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Design Simulation Technologies Licenses Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed 3D DCM for New SimWise 4D Solution

Company Bases Selection on the Proven 3D Geometric Constraint Solving Capabilities of 3D DCM along with Siemens PLM Software’s Status as an Established and Trusted Supplier of Open Component Technologies

PLANO, Texas, February 28, 2012 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Design Simulation Technologies, Inc., a developer of software for the teaching, learning and application of physics principles, has licensed its D-Cubed™ software and integrated it into the recently released SimWise 4D product.

SimWise 4D is an analysis tool for design and engineering professionals which combines rigid body dynamics simulation and FEA analysis into a single, integrated environment. It can help determine the functional performance of a design by calculating collision response, dynamic reaction forces, motion induced stresses and strains and by producing physics based animations. Design Simulation Technologies is using the D-Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) component in SimWise 4D to help position parts in a scene prior to analysis.

"Even though our requirements are somewhat unique, the D-Cubed 3D DCM met them in full, and on a highly demanding schedule," said Alan Wegienka, President of Design Simulation Technologies. “As a result of its continuous development for more than 20 years, the 3D DCM has a wide-range of very robust capabilities, and we feel it makes great business and technical sense to use the market leading 3D geometric constraint solver from an established and trusted supplier of open component technologies such as Siemens PLM Software.”

“We are proud of our ability to address the challenging requirements established by Design Simulation Technologies,” said Paul Sicking, CTO, Siemens PLM Software. “Our commitment to openness and to our customers’ success is what enables us to power innovative applications like SimWise 4D and what has helped us establish the large number of long-term relationships we have, and the new relationships we continue to create. Our customers appreciate our dedication and long term commitment, as this gives them the stability needed to develop innovative and profitable software products.”

About PLM Components

PLM Components include Parasolid® software, and the D-Cubed family of software products, which constitute widely used technologies providing 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization functionality. Applications that incorporate these components cover a wide variety of categories including mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE, mold design, sheet metal, AEC, GIS, structural, plant and ship design, CMM, reverse engineering and sales configuration. For more information please visit www.siemens.com/plm/open.

About Design Simulation Technologies

Design Simulation Technologies develops, markets, and supports software products used by students, educators, and professionals to learn and teach physics principles and to use these principles to build virtual models of mechanical designs. For more information, visit www.design-simulation.com.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation


Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. D-Cubed and Parasolid are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SimWise is a trademark of Design Simulation Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

Primary Contact

Salim Rahimi
+1 972 987 3206
salim.rahimi@siemens.com

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