08 April 2008

Siemens PLM Software Delivers Parasolid Version 19.1

PLANO, Texas, April 10, 2008 - 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, today announced the availability of Parasolid® Version 19.1 (V19.1) software, the latest release of its PLM industry-leading geometric modeling component software.

The emphasis in this latest release of Parasolid is firmly on providing support for sophisticated workflow operations where greatest productivity gains can be realized in complex design and manufacturing processes. Modeling enhancements across a broad range of functional areas reflect the demands of a global community who develop innovative applications based on Parasolid. Representative enhancements include:

  • A new ability to perform hollow operations on a selected portion of a model which gives applications greater flexibility and speed especially when editing large, complex models.
  • The ability to generate a surface from a sparse set of points and normal vectors providing a fast and powerful design tool especially in the context of existing geometry.
  • New functionality for the automatic detection and repair of self intersecting geometry which permits sophisticated sequences of operations to be completed without intervention from the application or end-user, resulting in high integrity models produced in significantly less time.

In addition, Parasolid V19.1 is the first release to support Apple’s 64-bit Mac OS X Leopard, leveraging the power of 64-bit technology to increase the productivity of the creative process.

"As the developer and supplier of the world’s leading and most respected 3D component modeling software, we feel an obligation to our customers to continue to set the standards for quality and functionality in the industry,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president, Open Tools for Siemens PLM Software.” Parasolid V19.1 continues to push forward the capabilities of solid modeling in order to support applications that enable engineers and designers to express their design intent and creativity through intuitive processes.”

About Parasolid

Parasolid is a key software product in the PLM Components suite of solutions, providing the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world’s leading computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. Siemens PLM Software develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its extensive portfolio of product development applications, and licenses it to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations to provide a consistent, world-class 3D modeling platform for the PLM industry.

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 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. 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), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, 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 industry to solutions for whole industries and systems 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.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Parasolid is a trademark or registered trademark 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.