Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Siemens PLM software to offer free software to students

August 1, 2012
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Siemens PLM Software has announced it will offer a free student edition of its Plant Simulation software as part of its Tecnomatix portfolio.

 Full- or part-time students at any academic level can now download the digital manufacturing application at no charge and to help them develop real-world skills that are highly sought after within the global manufacturing industry.

Plant Simulation is a 3D visualization and discrete event simulation software. The student edition can be installed on computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating system to create digital logistics models through the use of built-in object libraries to optimize material flow, resource utilization and operations. The digital model enables students to run experiments and “what-if” scenarios while having access to extensive analysis tools, statistical models and charts to evaluate different manufacturing situations and to prepare them to make fast, reliable decisions in production planning.

“With the current crisis in manufacturing – from a global aging workforce, increased product complexity and current education gap – we are expanding the software and resources we provide students and professors,” said Bill Boswell, senior director of partner strategy, Siemens PLM Software. “Our customers need the next generation of engineers to enter the market with digital manufacturing expertise. With free access to Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, students can now develop those skills to address this critical gap.”

The Plant Simulation student edition is non-transferable and is not intended for commercial use. To download the free student edition, click here.

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