Siemens advances its 3D data visualisation capabilities through acquisition

23 September 2018

Siemens is said to acquire Lightwork Design, a computer software and technology licensing company specialising in 3D rendering software development and virtual reality (VR) experience generation. 

With the addition of Lightwork Design, Siemens PLM Software will provide customers with enhanced 3D data visualisation, high-end rendering and VR capabilities via its suite of 3D product lifecycle management (PLM) applications. 
The acquisition expands Siemens’ ‘open business’ strategy with a commitment to continue to provide software toolkits for 3D data pre-processing for visualisation, rendering and virtual reality. The offerings of Lightwork Design will be combined with Siemens’ existing PLM Components business, which includes Parasolid software, D-Cubed software and Kineo software. 
“With this acquisition, we increase the accuracy of the digital twin by adding advanced visualisation, rendering and virtual reality technology into all phases of the virtual product development process,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO, Siemens PLM Software. “The visualisation and virtual reality space is continually changing and growing, and Lightwork Design has the advanced 3D data visualisation, rendering and virtual reality technology required to help keep us in the forefront of the marketplace.” 

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