Geometric Constraint Solver Enhances Sketcher Module for Part, Mold and Pattern Design and Manufacturing
PLANO, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 2, 2010 — 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, and Euklid CAD/CAM AG, a leading provider of specialized computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) solutions, today announced the release of Siemens PLM Software’s 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager ( 2D DCM) component in the Euklid CAD/CAM application.
Many manufactured products are derived from 2D sketches and Euklid CAD/CAM includes extensive tools for creating and editing such designs. Integrating the 2D DCM, part of the Siemens D-Cubed™ software family, enables design intent to be captured using both geometric constraints and driving dimensions which can be subsequently modified to rapidly explore design variations. Euklid CAD/CAM has implemented this capability to improve productivity with a new suite of tools for applying design intent to 2D part profiles, even as they’re being created.
“Licensing the 2D DCM to improve our sketcher enabled us to focus our development resources in other functional areas where we possess domain expertise,” said Heribert Kaiser, sales manager of Euklid CAD/CAM. “Our team can now concentrate its efforts on areas like surface machining and mold design, where we offer general tools as well as highly specialized solutions for applications ranging from impeller manufacture to tire tread design. In addition, implementing the 2D DCM has enabled us to deliver practical, time-saving innovations with a minimum of cost and risk. One innovation our customers value is the integrated design and editing capability that allows them to create parts or make changes to imported parts more efficiently.”
Euklid CAD/CAM joins a growing number of vendors offering solutions in the computer-aided manufacturing space who seek to improve their supporting design and editing capabilities by licensing geometric modeling and parametric design components from Siemens PLM Software.
“Advanced tools for 2D sketching are no longer a characteristic exclusive to specialized 2D drawing packages and high-end mechanical CAD applications,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president, Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “Today the 2D DCM is licensed by application vendors of all sizes, representing a wide range of different industries who seek superior but affordable software tools from a well-established business partner. We look forward to supporting Euklid CAD/CAM as they deliver the latest high caliber application employing the 2D DCM.”
About Euklid CAD/CAM
With almost 40 years of experience in the development and operation of the CAD/CAM system EUKLID, Euklid CAD/CAM AG is an experienced and leading provider of solutions for the die and mold industry. It integrates with CAD, powerful NC-programming capabilities in the CAM part, and a full range of postprocessors all the steps to the milling machine. The range of applications extends from 5- and 3-axis milling of complex parts to drilling and milling in 2.5 axis. It is the goal of Euklid CAD/CAM AG to optimize the production process of their clients with the most recent CAD/CAM technologies with respect to quality, efficiency and speediness, while maintaining the highest standards with respect to precision and complexity. For more information, visit www.euklid-cadcam.com.
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 the Parasolid® and D-Cubed™ software 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. For more information, please visit www.siemens.com/plm/open.
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 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 63,000 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 www.siemens.com/plm.
About the Siemens Industry Automation Division
The 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
39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation
achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.