Siemens PLM Software Uses Its D-Cubed Components to Drive Design Productivity in NX 6
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Siemens PLM Software
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Press release date: September 19, 2008
2D DCM and PGM Software Components Enhance Productivity of NX 6 Sketching; 3D DCM Enhances Productivity of NX 6 Routing
PLANO, Texas, September 19, 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 its D-Cubed(TM) 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM), Profile Geometry Manager (PGM) and 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) software components are making significant new contributions to design productivity in Version 6 of NX(TM) software, the company's flagship digital product development solution.
NX 6 advances its use of the 2D DCM and PGM components, introducing further improvements to 2D sketching and profile operations. Thoroughly field tested with more than 1.5 million commercial licenses in use worldwide, the 2D DCM is the computer-aided design (CAD) industry's preferred solution for configuring sketches by solving geometric constraints. The PGM builds on this capability, supporting higher level sketch operations, such as offset profiles. Examples of new functionality enabled by these components in NX 6 include an advanced 2D DCM constraint for locking lines normal to spline curves and a new PGM function for constraining a point to a loop of connected edges, rather than just an individual curve.
The 3D DCM solves a wide range of dimensions, constraints and equations simultaneously, and is compatible with all geometry types found in modern 3D CAD models, making it suitable for a variety of applications in NX 6. The extended use of the 3D DCM has brought improvements to NX Routing, the design environment for electrical and mechanical subsystems. 3D DCM constraints solved in NX Routing now have bi-directional associativity with 3D DCM constraints applied to parts in NX Assemblies. This has been complemented with better performance when solving routes that include splines with a fixed length.
"The D-Cubed components provide a wide array of constraint based capabilities in 2D sketching and profile operations, 3D sketching/routing and assembly modeling," says Joan Hirsch, vice president of NX development, Siemens PLM Software. "By continuing to optimize our use of the D-Cubed components, we have once again strengthened our innovative leadership position in the CAD industry with the release of NX 6."
About PLM Components: Parasolid and D-Cubed PLM Components are software tools that support innovation and promote interoperability in CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM applications. Siemens PLM Software develops these components, uses them throughout its own applications and licenses them to independent software vendors and end-user organizations. PLM Components include Parasolid® software and D-Cubed products, widely used technologies that provide 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization functionality. Applications include mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE, mold design, sheet metal, AEC, GIS, structural, plant and ship design, CMM, reverse engineering and sales configuration.
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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 the 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.
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