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11 May 2006

UGS’ NX Software Selected by Indian Ministry of Railways’ Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO) as its Design Automation Platform

FOR RELEASE Thursday, May 11. 2006

NEW DELHI, India and PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow, Research and Design Center of Ministry of Railways, Government of India has selected NX™ software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution for 3D computer-aided-design (CAD) and NX Nastran for solving its sophisticated engineering simulation models. 

NX’s comprehensive integration of product design, system design and digital simulation was the primary decision factor for RDSO.  The strength of the NX solution in handling large assemblies, electro-mechanical routing and engineering analysis – including heat and fatigue – were also key factors valued by RDSO. 

“RDSO understands the value and importance of accelerated digital product development to address the requirements of its production units.   RDSO relied on NX’s ease of use to help get the job done fast and to help address most complex and challenging designs.  NX is the most suited system for managing RDSO’s complete design cycle, including design validation. RDSO will upgrade its design office to an NX-based CAD facility for preparation of designs, standards and specifications which are followed by all railway production sites in India,” said RDSO.

“We are especially proud of this selection, given the extensive selection process conducted by RDSO,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, executive vice president of Asia Pacific, UGS.  “Many production units of the Indian Railways are already using our products, including the Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala and Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi.  We look forward to expanding the value UGS can deliver as we help RDSO implement these comprehensive digital product development solutions.”

NX powers innovation and productivity through digital product development.  By providing the industry’s broadest suite of integrated CAD, CAE and CAM applications, NX fully transforms the product development process. NX delivers unified production-proven applications and process automation tools into a single integrated management and collaboration foundation, thereby enabling customers to balance their cost reduction, quality improvement and profitability requirements.

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. 

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