05 December 2005

UGS Ships Solid Edge Version 18

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced it is shipping the English version of Solid Edge® Version 18 software to customers worldwide.  Solid Edge is UGS’ industry-leading, value-based 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system. 

Solid Edge® digital product development software is part 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. UGS will ship Solid Edge in nine additional languages throughout the next 10 weeks.

“With a new packaging model as well as hundreds of enhancements for V18, Solid Edge once again raises the bar on delivering performance-enhancing tools that are of immediate value to our customers," said Adrian Scholes, director of Solid Edge Product Marketing, UGS.  

New Functionality Addresses the Mid-Market

  • New Standard Set in CAD/PDM Integration: A new Solid Edge Embedded Client provides seamless and transparent connectivity between Solid Edge and Teamcenter® software, including the newly announced Teamcenter Express solution for more advanced workflow needs.
  • Analysis Key to New Enhancements: Solid Edge V18 builds in preconfigured, best practices for finite element analysis with Femap® Express software.  Engineers can now analyze and validate designs much earlier in the design cycle.  Femap isthe world’s most popular PC-Based CAE application.
  • 2D Diagramming Provides Comprehensive 2D and 3D in one System:V18 provides a new diagramming capability that leverages industry-standard 2D libraries.  This extends Solid Edge’s already robust standalone 2D drafting and 3D design capability to eliminate the need to maintain separate 2D and 3D CAD systems for AutoCAD users.


For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity or www.ugs.com/solidedge.

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, Femap, Teamcenter, Solid Edge, 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 registration statement on Form S-4 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.