ESI Group in France and Neilsoft signed an agreement to provide a new generation of die-casting design software to the foundry industry. Both companies will collaborate on a joint development program for integrating DiEdifice within ESI Group's casting process simulation solutions, resulting in die-gating construction capabilities for rapid design and process validation. In addition to its gate-making capabilities, DiEdifice helps to create the ejection and cooling channels based on built-in engineering and design rules, shortening and optimizing die modeling and providing a unique geometry pre-processor to the casting process simulation.