Siemens PLM Software Integrates Design Engine with AutoCAD Plug-In

19 Feb, 2008

D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager parametric engine now integrated with IMSI/Design's IDX Variable Constraint System plug-in for AutoCAD.

Siemens PLM Software announced that its D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) parametric design engine is now integrated with IMSI/Design's IDX Variable Constraint System plug-in for AutoCAD software.

"This is a game-changing plug-in for AutoCAD users," said Bob Mayer, chief operating officer at IMSI/Design. "The 2D DCM technology we're using from Siemens PLM Software is the same parametric design engine behind most of the world's major CAD systems and is highly compatible with the AutoCAD ObjectARX programming environment. It is the ideal foundation for this much needed parametric plug-in to AutoCAD."

The IDX Variable Constraint System plug-in reportedly brings the benefits of 2D DCM-based parametric design to AutoCAD users. Design intent can now be built into an AutoCAD model. Additionally, part families can be created faster, entire drawings updated more quickly, and kinematic mechanisms designed and animated, Siemens PLM Software states.

"Our PLM Components are used extensively in our own applications and made available under a level playing field policy to the global software community," said Bruce Feldt, vice-president of Open Tools for Siemens PLM Software. "Their value is constantly reinforced by this combination of internal usage and widespread deployment across many of the world's major CAD, CAM, CAE, and PLM applications. We are delighted to extend our relationship with IMSI/Design and in the process expand the reach of PLM Components and the D-Cubed 2D DCM."

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