Press Release

Nuremberg, March 19, 2013

MSC Software Corporation Selects Software Components from Siemens

D-Cubed Software Components Supply Critical Product Modeling

MSC Software Corporation ("MSC Software"), one of the leading providers of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions for manufacturers, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed™ software components to be used in a significant new MSC Software solution. MSC Software selected the D-Cubed 2D DCM (Dimensional Constraint Manager) and the D-Cubed 3D DCM from Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit to provide the geometric constraint solving capability that is fundamental to many modern computer-aided design, manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and CAE software applications. This decision, by one of the most recognized software brands throughout the global manufacturing community, is considered a significant milestone in Siemens’ continuing expansion as a global supplier of open software solutions.

"We are working on fundamentally redefining how CAE will be done going forward and we intend for D-Cubed software components to be part of this important effort,” said Ken Welch, Vice President Strategy & Product Management, MSC Software. “We found the D-Cubed components provided exceptional functionality, performance and reliability. Siemens has proven itself a reliable provider of these core technologies, so we have complete confidence they will meet the high quality standards we have established with our global customer base.”

“We are very pleased that MSC Software has selected our D-Cubed geometric constraint solvers,” said Paul Sicking, senior vice president, Chief Technology Office, Siemens PLM Software. “This represents a major milestone in the usage of D-Cubed components for the CAE market as well as expansion of many successful years of technology cross-licensing between MSC Software and Siemens PLM Software.”

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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit

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

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