Siemens PLM Software Launches Innovative Rental Subscription Model for Solid Edge Usage in Japan


Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Solid Edge DesignPad software, an innovative new business initiative in Japan that makes available its mainstream CAD solution, Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology, through an annual rental subscription contract. An easy to use on-line ordering system enables companies and individuals in Japan to instantly obtain full usage of the core modeling, assembly and drafting functions of Solid Edge ST3, providing a highly flexibility and economical usage model.

“Solid Edge DesignPad fulfils an important need in Japan by providing an easy way for large companies, small businesses and even individual designers to experience the business benefits of using a world-class CAD system with a low initial investment,” said Karsten Newbury, senior vice president and general manager of Solid Edge and Velocity Series, Siemens PLM Software. “The flexibility of Solid Edge DesignPad makes it the ideal entry point for those new to 3D CAD as well as a solid business model for short-term or open-ended projects. And the ability to easily scale to the full range of advanced Solid Edge offerings helps protect the users’ investment.”

Solid Edge DesignPad can be ordered through an easy to use on-line system. In addition to obtaining an instant annual rental subscription license of Solid Edge software, customers will also have access to an online user guide, explanations of features, demonstrations, and a self-help menu to facilitate training and accelerate productivity.

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