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  • 28 June 2013 16:14

Latest release of Siemens’ Solid Edge software helps get quality products to market faster

New software capabilities enable up to a six fold increase in productivity on certain tasks

CINCINNATI and PLANO, Texas, June 25, 2013 – The latest release of Siemens PLM Software’ Solid Edge® software (Solid Edge ST6) includes several new enhancements in the areas of design, simulation and collaboration that enable certain tasks to be performed up to six times faster than the previous version. New functionality also helps Solid Edge ST6 users to learn, share and collaborate with other Solid Edge users. The combined enhancements included in Solid Edge ST6 are designed to help businesses improve overall product development productivity. Along with Solid Edge ST6, Siemens is announcing the latest release of Solid EdgeTM SP design management solution (Solid Edge for SharePoint) to enhance collaboration. The company also added Android tablets and the iPad® mini support for its Solid Edge Mobile Viewer.

The announcement was made at Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge University 2013, being held this week in Cincinnati.

Olivier Pellerin, IT Innovation Manager for Groupe SEB, the maker of Krups coffee machines, T-Fal and Wearever cookware performed some early “beta” testing of Solid Edge ST6. “Surfacing command enhancements in Solid Edge ST6 have enabled us to create some models 40 percent faster compared to other CAD systems,” said Pellerin. “Faster is better, but the quality of models is essential for the manufacturing process and the new inspection tools available in Solid Edge ST6 help us guarantee the inherent quality of the surfaces modeled. These along with other enhancements in Solid Edge ST6 will help us bring better products to market faster.”

Solid Edge ST6 features new surfacing functions that help create stylized designs up to four times faster, and new sheet metal capabilities that help create stamped parts up to five times faster, based on internal testing. New Solid Edge simulation tools automatically optimize designs up to six times faster which helps lower product costs without sacrificing product quality. Synchronous technology enhancements help designers import and reuse files up to six times faster which enables improved collaboration with partners. In addition, support has been added to make importing SolidWorks® software files even easier.

“The new features in Solid Edge ST6, driven by our strong focus on our customers’ need to get innovative products to market faster, help designers create modern new designs in a fraction of the time while maintaining the same high quality standards,” said Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainstream Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “The Solid Edge system addresses all aspects of the design process – 3D design, simulation, manufacturing, design management, collaboration – and enables companies to make smarter product related decisions that result in developing better products more efficiently.”

In addition to the new design and simulation capabilities, Solid Edge ST6 also provides new functionality to learn, share, and collaborate with other Solid Edge users. The new Solid Edge YouTube docking pane gives users the ability to record, upload and directly share a modeling session on YouTube, and search YouTube for other Solid Edge videos. Users can also access discussions, tutorials and expert advice via a new online Solid Edge Community (

Solid Edge Mobile Viewer

The new learn and share capabilities in Solid Edge ST6 combined with the platform expansion of the Solid Edge Mobile Viewer, a free 3D viewer application for portable digital devices which is already available on the iPad, broadens access to design data to help companies enhance collaboration.

Solid Edge SP

The latest release of Solid Edge SP, previously referred to as Solid Edge with Insight XT™, provides fast implementation on a company’s existing IT infrastructure and simplifies the management of Solid Edge CAD files and related design data to further enhance collaboration. Powered by Microsoft’s SharePoint® software, the latest version of Solid Edge SP expands on its visual approach to managing design data with the option of displaying thumbnail images of parts and assemblies in the Relation Browser, and provides the ability to access revisions and related documents directly from the preview cards.

For more information on Solid Edge ST6, Solid Edge SP and Solid Edge Mobile Viewer, please see

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit

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