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Lightworks announces new partnership agreement with Siemens PLM Software

Lightworks, a world leading rendering software technology kit provider, signs agreement with Germany’s Siemens PLM Software, the makers of the famous NX MCAD software.


Lightworks (Lightwork Design Ltd.) of the United Kingdom, has signed a new agreement with an old partner in Siemens PLM Software. The two companies have been partners for more than 20 years and this new agreement marks an “exciting evolution in the longstanding, valued relationship,” says Lightworks in a press release.

Lightworks + Siemens

“Siemens PLM Software has been a great partner over the years, and I’m pleased that in Lightworks’ 26th year, we’re able to take this next step together,” said David Forrester, CEO at Lightworks. “Our vision has always been to make photorealistic visualisation accessible to the masses, and we’re thrilled to be striving towards this goal with Siemens PLM Software.”

01 The new Iray+ product is a new GPU ray-tracing rendering SDK from Lightworks based on Nvidia's iray technology. (image courtesy Lightworks)

01 The new Iray+ product is a new GPU ray-tracing rendering SDK from Lightworks based on Nvidia’s iray technology. (image courtesy Lightworks)

“We are focused on providing our customers the best tools to help them visualize results and realize innovation,” said Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “Our partnership with Lightworks and the integration of the company’s rendering toolkits in NX software helps customers better understand product aesthetics earlier in the design process with very realistic, interactive displays using Lightworks real-time ray tracing rendering technology. Real-time ray tracing can also be used downstream for digital market introductions of new products, material and lighting considerations, and brochure images.”

About NX

Siemens’ NX software is the leading PLM (product lifecycle management) platform for industrialized product design and development and works across all major computer platforms, including Mac OS X. Currently at version 10, NX has three major versions one dedicated for Design, Simulation, and Manufacturing. Lightworks rendering technology helps power NX solutions.

About Lightworks

Lightworks (Lightwork Design Ltd.) provides leading 3D visualisation technology to businesses worldwide; our exceptional reputation is built upon our expert integration services and excellence in software development.

Lightworks Iray+ combines first-class technology and our software development expertise. Our vision is to make world-leading visualisation easily accessible to all businesses and consumers; from concept design through to the point of sale, we give businesses access to photorealistic ray tracing throughout their workflows and applications. To find out more visit

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