The Siemens PLM Vision
In a world of smart, connected products, where entire markets can vanish with a single innovation, manufacturers must take a new approach to their business. Some are trying to anticipate trends by gathering data from product usage and feeding it back into product ideation, but even if they know what to make, they still have to make it. That’s why manufacturing–the realization phase of innovation–is vital in this new era.
We believe that manufacturers must weave a digital thread through ideation, realization, and utilization. It’s not enough to digitize. That just mimics processes digitally for incremental improvement. Manufacturers have to digitalize. Digitalization makes the digital thread of knowledge a proactive agent in driving a business. With a fully optimized "Digital Enterprise," manufacturers are better equipped to initiate or respond to disruptive innovation.
To help activate digitalization, we’re building a “Smart Innovation Portfolio.”
Siemens PLM Software offers a broad range of PLM solutions, including:
LMS (www.siemens.com/plm/lms) 3D simulation delivers solutions that capture and mimic real-world behavior of artifacts under development. A strong associative link to CAD allows Siemens to capture real-world geometry. The link to physical test allows Siemens customers to use and correlate real-world models and loads. The complete inclusion of nonlinear solving for acoustics and mechanisms enables companies to literally simulate real-world mechanic structures behavior. Based on LMS Virtual.Lab and LMS Samtech Suites, Siemens 3D simulation software performs ultrafast solving and software handling.
NX (www.siemens.com/nx) is a comprehensive digital product development engineering software suite of integrated CAD, CAE, and CAM applications. The NX suite provides leading-edge process development solutions that include product concept, styling, design, analysis and simulation, tooling, and machining, all supported by a managed, integrated product development and collaboration environment.
Solid Edge (www.siemens.com/solidedge) is a solid modeling suite for 3D mechanical design of complex products and includes functionality to help address companies’ conversion from 2D to 3D. It includes embedded design management capabilities via Solid Edge Insight and/or Teamcenter Express. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 200 integrated engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions.
Teamcenter (www.siemens.com/teamcenter) is a comprehensive portfolio of digital lifecycle management solutions built on an open PLM foundation, Teamcenter supports new product development and introduction (NPDI); global product development; global manufacturing; Application Lifecycle Management (software parts); maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); strategic sourcing; regulatory compliance; and other product lifecycle business functions. Teamcenter is designed to provide users with secure, global access to a single source of product knowledge.
Tecnomatix (www.siemens.com/tecnomatix) is a suite of solutions for manufacturing engineering including part manufacturing, assembly planning, plant optimization, human performance, quality improvement and can leverage the Teamcenter-based knowledge management environment.
Fibersim (www.siemens.com/plm/fibersim) makes analysis, design, and manufacturing of composite material-based products faster and easier than ever before. Companies can improve the accuracy of desired fiber orientations to meet analysis structural requirements and increase design optimization with improved product definition exchange between CAE and CAD. Siemens customers achieve design efficiency with automated design methods that support the development of unique ply shapes in a push-button approach.
Mastertrim (www.siemens.com/plm/seat) is a complete, CAD-integrated software solution for designing and manufacturing seat systems and interior components. The Mastertrim seat design environment of software for engineering transportation seating and interiors enables engineers to design and manufacture innovative automotive and aircraft seat systems and interior components and captures a complete digital product definition of a seat system which accurately and efficiently shares design detail, eliminates extensive physical prototyping, and reduces time-to-market.
Omneo (www.siemens.com/plm/omneo) is a revolutionary big data analytics platform that converts fragmented, error-filled data from across the value chain into actionable product performance intelligence. By cleansing, contextualizing, rapidly searching and analyzing volumes of big data, Omneo unlocks hidden insights manufacturers need to make data-driven decisions they can trust. Omneo rapidly reveals emerging trends in product performance which prevents costly recalls and improves customer experience.
Siemens PLM Components
Siemens PLM Components (www.siemens.com/plm/open) are designed to support industry standardization and interoperability. Used by independent software providers, Siemens PLM Components can help manufacturers share information with diverse partners without regard to each organization’s PLM application-of-choice while keeping the data associated with individual applications’ extensions interoperable.
PLM Components enable interoperability between PLM software applications with published and supported data formats, including the ISO standard JT file format, the widely adopted and published Parasolid XT format and PLM XML. Parasolid Data Translators and Parasolid Bodyshop geometry repair tool enable data collaboration between heterogeneous applications. Siemens' commitment to cross-version stability allows interoperability between different software versions for Parasolid integrators and users.
PLM Components that software providers can take advantage of include: 3D modeling kernel (i.e. Parasolid), geometric constraint solvers (i.e. D-Cubed), path planning and collision detection tools (i.e. Kineo), shape search (i.e. Geolus Search), and rules-based engineering engine (i.e. Rulestream).
Comos, an industrial process plant engineering system, enables plant planners, constructors, and owner/operators to create and manage a globally integrated interdisciplinary digital lifecycle for an industrial plant. This means future-proof plant management with minimized risks and costs while increasing safety, accelerating workflows, and achieving partial automation at the same time.
SIMATIC IT and Camstar
Targeting complementary industries, SIMATIC IT and Camstar are the Siemens flagship brands for manufacturing operations management (also known as MES). Camstar targets Electronics, Semiconductor, and Life Sciences industries and SIMATIC IT has domain expertise in Automotive, Aerospace, Machinery, CPG, Industrial, Chemical, and other industries.
Anheuser-Busch, Alcatel, Boeing, Canon, Caterpillar, Dyson, Emerson, Ericsson, Ford, GM, Haier, Mazda Motor Company, Michelin, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pratt & Whitney, P&G, Razor USA LLC, Rolls Royce, Samsung, TRW, Lockheed Martin (Joint Strike Fighter Project), Unilever, Volkswagen AG, Volvo, and Xerox. Information about additional customers is available on the Siemens Website.
Software and Technology Partners provide Siemens PLM customers enhanced productivity by bringing together the broadest and deepest applications, products, and technologies that leverage the open Siemens PLM Platform. By maintaining openness as a core value throughout its history, Siemens PLM Software enables a partner ecosystem delivering industry leading application interoperability, technology integration, and infrastructure compatibility.
Consulting & Systems Integration Alliance Partners enable PLM strategy alignment to client’s digital enterprise transformation agendas through business process consulting, deep industry knowledge, and domain expertise providing maximum value to customers. C&SI partners develop and deliver best-in-class industry leading solutions based on the Siemens PLM platform and product portfolio.
CIMdata’s PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide is designed to help potential PLM users evaluate the applicability and payoffs of PLM in their enterprise, and to help existing users of PLM monitor the impact it is having on their product programs.
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