The latest release of Siemens PLM Software's 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, the company says. New functionality also helps Solid Edge ST6 users to learn, share and collaborate with other Solid Edge users.
Along with Solid Edge ST6, Siemens is announcing the latest release of Solid Edge 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 .
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. Synchronous technology enhancements help designers import and reuse files up to six times faster which enables improved collaboration with partners.
"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."
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.
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 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, visit Siemens PLM Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.