Latest Release of its Industry Leading Geometric Modeling Component Software
Provides Improvements in Functionality and 64-bit Support for Mac OS X Leopard to
Help Reduce Time to Market for Innovative Application Developers
PLANO, Texas, April 10, 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 the availability of
Parasolid(r) Version 19.1 (V19.1) software, the latest release of its PLM
industry-leading geometric modeling component software.
The emphasis in this latest release of Parasolid is firmly on providing support for
sophisticated workflow operations where greatest productivity gains can be realized
in complex design and manufacturing processes. Modeling enhancements across a broad
range of functional areas reflect the demands of a global community who develop
innovative applications based on Parasolid. Representative enhancements include:
* A new ability to perform hollow operations on a selected portion of a
model which gives applications greater flexibility and speed especially when editing
large, complex models,
* The ability to generate a surface from a sparse set of points and normal
vectors providing a fast and powerful design tool especially in the context of
* New functionality for the automatic detection and repair of self
intersecting geometry which permits sophisticated sequences of operations to be
completed without intervention from the application or end-user, resulting in high
integrity models produced in significantly less time.
In addition, Parasolid V19.1 is the first release to support Apple's 64-bit Mac OS X
Leopard, leveraging the power of 64-bit technology to increase the productivity of
the creative process.
"As the developer and supplier of the world's leading and most respected 3D
component modeling software, we feel an obligation to our customers to continue to
set the standards for quality and functionality in the industry," said Bruce Feldt,
vice president, Open Tools for Siemens PLM Software." Parasolid V19.1 continues to
push forward the capabilities of solid modeling in order to support applications
that enable engineers and designers to express their design intent and creativity
through intuitive processes."
Parasolid is a key software product in the PLM Components suite of solutions,
providing the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world's leading
computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE)
applications. Siemens PLM Software develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its
extensive portfolio of product development applications, and licenses it to
independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations to provide a
consistent, world-class 3D modeling platform for the PLM industry.
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 4.6 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
About the Siemens Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens
Industry Sector, is worldwide leading 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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Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other
countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to
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