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Maplesoft announces partnership with Siemens PLM Software

Collaboration provides NX users the ability to use Maple’s computational power to analyze and optimize designs

Waterloo, Canada: 10 September 2009: Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics, today announced a partnership with Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. Maple™, the technical computing software from Maplesoft, supplies important analysis capabilities to CAD systems, giving users of NX software, the digital product development solution from Siemens PLM Software, the ability to use the computational power of Maple to analyze and optimize designs.

Maple 13 delivers a broad suite of math and analysis tools in an interface that scales easily from quick design calculations to full application development. From the world's most robust math engine and live design documentation to CAD connectivity and code generation, Maple supports all stages of the design lifecycle. Using Maple, design engineers can answer questions such as “What are the mathematical relationships between objects?” and “How do changes to object properties impact other objects?” NX connectivity also provides a convenient way to start Maple from within the NX environment.
Some key advantages of connecting NX with Maple include the following:
               Users can retrieve parameters from an NX CAD model, optimize those parameters, and update the CAD model with the revised parameter values directly within the Maple environment.
               The CAD Link Assistant in Maple provides a quick, interactive way to experiment with the NX CAD Connectivity functionality without having to write code.
               With the CAD Link Assistant in Maple, it is easy to browse the scalar quantities in an NX CAD design, so it can be used as a tool to aid in writing your own CAD-capable worksheets.
               Using the Maple programming language and built-in API commands, NX users can create specialized tools for part reconfiguration and optimization.
“The addition of Maplesoft to the Siemens PLM Software Partner Program is part of our commitment to continuously provide customers with the broadest range of high-quality software tools that complement our own offerings,” said Rich Ramsey, vice president of Partner and Components Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. “NX users who choose to implement Maple software will benefit from its ability to reduce the time needed to create complex designs and perform deep analysis.”
“Expanding Maple’s CAD connectivity to include Siemens PLM Software’s NX, provides more choices and flexibility to our current users,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Maplesoft. “NX users will gain immense power from Maple since no other product on the market can provide the same computational power, mathematical breadth and depth, mathematically aware programming language, and application creation tools and connectivity options, all integrated into a highly intuitive technical-document environment.

Maplesoft’s vision for design engineers is realized through tools that employ its core technologies, which include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine (in Maple) and revolutionary physical modeling techniques (in MapleSim). Together, they provide engineers with cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation that can lower costs and reduce product cycle time by weeks and months. Partnerships, such as the one with Siemens PLM Software, allow Maplesoft to bring these core technologies to a broader range of engineers.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft’s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs, and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.  

Engineers, scientists, and mathematicians use Maplesoft products to enable them to work better, faster, and smarter. Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, BMW, Bosch, Boeing, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Canon, Motorola, Microsoft Research, Bloomberg, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, energy, financial services, consumer products, and entertainment. With Toyota, Maplesoft founded the Plant Modeling Consortium to promote the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries.

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