03 August 2009

Analist Group Implements D-Cubed 2D DCM from Siemens PLM Software with New Portable AEC Application

PLANO, Texas, August 3, 2009 – 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, and Analist Group SrL., a company specializing in the design and implementation of software for the construction industry, today announced that Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed™ 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) component has been integrated and released in 3DRoom, a software application from Analist Group that enables the rapid creation of digital AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) models.

Working with a version of 3DRoom for handheld computers that uses measurements from existing buildings surveyed by laser rangefinders, the 2D DCM supports the accurate computation of floor plans, the relations between room elements, and the connections between rooms. Data can then be transferred from the handheld to the desktop version of 3DRoom, where the software interfaces with Analist’s ArchiPlan3D product, as well as other applications, to create architectural plans, 3D model renderings, bills of material, building elevations and sections.

“After a careful and thorough evaluation, we selected the D-Cubed 2D DCM due to its superior functionality, the high degree of value it creates for our customers, and our confidence in Siemens PLM Software as a reliable long-term supplier,” said Antonio Iannuzzi, CEO of Analist Group. “In addition, our development group was delighted with its ease of integration into our design environment, enabling us to bring 3DRoom to market within just a few weeks of licensing the 2D DCM.”

The integration of the 2D DCM into 3DRoom is the newest example of the growing number of AEC, plant and structural design applications that are using the D-Cubed components. DCM based geometric constraint solving is the foundation for many of the latest versions of a variety of design technologies used in both mechanical and architectural products, such as building information modeling (BIM), history based modeling and direct modeling.

“The adoption of the 2D DCM by Analist reinforces the importance of our PLM Components solutions to specialized architectural CAD applications like 3DRoom, in addition to major AEC product lines,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “We look forward to working with Analist as it pioneers the use of the 2D DCM with portable architectural CAD applications for the surveying industry.”

About Analist Group

Analist Group provides software and services for the construction industry, in a wide range of areas including land survey/topography, facilities management, environment/energy and architectural design. Based in Mercogliano, Italy, the company has been serving customers for more than ten years with applications that combine advanced technology with ease of use. For more information, visit www.analistgroup.it.

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/open.

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 nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 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 Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.

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