03 April 2006

FAST AG Licenses D-Cubed 3D DCM for Integration in GraphiteOne

FOR RELEASE Monday, April 3, 2006

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that FAST AG has licensed the 3D DCM component software from UGS’ D-Cubed subsidiary for use in the GraphiteOne CAD product running on Linux. 

Geometric constraint solving is the basis of a wide range of part and assembly modeling techniques that are fast and easy to use. The 3D DCM enables many of the best-known CAD systems to increase the design productivity of the global engineering community. With flexible licensing terms and proven commercial benefits, the 3D DCM offers the highest- value, lowest-risk solution for CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors that want to harness the benefits of 3D constraint solving.

“The reputation of the 3D DCM as a world class technology, and its obvious market-leading position, left us in no doubt about its capabilities or quality,” said Thomas Schmidt, development manager for the GraphiteOne Product Line, FAST AG. “The flexible approach UGS takes to licensing this application-critical functionality on a level playing field basis makes an essential contribution to bringing a new product like GraphiteOne to market within budget and on schedule.”

“The technological leadership of the full suite of UGS’ PLM Components family of component software tools is maintained by an intensive development program, supported and directed by the global customer base to which we license our core software technologies,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “This market-driven technological leadership enables UGS to provide more and more companies like FAST AG with cost-effective, off-the-shelf component solutions that help them reduce development time and accelerate business growth.”

For more information about FAST AG and GraphiteOne, please visit www.graphiteone-cad.com

PLM Components and D-Cubed

UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the 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, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGS, develops a range of PLM Components and provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/products/open/

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. 


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