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16 October 2006

UGS Announces Patran to Femap Replacement Offer

FOR RELEASE Monday, October 16, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a Femap® software upgrade for all MSC.Patran® users. The offer allows Patran users to upgrade to Femap for approximately the same cost that they are paying for Patran maintenance today. The upgrade allows Patran users to switch to a more robust and efficient simulation environment while maintaining their current design and analysis processes through Femap’s comprehensive CAD and solver interfaces.

“Femap is a functionally rich application that has been built to deliver a specific set of tools to a wide range of users from the design engineer to the advanced analyst,” said Al Dean, Technology Editor, MCAD Magazine. “It serves both ends of the market equally well. Combined with the lower than expected price, it is a worthy application in any toolkit – and deserves to be investigated by anyone with even the most transitory interest in analysis and simulation.”

Femap is the CAE component of the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio.  Companies in the aerospace, defense, heavy industry and shipbuilding industries leverage Femap for their advanced finite element analysis.

“Femap is a core component of the UGS strategy for delivering scalable solutions for design, analysis and simulation,” said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series.  “UGS will continue the long history of delivering industry leading finite element analysis solutions on the Windows platform.”

“Femap is one of the best solutions on the market and it’s very easy to use,” said Chris Flannigan, vice president of Engineering, Quartus Engineering. “As a Windows native application, it’s easier to use in the Windows environment. We have other pre- and post-processors available, such as Patran, but they’re less user-friendly and less capable overall. Femap is a superior product.”

“UGS has a group of motivated software engineers working constantly to add more functionality to Femap,” said Joe Brotherton, director of product development, KIC Holdings. “With software that is this important to your company’s mission, it is better to be moving forward than standing still.”

This offer is available for a limited time. For full details, visit www.ugs.com/products/velocity/femap_patran.shtml

About UGS Velocity Series
UGS Velocity Series is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Emerging manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. For more information on UGS products and services, visit www.ugs.com.

Note: UGS, Femap, Transforming the process of innovation and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. MSC.Patran is a trademark or registered mark of MSC.Software Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


 

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