Parasolid software provides the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world’s leading computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD /CAM/CAE) applications. UGS PLM Solutions develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its product development applications and licenses it to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations on a “level playing field” policy that ensures all licensees have equal access to Parasolid updates and enhancements.
Recent shipments of new Parasolid-based software products from manufacturing industry leaders -- including one of the world’s largest machine tool supplier’s and one of the world’s fastest growing CAM software developers -- further enhance interoperability between manufacturing and product design. In addition to its leading position in the CAM market, Parasolid’s extensive use throughout product development has created an environment enabling the seamless sharing of product geometry models between manufacturers and their suppliers worldwide, with 100 percent compatibility and data accuracy.
“Robust functionality and unmatched quality have always been the focus of Parasolid development,” said Chuck Grindstaff, president, UGS PLM Solutions Products. “As a result, the ISVs licensing Parasolid can build powerful, high value applications that seamless share geometry data with all other Parasolid -based solutions.”
De Facto Standard For CAM
An analysis of the leading CAM software vendors listed in the May 2003 version of the NC Software and Related Services Market Assessment, developed by CIMdata, a respected PLM industry research and analysis firm, yields the following statistics:
“Parasolid is clearly the geometric modeling kernel of choice for the vast majority of CAM software suppliers that offer 3D machining,” said Alan Christman, vice president and senior manufacturing industry analyst for CIMdata. Parasolid is establishing itself as the de facto standard for CAM software vendors that choose to base their applications on an open, commercially available kernel.”
New Parasolid-based Solutions
The most recent additions to the family of Parasolid-based CAM solutions come from two of the manufacturing industry’s most respected suppliers.
CAM Software Suppliers Share Views On Parasolid
Parasolid serves as the geometry modeling foundation for the majority of the world’s most popular CAM software offerings from some of the best known and most highly respected suppliers.
Parasolid Standard Benefits Entire PLM Industry
In addition to its leading presence in the CAM software market, Parasolid’s rich functionality and open licensing policy has created a strong proliferation of Parasolid-based applications in the computer aided engineering (CAE) and CAD markets as well. The top three CAE vendors -- MSC.Software, Ansys and UGS PLM Solutions -- representing more than 30 percent of the global CAE market, all use Parasolid as their core modeling kernel and many of the world’s most well known CAD software products, including Unigraphics NX, Solid Edge, SolidWorks and Bentley® MicroStation®, are all Parasolid-based.
About UGS PLM Solutions
UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million seats of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to create solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineerin g Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM . For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com o r www.eds.com.
EDS, the world’s most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers superior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS’ core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS’ two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions , a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software . With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company’s stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS)and London stock exchanges.
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