30 January 2004

UGS PLM Solutions Releases New Version of Parasolid®, Its Industry-Leading Geometric Modeling Software

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced the availability of Parasolid® version 15.1, the latest release of its industry-leading geometric modeling component software.

Parasolid 15.1 includes new modeling and editing capabilities, enhanced ease-of-use and extended platform support.

Parasolid software provides the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world’s leading computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. UGS PLM Solutions develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its product development applications and licenses it to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations on a “level playing field”; policy that ensures all licensees have equal access to Parasolid updates and enhancements.

“Parasolid 15.1 improves on what is already recognized as the world’s best geometric modeling software,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools, UGS PLM Solutions. “Customers are endorsing our consistent focus on new functionality, quality and application performance as evidenced by our announcements in December of Parasolid’s leadership in the CAM and CAE markets, along with Parasolid’s recognized leadership in CAD. We expect these latest modeling, editing and ease-of-use enhancements will serve to expand this leadership position.”

Parasolid Enhancements

Parasolid 15.1 is shipping with a broad base of product enhancements designed to extend the ability of Parasolid-based applications to deliver high-value, highly automated modeling processes.

  • Advanced surfacing -- construction of extrapolated and curvature-continuous lofted surfaces
  • Integrated surface & solid modeling -- extended modeling and data import operators
  • Blend ease of use -- advanced functionality to support order independence and automation of blending operations
  • Part tapering -- complex geometry reconstructions for tapers on castings and molds
  • Feature modeling & associativity -- new tools for the creation and integration of features

Parasolid 15.1 also includes a 64-bit Parasolid version for AMD64/Windows. Currently shipping as a beta-release, this version will be fully supported after the release of Windows XP for AMD64. In addition, new versions of the Parasolid Body shop healing technology and Parasolid Translators are available with extended platform support, providing Parasolid customers with a suite of tools for achieving world-class interoperability success.

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 create solutions 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, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM .

About EDS
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 transformat ion 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.

Note: Parasolid is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solutions Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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