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21 April 2009

Implementation Investments

D-Cubed 2D DCM From Siemens PLM Software Released in IMSI/DESIGN’S DoubleCAD XT PRO

Siemens PLM Software andIMSI/Design LLC, a leading provider of retail CAD products, announced that the D-Cubed™ 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) software, has been integrated and released in IMSI/Design’s DoubleCAD™ XT Pro application.

DoubleCAD XT PRO is IMSI/Design’s recently released application for mechanical and architectural drafting and detailing. The D-Cubed 2D DCM provides users with the ability to control their drawings using driving dimensions – i.e. dimensions with values that can be changed to drive modifications in a sketch or assembly – and other geometric constraints. This enables drawings to be produced quicker and more accurately with changes easily propagated across different elements of a drawing.

The D-Cubed 2D DCM is a widely adopted geometric constraint solver among developers of CAD applications, and the most commonly employed by end-users. Backed by its large developer and user community, and under continuous development for almost 20 years, the D-Cubed 2D DCM has a record for product and service quality. The result is a platform for enhancing a wide variety of CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM applications.

“With DoubleCAD XT PRO we have combined a comprehensive range of drafting and detailing functionality with the powerful capabilities of the industry’s number one constraint solver,” said Bob Mayer, Chief Operating Officer at IMSI/Design. “IMSI/Design is focused on delivering value and enhanced workflow productivity to our customers and we believe the inclusion of the 2D DCM technology in DoubleCAD clearly solidifies this position. DoubleCAD XT PRO is the third IMSI/Design application into which we’ve integrated the D-Cubed 2D DCM, demonstrating our confidence not only in the technological superiority of this high quality component, but also in the excellent service offered by Siemens PLM Software.”

“We welcome the release of this latest D-Cubed 2D DCM based application and the continued commitment shown by IMSI/Design to our component technology,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “In today’s challenging economic environment, we are proud that our PLM Components solutions are able to help our customers boost their software development productivity.”

About IMSI/Design

With over 15 million products sold since 1988, IMSI/Design products include TurboCAD®, TurboFLOORPLAN®, DesignCAD™, and IDX Renditioner™ families of precision design applications. For more information visit and .

About PLM Components: Parasolid and D-Cubed

PLM Components are software tools that support innovation and promote interoperability in CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM applications. Siemens PLM Software develops these components, uses them throughout its own applications and licenses them to independent software vendors and end-user organizations. PLM Components include the Parasolid® and D-Cubed software products, widely used technologies that provide 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization functionality. Applications include mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE, mold design, sheet metal, AEC, GIS, structural, plant and ship design, CMM, reverse engineering and sales configuration. For more information, please visit

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