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The Siemens PLM Vision
Siemens PLM helps companies of all sizes around the world to transform their business and develop innovative products and services. Customers are better equipped to respond successfully to the challenges of digitalization. Siemens PLM solutions allow customers to create a robust and holistic digital twin to optimize their processes from planning and development through manufacturing and lifecycle support to realize innovation.

Siemens PLM believes 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 for designers and discrete or process manufacturers, Siemens PLM offers a “Digital Innovation Platform".

The Digital Innovation Platform is the natural evolution in integrating Siemens PLM's product lifecycle management (PLM), application lifecycle management (ALM), electronic design automation (EDA), manufacturing operations management (MOM), and MindSphere portfolios. The Digital Innovation Platform is the software foundation of the digital enterprise. It is built on a platform framework supporting collaboration, open IoT, 3D modeling, and manufacturing operations. Applications support:

  • Collaboration Foundation
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical and Electronics Design
  • Software Development and Delivery
  • Product Simulation and Test
  • Manufacturing Planning and Simulation
  • Factory Automation and Commissioning
  • Manufacturing Operations/Execution
  • Product Intelligence and Analytics
  • Component Technology for Vendors and Developers
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Lifecycle Collaboration Foundation

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. Through this collaboration backbone companies can perform a model-based systems engineering approach to product innovation.

Mechanical Design

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 ( 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.

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 PLM customers achieve design efficiency with automated design methods that support the development of unique ply shapes in a push-button approach.

Mastertrim ( is a complete, CAD-integrated software solution for designing and manufacturing seat systems and vehicle 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.

Electrical and Electronics Design

Siemens PLM's portfolio of products for the design and development of electronic systems and integrated circuits (IC) is largely brought by the integration of Mentor. Solutions include Electrical & Wire Harness Design and Electronic Systems Design as well as IC Design, Verification, Test and Manufacturing. The Mentor portfolio enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Siemens PLM innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

Software Development and Delivery

Polarion is a unified application lifecycle management solution where companies define, build, test, and manage complex software systems in a unified, 100% browser-based solution that serves small teams or thousands of users.

Mendix is the fastest and easiest low-code platform to create, integrate, deploy, manage, and change modern applications at scale.

Mentor enables embedded software development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create systems with the latest processors, and micro-controllers with commercially supported and customizable Linux®-based solutions including the industry-leading Sourcery™ CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products. For real-time control systems, developers can take advantage of the small-foot-print and low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS.

Product Simulation and Test

Simcenter ( delivers solutions that capture and mimic real-world behavior of artifacts under development. A strong associative link to CAD allows Siemens PLM to capture real-world geometry. The link to physical test allows Siemens PLM 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.

Manufacturing Planning and Simulation

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.

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.

Formulated Product Design and Manufacturing


Factory Automation and Commissioning

Siemens PLM offers solutions that allow manufacturers to digitally engineer their new or updated automation environment, including using digital simulations to generate PLC code for the virtual commissioning of assets, work cells, and lines within the factory. Automation software is essential for ensuring a high level of functionality and efficiency in all phases of a plant's or machine's life cycle, from the field to the corporate management level. This category of software also include human-machine interface applications as well as plant supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software systems.

Based on SIMATIC software, Siemens PLM helps companies shorten their time-to-market through simplified engineering and simulation tools. It also allows increased performance via diagnostics and energy management functions and to rapidly remedy problems, including remote access.

Manufacturing Operations and Execution

Targeting complementary industries, SIMATIC IT and Camstar are the Siemens PLM flagship brands for manufacturing operations management (also known as MES). Camstar targets the Electronics, Semiconductor, and Life Sciences industries and SIMATIC IT has domain expertise in Automotive, Aerospace, Machinery, CPG, Industrial, Chemical, and other industries.

Product Performance Intelligence and Analytics

MindSphere is Siemens PLM's open cloud-based IoT operating system, used to aggregate, analyze, and transform product-generated data for actionable information that can be fed back to both product development and production planning to create a completely closed loop decision environment for continuous optimization.

Teamcenter as the collaborative foundation provides the digital thread which is the communication framework connecting people, tools, and data with the digital models providing the right information at the right time to make the best informed decisions possible.

Component Software for Vendors and Developers

Siemens PLM Components ( 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.

Siemens 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 a Parasolid Bodyshop geometry repair tool enable data collaboration between heterogeneous applications. Siemens PLM's commitment to cross-version stability allows interoperability between different software versions for Parasolid integrators and users.

Siemens PLM Components that software providers can take advantage of include: 3D modeling kernel ( Parasolid), geometric constraint solvers ( D-Cubed), path planning and collision detection tools (Kineo), shape search (Geolus Search), and rules-based engineering engine (Rulestream). 

 Sample Customers/Partners

Sample Customer List

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.

Strategic Alliances/Partnerships

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 enables a partner ecosystem delivering industry leading application interoperability, technology integration, and infrastructure compatibility.

Consulting & Systems Integration Alliance Partners enable PLM strategy alignment to a 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.