PLANO, Texas, October 16, 2007 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Bentley Systems, Inc. of Exton, PA, a leading provider of solutions for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure, today announced that the D Cubed™ 2D and 3D Dimensional Constraint Managers (2D DCM and 3D DCM) and the Collision Detection Manager (CDM) software components have been licensed for use in the MicroStation® platform which is widely adopted for the design and management of buildings, civil engineering projects, process and power plants and geospatial information. In addition, Siemens PLM Software and Bentley Systems announced a multi-year extension to their long-standing, successful deployment of Parasolid® software as the 3D geometric modeling component for MicroStation.
PLM Components are well known for their use in a wide range of mechanical CAD applications. Various solutions from the portfolio have been deployed in NX™ software and Solid Edge™ software from Siemens PLM Software Inc., SolidWorks® software from SolidWorks Corporation, Autodesk Inventor® software from Autodesk Inc., and many other products. The new agreement with Bentley is one of the most significant endorsements of the D-Cubed components by an architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) vendor in the 18-year history of the D-Cubed product line. Building on the Parasolid geometry modeling kernel, these PLM Components will enable Bentley to bring sophisticated design techniques, already proven in mechanical CAD applications, to the AEC marketplace.
“The AEC industry is moving in exciting new directions. Technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Bentley’s own GenerativeComponents are vastly increasing the number of design configurations that architects and engineers can explore. Significant design changes can now be made more rapidly, more easily, and more economically than ever before,” said Shaun Sewall, Vice President of Platform Products and Technology at Bentley Systems. “The D-Cubed components are an important part of our strategy to provide advanced parametric design capability to our users. Our experience with Parasolid, and our strong business relationship with the Siemens PLM Software team over the past 10 years, left us in no doubt that this extension to our partnership was the right choice.”
“We are confident that the extended application of Siemens’ PLM Components will reinforce Bentley’s reputation for technical excellence and innovation in the AEC market,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president, Products for Siemens PLM Software. “As the leading provider of open solid modeling and parametric design capabilities to the global mechanical CAD industry, we are delighted with this significant step forward in our contribution to leading AEC applications.”
Bentley Systems, Incorporated provides software for the lifecycle of the world’s infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive portfolio for the building, plant, civil, and geospatial verticals spans architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and operations. With revenues now surpassing $400 million annually, and more than 2400 colleagues globally, Bentley is the leading provider of AEC software to the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms and major owner-operators, and was named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software solutions in a recent Daratech research study. For more information, please visit www.bentley.com.
PLM Components are software tools that can help increase the profitability of software applications in the CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM marketplace by raising their value and lowering their costs. This is achieved by supporting innovation and interoperability with standard tools that ensure quality and reduce time to market. Siemens PLM Software develops these components, uses them throughout its own applications and licenses them to independent software vendors and end-user organizations. Flexible licensing arrangements and a simple, proven integration process enable any organisation, large or small, to bring innovative capabilities to their applications quickly and economically. Part of the PLM Components family of products, the Parasolid and D-Cubed components provide 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization. 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.ugs.com/products/open/.
Siemens 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 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 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.
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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