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14 August 2006

UGS’ Velocity Series Momentum Continues

FOR RELEASE Monday, August 14, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced continued momentum of its mid-market approach through UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio wins as well as increased channel expansion. UGS Velocity Series wins provided strong year-over-year growth while second quarter indirect channel license revenue increased by 30 percent and more than 50 new partners were signed up in the first half of the year.

The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is the industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software for the PLM mid-market. 

“UGS is the only company that offers products for smaller engineering companies – such as the Velocity Series - as well as high-end solutions for enterprise or larger organizations, with proven interoperability and totally scaleable as companies’ requirements grow,” said Chris Smith, managing director, Aurora Design & Consultancy Ltd. (UGS Partner).

UGS achieved several product milestones in its mid-market plan during the second quarter and its wins provided year-over-year growth. UGS announced the fourth product to the Velocity Series portfolio, NX® CAM Express, a full-function numerical control (NC) programming application. In addition, UGS announced Solid Edge® Version 19 and Femap® version 9.2. The company and its partners also migrated numerous MSC.Nastran™ customers to Femap® finite element analysis (FEA). Finally, UGS and channel partners implemented Teamcenter® Express, the Velocity Series’ PDM component, at corporations in 15 countries.

“Teamcenter Express offers the capability everybody needs at a price that is affordable and packaged to suit the small to medium-sized companies,” said Smith. “Based on Teamcenter Engineering, it allows us to plug straight into the number one system in the world.”

UGS Velocity Series Win Highlights

  • Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE: MOD), a world leader in designing and developing heating and cooling solutions for a diversified group of markets, standardized on Solid Edge as its primary global CAD system in the first quarter and extended its seat count to more than 80 in the second quarter.
  • Adam Aircraft, designer and manufacturer of advanced aircraft for civil and government markets, expanded its Solid Edge implementation to 35 seats.
  • MD Helicopters, a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, purchased Femap along with NX, NX Nastran and Teamcenter Engineering.
  • Partner Saber Analysis sold Femap to Piper Aircraft, Inc., a manufacturer of personal and business aircraft, and Aenton Corporation, a consulting company.
  • Predictive Engineering upgraded numerous MSC.Nastran to Femap and NX Nastran, including Heath Tecna, a leader in aircraft interior solutions; Columbia Helicopter, a world leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations; McClenahan Engineering, an aerospace consulting company.
  • Radkersburger, an Austrian-based die manufacturer, purchased the new NX CAM Express through ACAM Systemautomation GmbH. (see separate release).
  • KALTENBACH Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, a global supplier of machine tools, selected Solid Edge® 3D CAD software to develop its range of circular and band saw machines as well as sectional steel processing systems. (see separate release).
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), which offers higher education in engineering, technology and allied sciences, purchased 3,600 seats of Solid Edge through Designtech Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Agave Technologies, a technology firm that provides specialized process equipment for complex electronic materials used in nanotechnology, purchased Teamcenter Express.

“UGS has far exceeded our partnership expectations through their ‘world-class’ channel program,” said Paul Turner, senior vice president, BeaconCompanies. “UGS has provided great support to ensure we have successful wins and customer implementations.”

“Strong growth with Velocity Series wins and our indirect channel business combined with our new and expanded partners validate our mid-market business model and innovative channel program,” said Kerry Grimes, vice president, Mid Market and Global Channel Sales, UGS. “With the addition of NX CAM Express for manufacturing to the UGS Velocity Series, our partners are even better equipped to serve the needs of their small to medium-sized customers.”  For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity.

About UGS Velocity Series

The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio 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. Mid-size 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, Teamcenter, NX, Solid Edge, Femap, Velocity Series and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. MSC.Nastran is a trademark or registered mark of MSC.Software Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SolidWorks is a trademark or registered mark of SolidWorks Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. AutoCAD is a trademark or registered mark of Autodesk, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Nastran is a trademark of NASA. 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.