23 August 2005

UGS Names Solid Edge Design Contest Winners

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, August 23, 2005

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the winners of its Q2 2005 Solid Edge® computer-aided design (CAD) contest.

Winning products were designed and rendered using Solid Edge® technology. Top honors include a 30,000+ part steel rolling mill from France; a performance battery from Asia; and a towing wrecker from the Americas. VAI Clecim’s steel rolling mill can be seen on the cover of Desktop Engineering’s July 2005 issue.

“The designs and images submitted through our Design Contest are truly remarkable,” said Adrian Scholes, director, Solid Edge Product Marketing.  “We are proud to showcase our customers’ products in everything we do.  It is a testament to the power of Solid Edge and to the creativity of the design teams that use it for an image to be recognized and awarded the cover of one of the leading PLM trade publications.”

The Solid Edge contest highlights excellence in mechanical engineering and is open to designers working on one of more than 200,000 Solid Edge seats deployed around the world.  The contest promotes mechanical design excellence by users of 3D solid modeling technology.

Each winner receives a SpaceBall® 5000motion controller from Solid Edge Voyager Program member 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company.  To see the winning images and contest details, visitwww.solidedge.com/successes/design.contest.htm.


Top honors in Asia Pacific went toDarren Crampton, product engineer at Century Yuasa Batteries Pty Ltd., in Queensland, Australia.  Century Yuasa Batteries is the most prominent manufacturer and marketer of stored energy products in the Oceania region.  Crampton used Solid Edge to design the “Ultra Hi Performance Battery”, used for hot weather conditions in Australia.(www.cyb.com.au)


Top Americas honors went to Jon Griemsmann,manager of Document Control and Product Support,at Jerr-Dan Corp. inGreencastle, Penn. Jerr-Dan is a leading manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, commonly known as rollbacks and wreckers.  Griemsmann used Solid Edge to design a wrecker.  Of note, Jerr-Dan selected Solid Edge over SolidWorks and Inventor because it offered the best option for preserving the company’s legacy data. (www.jerrdan.com)

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Top honors in the EMEA zone went to Chris Furgerol,CAD manager, at VAI Clecim (France).  VAI Clecim is a world leader in plant engineering for the metal industries.  Furgerol designed a 30,000+ part steel rolling mill. VAI Clecim uses Solid Edge because of its new simplified assembly tool, which offers designers the ability to model large assemblies of more than 500,000 parts.  (www.vai.at)


A global winner from all entries will be select by attendees at the 2005 Solid Edge Summit which will be held Sept. 28-30 in Cincinnati.


The Solution

Solid Edge (www.solidedge.com) from UGS is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and achieve competitive advantage through cost reduction, without losing focus on 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 nearly 4 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. 


Note to editors: UGS, Transforming the Process of Innovation and Solid Edge are registered trademarks or trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  SPACEBALL is a registered trademark or trademark of 3Dconnexion Inc. or its subsidiaries.   All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.



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