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21 June 2007

D-Cubed Collision Detection Manager from UGS PLM Software Licensed by IronCAD to Enable Fast, Accurate Collision Detection and Clearance Computations

PLANO, Texas June 21, 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, and IronCAD, Inc. of Atlanta, today announced that the D Cubed™ Collision Detection Manager (CDM) component software has been licensed for use in the IronCAD 3D mechanical design application.  The CDM software is the fourth product from the UGS PLM Components family licensed by IronCAD, expanding on its existing use of UGS Parasolid™ modeling kernel software and its D-Cubed 2D and 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager parametric solving software systems.

“We are very pleased with the capabilities, quality and product support associated with the three UGS PLM Components that we currently license from UGS PLM Software, so we have no hesitation in selecting the D-Cubed CDM,” said Cary O’Connor, director of Product Marketing for IronCAD. “The use of the CDM will enable us to bring interactive, accurate collision detection and clearance computation capabilities to our users much more rapidly and cost effectively than would otherwise be possible.”

Easily integrated and widely adopted in a variety of CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM systems, the CDM is used in UGS NX™ and UGS Solid Edge™ products, as well as SolidWorks from SolidWorks Corporation, Autodesk Inventor from Autodesk Inc., and many other applications. The CDM enables CAD users to interact with their assemblies and mechanisms with significantly improved realism and confidence, resulting in increased productivity by eliminating design errors caused by interfering parts. D-Cubed CDM’s exceptional performance enables CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) users to run their off-line programming simulations with very high levels of accuracy, avoiding expensive collisions between tools/probes and the machining/measurement environment.  

“The licensing by IronCAD of the fourth product from our UGS PLM Components portfolio exemplifies our ongoing commitment to delivering innovative component technologies to the market under our ‘level playing field’ business model,” said Chuck Grindstaff, executive vice president, Products, UGS PLM Software.  “This license further establishes UGS PLM Software as the leading supplier of component technologies to the CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM markets.”

About IronCAD
Based in Atlanta, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Solutions that can be used either standalone or as complimentary collaboration solutions of a broader PLM initiative. Its flagship product IronCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by thousands of customers worldwide. For additional information, please contact IronCAD at 1-800-339-7304 or visit our website at www.ironcad.com.

UGS PLM Components; Parasolid and D-Cubed
UGS PLM Components are software tools that promote innovation, standardization and interoperability within the CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM marketplace. UGS PLM Software develops these components, uses them throughout its own applications and licenses them to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations. Part of the UGS PLM Components family of products, Parasolid and D-Cubed components enable 3D part and assembly modeling, editing and interoperability, 2D/3D parametric sketching, motion simulation, collision detection, clearance measurement and visualization. Applications include mechanical CAD, CAM, CAE, mold design, sheet metal, AEC, GIS, structural, plant and ship design, CMM, reverse engineering and sales configuration. For more information, please visit www.ugs.com/products/open/.

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, UGS NX, UGS Parasolid, UGS Solid Edge and D-Cubed are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other products used herein are the property of their respective owners.