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PLANO, Texas, March 7, 2011 – 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 IronCAD, Inc., a leading provider of design collaboration solutions, today announced that IronCAD’s new 3D Connector software, part of IRONCAD Draft, is now integrated with Siemens PLM Software’s Parasolid® software, the world’s most widely used 3D geometric modeling component, and three D-Cubed™ software components for constraint solving and collision detection.
“The Parasolid and D-Cubed components have for many years been making critical contributions to the fundamental capabilities of IRONCAD®, our full feature 3D part and assembly modeling product,” said Cary O’Connor, Vice President of Marketing for IronCAD. “We’re delighted to be able to make further use of these components in IRONCAD Draft, allowing users to leverage constraint information from their 3D models in the context of a dedicated drafting and detailing tool.”
IRONCAD Draft is a 2D drafting tool with a new 3D integration capability enabled by 3D Connector. Leveraging its new integration with Parasolid, users can now import 3D model data – from suppliers, customers and colleagues – created with any software product capable of outputting the widely used Parasolid geometry format, such as IRONCAD or a wide range of third party applications. The data can be viewed, analyzed, rendered and referenced as the user produces drawings using the various 2D mechanical drafting functions in IRONCAD Draft.
In addition, any 3D models imported from IRONCAD can be repositioned under the control of any existing dimensions and constraints using Siemens PLM Software’s D-Cubed 2D and 3D Dimensional Constraint Managers (DCMs). This allows the user to reconfigure a constrained model to meet the requirements of a specific 2D drafting or detailing task. Using the D-Cubed Collision Detection Manager (CDM) users can also quickly verify that new configurations do not result in colliding parts.
“IronCAD has been effectively leveraging our PLM Components for several years to help maximize the value they deliver to their customers,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president, Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “With the deployment of Parasolid and various D-Cubed components in their new product, IronCAD has extended the use of our components across their product lines with minimum effort. The re-use of PLM Components enables innovative companies like IronCAD to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver new capabilities that create even more value for their customers. We are proud that the proven and flexible integration architecture of our high quality component software continues to provide benefits for all our customers.”
Based in Atlanta, GA, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Solutions that can be used either standalone or as complimentary collaboration solutions of a broader PLM initiative. Its flagship product IRONCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by thousands of customers worldwide. For more information on IronCAD, call 1-800-339-7304 or visit www.ironcad.com.
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.
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 more than 69,500 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.
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 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation
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