27 August 2008

Siemens PLM Software Ships Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology

PLANO, Texas, August 27, 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 Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology is shipping to customers worldwide and will ship nine additional languages throughout September. Solid Edge with synchronous technology is the core CAD component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio and incorporates Siemens PLM Software’s new breakthrough history-free, feature-based design technology.

Fast, flexible design speeds innovation

Solid Edge with synchronous technology includes key new features that speed innovation. They include an interactive design paradigm, faster editing tools, native multi-CAD features and 2D/3D workflow integration.

  • Create in a new interactive design environment: A new interaction paradigm speeds innovation by enabling users to develop 3D models without any pre-planning giving users up to a 100 times faster design experience.
  • Edit faster: New tools increase the speed and flexibility of design changes, so users can perform engineering change orders (ECOs) in seconds instead of hours.
  • Edit multi-CAD data as native: All tools in Solid Edge can be used on imported CAD data in the same manner as native models, letting users make changes faster than their supplier.
  • Leverage 3D power with 2D simplicity: Familiar 2D workflows within the 3D user interaction paradigm enable users to become experts quickly.

"Solid Edge with synchronous technology will allow us to design special customer requests faster," said John Matthews, mechanical designer, Hatch. "Some of the new editing tools will allow us to make changes quicker in order to meet tight deadlines."

“With an instantaneous modeling experience, this is going to change the way people think about using CAD,” said Jack Beeckman, PLM manager, Liebert Corp. “More importantly it's going to change the way CAD enables them to think about ‘what’ they want to model, and not ‘how’ they want to model.”

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 5.5 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. Solid Edge and Velocity Series 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.