Siemens, Bentley Extend Collaboration to Process Industries

April 26, 2013
Siemens Industry Automation and Bentley Systems are targeting increased interoperability between their engineering software and plant design and construction solutions.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division and Bentley Systems announced at Hannover Fair this month that they are stepping up their strategic collaboration, focusing on the process industry sector in fields such as chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Both companies are targeting increased interoperability between the Comos engineering software solution from Siemens and Bentley’s OpenPlant 2D/3D system for plant design and construction.

One of the aims envisaged by the collaboration is for both companies to work jointly on a system that will allow the capture, exchange and further use of data and information spanning the entire plant lifecycle, from engineering through to plant operations across all disciplines.

Along with a cohesive connection between Comos and OpenPlant, this collaboration also seeks to afford users access to supplementary disciplines supported by the Bentley portfolio such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), construction simulation, cable and raceway management, conveying technology, steel construction and laser scanning. 

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