Software helps engineers design faster

Siemens' latest release of Solid Edge software (Solid Edge ST8) includes features that help users increase design speed and their ability to leverage synchronous technology, while providing flexibility in choice of platform and purchasing options. Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) business also launched a new Solid Edge App Marketplace mobile app for add-on products.

Improvements to synchronous design intent management, complex sketching and 3D feature recognition enable users to focus on designs, rather than the design tools, resulting in an accelerated modeling process.

Simplification of large and complex assembly capabilities in Solid Edge ST8, combined with its ability to simulate and predict kinematic conditions not only speeds up the assembly design process, it also reduces the need for physical prototypes. Additionally, the software provides extended access to in-product learning tools, online community and the new Solid Edge App Marketplace. The choice of purchasing options, including a monthly subscription model, is designed to meet varying business requirements and provide customers financial flexibility.

John Miller, senior vice president of Siemens PLM Software, said: "We believe it is important for our customers to have a choice of how they purchase and deploy Solid Edge. Whether they select a perpetual or subscription license, a desktop workstation or a fully mobile platform, we are able to provide companies of all sizes the right solution for their business needs."