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23 August 2004

Leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Industry Analyst Names UGS as the Market Leader in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Software and Services

 FOR RELEASEMonday, August 23, 2004

PLANO, Texas – UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced leading PLM industry analyst firm CIMdata, Inc. has named UGS as the leading vendor in the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software market for the third consecutive year based on revenue generated from software and related services.

CIMdata includes this ranking information in its recently released Version 13 edition of the CIMdata NC Software and Services Market Assessment Report.  This annual report measures and segments theCAMsoftware market, ranks NC software suppliers based on CIMdata estimates, and identifies and discusses market and technology trends.

“The strengths of UGS manufacturing solutions include market presence, industry reputation inCAMand the integration of software from design through manufacturing,” said Alan Christman, chairman CIMdata and noted authority on NC software and market trends.  “The capabilities – including manufacturing modeling, mold design and progressive die design, high-speed machining and 5-axis machining of complex components – combined with the information management functionality contained in Teamcenter® result in a comprehensive, distinctive and industry leading offering.”

“Many of the world’s leading manufacturing companies use our manufacturing solutions and provide valuable input into our research and development process,” said David Primrose, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Business Development, PLM products, UGS.  “Our goal is to meet our customers’ needs by providing a complete solution for part manufacturing while delivering advanced capabilities in key areas such as tool design, high speed machining, multi-function machine support and increased levels of programming automation.  We are very pleased that CIMdata recognizes the breadth and depth of our solutions in this area and acknowledges our position as the leader in this industry.”

NX manufacturing tools include a wide range of capabilities to meet component machining requirements (planar milling, 3-axis contour milling, multi-axis milling, turning and mill/turning, as well as wire electrical discharge machining (EDM).  The NX manufacturing solutions represent the most established system in a market where reliability and proven capability are key characteristics of the most successful products.  The latest capabilities offered with NX 3 (available in Q3 2004)are aimed at supporting lean design and manufacturing initiativesand improving process and product quality. (See CIMdata observations on NX 3 CAM here.)

UGS will showcase its manufacturing solutions at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS),September 8-15, 2004,McCormick Place,Chicago.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3.1 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered inPlano, Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM.