Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
UGS PLM Solutions launched NX Nastran in September 2003. Nastran, the world’s most widely used finite-element analysis (FEA) software, was previously available only from MSC.Software Corporation as MSC.Nastran.
“The list of international companies selecting NX Nastran is extremely impressive and highlights the market acceptance the product is experiencing in the high-growth computer-aided engineering (CAE) market both in the United States and internationally,” said Tony Affuso, president and CEO, UGS PLM Solutions.
“Global manufacturing companies are quickly realizing the efficiencies of selecting integrated solutions from a single PLM supplier – the only PLM provider of Nastran in the market.”
NX Nastran Customers
In addition to the previously announced major license agreements for NX Nastran
(November 2003) with Caterpillar Tractor, Raytheon Space Systems, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Nissan R&D, ATK Thiokol and Textron/Cessna Aircraft, the following industry leaders have also recently selected NX Nastran as
the next generation standard for high-performance digital prototyping and simulation:
NX Digital Simulation Backbone
NX Nastran is being deployed across major industries including aerospace, automotive, electronics, heavy equipment and medical to digitally analyze, validate and optimize the functional performance of new products. As a key integrated component of the NX portfolio, NX Nastran provides comprehensive product performance
simulation and complements other advanced digital simulation and prototyping solutions in the NX suite of CAE products.
“NX Nastran provides the CAE solutions backbone for our entire suite of NX
advanced digital simulation and prototyping solutions,” said Chuck Grindstaff, president, PLM Products, UGS PLM Solutions. “In major releases over the next year, we will further extend the CAE capabilities and performance of the core NX Nastran code to provide solutions across a broad range of advanced engineering disciplines. Based on the UGS PLM Solutions’ fair market value pricing and packaging philosophy, both new and existing customers will be able to readily obtain the power of NX Nastran as an extension to their current CAE and/or NX Digital Simulation suite of products.”
About UGS PLM Solutions
UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million seats of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to createsolutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one,
EDS, the world’s most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers superior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS’ core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process
outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS’ two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company’s stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock exchanges.
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