09 August 2006

DataSolid Releases CADdy++ Professional with D-Cubed 3D DCM Component Software from UGS

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, August 9, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and DataSolid of Mönchengladbach, Germany, today announced the D-Cubed 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) component software from UGS is now available in the latest version of DataSolid’s CADdy++™ Professional mechanical CAD system.

The 3D DCM, part of UGS’ D-Cubed family of industry leading component software products, significantly enhances the integrated assembly modeling and motion simulation functionality in CADdy++ Professional. By integrating UGS’ component software, Datasolid is enabling its customers to efficiently position parts in an assembly and then parametrically investigate alternative configurations. Where constraints are used to represent kinematic linkages, the motion of a mechanism can now be interactively investigated. In addition, the 3D DCM’s wide ranging geometry and constraint support coupled with its proven, high performance solving, further enhance user productivity.

“The high quality of UGS software and their support services enabled us to evaluate, integrate and release the 3D DCM in just one release cycle,” said Heinz-Willi Brendgens, managing director of DataSolid GmbH. “The wealth of positive feedback from our customers has proven once again that UGS’ component software solutions enable us to rapidly deliver powerful and practical capabilities for the benefit of our end-users.”

With applications in assembly modeling, motion simulation, direct part modeling and 3D sketching, the 3D DCM boosts the productivity of many major CAD systems worldwide. Visit http://www.ugs.com/products/open/d-cubed/customer.shtml for a list of customers using the 3D DCM and other D-Cubed components.

“DataSolid customers are among the many hundreds of thousands of designers and engineers that benefit from choosing a 3D DCM-enabled CAD system,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “This latest integration further reinforces the 3D DCM’s status as the world’s leading 3D geometric constraint solver.”

About PLM Components and D-Cubed
UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. Many of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors have adopted the widely respected solutions from PLM Components for integration into their applications. D Cubed software is part of the PLM Components suite of solutions and represents a family of geometric software components that enable key functionality in CAD, CAM, CAE, and PLM applications, including sketching, part and assembly modeling, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and hidden-line visualization. D-Cubed also provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/products/open/.

About DataSolid GmbH
DataSolid GmbH is an independent German software company. DataSolid offers 3D-CAD Solutions as well as PDM Enterprise Solutions. With CADdy++ Mechanical Design they have more then 105.000 installations worldwide. DataSolid is represented by a variety of certified distributors all over the world.

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, D-Cubed 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. CADdy++ is trademark of DataSolid GmbH in the United States and in other countries. 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 and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its annual report on Form 10-K most recently 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.