PLANO, Texas, July 24, 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® Version 20.0 (V20.0) software, the latest release of its PLM industry-leading 3D geometric modeling component software.

With this latest release, Siemens PLM Software continues its close collaboration with the Parasolid user community – developers of many of the world’s leading PLM applications – to extend the ability of Parasolid to solve complex real-world problems in product design and development.

Parasolid V20.0 includes a wide variety of enhancements which together represent a significant step forward in modeling capability and productivity.

  • Face delete and change functions have been extended to support more complex topologies, resulting in a sophisticated direct editing tool that is easy-to-use yet much more powerful; capable of significantly reducing model editing time.
  • New blend capping controls allow complex blend configurations to be constructed with fewer, simpler steps.
  • Symmetric multi-processing (SMP) hardware can now accelerate the generation of facet data for visualization and downstream applications, reducing the time needed for design validation and manufacture.
  • Blending enhancements now enable Parasolid to automatically optimize model tolerances, resulting in quality and productivity improvements across multiple operations.

“Parasolid V20.0 delivers a wealth of significant enhancements that address the need of manufacturing companies to model ever more complex designs with ever greater speed and efficiency,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president, Open Tools for Siemens PLM Software. “Through close cooperation with our customers, we have expanded the boundaries of our technology on a broad front. Every decision regarding Parasolid enhancement is carefully judged to deliver maximum impact to our independent software vendor (ISV) customers and manufacturing users.”

About Parasolid

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 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