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14 October 2008

Siemens PLM Software's D-Cubed 2D DCM Sketching Engine Licensed by VX Corporation

PLANO, Texas, October 14, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and VX Corporation of Melbourne, Florida, a pioneering developer of CAD/CAM software for consumer products and molds, today announced that Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed™ 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) software has been licensed for use throughout VX’s range of CAD/CAM applications.

The D-Cubed 2D DCM is the industry’s most widely used geometric constraint solving technology by a wide margin. It was selected by VX on the basis of its quality, functionality and performance, as well as the level of support and business stability associated with Siemens PLM Software. The 2D DCM replaces a legacy in-house variational solver in VX® CAD/CAM software, which is a software suite consisting of a range of applications for model creation, modification, visualization, manufacture and documentation.

“It was very easy to integrate the 2D DCM’s proven functionality into our established product line,” said Robert Byrnes, VP of R&D at VX Corp. “The 2D DCM will enable us to deliver new sketching capabilities demanded by our customers – such as interactive design modification, advanced constraint types and 2D motion simulation – more efficiently than by developing and maintaining our own solution. And since we will be delivering the same core technology used in most major CAD systems, we can offer many new VX CAD/CAM users a more familiar sketching experience.”

The 2D DCM is the software industry’s preferred solution for solving geometric constraints in the 2D sketchers of CAD, CAM and CAE systems. Tried and tested in more than 1.5 million commercial seats and developed exclusively for 2D constraint solving, the 2D DCM offers a comprehensive range of dedicated tools for configuring 2D sketches with optimum performance and reliability. The new agreement builds upon the licensing by VX in 2002 of the D-Cubed 3D DCM to add parametric assembly modeling and motion simulation to VX CAD/CAM.

“The 2D DCM has earned an excellent reputation for offering great value to application developers and their end-user customers,” said Mark Vorwaller, President and CEO of VX Corp. “This reputation, together with VX Corporation’s positive experience licensing the 3D DCM, and the trust we have established in Siemens PLM Software as a reliable long-term business partner helped with our decision to license the 2D DCM. I am looking forward to offering our customers the benefits of the industry’s leading 2D constraint solver in the VX CAD/CAM sketcher.”

“PLM Components have an industry leading reputation for quality, innovation, service and value,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools, Siemens PLM Software. “VX’s decision to license the 2D DCM reinforces this reputation while serving as a demonstration of their commitment to offering the best technology to their customers over the long-term.”

About VX Corporation

VX Corporation is a pioneering developer of CAD/CAM solutions for industrial designers, engineers and CNC programmers. VX enables speedy design with fully integrated, accurate manufacturing. Using a blazing fast hybrid modeling engine, engineers can take advantage of the speed of solids with the flexibility of Class A surfaces. Designers can create, modify, visualize, document and machine a vast array of parts and assemblies. From the entry-level product to the complete End-to-End suite, VX software delivers power, performance and productivity. For more information please visit www.vx.com.

About PLM Components: Parasolid and D-Cubed

PLM Components are software tools that support innovation and promote interoperability in CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM applications. Siemens PLM Software develops these components, uses them throughout its own applications and licenses them to independent software vendors and end-user organizations. PLM Components include the Parasolid® and D-Cubed software products, widely used technologies that provide 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization functionality. Applications include 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.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.


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