The Troy manufacturing software provider Fisher/Unitech Monday announced the release of SELive, an online chat application fully embedded into SolidWorks software. 

SELive allows technical support engineers to view a customer’s screen and take control if needed for diagnosis and solution. SolidWorks users simply install the Web application and launch a chat session directly from the SolidWorks Task Pane.

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Fisher/Unitech says it is the only reseller offering online chat functionality for SolidWorks technical support. 

SELive is available for download now at

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“SELive offers our subscription customers a way to instantly connect with our technical support team,” said Rich Nobliski, vice president of technical services at Fisher/Unitech. “It gives users yet another way to get support, in addition to our toll-free phone and online case creation options. Because SELive is a Web application, any updates to it are pushed via the Web to the local installation, meaning users will always have the most recent version.”

Fisher/Unitech, established in 1993, offers product lifecycle management products and services for discrete manufacturing companies. The company’s focus is on process improvement for product development. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software to replace legacy systems. The applications are focused on design, engineering and manufacturing. Professional services are offered for design automation and data management which provides customers with a full service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced Web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive, instructor-led 3DU.

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