31 July 2012

Siemens PLM Software Announces Free Student Edition of Tecnomatix Plant Simulation Software

PLANO, Texas, July 31, 2012 - Siemens PLM Software today announced as part of its ongoing investment in education, a free student edition of its Plant Simulation solution in the Tecnomatix® portfolio. Full- or part-time students at any academic level can now download the digital manufacturing application at no charge and develop real-world skills that are highly sought after within the global manufacturing industry.

Plant Simulation is a 3D visualization and discrete event simulation software. The student edition can be installed on computers running Microsoft’s Windows® operating system to quickly and easily create digital logistics models through the use of built-in object libraries to optimize material flow, resource utilization and operations. The digital model enables students to run experiments and “what-if” scenarios while having access to extensive analysis tools, statistical models and charts to evaluate different manufacturing situations and to prepare them to make fast, reliable decisions in production planning.

“With the current crisis in manufacturing – from a global aging workforce, increased product complexity and current education gap – we are expanding the software and resources we provide students and professors,” said Bill Boswell, senior director of partner strategy, Siemens PLM Software. “Our customers need the next generation of engineers to enter the market with digital manufacturing expertise. With free access to Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, students can now develop those skills to address this critical gap.”

The Plant Simulation student edition is non-transferable and is not intended for commercial use. To download the free student edition click here.

GO PLM Program

Siemens PLM Software’s Global Opportunities in PLM (GO PLM™ initiative) leads the industry in the commercial value of in-kind academic grants, providing PLM (product lifecycle management) technology to more than one million students yearly at more than 11,000 global institutions at every academic level. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/goplm.

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 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better 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) 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 www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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