03 November 2004

More Than 270 Users Pack Solid Edge® Mid-West User Group Meeting

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, November 3, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that more than 270 Solid Edge® users attended the Mid-West User Group Meeting held on Wednesday, October 27 in Columbus, Ohio.

Attendees were given an overview presentation on Solid Edge V16 as well as a rendering tutorial on Virtual Studio+ by Dan Staples, Director of Solid Edge Development.

“This was a very successful endeavor - it was great to see more than 270 users turn out to learn more about the new features and functions in the latest version of Solid Edge,” said Staples. “This meeting allowed our user base to have an opportunity to see first hand how Solid Edge can help them do their job more efficiently. We provided a real value add with this event.”

The presentation included information on Hybrid 2D/3D, Systems Design, Production Drafting, Insight and Industry Solutions.

Jack Beekman, Chairman of the Global Solid Edge user group, Chairman of the Mid-West user group and Manager of CADD Systems at Liebert Corp., a division of Emerson said, “We are extremely pleased with the attendance, more importantly we are grateful for the support from Solid Edge to deliver a jam-packed informational day. It is important for all users to maintain a working knowledge of new Solid Edge functionality so that they can incorporate it into their daily design tasks. At Liebert, this is what sets us apart from our competition.”

“Content and location were key factors in my decision to attend,” said Solid Edge user Nancy Rumsey, Senior Engineering Computer Systems Support Analyst at Metaldyne in Litchfield, Mich. “We have been using Solid Edge for seven years and meetings like this provide the opportunity to speak with other users to share and compare ideas.”

Metaldyne is a leading global designer and supplier of metal formed components, assemblies and modules for the automotive industry.

The meeting was co-sponsored by Appropriate Technology, Alamar Systems, CAMLogic, and Engineering Methods Inc.

The Solution
Solid Edge from UGS is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and achieve 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 3.3 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. 

Note:  UGS and Solid Edge are registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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