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Siemens PLM introduces new Parasolid v21 modeling kernel

Next Parasolid geometry modeling kernel, version 21, will power key CAD/PLM applications on the Mac.


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.

Siemens PLM Software's Parasolid v21 - leading industrial strength geometry component software. Now powers several key PLM and CAD products on the Mac.

Siemens PLM Software's Parasolid v21 - leading industrial strength geometry modeling (kernel) component software now powers key CAD and PLM products on the Macintosh (Mac OS X) platform.

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.
“Parasolid V21 represents another significant step forward in modeling technology, enabling end-users to manipulate their designs intuitively for maximum productivity without the need to consider the technical complexities of the operations they perform,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “By constantly addressing the complex technical challenges presented by our demanding customer base, Parasolid has cemented its reputation as the world’s pre-eminent solid modeling kernel.”
To learn more about Parasolid in the new Vectorworks 2009 product line read this interview article here. To read about the new Siemens PLM NX 6 for the Mac read this report here. 

For general information on Parasolid, visit this page:

Reader Comments

  1. Posted by:
    May 28, 2010 12:15 pm EDT

    Does Siemens PLM’s new Parasolid v21 modeling kernel offer full support for a 64 Bit version of Mac OS 10.6.3?

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