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Together with Microsoft, the software firm X-Visual Technologies GmbH, developer of engineering software based on Microsoft Visio for the design and documentation of technical process plants, visited X-Visual’s customer Dürr in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The focus of the visit was on presenting the roadmap for the products Microsoft Visio 2016 and X-Visual’s P&ID software PlantEngineer 2015. Included was also a tour of Dürr’s technology center, the world’s largest R&D center for paint finishing.

Stella Lin, Senior Product Marketing Manager Microsoft Visio meets Dürr

X-Visual is pleased that Stella Lin, Senior Product Marketing Manager Visio at Microsoft, accepted the invitation for the customer visit. Ms.  Lin is responsible worldwide for Visio’s product management. She is on a European tour, visiting selected Microsoft partners and observing their customer projects, to get an idea of the industry solutions of Visio partners. Dürr is the world’s leading engineering firm for paint and final assembly systems for the automotive industry. Key Dürr employees from the plant design and documentation departments presented their projects, the documentation of which is based on the software solutions PlantEngineer and Visio. Stella Lin took the opportunity to present the Microsoft Visio 2016 Roadmap, with recent developments and software improvements. These include 850 new design shapes and the feature digital rights management, a rights management system allowing for an improved collaboration in teams.
X-Visual and Microsoft visited engineering firm Dürr in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. Wolfgang Welscher, CEO X-Visual Technologies GmbH and Stella F. Lin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Microsoft Visio | Office 365, Microsoft Corp. (Photo: Dürr Systems GmbH)

Professional tool duo PlantEngineer and Microsoft Visio

“We are happy and proud that our engineering software PlantEngineer and Microsoft Visio play an important role as a professional tool duo in Dürr’s plant design and documentation processes and with Dürr’s employees, as well”, says X-Visual’s CEO Wolfgang Welscher. “The positive response and the strong support from Dürr and Microsoft confirm us in the work that we do. It is good to know that our software solution contributes to Dürr’s business success.”

Tour of Dürr’s modern technology center

The tour of Dürr’s modern technology center was the technical highlight of the visit. The Dürr Campus includes the world’s largest R&D center for paint finishing. In Application Technology the Campus R&D Center develops new robot painting processes and products. It also develops innovative products and customized solutions in collaboration with clients, which are tested carefully before they go into mass production. With a demo facility Dürr can demonstrate to its customers the function and performance of Dürr’s innovative RoDip rotational painting process. Car bodies are pretreated with RoDip after leaving the body shop and are coated with a protective anti-corrosion layer.

press release April 2015
X-Visual and Microsoft meets engineering firm Dürr