions for the CAD data exchange in the PLM process for end users and software producers on the basis of the JT format and the JT libraries. 3D models as well as product informationen (PMI) are transferred. JT models can be saved in the different representation stages from triangled to B-Rep presentation.

KnowHow Protection

Intellectual Property Protection. Bounding geometry of 3D models can be generated with the Simplifier. The internal geometry is deleted, leaving a light model void of inner life and corresponding details.

NURBS surfaces

Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines are mathematically defined curves or surfaces, used in the field of computer graphics, as in CGI or CAD, to model any forms. The representation of the geometry information is effected piecewise by functionally defined geometry elements. Any technically producible or natural form can be represented with the aid of NURBS.

OEM Solutions

Interfaces and functions and API for embedding in third software products.

Offset surface area

A surface, defined by original surface and offset.

PLM

Abbreviation for "Product Lifecycle Management". PLM is an IT-system, with which all data, generated during development, production, storing and sales of product, are standardly stored, managed and accessed. Ideally, all domains and systems pertaining to the product access a common data basis: from planning PPS/ERP), construction (CAD), Calculation (CAE) and production (CAM) up to controlling, sales and service.

Reader

Interface for reading of CAD data.

Simplifier

Tool to simplify components and assemblies with just one mouse click. Automatic functions for generating bounding geometry even with complex components and big assemblies.

STEP Format

Standard format of Prostep community. 3D_Evolution also supports STEP standard format Practically, however, native interfaces are preferable so as to minimize mistakes. 3D_Evolution possesses native interfaces for all leading CAD systems.

Triangulated models

A model consisting only of triangles, converging towards exact surfaces.

Unigraphics

Leading CAD system of the automotive and aviation industries. Bought by Siemens in 2007, now known as Siemens PLM. 3D-Evolution has native interfaces for Siemens PLM software.

VDA Check

Checking of data quality in accordance with specifications of the association of the German Automotive Industry VDA. 3D_Evolution VDA Checker is conform to VDA 4955/2 standard.

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