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Synchronous technology added to product lifecycle management software

Hannover, Germany - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a provid...


April 30, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Hannover, Germany – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, has announced the PLM industry’s first-ever history-free, feature-based modelling technology, that provides users with up to 100 times faster design experience than ever before.

Launched via a global webcast in conjunction with Hannover Fair in Germany, Siemens PLM Software’s new patent-pending technology combines the best of constraint-driven techniques with direct modeling, and is being integrated into the company’s next versions of NXTM and Solid Edge software.

“Siemens recognized the huge potential of synchronous technology during the due diligence process of acquiring UGS,” said Anton Huber, CEO, Siemens Industry Automation Division. “Knowing that the digital model is at the heart of our shared vision to unify the product and production lifecycles, we have worked together to accelerate this breakthrough in CAD technology.

“The digital model impacts every phase of the PLM process and is key to delivering innovation faster than ever before. This technology will fundamentally change the way manufacturers design products and enable them to accelerate their innovation process, ultimately driving increases in top line revenue.”


“This new synchronous technology is indeed a breakthrough,” said Jack Beeckman, PLM manager, Liebert Corp. “It marks a new era in modeling that allows an engineer the freedom to be an engineer. With an instantaneous modelling experience, this is going to change the way people think about using CAD. More importantly it’s going to change the way CAD enables them to think about ‘what’ they want to model, and not ‘how’ they want to model.”

The patent-pending technology was jointly developed between Siemens PLM Software’s NX and Solid Edge organizations. Siemens PLM Software’s synchronous technology will be implemented in the next versions of both Solid Edge and NX as a proprietary application layer built on its D-Cubed and Parasolid software. The next versions are scheduled for launch on May 21, 2008, at the annual Siemens PLM Software Analyst and Media Conference in Boston, MA.

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