PLANO, Texas, February 28, 2011 - 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 that the number of active end-user seats of software based on its Parasolid® software has surpassed 3.5 million. As the world’s most widely used 3D geometric modeling component, Parasolid provides solid modeling functionality and interoperability to over 150 independent software vendors (ISVs) and over 350 of the industry’s most popular software applications across a broad cross section of disciplines including computer-aided design (CAD), engineering analysis (CAE), manufacturing (CAM) and architectural engineering and construction (AEC).
“The unique functionality and unsurpassed quality of Parasolid, along with its universal appeal to innovative software developers of all sizes and across multiple disciplines, has helped us achieve this impressive milestone,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “Our long-term relationships with Parasolid licensees have promoted mutual growth and success over many years, and our dedication to open technology and an open business model helps these ISVs foster innovation and collaboration. These qualities, combined with the resulting growth and stability of Parasolid, provide our customers with a unique competitive advantage.”
Through the combination of its technology, quality and open business model, Parasolid has demonstrated a high degree of business value to independent software vendors in four principal sectors.
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 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation
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