Siemens PLM Software has introduced a free Student Edition of its Plant Simulation software from the Tecnomatix portfolio.
Announced as part of the company's ongoing investment in education, the free Student Edition of the Tecnomatix Plant Simulation software can be downloaded by full-time or part-time students at any academic level at no charge, to help develop real-world skills that are in demand within the global manufacturing industry.
Plant Simulation is a 3D visualisation and discrete event simulation software that is designed to enable students to quickly and easily create digital logistics models through the use of built-in object libraries to optimise material flow, resource utilisation and operations.
Using the digital manufacturing application, students can run experiments and 'what-if' scenarios while having access to extensive analysis tools, statistical models and charts to evaluate different manufacturing situations and to prepare them for making fast, reliable decisions in production planning.
Siemens PLM Software Senior Director of Partner Strategy, Bill Boswell, explained that the offer aims to address the current crisis in manufacturing caused by a global aging workforce, increased product complexity and current education gap by expanding the software and resources available to students and professors.
He added that 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.