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10 September 2006

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and UGS Launch Program Manual on Computer-Aided-Engineering Drawing

FOR RELEASE Saturday, September 9, 2006

BANGALORE, India – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), today formally launched a technical training manual, the “Primer on Computer-Aided-Engineering Drawing,” at a ceremony held in Bangalore, India. An expert panel with more than 100 years of teaching experience worked together to author the manual. 

“Primer on Computer-Aided-Engineering Drawing” facilitates the implementation of a program to introduce Computer-Aided-Engineering drawing as the standard mode of engineering graphics, replacing the traditional manual drafting. The manual was specially prepared to align current curriculum with the Engineering Graphics course offered by various engineering colleges affiliated with VTU.

“This initiative was taken on by VTU to equip engineering students with knowledge and skills that are expected to enhance their value to the manufacturing industry in India,” said Dr. K. Balaveera Reddy, vice chancellor, VTU. “The introduction of the Computer-Aided-Engineering graphics is expected to go a long way in achieving VTU’s objective of providing our students with the most current and technologically relevant education, thus equipping them with skills demanded by industry. UGS’ leadership position in the PLM market ensures that our students are exposed to the most common and technologically advanced tools in industry today.”

The manual will also assist the faculty in explaining Computer-Aided-Engineering drawing concepts in a concise and informative manner with reference course material and technical sources.

“UGS is proud to be associated with a very progressive university like VTU. The ‘VTU-UGS PLM Center of Excellence’ established at the university campus in Belgaum is expected to play an important role in creating an ecosystem for fostering industrial growth in India,” said Narendar Reddy, managing director, UGS India.

About Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka

VTU offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and Allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of society. VTU’s vision is to become an outstanding university at the cutting edge of knowledge that produces world class research and leaders for innovative technology and industry.

Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge, VTU fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. VTU is committed to upgrade, update and enrich the quality of education through various centers established on the campus.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.

Note: UGS and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.


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