Siemens PLM Software recently introduced RobotExpert software, a robotic simulation and programming solution for small- and medium-size manufacturers that helps minimize downtime and increase throughput for shop floor robots. RobotExpert, which supports industry applications, such as pick-and-place, arc welding, polishing, gluing and more, expands Siemens PLM Software’s digital manufacturing solutions. RobotExpert enables the design, simulation, optimization and offline programming of robotic applications to maximize the speed, flexibility and operation of automated systems. Featuring an intuitive 3D environment, the software combines the simplicity to optimize robotic paths and improve cycle times with the power to simulate virtual mockups of complete manufacturing cells and systems. RobotExpert can be used to generate the most suitable combination of equipment to meet specific manufacturing needs, supporting faster product introduction as well as early evaluation of manufacturing times, costs and project investments.