03 July 2007

UGS PLM Software Delivers Parasolid Version 19.0, the Latest Release of its Industry Leading Geometric Modeling Software

PLANO, Texas, July 3, 2007 – UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the availability of Parasolid® version 19.0 (V19.0) software, the latest release of its PLM industry-leading geometric modeling component software.

Parasolid V19.0 is fully supported on Windows Vista™ operating system and delivers extended support for key functions in modeling, editing, blending and rendering. The addition of new capabilities, which include enhancements to sheet extension and trimming, blend construction and regeneration, and surface and tessellation quality, mean that users of Parasolid-based systems can look forward to greater automation of workflows in model construction, editing, interoperability and downstream processing. Also included in V19.0 are new options for configuring and monitoring the results of rendering and validation operations to further improve application performance and ease of implementation.

To help the next generation of innovators accelerate their Parasolid-based developments, Parasolid V19.0 ships with an enhanced set of developer support tools including Parasolid Workshop.Net, a new support application that employs the latest Microsoft® technologies to demonstrate best practice guidelines for developing Parasolid-based systems. Delivered with full source code and documentation, Parasolid Workshop.Net also includes an extensible suite of utilities for viewing and interrogating Parasolid model (XT) data, and provides an easy-to-use plug-in mechanism for prototyping Parasolid-based functionality.

 “Parasolid V19.0 demonstrates our enduring commitment to customer satisfaction with improvements in functional robustness, performance and ease of implementation,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president of Products for UGS PLM Software. “Our experience in supporting a global community of Parasolid-based innovators leaves no doubt that continuous improvement in these mission-critical areas makes Parasolid the world’s most trusted foundation for demanding 3D applications.”

Also announced today is Version 10.0 of Parasolid’s interoperability toolkit suite, including Parasolid Bodyshop, a Parasolid-based toolkit that repairs, optimizes and validates 3D models, and translator toolkits for several popular CAD formats. In this latest release Parasolid Bodyshop is delivered with updated UNIX platform support, and enhancements in geometry simplification and output preprocessing, with improvements in efficiency, robustness and performance.

About Parasolid
Parasolid is a key software product in the UGS PLM Components suite of solutions, providing the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world’s leading computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. UGS PLM Software develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its extensive portfolio of product development applications, and licenses it to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations to provide a consistent, world-class 3D modeling platform for the PLM industry.

About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services.  For more information on UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.

About Siemens Automation and Drives
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.

Note:  Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.  UGS and Parasolid are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  Microsoft and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.


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