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12 July 2004

UGS Announces Availability of New Teamcenter Multi-CAD Engineering Collaboration Solution

FOR RELEASE Monday, July 12, 2004

PLANO, Texas -- UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a new Teamcenter® multi-computer-aided-design (CAD) engineering collaboration solution.

The new multi-CAD solution builds on Teamcenter’s position as the leading provider of CAD-neutral data management software by integrating JT visualization technology to support engineering collaboration across diverse CAD authoring environments.  This capability enables customers to bring data from multiple CAD authoring sources into Teamcenter -- then visualize it, measure it, analyze interference, mark it and share it.

“A multi-CAD vision for PLM enables companies to both manage multi-site product development and to respond quickly to product design changes in real time,” said David Burdick, president of Collaborative Visions, Inc., a research firm that tracks the PLM market.  “UGS is well positioned to meet this trend with its commitment to multi-CAD integration.”

View a sample screen shot to illustrate multi-CAD engineering collaboration.

Multi-CAD is more than CAD file management

Unlike other products that focus simply on managing CAD design files, most often for a single CAD system, Teamcenter’s integrated visualization capabilities support true engineering collaboration.  Teamcenter automatically synchronizes and manages CAD and visualization data allowing multi-site design team members to automatically navigate complex assembly structures.  Teamcenter’s visualization and mockup capabilities make it easy for teams to analyze and validate multi-CAD designs on a continuous basis, while preserving and maintaining the native CAD data format to ensure that multi-site design teams are working from the same information.

The vast product knowledge that is captured, managed and shared in Teamcenter allows companies to streamline engineering processes, analyze and validate design change impact quickly and improve design reuse.  The result is improved design throughput, simplified design review, better quality and more time for product innovation.

“The ability to manage a diverse array of CAD assets in a unified PLM environment is a critical requirement for our globally dispersed and diverse customers,” said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications, UGS.  “Teamcenter is a natural choice for customers with multiple CAD systems, and also provides a solution for customers with a single CAD system who would like to continuously validate the design against geometry from OEMs or suppliers with different CAD systems.”

Teamcenter is a proven portfolio of configurable lifecycle domain and industry solutions, uniting product knowledge with process innovation to deliver business value throughout the product lifecycle.  Teamcenter leads the PLM industry with digital product development, engineering process management and enterprise data management solutions that deliver fast time-to-value.

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.  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.

 

Noteto editors:  UGS, Teamcenter, Solid Edge and NX are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries.  CATIA is a trademark of Dassault Systèmes SA.  Pro/ENGINEER is a registered trademark of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.

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