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04 August 2005

Adige Sala Chooses PLM Components from UGS to Accelerate Development of Next Generation Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Software for Industrial Laser Machine Tool Customers

FOR RELEASE Thursday, August 4, 2005

PLANO, Texas - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Adige Sala, S.p.A., Italy, has licensed Parasolid® software and D?Cubed 2D DCM and 3D DCM components for developing the next generation of its Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software for its laser tube cutting systems.

Parasolid® will provide the geometric modeling foundation for Adige Sala’s specialized application for designing and preparing tubular parts for manufacture using the company’s advanced Lasertube cutting machines.  D-Cubed 2D DCM and 3D DCM components will deliver constraint-based part and assembly modeling capabilities to accelerate the design and revision of the parts to be manufactured.

“Adige Sala selected UGS based on its ability to supply and support a broad portfolio of high quality components under its open business model, enabling us to develop a comprehensive new application rapidly for the benefit of our Lasertube customers,” said Lucia Lubich, Laser applied research manager at Adige Sala S.p.A.

Adige Sala joins a growing community of specialist application developers looking to enhance their customers’ satisfaction with new levels of functionality, ease-of-use and interoperability.

“Our components are being brought to bear on an increasing number of specialist applications, in both large and small enterprises, reflecting their broad functional capabilities and the commercial accessibility of these open solutions,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS.  “We look forward to supporting Adige Sala’s adoption of our technologies to enhance the productivity of its customers.”

About PLM Components

UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the product lifecycle management (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. For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/products/open/

About Adige Sala

ADIGESALA SPA. - Levico Terme TN (Italy) is a leading provider of laser tube cutting systems. ADIGE’s Lasertubes are designed to cut a broad range of tube shapes. These flexible high speed fabricating work cells include fully automatic loading and unloading as well as powerful easy-to-program software for rapid set up, changeover, prototyping and maximising material utilisation. The lasertube systems have brought significant benefits: dramatic improvements in labor productivity - reductions in downstream assembly costs  - additional degrees of design freedom. For more information, please visit www.blmgroup.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 and Parasolid are trademarks or registered trademark of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Adige and Lasertube are trademarks or registered marks of Adige Sala S.p.A. or its subsidiaries in the United States and 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 the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation 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 loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, 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.