Siemens PLM Software Adds Interactive Tool to its 'Innovation Connection' Second Life Island

Tool Enables Users to Create Their Own 3-D Razor Scooter for Use Throughout

Second Life



28 Feb, 2008, 00:00 ET from Siemens PLM Software

    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens PLM Software, a
 business unit of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global
 provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today
 announced a new interactive tool that enables users to create their own 3-D
 Razor Scooter in Second Life. The tool is easy to use like Siemens PLM
 Software's Solid Edge(R) software and meant to expose Second Life residents
 to the possibilities of CAD software.
 
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )
 
     Second Life is a 3D virtual world with more than 12 million residents
 from over 100 countries. Siemens PLM Software was the first pure-play PLM
 company to establish a presence in Second Life and uses its island to
 collaborate with customers and partners to test ways virtual worlds could
 be leveraged for next generation computer-aided design. Virtual worlds give
 consumer product designers the ability to test designs with end consumers
 in real-time.
 
     In the real world, Siemens PLM Software hosts "test drive" Solid Edge
 seminars to illustrate how easy the software is to use. Solid Edge is a
 powerful hybrid 2D/3D design system and a core component of the Velocity
 Series(TM) portfolio. In the virtual world, the new interactive tool
 provides companies a glimpse into the use of 3-D modeling software in
 product development. A transparent screen guides Second Life residents to
 click through a range of selections to create a custom-built scooter in
 less than a minute.
 
     "In our industry it's important to be able to vet out design ideas as
 quickly as possible," says Bob Hadley, product development manager,
 Razor(R). "In the real-world, with Solid Edge, we're able to introduce at
 least two or three times as many new products each year as we could
 previously. To compete in our industry, that's essential. Siemens PLM
 Software is taking this to the next level by integrating real-world design
 experiences in virtual worlds."
 
     According to a recent report, "Getting Real Work Done In Virtual
 Worlds," Forrester Research, Inc., Jan. 7, 2008, "Virtual worlds like
 Second Life ... are on the brink of becoming valuable work tools ... " The
 report notes that virtual worlds have advantages over other approaches to
 communication and collaboration. One example is "they allow people to work
 with and share digital 3-D models of physical or theoretical objects. Many
 disciplines rely on 3-D models and designs: Surgeons, architects,
 engineers, and product designers all use CAD models or sophisticated
 visualization systems to explore and create complex real-world objects ...
 You can release near-final designs to a limited external group of users and
 solicit feedback before starting fabrication." The report predicts that
 within five years, the 3-D Internet will be as important for work as the
 Web is today.
 
     "This new tool is a great example of how companies can use some of the
 unique characteristics of the Second Life platform to create interactive
 experiences for their products," said Chris Kelley, vice president,
 Platforms and Partners, Siemens PLM Software. "Our goal in Second Life
 continues to be to find new ways to collaborate with our customers and
 partners in an effort to provide a more immersive way to experience our
 software. The user experience in Second Life is based upon our successful
 Solid Edge Dare to Compare Test Drive events where you learn first-hand how
 easy it is to use Solid Edge compared to competitive products."
 
     In the real world, Solid Edge Dare to Compare Test Drive events guide
 users through key stages of 3D design: part modeling, sheet metal, assembly
 creation, drafting and documentation, plus analysis and full motion
 simulation.
 
     To reach the Siemens Innovation Connection on Second Life, visit
 www.siemens.com/plm/secondlife. To attend a real-world Solid Edge Dare to
 Compare Test Drive, visit www.siemens.com/plm/daretocompare.
 
