27 November 2012

Vero Software Licenses Siemens' D-Cubed 3D DCM for Integration into VISI Modeling Solution

PLANO, Texas, November 27, 2012 - Vero UK Ltd ("Vero Software"), a leader in computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software for various industries, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed™ software for integration into its VISI product line. Vero Software selected the D-Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) from Siemens PLM Software to provide users with a geometric constraint solving capability.

"Vero Software is a long-standing adopter of Siemens’ PLM components, including D-Cubed and Parasolid,” said Richard Smith, CEO, Vero Software. “We recognize the value in licensing proven components that are under constant development and optimization by a trusted supplier. Integrating PLM components frees up our own resources to focus on what we do best. The result is a product suite which delivers exceptional quality and functionality to help customers increase productivity and reduce costs.”

Vero Software integrated the 3D DCM into VISI Modeling as part of its recent VISI v20 release. D-Cubed component software will enable VISI Modeling users to apply mating constraints (Concentric, Parallel, Coincident, Distance, etc.) to geometric bodies and simulate the real movement of the mould or progressive die tool kinematics. This, in turn, enables them to check for collisions and validate a design proposal - particularly important for side-action slides and complex lifter mechanisms.

“Following their acquisition of Planit Holdings last year, Vero Software has become one of the most extensive adopters of Siemens’ PLM components,” said Paul Sicking, senior vice president, Chief Technology Office, Siemens PLM Software. “CAM companies support end-user CAD requirements by integrating with CAD systems from major vendors, and by developing in-house CAD capability that is tightly integrated with their core CAM functionality. Vero Software is the latest example of how D-Cubed components are used by a growing number of CAM vendors to enhance their in-house CAD capabilities.”

PLM Components include Parasolid® software, and the D-Cubed family of software products, which constitute widely used technologies providing 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization functionality. Applications that incorporate these components cover a wide variety of categories including 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.

For more information about the use of PLM Components in CAM and Machine Tool Software applications please click here. For a list of D-Cubed customers and their component integrations please click here.

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

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

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