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21 April 2009

D-Cubed 2D DCM from Siemens PLM Software Released in IMSI/Design's DoubleCAD XT Pro

PLANO, Texas, April 21, 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 IMSI/Design LLC, a leading provider of retail CAD products, today announced that the D-Cubed™ 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) software, has been integrated and released in IMSI/Design’s DoubleCAD™ XT Pro application.

DoubleCAD XT PRO is IMSI/Design’s recently released application for mechanical and architectural drafting and detailing. The D-Cubed 2D DCM provides users with the ability to control their drawings using driving dimensions – i.e. dimensions with values that can be changed to drive modifications in a sketch or assembly – and other geometric constraints. This enables drawings to be produced quicker and more accurately with changes easily propagated across different elements of a drawing.

The D-Cubed 2D DCM is the most widely adopted geometric constraint solver among developers of CAD applications, and the most commonly employed by end-users. Backed by its large developer and user community, and under continuous development for almost 20 years, the D-Cubed 2D DCM has a unique record for product and service quality. The result is a proven platform for enhancing a wide variety of CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM applications.

“With DoubleCAD XT Pro we have combined a comprehensive range of drafting and detailing functionality with the powerful capabilities of the industry’s number one constraint solver,” said Bob Mayer, Chief Operating Officer at IMSI/Design. “IMSI/Design is focused on delivering value and enhanced workflow productivity to our customers and we believe the inclusion of the 2D DCM technology in DoubleCAD clearly solidifies this position. DoubleCAD XT Pro is the third IMSI/Design application into which we’ve integrated the D-Cubed 2D DCM, demonstrating our confidence not only in the technological superiority of this high quality component, but also in the excellent service offered by Siemens PLM Software.”

“We welcome the release of this latest D-Cubed 2D DCM based application and the continued commitment shown by IMSI/Design to our component technology,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “In today’s challenging economic environment, we are proud that our PLM Components solutions are able to help our customers boost their software development productivity.”

About IMSI/Design

IMSI/Design is the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design). With over 15 million products sold since 1988, IMSI/Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, TurboFLOORPLAN®, DesignCAD™, and IDX Renditioner™ families of precision design applications. For more information, visit www.imsidesign.com and www.doublecad.com.

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 5.9 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. DoubleCAD is a trademark or registered trademark of IMSI/Design LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.