A leader in computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software for various industries, Vero UK Ltd (Vero Software) has licensed D-Cubed software from Siemens PLM Software for integration into its VISI product line.
Vero Software selected the D-Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) from Siemens PLM Software to provide users with a geometric constraint solving capability.
As a long-term adopter of Siemens’ PLM components, including D-Cubed and Parasolid, Vero Software recognises the value in licensing proven components that are under constant development and optimisation by a trusted supplier. Richard Smith, CEO, Vero Software explains that integrating PLM components frees up their own resources to focus on what they do best, resulting in a product suite that delivers exceptional quality and functionality to help customers increase productivity and reduce costs.
Vero Software integrated the 3D DCM into VISI Modeling as part of its recent VISI v20 release. D-Cubed component software will enable VISI Modeling users to apply mating constraints (Concentric, Parallel, Coincident, Distance, etc.) to geometric bodies and simulate the real movement of the mould or progressive die tool kinematics so that they can check for collisions and validate a design proposal.
According to Paul Sicking, senior vice president, Chief Technology Office, Siemens PLM Software, Vero Software has become one of the most extensive adopters of Siemens’ PLM components following their acquisition of Planit Holdings last year.
CAM companies support end-user CAD requirements by integrating with CAD systems from major vendors, and by developing in-house CAD capability that is tightly integrated with their core CAM functionality. Vero Software is the latest example of how D-Cubed components are used by a growing number of CAM vendors to enhance their in-house CAD capabilities.
PLM components include Parasolid software, and the D-Cubed family of software products, which constitute widely used technologies providing 3D part and assembly modelling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualisation functionality.
These components find application across mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE, mould design, sheet metal, AEC, GIS, structural, plant and ship design, CMM, reverse engineering and sales configuration segments.