28 February 2006

UGS Names Solid Edge Design Contest Winners

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, February 28, 2006

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services,today announced the winners of its Q4 2005 Solid Edge® software computer-aided design (CAD) contest.

Solid Edge promotes mechanical design excellence by users of 3D solid modeling technology.Winning products were designed and rendered using Solid Edge technology. Solid Edge is the CAD component of the new UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis, and data management software for the PLM mid-market. Top honors include a dental chair, sales retail checkout system, finishing system for wood-based, plastic, underground water storage tank machine and a precision control valve.


Top honors in EMEA went to Bruno Pozzi of Cefla Group SCRL (Italy), a corporate entity with four businesses: fixtures and fittings, wood-based finishing systems, dental equipment and civil /industrial plants. Pozzi submitted three designs, including a dental chair used sold under the brand name Stern Weber, a sales retail checkout system under the brand name Cefle Arredamenti, and a finishing system for wood-based, plastic and non-ferrous material products. www.cefla.it

Top honors in Asia Pacific went to Luke Troja of Linpac Rotational Mouldings (Australia), a manufacturer specializing in the rotational molding process. Troja used Solid Edge to design a machine set up for a rotomolded underground water storage tank. www.linpac.com.au 


Top honors in the Americas went to Wayne Hall of Badger Meter (Tulsa, OK), a trusted leader in industrial low flow control and measurement products. Hall used Solid Edge in the design of Badger’s Research Control Valve product line, the leader in compact precision control valves for liquids, gases, steam or cryogenics. www.badgermeter.com

Each winner receives a SpaceBall 5000™ motion controller from Solid Edge Voyager Program member 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company. To see the winning images and contest details, visit www.solidedge.com.


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, 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.  Spaceball 500 is a trademark or registered mark of 3Dconnexion or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.