The new agreement, announced at the AERO INDIA 2011 international air show, will aim to offer an end-to-end composites engineering solution based on VISTAGY’s FiberSIM® composites design and engineering software and Siemens PLM Software’s NX™ computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) software.

The agreement enables VISTAGY and Siemens to support the needs of customers across the entire PLM space, from design to manufacturing, by providing increased integration between FiberSIM, NX and other Siemens PLM Software solutions.

“As one of the most important and fastest growing areas of product development, the discipline of composite engineering has become vital to industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine and the rapidly developing field of wind energy,” notes Dick Slansky, senior analyst for PLM, ARC Advisory Group. “The combination of Siemens PLM Software’s NX and VISTAGY’s FiberSIM creates a strong solution for composite design, analysis and manufacturing capabilities within the PLM process and establishes a complete solution that will provide their customers with the tools they need for designing with composite materials.”

“Our enhanced agreement and strong partnership with Siemens PLM Software enables both companies to increase the value we create for our customers,” says Steve Luby, president and CEO of VISTAGY. “With FiberSIM, customers address the entire composites engineering process, from conception, laminate definition and ply creation through simulation, documentation and manufacturing. By combining that unique capability with the power and functional breadth of NX, as well as the highly respected PLM credentials of Siemens PLM Software, we are extending the ability of both organisations to deliver the benefits of an integrated composite engineering solution to all the industries we serve."

Plano, Texas, headquartered Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

VISTAGY Inc, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, is a global provider of industry-specific engineering software and services.