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17 August 2005

Tekla Corporation Integrates D-Cubed 2D DCM in Tekla Structures 11.0

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, August 17, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Tekla Corporation, of Espoo, Finland, has integrated and released the D-Cubed 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (2D DCM) from UGS PLM Components into Tekla Structures 11.0, its flagship structural design solution for the construction industry.

D-Cubed’s 2D DCM component – the leading choice for constraint-based sketching in computer-aided design, manufacturing and analysis applications – has been integrated into Tekla Structures, a comprehensive tool for structural design. The 2D DCM extends the steel detailing functionality to further increase project quality and productivity for Tekla customers.

“Tekla chose the 2D DCM to help us more rapidly achieve our strategic goal of realizing growth in the structural engineering field by delivering better value to customers with Tekla Structures” said Risto Räty, executive vice president, Building & Construction at Tekla.

The 2D DCM enables designers to quickly create and modify sketches using a wide range of geometric dimensions and constraints.  Implementing the 2D DCM enables software vendors such as Tekla to rapidly provide their customers with advanced, industry-standard sketching capabilities without needing to allocate substantial development resources.

“Tekla’s implementation of the 2D DCM reflects the growing appeal of constraint-based sketching beyond the traditional Mechanical CAD user base, bringing productivity enhancements to new domains, such as the AEC industry.” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “We are very pleased to be supporting Tekla with additional tools for developing the capabilities of its structural design software.”

About PLM Components and D-Cubed

UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. Many of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors have adopted the widely respected solutions from PLM Components for integration into their applications. D?Cubed, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGS, develops a range of PLM Components and provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. For more information, please visitwww.ugs.com/products/open/.

About Tekla Corporation

Tekla is the leading international software company whose innovative software solutions make customers´ core business more effective. The company’s model-based software products and related services are used in building and construction, energy distribution and in municipalities.

Tekla Group’s net sales for 2004 were 37,9 million euros. International operations accounted for 57% of net sales.


Tekla has own offices in 11 countries; its headquarters are situated in Espoo, Finland, and offices in Sweden, Norway, Germany, the UK, France, the US, Japan, Malaysia, China and the UAE. In addition to these Tekla has a worldwide partner network.

At the moment Tekla Group employs over 300 persons, of whom nearly a third work outside Finland.
www.tekla.com

 

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 and D-Cubed are trademarks or registered trademark of UGS Corp. 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 the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation 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 loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 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