Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Parasolid version 21 (v21), its industry-leading 3D geometric modeling component software.
Parasolid version 21
The new modeling kernel software has recently made news in the Mac computing landscape by being incorporated as the new kernel technology in Nemetschek North America’s globally popular Vectworks 2009 CAD product line, as well as powering the next version of Siemen PLM Software’s NX 6 for Mac.
Version 21 of Parasolid includes many enhancements to 3D modeling technology capabilities, which will drive enhancements to the more than 350 leading end-user CAD, CAM, CAID, PLM and BIM licensees powering their software solutions with Parasolid. Key areas of improvement include:
- Local operations – Several enhancements have been made to allow significantly more complex changes while performing local edits of geometry. For example, options have been added to automatically indicate desired behavior when features such as holes and bosses interact as the result of a local editing operation.
- Enhanced surface creation – Sophisticated sheet and surface creation and manipulation capabilities have been extended. For example, users can perform sweep operations with enhanced control of rotation as well as with more complex configurations of guide curves. In addition, users can perform loft operations between profiles while twisting along a path.
- Application support – A new diagnostic mechanism has been added and the tools that help application developers track the creation, editing and deletion of entities have been further developed to provide more support for sophisticated undo and rollback algorithms.
For general information on Parasolid, visit this page: http://www.siemens.com/plm.