29 July 2004

UGS Introduces NX Simulation Process Studio

FOR RELEASE Thursday, July 29, 2004

PLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced NX Simulation Process Studio – enabling customers and users of all levels to easily automate repetitive digital simulation tasks while leveraging specialist knowledge and best practices.

Available with the release of UGS NX 3 in the third quarter of 2004, NX Simulation Process Studio leverages the combined strengths of NX, UGS’ digital product development solution, and Teamcenter®,the company’s industry-leading integrated portfolio of PLM solutions,to provide an enhanced foundation for digital product development.

Expert analysts are able to use NX Simulation Process Studio to encapsulate complex processes in a way that enables non-specialists to safely and effectively benefit from the same technology. NX Simulation Process Studio is specifically designed to help companies increase the effective use of engineering simulation, enabling better, more informed decisions to be made throughout the digital development process. By combining UGS’ software and best practice knowledge into a more automated and managed methodology, customers will be able to significantly reduce the effort and risks associated with repeatable processes and tasks. Identification and re-use of such processes are vital to the success of many industry initiatives such as lean design and design for Six Sigma.

“Common and re-usable processes across the organization are key to ensuring quality and reducing variability in the digital development process,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president, PLM Products UGS.  “Our customers are focused on profitability, which requires reducing waste throughout their processes while increasing development speed and improving product quality.”

“Our goal is to use advanced analysis to significantly reduce dependencies on physical prototypes,” said Fred Homma, general manager, CAE and Systems Promotion Department, Engineering Division, Isuzu. “This depends upon pervasive use of analysis throughout our product development organization. We are evaluating NX Simulation Process Studio for its ability to encapsulate specialist knowledge and best practices and deploy them in a way that is much more user-friendly and valuable to the design engineer.”

NX Simulation Process Studio

UGS has been offering market-leading digital simulation and knowledge driven automation solutions for many years. More recently, the company has made substantial investments to deliver complete digital product development solutions through a much tighter integration between NX and Teamcenter.

NX Simulation Process Studio Features and Benefits

  • Allows users to engage knowledge-enabled wizards and design integrated structural and motion analysis tools to perform early-stage simulation without requiring scarce engineering specialist resources.  By deploying a core set of standard tools that incorporate their company’s own intellectual property, users can achieve valuable product performance and manufacturability feedback to gain competitive advantage.
    • Guides development toward higher quality, lower cost and best function.
  • Directly leverages functionality and capabilities of the NX Digital Simulation suite; increases effective engineering simulation.
    • Reduces downstream costs and risks, including those related to compressed schedules and change orders.  Enables more informed decisions leading to better products.  Increases product reliability while lowering cost of ownership and warranty costs.
  • Synchronizes process-based toolsets in Teamcenter, the automation tools within NX and specialist engineering simulation tools.  Allows users to store, manage and track the revision history of their processes, while ensuring that process knowledge is captured, distributed and re-used and managed within the common PLM framework.
    • Directly enables cost effective development, test and management of large scale managed development environments for digital prototyping and simulation.
  • Offers a common and open architecture to support internal or external customer or commercial applications; encapsulates highly customizable NX Open and NX Knowledge Fusion based programs.
    • Provides users with a simple ability to link up and re-use in-house software programs and processes, as well as third-party CAE applications.

“Long term value is dependent upon the cost of ownership and flexibility to support key company initiatives,” continued Grindstaff.  “Processes implemented in NX Simulation Process Studio are self documenting and easy to modify and control within the managed development environment.  This enables teams to more effectively promote and implement process standards, and support best practice implementation, which are key elements of lean design and design for Six Sigma.”

About UGS

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