09 August 2004

FAW Bus and Coach Selects Solid Edge from UGS as its Mainstream Computer-Aided Design Software System

FOR RELEASE Monday, August 9, 2004

PLANO, TexasUGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services,today announcedFAW Bus and CoachCo. Ltd.(FAWBCC), a Chinesebus and coachsupplier, selected Solid Edge® as its standard computer-aided design (CAD) software.

FAW Bus and Coach,based inChangChun, the capital city of theJiLinprovince, licensed 30 seats of Solid Edge as the first step to replace its 2D CAD applications.  The company will use Solid Edge toimprove design efficiency and strengthen collaboration between designers. Solid Edge is now the standard software at FAW Bus and Coach and will be used to design automotive chassis parts and accessories as well as molds and tooling.  

“Solid Edge will provide the ideal mainstream CAD platform,” said Mrs.Jingjie Ma, chief technology officer for FAWBCC.  “We evaluated several 3D CAD systems and rated Solid Edge as the best for modeling functionality, ease-of-use and interoperability.  Solid Edge also has the strongest drafting tools, addressing the Chinese national GB standards that are essential for all our manufacturing environments.”

FAW Bus and Coachalso cited the customization capabilities and strong local support fromChangchun MingWei Science and TechnologyCo.Ltd. (MW), a master reseller of Solid Edge innortheastChina. MWprovided a large measure of confidence that Solid Edge was the right product to transition even more of our 2D systems to 3D,” added Jingjie Ma.

About FAW Bus and Coach

FAW Bus and Coach Co. Ltd., one of the fastest growing automotive manufacturing enterprises in China, is the  leading automotive chassis supplier for the bus and coach industry in China.  FAW Bus and Coach is a subsidiary company of FAW Group and have bus and coach production bases in DaLian (coach), WuXi (bus) and the FAW Bus and Coach chassis factory.   FAW Bus and Coach also designs and manufactures TAIHU and YUANZHENG brand of coaches.

The Solution

Solid Edge (www.solidedge.com) from UGS is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and achieves competitive advantage through cost reduction, while increasing top line revenues.  The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration.  Insight, complemented by Solid Edge’s superior core modeling and process workflows, greatly eases the design of increasingly complex products required to meet continually changing market demands.  The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, and Volvo.  The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 200 integrated engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered in Plano, 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.


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