11 December 2008

Siemens PLM Software Ships CAM Express with Synchronous Technology

PLANO, Texas, December 11, 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 CAM Express software with synchronous technology is shipping to customers worldwide. CAM Express, the core CAM component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio, incorporates Siemens PLM Software’s new breakthrough history-free, feature-based design technology.

CAM Express version 6.0.1 includes additional model editing tools that leverage synchronous technology for more effective set up in preparation for NC programming. By leveraging synchronous technology, this latest release includes the ability to edit multi-CAD data as if it were native and to make those edits much faster.

"CAM Express is the first application beyond CAD in which we have implemented our new synchronous technology," said Bill McClure, vice president of development for Velocity Series, Siemens PLM Software. "This fundamentally shows the extensibility of the technology as we expand its use into other areas of PLM."

Modeling with synchronous technology is a key addition to the model editing tools in CAM Express. Other model edit functions include tools for wireframe, surface extraction, sewing, projections, trim/extend and simple solids. This complete set of model editing tools in this latest release allow NC programmers to make the changes they require without waiting for model refreshes or customer edits.

As a CAD-neutral CAM system, CAM Express is able to make edits faster than the authoring CAD system. The source of the model is unimportant. Synchronous technology enables intelligent selections with grab and manipulate features by topology.

"Synchronous technology will automatically discover geometric conditions apparent in the model and preserve them during edits," said Dr. Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA.

Velocity Series is a comprehensive family of modular, integrated solutions addressing the PLM needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis and data management software offerings, Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment.

For more information, visit www.siemens.com/plm/camexpress.

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. Velocity Series 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.