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CIMdata Releases “PLM Components” White Paper

Leading technologies empowering the next generation of 3D engineering software solutions

Published: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 12:00

(CIMdata: Ann Arbor, MI) -- CIMdata, a global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announced the publication of a white paper, “PLM Components,” centered on Siemens’ Digital Industries Software’s PLM Components solutions.

Software developers face many challenges when building a new application or tool, including the need to satisfy technology and quality requirements. Many turn to licensing software components to gain an advantage. Siemens Digital Industries Software provides a full suite of component software, including the proven 3D geometry kernel, Parasolid, and the visualization format, JT, which has become an ISO industry standard. Numerous companies license Siemens’ PLM components to bolster their applications with proven quality technology.

The white paper examines Siemens’ PLM Components, a suite of multiplatform component software solutions implemented to support the development of specialized design capabilities, simulation, and manufacturing utilities. Software programmers access component resources through an established application programming interface (API) to gain use of functions that would otherwise cost multiple person-years to develop themselves.

Ken Versprille, CIMdata executive consultant, says, “The industry continues to see new applications brought to market built atop component software that offers users well-established capabilities and quality. Siemens’ PLM Components is a portfolio of 3D software development toolkits intended to increase the value of CAD, CAM, CAE, and related PLM applications by reducing the time, cost, and risk companies face when delivering 3D software innovation on their own.”

To learn more and download the white paper “PLM Components,” visit www.CIMdata.com.


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