13 January 2005

DataSolid Chooses Open Solution from UGS’ PLM Components to Improve Drawing Generation in CADdy++ Applications

FOR RELEASE Thursday, January 13, 2005

PLANO, Texas and MöNCHENGLADBACH, Germany - UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and DataSolid today announced the licensing of the D-Cubed Hidden Line Manager (HLM) software component for use in DataSolid’s CADdy++ suite of mechanical design applications.

The D-Cubed HLM provides applications with fast, reliable and accurate hidden line view calculations that are compatible with a wide variety of modeling formats. The CADdy++ application family utilizes the HLM to create high quality 2D engineering drawings. As a result CADdy++ users can efficiently communicate their designs throughout the wider enterprise.

“As a long standing customer of the D-Cubed 2D DCM sketching technology we had every confidence that the HLM would provide a cost efficient solution for us and high quality results for our customers,” said Heinz-Willi Brendgens, Managing Director of DataSolid GmbH. “Furthermore, we had a first implementation in less than one week. The support provided by D-Cubed was competent and fast.”

 “In common with the full suite of PLM Components, the HLM is a best-of-breed technology that is made openly available by UGS to application developers, encouraging standardization and interoperability across heterogeneous PLM applications,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “We are delighted that DataSolid has chosen one of our open solutions to strengthen the capabilities of their CADdy++ application.”

PLM Components and D-Cubed

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. D?Cubed, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGS, develops a range of PLM Components and provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. More information.

About DataSolid GmbH

DataSolid GmbH is an independent German software company. DataSolid offers 3D-CAD Solutions as well as PDM Enterprise Solutions. With CADdy Mechanical Design they have more then 75,000 installations worldwide. DataSolid is represented by a variety of certified distributors all over the world. CADdy and CADdy++ are registered trademarks of DataSolid GmbH.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3.3 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, 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.


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