27 July 2010

Joe Gibbs Racing Licenses D-Cubed 3D DCM from Siemens PLM Software

PLANO, Texas, July 27, 2010 – 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 Joe Gibbs Racing®, one of the premier organizations in NASCAR®, today announced the licensing of Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed™ software for integration in specialty applications.

The D-Cubed 3D DCM (Dimensional Constraint Manager) will now be deployed in any in-house software application that requires a 3D geometric constraint solving component. The 3D DCM is already integrated in NX™ software, which Joe Gibbs Racing continues to use for all aspects of product development.

“Licensing D-Cubed 3D DCM further strengthens our successful relationship with Siemens PLM Software, which already supplies NX and Teamcenter for our digital product development and lifecycle management processes,” said JD Gibbs, President, Joe Gibbs Racing. “Siemens PLM Software’s portfolio of applications and components enables us to deploy the optimum combination of off-the-shelf end-user products and customized in-house applications to fulfill our demanding range of requirements. We settled on the 3D DCM because it offers the best functionality, performance and quality. We have the added reassurance of knowing that it is developed and supported by the most well established vendor of geometric constraint solving components.”

“D-Cubed 3D DCM is already integrated into applications used by upwards of one million end-users for assembly constraints, kinematic simulation, 3D sketching and the direct editing of part shapes,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “Custom applications in any of these areas can now be rapidly developed at Joe Gibbs Racing based on the world’s most widely deployed 3D geometric constraint solver.”

A Tradition of Technology and Tracks

Siemens PLM Software has a long tradition of providing NX™ software, Siemens’ comprehensive digital product development solution, and Teamcenter® software, Siemens' digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, through racing sponsorships. Hendrick Motorsports, winner of the 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship; Joe Gibbs Racing, winner of the 2000, 2002 and 2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship; Roush Fenway Racing, winner of the 2003 and 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship; and Andretti Green Racing, winner of the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship; have been using Siemens PLM Software for many years to help develop their cars and improve their performance on the race track. KB Racing, winner of the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 National Hot Rod Association® (NHRA®) Pro Stock Championship, began using Siemens PLM Software technology in 2005, and the Renault® F1 Team, winner of the 2005 Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships, established a partnership in 2004 using Tecnomatix® software, Siemens PLM Software’s best-in-class digital manufacturing solution.

About Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program that includes two full-time NASCAR East Series teams. Its driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano in the Sprint Cup Series; Hamlin, Busch, Logano, Brad Coleman and Matt DiBenedetto in the Nationwide Series; as well as Max Gresham and Brett Moffitt in the NASCAR East Series and Darrell Wallace, Jr. in its driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl® winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins® and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame® – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and two Nationwide Series championships along with more than 100 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500. JGRMX is the organization’s Motocross race team which debuted in 2008 and features riders Josh Grant and Justin Brayton.

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® software 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 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 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) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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