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Version 4.1 of Teamcenter Express cPDM Launched


Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 4.1 of Teamcenter® Express software is available for shipping to customers worldwide. Teamcenter Express is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio. This release provides key customer-requested enhancements such as a new administration tool that simplifies the process for configuring the cPDM environment. The new smart customization tool is called BMIDE (Business Modeler Integrated Development Environment) Express. BMIDE Express leverages Teamcenter BMIDE technology that was introduced in the unified architecture of Teamcenter 2007.

 “Teamcenter Express Version 4.1’s new BMIDE Express tool streamlines system customization in a codeless and intelligent manner, for example by structuring customer defined extensions for easier future refinement,” said Peter Bilello, vice president of CIMdata. “Through the use of templates and wizards, system administrators can easily and quickly adapt the preconfigured cPDM environment delivered by Teamcenter Express to meet their specific needs without negatively impacting their ability to upgrade to future Teamcenter Express versions.”

BMIDE Express provides channel partners, implementation consultants and system administrators with a data model design and maintenance tool that enables the preconfigured environment delivered with Teamcenter Express to be easily modified to address diverse customer needs.  This new tool streamlines the management of the attributes, items, datasets, forms, statuses, lists-of-values and tools that are the key building blocks of the cPDM environment. The tool is delivered with an “Express Project” that defines the preconfigured cPDM environment delivered by Teamcenter Express and records any changes made to this environment to meet specific customer needs.

“Smaller manufacturing organizations in 37 countries are using Teamcenter Express to improve the efficiency and consistency of their design-through-manufacturing processes and improve their customer responsiveness,” said Bill McClure, vice president of Velocity Series development, Siemens PLM Software. “Using BMIDE Express both existing and new Teamcenter Express customers will be able to quickly fine tune their cPDM processes, enabling them to turn more ideas into successful products and exceed the expectations of their own customers.”

Teamcenter Express Version 4.1 is built on and delivers complete scalability to the unified architecture of Teamcenter 2007, the latest release of the world’s most widely-used PLM portfolio.

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Date: February 12, 2009