25 August 2004

Licom Selects Component Software from UGS’ D-Cubed Subsidiary to Enhance Productivity for Users of Licom’s AlphaCAM V5 Application

FOR RELEASEWednesday, August 25, 2004


PLANO, Texas and COVENTRY, England - UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and Licom Systems today announced the inclusion of 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) component software from UGS’ D-Cubed subsidiary in AlphaCAM V5, the latest release of the powerful PC-based computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software from Licom Systems.

D-Cubed’s 2D DCM solution provides dimension-driven, constraint-based design functionality to CAD/CAM and computer-aided engineering analysis (CAE) and PLM applications worldwide, enabling end users to produce and modify their designs more efficiently.  AlphaCAM V5 utilizes 2D DCM to enable a parametric module that streamlines the specification and manufacture of families of products.  As a result, new numerically controlled (NC) machining programs can be automatically created from existing designs by simply modifying product variables.

“We believe AlphaCAM V5, with the introduction of 2D DCM from D-Cubed, and our new Feature Recognition program provide our customers with very powerful tools to give them a competitive edge in an ever demanding marketplace,” said Paul Monte, marketing director with Licom Systems.  “In order to be competitive companies need productivity through reliability and flexibility and AlphaCAM V5 provides that in a program also renowned for its ease of use.”

The 2D DCM-based solution is one of several productivity tools added to AlphaCAM V5 to help extend the power, simplicity and reliability of previous releases of Licom’s manufacturing software.  AlphaCAM V5 is available worldwide in all major languages and is backed by local customer helpdesks, advanced on-site or remote system support, comprehensive product training programs and Licom’s networking, installation and IT consultancy services.

“One of our objectives for D-Cubed products and the rest of our PLM Components family of open solutions is to ensure that our customers are successful by helping them meet the needs of their customers,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS.  “With the help of D-Cubed’s consultancy services team, Licom was able to develop their new parametric design capability in less than two months, allowing more time to focus their expertise on other productivity enhancing projects and in bringing AlphaCAM V5 to market quickly.”


Software solutions from D-Cubed, a wholly owned subsidiary ofUGS, are part ofUGSPLMComponents family of products.  D-Cubed develops software components for the CAD/CAM/CAEapplication development industry in all areas of geometric, solid and variational/parametric modeling.  Many of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAEvendors have adopted one or more of D?Cubed’s widely respected component technologies for integration into their end-user applications.  For more information, please visit D-Cubed at www.d-cubed.co.uk.

About Licom Systems Ltd.

Formed in 1978, Licom Systems has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of CAD/CAM software for manufacturing parts ranging from simple milled components to complex 5-axis aerospace products.  A principal member of the Planit Solutions within Planit Holdings plc, Coventry-based Licom is today a multi-million pound business, with operations inEurope,USA,TaiwanandJapan, as well as a network of approved distributors and dealers throughout North andSouth America,Asia, theMiddle East,South Africaand thePacific Rim.  Please visit Licom at www.licom.com.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3.1 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.