3.5 Million Active End-User Seats of Software Based On Parasolid
The number of active end-user seats of software based on Parasolid has surpassed 3.5 million. As the world’s most widely used 3D geometric modeling component, Parasolid provides solid modeling functionality and interoperability to over 150 independent software vendors (ISVs) and over 350 of the industry’s most popular software applications across a broad cross section of disciplines including computer-aided design (CAD), engineering analysis (CAE), manufacturing (CAM) and architectural engineering and construction (AEC). Through the combination of its technology, quality and open business model, Parasolid has demonstrated a high degree of business value to ISVs in four principal sectors.
- CAD – Parasolid is the most widely used 3D geometric modeling component in this highly demanding market where the ability to efficiently update the digital model supersedes all other requirements. Product designers rely upon Parasolid to create a wide variety of highly accurate and detailed 3D models, from aircraft engines to mobile phones to construction equipment, using software.
- CAE and CAM – As the component software used to create over 40 percent of the world’s 3D digital models, Parasolid has become the logical choice for vendors of CAE and CAM software needing to import data created in the wide variety of CAD applications based on Parasolid. Many of these companies now also use Parasolid functionality to simplify designs for analysis, create derivative designs such as molds and tooling, and provide design creation capabilities.
- AEC – An increasing number of mainstream buildings and iconic architectural structures are designed and detailed using AEC applications based on Parasolid.
- Interoperability – Siemens PLM Software’s commitment to open solutions and an open business model has made Parasolid a popular format for seamlessly sharing data between a wide variety of applications. Parasolid XT data is included in the software development toolkit that supports Siemens PLM Software’s JT Open Program, an influential community of users, software vendors, and interested parties spanning the PLM value chain who influence and promote the development and expanded use of the JT™ data format as a global standard for visualization, collaboration and data sharing.
2.9 Million Active End-User Seats of Software Based on D-Cubed DCM Components
We are also proud to announce the number of active end-user seats of software based on one or both of the D-Cubed DCM (Dimensional Constraint Manager) geometric constraint solving components has now exceeded 2.9 million. The D-Cubed DCMs have by far the largest market share of CAD, CAM and CAE seats that use geometric constraint solving components. Many of these DCM based applications also use Parasolid, emphasising the major contribution that Siemens' PLM Components makes to many vendors in the engineering software development community.
The range of customers using at least one of the DCM components includes ANSYS, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, DIPRO, Fujitsu, Intergraph, INUS, Nemetschek Vectorworks and Vero Software, to name just a few. Siemens PLM Software has also integrated both components in its NXTM software and Solid Edge® software.
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