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26 May 2005

UGS Reports “Overwhelming” Interest in 3D JT Data Format at 2005 PLM World Conference

FOR RELEASE Thursday, May 26, 2005

PLANO,Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced JT2Go™ PLM World Edition software garnered “overwhelming” interest from the nearly 1600 attendees of the 2005 PLM World Conference, the annual user conference for all UGS customers.  JT2Go - PLM World Edition provides additional functionality over the standard JT2Go solution utilizing the JT Document publishing capability to author a variety of Microsoft documents with embedded JT2Go viewers.

JT2Go, UGS’ no-charge solution for viewing 3D JT data, is in use today by thousands of users around the world to share 3D product data throughout the extended enterprise and with all members of the product lifecycle process, including business partners and suppliers.  JT Documents extends the value of JT viewing to the broad community of standard Microsoft application users, providing added clarity and context for PLM processes such as requests for quotes or design presentations.  With the special edition of JT2Go distributed at PLM World, attendees can extend the value of JT to stakeholders and contributors, such as executives or managers, who might not typically use 3D viewing tools.

“JT was the talk of the conference and UGS wants to provide a special ‘thank you’ to all customers who were able to attend,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools, UGS.   “There was standing room only during the JT2Go breakout session and due to the overwhelming response PLM World officials had to schedule another session to accommodate the overflow.”

JT, the De Facto Standard
JT is the de-facto PLM industry standard 3D visualization format with more than 4 million production users of JT-enabled UGS and non-UGS applications.  The robust functionality and lightweight qualities of JT technology make it possible to view and share product data worldwide, in real-time and throughout all phases of the product lifecycle. Due to JT’s flexibility users can view extremely large 3D models while collaborating over the Internet, yet JT is the only visualization format that can also contain precise surface data for accurate interrogation.

JT is prevalent in all industries and is supported by the rapidly growing JT Open Program.  JT Open is a community of leading manufacturers, software vendors, and other advocates spanning the PLM value chain who, through an open distribution of the JT technology under a level playing field business model, are able to influence the direction and growth of JT for visualization, collaboration and data-sharing.

Additional information about JT2Go and a link to the download can be found at www.JT2Go.com.  Additional information about the JT Open Program can be found at www.JTOpen.com.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered inPlano,Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM. 

 

Note:  UGS and JT2Go are registered trademarks or trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in theUnited Statesand in other countries.  Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.  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 product distribution, success and capabilities 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, 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.

 

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