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12 October 2006

UGS Announces New Solid Edge Product Manufacturing Information Features

FOR RELEASE Thursday, October 12, 2006

PLANO, Texas - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Solid Edge Version 19 provides a full suite of tools for adding Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) to 3D designs.

Solid Edge is the CAD component of the new UGS Velocity SeriesTM portfolio.  Advanced 3D annotation tools mean PMI is captured and stored within Solid Edge 3D models and assemblies. These “smart” models reduce the need for drawings in design reviews and can be used for many downstream purposes to support lean initiatives and manufacturing. 

“PMI offers a good way to improve communication with technical departments such as the assembly line and shop floor,” said Olivier Pellerin, project manager, SEB.  “PMI allows us to better explain dimensions and texture with callouts and reduces the number of drawings or eliminates the need for a drawing which, of course, saves time.”

“Including 3D product definition in a single digital file improves productivity, ensures the 3D information is accurate and in sync and removes the need to keep multiple documents up to date,” said Adrian Scholes, director of Solid Edge marketing, UGS.  “As more companies need to collaborate and exchange data, PMI can reduce or eliminate the number of 2D drawings required.  PMI is one more reason why using Solid Edge can shorten design cycles through streamlined design and manufacturing processes.”

Solid Edge uses its intuitive SmartStep approach to guide users through the process of adding PMI to 3D models.  Dimensions and annotations, such as weld symbols and surface finish, are easily added to the model.  In addition, 3D Section Views can be created and dimensioned for even greater clarity, which is useful for assemblies where internal components are not easily seen.  Free viewer and reviewer software allow shop floor assembly workers or maintenance engineers to view PMI.  3D models and annotations improve visualization and communication to reduce shop floor assembly time.

UGS has also been instrumental in defining the standard for 3D product definition (American Society of Mechanical Engineers Y14.41), and in turn, delivering software tools that document 3D designs in compliance with the new standard. PMI information in Solid Edge is in compliance with ASME and other world standards.


For more information on Solid Edge, visit www.solidedge.com.

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. 

Note:  UGS, NX, Solid Edge and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries.  AUTOCAD is trademark or registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US 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 and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its annual report on Form 10-K most recently 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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