PLANO, Texas, October 1, 2013 – CD-adapco ("CD-adapco"), one of the leading providers of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions for manufacturers, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed™ software to be used in their STAR-CCM+ products. CD-adapco selected D-Cubed 2D DCM (Dimensional Constraint Manager) to provide the geometric constraint solving capability that is fundamental to many modern computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software applications. CD-adapco will deploy 2D DCM to replace their current commercial geometric constraint solver. D-Cubed components are developed by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business unit.

"CD-adapco is focused on providing our customers with a powerful integrated modeling capability,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, Senior Vice President Product Management , CD-adapco. “When we decided to enhance our parametric sketcher, we turned to Siemens, the industry’s most open and trusted supplier, to provide a new geometric constraint solving engine to support this important objective. We found that D-Cubed 2D DCM offers improved functionality, performance and quality. Leading component software technology combined with Siemens’ stability and service excellence made this the right decision for CD-adapco and our customers.”

“The fact that a leading CFD software provider like CD-adapco is extending their commitment to Siemens and replacing their existing constraint solver with our D-Cubed 2D DCM is a strong endorsement of Siemens’ technical leadership,” said Paul Sicking, senior vice president, Chief Technology Office, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens is committed to providing open software components that allow software providers to enhance their solutions for design, engineering and manufacturing.”

For more information about Siemens’ PLM Component software solutions, please visit www.siemens.com/plm/open.

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 www.siemens.com/plm.

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 www.siemens.com/industryautomation