27 December 2005

UGS Names Solid Edge Design Contest Winners

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, December 27, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services,today announced the winners of its Q3 2005 Solid Edge® computer-aided design (CAD) contest.

Winning products were designed and rendered using Solid Edge technology. Solid Edge is the CAD component of the new UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the PLM industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis, and data management software for the mid-market. Top honors include a Digital Eyewitness in-car video system, a milling cutter and a drilling head.

The Solid Edge contest highlights excellence in mechanical engineering and is open to designers working on one of more than 200,000 Solid Edge seats deployed around the world. The contest promotes mechanical design excellence by users of 3D solid modeling technology.


Top honors went to Mark Schultz of Kustom Signals Inc., a world leader in the manufacture and design of public safety traffic equipment (Lenexa, Kansas). Schultz used Solid Edge to design the Digital Eyewitness in-car video system used in law enforcement. The system features an integrated overhead console with fold-down monitor, forward- and optional rear- mounted camera and an environmentally controlled vault designed to withstand vibration and temperature extremes. (www.kustomsignals.com)


Top honors went to Vijayadasa Udupa of Kennametal Shared Services Pvt. Ltd., a leading global supplier of tooling systems and engineering services (Bangalore, India). Udupa uses Solid Edge to develop cutters and milling inserts for large spiral and longitudinal diameter pipes that transport crude oil or water long distances. (www.kennametal.com)


Europe, Middle East, Africa
Top honors went to Josef Maxa of Unit Plus s.r.o., a developer of single-purpose machines (Czech Republic). Maxa used Solid Edge to design a construction drilling head. (www.unitplus.cz)

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.ugs.com/solidedge. www.solidedge.com/successes/design.contest.htm.


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.