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About Siemens PLM Software SIEMENS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Industrial Automation (IA), is a global provider of product lifecycle management

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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