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 announces Solid Edge software with Synchronous Technology 2.
This release is the second version of Solid Edge to incorporate Siemens PLM Software’s breakthrough synchronous technology, the first history-free, feature-based modeling capability that serves as a fundamental tool in helping customers react to the market faster.
“We needed resources to help save time in finding errors with drawings,” said Simon Vreede, project engineer from Jackson Transport Bodies (JTB). “Solid Edge does this with great speed. Solid Edge with synchronous technology 2 also allows us to modify and generate files faster than our previous 2D and 3D packages. It pays for itself in productivity gains.”
Designers and modellers from Coromal Caravans, a division of Fleetwood Corporation, reported that Solid Edge with synchronous technology has removed much of the frustration associated with design processes. Fleetwood Corporation is a leading Australian manufacturer for mobile accommodations for retirement, recreations and resource development.
“Overall, its intuitive history-less structure provides greater creative freedom while maintaining mechanical integrity. Solid Edge with synchronous technology 2 with sheet metal support and a raft of performance improvements will further add to the benefits of the first release,” said Steve Wallis, chief technical officer of Fleetwood Corporation.
Solid Edge is a core component of the Velocity Series portfolio and combines the speed and flexibility of direct modeling with the precise control of dimension-driven design. The latest release extends synchronous technology deeper in the product with improved part and assembly modeling as well as a new sheet metal application. With this release, Siemens PLM Software also announces a new built-in FEA tool and PDM integration leveraging the latest Microsoft SharePoint platforms.
“The Solid Edge with synchronous technology 2 release showcases the expansion of Siemens PLM Software’s groundbreaking synchronous technology into additional part and assembly modeling areas, including intelligent sheet metal design," said Dr. Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA. "In our in-depth review done last year, we positioned synchronous technology as a major advance in solids modeling and predicted its positive impact on the industry. This latest release proves us correct based on the strength and robustness it demonstrates as a modeling approach. End user interviews attest to the benefits they have achieved in reducing their design cycle times. The modeling advancements found in Solid Edge, matched with the introduction of a new mid-range FEA application, Solid Edge Simulation, and continued implementation of the Insight data management tool in Solid Edge atop the latest in Microsoft’s SharePoint, offers a win-win scenario for both Solid Edge and its users.”