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March 1: Siemens PLM Software Surpasses 3.5 Million Active End-User Seats of Software Based on Parasolid

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World’s Most Widely Used 3D Geometric Modeling Component
Achieves Unique Milestone by Delivering Superior Quality and Functionality to
Broad Cross Section of Applications

PLANO, Texas, February 28, 2011 - 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, today announced that the
number of active end-user seats of software based on its Parasolid® software
has surpassed 3.5 million. As the world’s most widely used 3D geometric
modeling component, Parasolid provides solid modeling functionality and interoperability
to over 150 independent software vendors (ISVs) and over 350 of the industry’s
most popular software applications across a broad cross section of disciplines
including computer-aided design (CAD), engineering analysis (CAE),
manufacturing (CAM) and architectural engineering and construction (AEC).

“The unique functionality and unsurpassed quality of
Parasolid, along with its universal appeal to innovative software developers of
all sizes and across multiple disciplines, has helped us achieve this
impressive milestone,” said Joan Hirsch, vice president of Product Design
Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “Our long-term relationships with Parasolid
licensees have promoted mutual growth and success over many years, and our
dedication to open technology and an open business model helps these ISVs
foster innovation and collaboration. These qualities, combined with the
resulting growth and stability of Parasolid, provide our customers with a
unique competitive advantage.”

Through the combination of its technology, quality and open
business model, Parasolid has demonstrated a high degree of business value to
independent software vendors in four principal sectors.

CAD – Parasolid is the most widely used 3D geometric
modeling component in this highly demanding market where the ability to
efficiently update the digital model supersedes all other requirements. Product
designers rely upon Parasolid to create a wide variety of highly accurate and
detailed 3D models, from aircraft engines to mobile phones to construction
equipment, using software applications from ISVs such as Dassault Systèmes
SolidWorks Corp, Delcam plc, IronCAD LLC, Missler Software, Top Systems Ltd and
Vero Software Ltd, as well as Siemens PLM Software’s own Solid Edge® software
and NX™ software.

CAE and CAM – As the component software used to create over
40 percent of the world’s 3D digital models, Parasolid has become the logical
choice for vendors of CAE and CAM software needing to import data created in
the wide variety of CAD applications based on Parasolid. Many of these
companies now also use Parasolid functionality to simplify designs for
analysis, create derivative designs such as molds and tooling, and provide
design creation capabilities. These CAE and CAM ISVs include ANSYS Inc.,
CD-Adapco, Planit Software, Mentor Graphics, DP Technology Corp, Gibbs and
Associates, and MSC.Software Inc. In addition Parasolid is used by CNC
Software, Inc. in its Mastercam® software and by Autodesk Inc. in its Moldflow®
software. Parasolid is also the geometric component modeler used as the
foundation for the CAE and CAM modules of Siemens PLM Software’s NX solution.

AEC – An increasing number of mainstream buildings and
iconic architectural structures are designed and detailed using AEC
applications based on Parasolid. These applications are developed by major AEC
software vendors such as Bentley Inc. and Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc.

Interoperability – Siemens PLM Software’s commitment to open
solutions and an open business model has made Parasolid a popular format for
seamlessly sharing data between a wide variety of applications. In addition to
enabling easy geometry sharing among all Parasolid-based systems, Parasolid XT
data is also included in the software development toolkit that supports Siemens
PLM Software’s JT Open Program, an
influential community of users, software vendors, and interested parties
spanning the PLM value chain who influence and promote the development and
expanded use of the JT™ data format as a global standard for visualization,
collaboration and data sharing.

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 6.7 million licensed seats and more
than 69,500 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM
Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help
them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens
PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is
a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and
industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the
manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors
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. With
around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation
achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010.www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Moldflow is a
trademark or registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. Mastercam is a registered
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