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18 July 2005

France’s Second Largest CAD/CAM/ERP Supplier Declares UGS’ Parasolid World’s Best 3D Geometric Modeling Software after Exhaustive Benchmark

FOR RELEASE Monday, July 18, 2005

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Missler Software, a leading global CAD/CAM/ERP supplier, has made a long-term commitment to retaining Parasolid® software as the underlying 3D geometric modeling software for its entire computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) product line. The decision was made after Missler Software conducted an exhaustive six month benchmark comparing the industry’s most widely used commercially available geometric modeling products.

“As part of Missler’ Software’s on-going commitment to ensure its customers are using the most advanced, state-of-the-art CAD/CAM tools that are compatible with the rest of the industry, we periodically reexamine all of the various component software technologies used in our products,” said Christian Arber, General Manager of Missler Software. “After a comprehensive evaluation of several geometric modeling options – including the development of our own in-house software – our evaluation committee overwhelmingly recommended UGS’ Parasolid as the world’s best solution based on functionality, openness, quality, performance, support and industry acceptance.”

Missler Software, France’s second largest provider of CAD/CAM solutions, develops and distributes the TopSolid and GOelan product lines, primarily targeted at the mechanical manufacturing industry. As part of a periodic process, the company recently conducted a complete re-assessment of all its technology sourcing decisions in order to ensure they are employing the most advanced technology available to maintain the robust functionality and high quality their customers have come to expect. During this re-assessment Parasolid emerged as the clear industry leader over its primary competitors. As a result, Missler Software will continue to use the UGS-developed software as the 3D geometry foundation for its TopSolid and GOelan applications, as it has for the past several years.

“UGS is committed to ensuring that the more than 1.5 million people using Parasolid-based software products continue to have all the tools they need to produce, analyze and manufacture the world’s most innovative products,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools, UGS. “The results of the evaluation conducted by Missler Software provide the latest evidence that, with Parasolid, UGS is delivering on this commitment.”

About Parasolid

Parasolid, a key software product in UGS’ PLM Components suite of solutions, provides the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world’s leading computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. UGS develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its product development applications and licenses it to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations on a “level playing field” policy designed to ensure all licensees have equal access to Parasolid updates and enhancements.

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.  For more information on UGS products and services, visit www.ugs.com.


About Missler Software

Missler Software is one of the leading global suppliers of CAD, CAM and ERP solutions. The company’s product lines include TopSolid, TopManufacturing and Goelan. Missler Software offers a uniquely integrated solution for the mechanical engineering industry (general mechanical design, special machinery, tooling, boilerwork …) and for sheet metal and wood industries. Thanks to its advanced technology and its fully integrated solution, Missler Software is experiencing rapid growth in the global CAD/CAM market. For further information contact international@topsolid.com or visit www.topsolid.com

 

Note to editors:  UGS and Parasolid are trademarks or registered trademark of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  TopSolid and GOelan are trademarks or registered marks of Missler Software SA or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

 

Forward Looking Statement

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation 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 loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 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.