22 October 2013

Altair Extends Use of Siemens' D-Cubed Software

PLANO, Texas, October 22, 2013 – Altair Engineering, Inc. (“Altair”), a leading global provider of software for optimizing the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed™ software components for use throughout its product offerings. Altair selected D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (DCM) and D-Cubed 3D DCM software from Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit to provide the geometric constraint solving capability that is fundamental to many modern computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software applications.

Altair currently uses 2D DCM in its solidThinking Inspire® software, a tool that generates structurally efficient design concepts. This new agreement extends the rights to use 2D DCM in applications throughout the Altair HyperWorks® product line and beyond, and adds the same rights for 3D DCM.

"Having already integrated and released D-Cubed 2D DCM in solidThinking Inspire®, and being a long-term Parasolid software licensee for solidThinking Evolve®, we were well aware of the impressive quality of Siemens’ PLM Components software as well as the outstanding technical support that Siemens provides,” said Massimo Fariello, Senior Vice President, Software Technology Alliances and Strategies, Altair. “This new agreement provides the framework to leverage Siemens software components more broadly in our development of high-quality digital product design and engineering simulation solutions.”

“We are very pleased that a company of Altair’s caliber has decided to base future development projects on our D-Cubed 2D DCM and 3D DCM geometric constraint solvers,” said Paul Sicking, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Office, Siemens PLM Software. “This decision by Altair is a significant endorsement of Siemens’ strategy as a global supplier of open software solutions. Siemens PLM Software’s position as the leading provider of PLM component software is based on providing superior technology and developing long-term mutually beneficial relationships with our customers.”

For more information about Siemens’ PLM Component software solutions, please visit www.siemens.com/plm/open.

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 seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation.

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