09 December 2003

UGS PLM Solutions Announces Availability of NX Nastran For Femap®

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced the immediate availability of NX Nastran for Femap®, the first in a series of engineering desktop computer aided engineering (CAE) solutions based on its new world-class NX Nastran digital simulation and analysis technology.

NX Nastran for Femap is complementary to UGS PLM Solutions’ stand-alone enterprise version of NX Nastran announced in June 2003. Femap is the widely used

world-class Windows-based pre- and post-processor for advanced engineering finite element analysis (FEA) that handles complex FEA tasks easily, accurately and affordably. In combination with NX Nastran, the solution offers a comprehensive

CAE offering to enable companies to improve product performance and reliability

as well as the productivity of their CAE activities.

Scaleable Solutions For Companies of All Sizes

NX Nastran for Femap is the integrated, CAD-independent desktop version of NX Nastran that combines the widely used and fully functional Femap Windows-native advanced pre- and post-processor with the proven solver technology of NX Nastran.

This solution offers a robust yet affordable solution for a wide range of companies -- both large and small. These advanced CAE solutions enable companies to

focus on improving product performance and reliability while streamlining the design process.

“NX Nastran for Femap provides access right on the Windows engineering desktop to the complete suite of solution capabilities available in the standalone NX Nastran enterprise version,” said Bob Nierman, president, Business Strategy and Marketing, UGS PLM Solutions. “Flexible licensing and packaging of

NX Nastran for Femap, combined with a ‘fair market value’ philosophy,

provides all users with an affordable way to access even the most advanced Nastran capabilities at an attractive total cost of ownership.”

In addition to the coreNX Nastran solvers, UGS PLM Solutions is also releasing a complementary NX Nastran Structural Analysis Toolkit module with this latest version of Femap. This toolkit will provide Nastran users with a suite of productivity-enhancing tools to perform specialized CAE calculations and Nastran results post-processing leveraging the standard desktop suite of Microsoft Office tools.

About UGS PLM Solutions

UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million seats of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to create solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM. For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com or www.eds.com.

About EDS

EDS, the world’s most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers superior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS’ core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process

outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS’ two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company’s stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock exchanges.

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