PLANO, Texas, May 30, 2007 - UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that its D-Cubed Profile Geometry Manager (PGM) and 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) components make important new contributions to design productivity in Version 5 of UGS NX® software.
NX 5 is the first release to integrate PGM in its sketcher. The PGM builds upon sketching systems based on the D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM), boosting productivity by managing higher level operations that maintain the consistency of a sketch. In NX 5, the PGM automatically inserts, removes, trims and extends edges to maintain a valid offset profile as modifications are made to a sketch (example animations can be viewed www.ugs.com/products/open/d-cubed/animations/pgm/).
NX 5 contains the first implementation of the 3D DCM in NX Routing, the NX design environment for electrical and mechanical subsystems. Using new 3D DCM-based capabilities, designers can more productively control the positioning of routing segments using a wide range of dimensions and constraints. In addition, NX 5 has significant improvements to assembly constraints, also enabled by the 3D DCM, providing a more efficient and intuitive environment for building assemblies.
UGS PLM Software’s 3D DCM component is used in the majority of today’s major CAD applications, including UGS PLM Software’s own NX and UGS Solid Edge® products. Its strengths include genuine 3D variational (non-sequential) solving of a wide range of dimensions and constraints applied to the full range of geometry types found in a modern CAD model. The strong performance of the 3D DCM’s constraint solving algorithms is the foundation of the latest interactive approaches to assembly part positioning, 3D sketching, direct (non-history based) part modification and kinematic motion simulation.
“Built upon our open technology foundation, NX 5 delivers greater power so users can achieve increased productivity in all product development disciplines,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president, Products, UGS PLM Software. “Our utilization of UGS’ PLM Components, such as UGS Parasolid®, 2D DCM, 3D DCM and PGM, enables major functional enhancements that help increase workflow productivity for NX users.” UGS PLM Software’s level playing field licensing policy for PLM Components promotes interoperability and quality for end-users, and reduces development costs and time-to-market for software vendors.
For more information, visit www.ugs.com/nx5.
About PLM Components and D-Cubed
UGS PLM Components are software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the product lifecycle management (PLM) market, enabling diverse manufacturing enterprises to share information and data with partners and suppliers. UGS PLM Software develops these components, uses them throughout its own product development applications and, demonstrating a market-leading commitment to openness, licenses them to independent software vendors and end-user organizations. The D-Cubed software is part of the PLM Components suite of solutions and represents a family of geometric software components that enable key functionality in CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM applications, including sketching, part and assembly modeling, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and hidden-line visualization. D-Cubed also provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. For more information, visit www.ugs.com/products/open/.
About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS 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 UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.
About Siemens Automation and Drives
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.
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