24 September 2009

Nemetschek North America Releases D-Cubed 2D DCM from Siemens PLM Software in Vectorworks

PLANO, Texas, September 24, 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 Nemetschek North America, a leading global provider of software for the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), entertainment and landscape design markets, today announced the release of Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed™ 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) component in Nemetschek’s Vectorworks® 2010 design software.

The 2D DCM has been integrated in Vectorworks 2010 to improve the computation of architectural layouts by solving geometric constraints that are inferred from the high-level design requirements of the user. The end result is a highly intuitive associative design experience with improved performance and behavior, which enhances the creation of intelligent models in support of Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

“Licensing the 2D DCM for Vectorworks 2010 extends our relationship with Siemens PLM Software, who also supplies the Parasolid® modeling kernel that we introduced in our previous release,” said Sean Flaherty, chief executive officer of Nemetschek North America. “The 2D DCM was the clear choice for a geometric constraint solving platform, offering excellent value, maximum credibility and minimum risk to support the rapid ongoing development of our innovative BIM capabilities. This successful partnership has strengthened our commitment to providing our customers with a superior design experience through sourcing the best available core technologies.”

Nemetschek North America is the latest in a growing number of vendors in AEC plant and structural design markets to license geometric modeling and parametric design components from Siemens PLM Software, the same components that have historically been key elements in many of the world’s best known mechanical CAD applications.

“Universally acknowledged as the leading solution in its field, the 2D DCM has evolved into a multipurpose parametric design component through its broad application in mechanical CAD over many years and from its more recent deployments in AEC,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “With this new release, Nemetschek North America is providing architectural professionals with best-in-class associative design tools built on a proven foundation.”

About Nemetschek North America

Nemetschek North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek North America has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. For more information, visit www.vectorworks.net.

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.

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. Vectorworks is a registered trademark of Nemetschek North America, Inc. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.