PLANO, Texas, March 3, 2009 - 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 the availability of Parasolid® Version 21.0 (V21) software, the latest release of its PLM industry-leading 3D geometric modeling component software.
Parasolid V21 includes numerous modeling enhancements across a wide spectrum of functionality which together represent a significant step forward in modeling capability and productivity. These enhancements will benefit the independent software vendors who have licensed Parasolid modeling technology to produce more than 350 leading end-user products in the product design and analysis market space:
· Local operations – Several enhancements have been made to allow significantly more complex changes while performing local edits of geometry. For example, options have been added to automatically indicate desired behavior when features such as holes and bosses interact as the result of a local editing operation.
· Enhanced surface creation – Sophisticated sheet and surface creation and manipulation capabilities have been extended. For example, users can perform sweep operations with enhanced control of rotation as well as with more complex configurations of guide curves. In addition, users can perform loft operations between profiles while twisting along a path.
· Application support – A new diagnostic mechanism has been added and the tools that help application developers track the creation, editing and deletion of entities have been further developed to provide more support for sophisticated undo and rollback algorithms.
“Parasolid V21 represents another significant step forward in modeling technology, enabling end-users to manipulate their designs intuitively for maximum productivity without the need to consider the technical complexities of the operations they perform,” said Joan Hirsch , vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “By constantly addressing the complex technical challenges presented by our demanding customer base, Parasolid has cemented its reputation as the world’s pre-eminent solid modeling kernel.”
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 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 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
About the Siemens Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 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 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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