02 May 2006

UGS Announces Femap Version 9.2, the Latest Release of the World’s Most Popular PC-Based CAE Application

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, May 2, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 9.2 of Femap® software, its robust pre- and post-processing finite element modeling application. Femap is the finite element analysis (FEA) component of UGS’ mid-market portfolio, Velocity Series™ portfolio, the PLM industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis and data management software.

Femap Version 9.2 offers in-depth finite element modeling functionality that allows access to advanced analysis solutions in a native Windows environment.  Femap is also highly integrated with Nastran, the industry’s leading solver technology, to form a broad and comprehensive CAE solution.

“One of Femap’s strengths is its CAD and solver neutrality, which underscores UGS’ open systems policy,” said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series.  “With this new version, Femap increases its depth of integration with the Nastran solvers, particularly in regard to contact and connection support.”

New functionality in Femap Version 9.2 includes powerful assembly handling capabilities among these other new enhancements:

  • Automatic surface contact detection for assembly models;
  • Support of glued surface connection functionality recently released with NX™ Nastran 4.1;
  • Consolidation of contact functionality within the user interface that allows easier definition and access to contact definitions for all solvers that support contact;
  • Data mapping that allows results from one analysis to be mapped to another model of similar topology for subsequent analysis – e.g. thermal results from a coarsely meshed model mapped to a finely meshed model for subsequent structural analysis;
  • Extended surfaces that can handle modeling of weldments or welded structures; and
  • Improved graphics performance.

The first customer shipment of Femap Version 9.2 is planned for the second quarter of 2006. For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity or www.ugs.com/femap.

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, NX 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.  Nastran is a registered mark of NASA.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
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