Get ready for our ecdysis – LMS Test.Lab becomes Simcenter Testlab

Dear community member,

Nature is an amazing source of inspiration. Its wonders never cease to surprise me. While doing some online research this morning, I learned a new scientific term: ecdysis. Ecdysis is the process in which many invertebrates extrude themselves from their old shell to grow a new one. Why do animals undergo this complex process? Because they’ve outgrown their old shell.Shell.jpg

In a few days from now, Siemens PLM Software will officially announce the upcoming release of Simcenter Testlab 18. Simcenter Testlab is not an entirely new brand, but the logical evolution of our dear, faithful brand LMS Test.Lab.  

Why do we bother altering a brand name that has earned tremendous awareness and recognition over the years? Because we’ve outgrown it. The way in which companies develop ever smarter products has evolved. Our Simcenter Testing Solutions product line has evolved accordingly.

When the company LMS got acquired by Siemens PLM Software 5 years ago, rumors spread that we would discontinue our test business. In place, we grew investments, continuously improved our test software and hardware products, and confirmed that accurate and efficient testing is an essential cornerstone of cutting-edge product development.

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Now, we take the next step by placing our test product line wholly under the umbrella brand of Simcenter. Why? The logic is simple: the new brand name stresses the importance of using a holistic approach to product development. By unifying test and simulation, our solutions are designed to adjust to the fast-paced, complex, intertwined processes of present-day product development cycles. They address the needs of global, multidisciplinary teams, who seamlessly join forces to reach a common goal: engineer innovations faster and with greater confidence.

Yet not all processes are disruptive. Standard procedures are part of most new product’s certification processes. Routine tests are daily chores of many engineers. Day-in, day-out, test teams verify and validate designs at an increasingly rapid rate. Supporting the ambitions of trailblazing innovators while offering robust and proven solutions to day-to-day testing needs isn’t straightforward. With Simcenter Testlab, we’re taking up the challenge to help bridge possible resource, experience or knowledge gaps within testing departments. We’re always keeping our objectives in mind: greater productivity, more insights, increased confidence, and easier team collaboration.

Our upcoming Simcenter Testlab release brings plentiful exciting novelties and feature enhancements. Watch out for more exclusive information on our community website.

Simcenterly yours,


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