10 May 2010

D-Cubed 2D DCM from Siemens PLM Software Integrated into VISI Progress from Vero Software

PLANO, Texas, May 10, 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 Vero Software Plc, a leading provider of CAD, CAM and CAE solutions for the tooling industry, today announced the integration of the D-Cubed™ software 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) component from Siemens PLM Software in Vero’s VISI Progress software.

VISI Progress, part of Vero’s VISI suite of applications for the Mould & Die industries, is a dedicated solution for the metal stamping industry, enabling efficient design of progressive dies and press tools. Progressive stamping is the process of creating parts by starting with a strip of metal and then, in progressive steps, applying a series of operations such as coining, punching and bending. VISI Progress enables the 3D modeling of the dies and strip at each step in the process from blank to finished component.

The integration of the D-Cubed 2D DCM into version 17 of VISI Progress helps to ensure the complex relationships in a model are accurately maintained when modifications to the strip layout parameters are made. The user can make changes to the step length and strip width and VISI Progress will automatically update the previously constructed punch geometry and rebuild the strip. This new integration joins Vero’s existing implementation of the D-Cubed 2D DCM inside VISI Parametric Page (formerly VISI Storyboard). Integrated into more than three million end-user products, the D-Cubed 2D DCM is by far the world’s most widely used 2D geometric constraint solver.

“Using the D-Cubed 2D DCM in VISI Progress allows us to automate operations which would otherwise have required significant time and effort from the user,” said Gerard O'Driscoll, Research and Development Director for Vero Software. “Without the D-Cubed 2D DCM the cost of developing these improvements would have been prohibitive.”

“Continuous improvements to process automation in Mould & Die CAD/CAM applications are absolutely critical if manufacturers are to maintain their competitive edge in today’s difficult economic climate,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president, Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “Vero Software’s new integration of D-Cubed 2D DCM is the latest evidence for this component’s ability to add value and reduce development costs for the developers of CAD/CAM products.”

The market leading functionality, quality and performance of D-Cubed 2D DCM is founded upon more than 20 years of continuous development, driven by feedback from the largest customer base of CAD, CAM and CAE vendors. Organizations of all sizes have selected the D-Cubed 2D DCM to maximize the value and minimize the risks from their investment in geometric constraint solving technology, demonstrating their confidence in Siemens PLM Software as a reliable long-term business partner.

About Vero Software

Vero Software Plc is a company that creates and distributes CAD / CAM / CAE software for aiding the design and manufacturing process in specific sectors of the industry with a knowledge driven focus on Mould & Die. The specific sectors include the design and manufacture of plastic injection moulds, sheet metal stamping dies, progressive dies, 2D > 5-axis milling, electrode production, multi-axis laser cutting, Wire EDM and others. These widespread product types are in turn to be found in a multitude of manufacturing industry sectors such as automotive, electronic, medical, white goods and aerospace. For more information, please visit www.vero-software.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® 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

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. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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