31 August 2006

UGS Ships Velocity Series’ Solid Edge Version 19

FOR RELEASE Thursday, August 31, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Solid Edge® Version 19 software is shipping to customers worldwide.

Solid Edge is the core CAD component of the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software for the PLM mid-market. UGS is shipping the English version of Solid Edge Version 19 and will ship nine additional languages throughout the next 10 weeks.

“With the fresh exposure that Velocity Series has given it, we should see Solid Edge take the position that it has always deserved within the marketplace – one of leadership and depth of functionality,” said Al Dean, Technology Editor, MCAD Magazine.

Hundreds of customer-driven enhancements delivered

Understanding the rapid changes taking place in today’s global manufacturing market, Version 19 builds on Solid Edge’s position as the most cost-effective, complete and open solution for 2D and 3D design and collaboration. UGS added hundreds of customer-requested enhancements, complementing new capabilities for motion simulation, assembly and disassembly videos, 3D design annotation, as well as visual collaboration tools that leverage the open JT data format, the world’s most widely used lightweight format for sharing 3D product data.

“We enjoy being part of the development process with UGS - they listen to their customers,” said Marie-Claire Loiseau, CAD manager, De Dietrich Thermique. “Version 19 provides valuable collaboration possibilities, speeding the design process by making it easy to communicate.”

New features improve creating, sharing and managing design information, including:

  • Full motion simulation - quickly and easily define relationships between different motion drivers.
  • Animated and dynamic documentation - generate high-quality videos for clearer manufacturing instructions and technical manuals.
  • Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) – produce 3D-annotated designs in accordance with world standards.
  • JT™ file sharing – enable anyone in the supply chain to exchange intelligent 3D data regardless of the CAD system used to create the file.
  • New suite of manufacturing solutions – leverage manufacturing solutions that coordinate product design, tool design and NC programming.
  • AutoCAD® data workflow – shorten the learning curve with a smoother workflow for 2D AutoCAD users.
  • Support for Microsoft® Windows® 64-bit OS architecture – developing massive assemblies and their associated drawings on a new 64-bit edition.
  • A complete V19 highlights PDF is available online. For more information, visit www.ugs.com/solidedge.

About UGS Velocity Series

The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the product lifecycle management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Mid-size manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

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, JT, Solid Edge, Velocity Series 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.  AutoCAD is a trademark or registered mark of Autodesk, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered marks of Microsoft Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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