05 June 2006

UGS Extends CAM Leadership to Mid-Market, Introduces NX CAM Express

FOR RELEASE June 5, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the launch of NX™ CAM Express – a new computer-aided design (CAD) neutral, Numerical Control (NC) programming application that can be used independently or as an integral part of the popular UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio of PLM solutions for the mid-market. As the leader in the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software market with over 35,000 seats installed globally, UGS brings world-class digital manufacturing functionality to small to mid-size manufacturers with NX CAM Express.

“UGS is leveraging its market leading position in CAM software to develop an aggressive program to address the needs of mid-sized manufacturers,” commented Alan Christman, chairman of CIMdata and an acknowledged expert on the CAM market. “NX CAM Express is targeted to provide in depth capability for clearly defined key areas of machining, such as mold and die or mill-turn machining, in software that is easy to deploy and to use. Ready access to key elements such a library of post processors as well as pre-configured software with industry best practices will make it easier and faster for customers to become productive and to do so with lower costs.”

NX CAM Express will be sold in CAD neutral packages, aimed at key machining requirements, and offered as an integrated system with NX, UGS’ next-generation suite of integrated, fully associative CAD/CAM/CAE applications or Solid Edge® software, UGS’ powerful 3D CAD software, allowing expansion into wider PLM solutions from UGS. It will also be offered as a modular solution, with packages designed to meet key opportunities such as high speed machining and programming multi-function mill-turns or five axis machines.  When correctly utilized, these machines can offer significant improvements in machine shop efficiency or enable the machining of more complex parts. NX CAM Express can help customers to maximize the utilization of these advanced machines through built-in guidance on best practices and optimum machining methods.

“We see this as a great opportunity for us to be able to take a very capable CAM software solution to the market and an excellent fit to our immediate business plans as an existing UGS channel partner,” said Rick Loring, president of LMGi based in Portland, Maine. “In fact we have been successful in our business with UGS’ CAM software, and we see the NX CAM Express product as exactly the focus we need to develop our manufacturing business alongside the sales of other UGS Velocity Series products such as Solid Edge and Teamcenter Express.”

The NX CAM Express software will be offered in pre-configured programming environments that automatically set the system to suit users working on key type of machining such as two and half axis machining, mold and die or five-axis machining. This provides access to the full power of the system, while maintaining ease of use. New users can take advantage of tutorials that are provided with the software, walking users through typical tasks and reducing the need for off-the-job training.

“Designed to have a low total cost of ownership, NX CAM Express matches the needs of the mid market and adds a significant new capability to the UGS Velocity Series portfolio,” said Vynce Paradise, director of marketing, NX CAM Express, UGS. “And since our Global Channel Partners are well suited to service and support the smallest shops as well as the world’s largest manufacturing companies, organizations everywhere, regardless of size, will be able to benefit from UGS’ proven CAM expertise.”

NX CAM Express packages are focused on machine shop needs
Each NX CAM Express package, including NX CAM Express Mill-Turn and the NX CAM Express Three-Axis Milling, is provided with tool-path verification, a post processor build and edit application, CAD translators and a machining parameters database. The software   automatically selects key machining parameters from this database according to the machining operation, such as roughing or finishing, and the stock material, the tool dimensions and the targeted machine tool.   This database will address the majority of materials machined in mold and die work.  Programming automation tools in the form of UGS’ Feature Based Machining and the Machining Wizard Builder also are included in each package to speed programming and make the tasks easier for less experienced users – increasing the use of proven methods and resources in the shop.

For advanced multi-function machines such as mill-turns, UGS is offering Machine Tool Support Kits to solve the issue of obtaining effective post processors and accurate machining simulation. The first of these kits will be released with NX CAM Express.

NX CAM Express will be available for delivery during the third quarter 2006 and available for resale to all certified partners of the UGS Global Channel Partner Program. Companies interested in partnering with UGS’ can find more information at www.ugs.com/partners.
For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity or www.ugs.com/nxcamexpress.

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 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, Teamcenter, NX, Solid Edge, Femap, 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.  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.


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