     About Siemens PLM Software
 
     Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry
 Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle
 management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and
 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM
 Software's open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and
 their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver
 world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM
 Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
 
     About Siemens Industry Automation Division
 
     The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of
 Siemens Industry Sector, is worldwide leading in the fields of automation
 systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio
 ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to
 solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of
 entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading
 software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added
 chain of manufacturers -- from product design and development to
 production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
 
     Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens
 AG. Solid Edge and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries
 in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks,
 registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
 
 
 

SOURCE Siemens PLM Software
    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens PLM Software, a
 business unit of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global
 provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today
 announced a new interactive tool that enables users to create their own 3-D
 Razor Scooter in Second Life. The tool is easy to use like Siemens PLM
 Software's Solid Edge(R) software and meant to expose Second Life residents
 to the possibilities of CAD software.
 
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )
 
     Second Life is a 3D virtual world with more than 12 million residents
 from over 100 countries. Siemens PLM Software was the first pure-play PLM
 company to establish a presence in Second Life and uses its island to
 collaborate with customers and partners to test ways virtual worlds could
 be leveraged for next generation computer-aided design. Virtual worlds give
 consumer product designers the ability to test designs with end consumers
 in real-time.
 
     In the real world, Siemens PLM Software hosts "test drive" Solid Edge
 seminars to illustrate how easy the software is to use. Solid Edge is a
 powerful hybrid 2D/3D design system and a core component of the Velocity
 Series(TM) portfolio. In the virtual world, the new interactive tool
 provides companies a glimpse into the use of 3-D modeling software in
 product development. A transparent screen guides Second Life residents to
 click through a range of selections to create a custom-built scooter in
 less than a minute.
 
     "In our industry it's important to be able to vet out design ideas as
 quickly as possible," says Bob Hadley, product development manager,
 Razor(R). "In the real-world, with Solid Edge, we're able to introduce at
 least two or three times as many new products each year as we could
 previously. To compete in our industry, that's essential. Siemens PLM
 Software is taking this to the next level by integrating real-world design
 experiences in virtual worlds."
 
     According to a recent report, "Getting Real Work Done In Virtual
 Worlds," Forrester Research, Inc., Jan. 7, 2008, "Virtual worlds like
 Second Life ... are on the brink of becoming valuable work tools ... " The
 report notes that virtual worlds have advantages over other approaches to
 communication and collaboration. One example is "they allow people to work
 with and share digital 3-D models of physical or theoretical objects. Many
 disciplines rely on 3-D models and designs: Surgeons, architects,
 engineers, and product designers all use CAD models or sophisticated
 visualization systems to explore and create complex real-world objects ...
 You can release near-final designs to a limited external group of users and
 solicit feedback before starting fabrication." The report predicts that
 within five years, the 3-D Internet will be as important for work as the
 Web is today.
 
     "This new tool is a great example of how companies can use some of the
 unique characteristics of the Second Life platform to create interactive
 experiences for their products," said Chris Kelley, vice president,
 Platforms and Partners, Siemens PLM Software. "Our goal in Second Life
 continues to be to find new ways to collaborate with our customers and
 partners in an effort to provide a more immersive way to experience our
 software. The user experience in Second Life is based upon our successful
 Solid Edge Dare to Compare Test Drive events where you learn first-hand how
 easy it is to use Solid Edge compared to competitive products."
 
     In the real world, Solid Edge Dare to Compare Test Drive events guide
 users through key stages of 3D design: part modeling, sheet metal, assembly
 creation, drafting and documentation, plus analysis and full motion
 simulation.
 
     To reach the Siemens Innovation Connection on Second Life, visit
 www.siemens.com/plm/secondlife. To attend a real-world Solid Edge Dare to
 Compare Test Drive, visit www.siemens.com/plm/daretocompare.
 
     About Siemens PLM Software
 
     Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry
 Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle
 management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and
 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM
 Software's open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and
 their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver
 world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM
 Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
 
     About Siemens Industry Automation Division
 
     The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of
 Siemens Industry Sector, is worldwide leading in the fields of automation
 systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio
 ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to
 solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of
 entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading
 software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added
 chain of manufacturers -- from product design and development to
 production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
 
     Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens
 AG. Solid Edge and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries
 in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks,
 registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
 
 
 SOURCE Siemens PLM Software