Siemens PLM releases free student edition of Tecnomatix Plant Simulation

The 3D visualization and discrete event simulation program will provide students the opportunity to learn production planning methods.

Siemens PLM Software today released a free student edition of its Plant Simulation solution from the Tecnomatix portfolio. Full- or part-time students at any academic level can now download the digital manufacturing application at no charge.

Tecnomatix Plant Simulation from Siemens PLM Software. (Source: Siemens PLM)

Plant Simulation is a 3D visualization and discrete event simulation software. The student edition can be installed on computers running Microsoft Windows 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 analysis tools, statistical models and charts to evaluate different manufacturing situations, and to prepare them to make 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.

The release of Tecnomatix Plant Simulation is part of the Siemens PLM Global Opportunities in PLM (GO PLM) initiative. Siemens says more than 1 million students at 11,000 institutions now have access to Siemens PLM software.