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29 April 2005

UGS Launches JT2Go-JT Open Edition; Introduces Microsoft-based “JT Documents”

FOR RELEASE Friday, April 29, 2005

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the availability of a new release of its widely used JT2Go™ viewer solution.  JT2Go-JT Open Edition introduces a new capability to author a variety of Microsoft documents with embedded JT2Go viewers called JT Documents.  All users throughout the supply chain can use the new release of JT2Go to view JT Documents, while JT Open Program members will receive a key enabling them to also publish JT Documents. 

The JT2Go solution, announced in November 2004, is a no-charge, 3D viewing product to enable companies to share JT data globally.  Thousands of users have already downloaded JT2Go which enables viewing of the JT format, the world’s most widely used lightweight 3D data format.  JT2Go and JT Documents extend the value of JT to an ever-widening audience. The extra capabilities now available in JT2Go-JT Open Edition offer an added benefit to the growing membership of the JT Open Program who had significant influence in the creation of JT2Go.  JT Open is a rapidly expanding initiative created by UGS and driven by global leaders to promote the development and proliferation of the JT format.

“The members of the JT Open Program represent a highly influential collection of global organizations focused on the continual enhancement of collaboration and visualization in the PLM industry,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools, UGS. “The new JT2Go-JT Open Edition recognizes the important role these organizations play in the promotion of the 3D JT format by providing all JT Open members with access to this valuable functionality.”

Microsoft-based JT Documents

The new JT Document capability in JT2Go enables users to view 3D JT data directly in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel documents with embedded JT2Go viewers. While the authoring of JT Documents is currently available only to JT Open Program members, all users can view JT Documents once they have the new release of the JT2Go solution installed.

“Delivering rich 3D product data within the context of a business application is critical for true collaboration to occur,” said Don Richardson, Director, Manufacturing Industry Unit at Microsoft Corp.  “Every individual associated with a product’s lifecycle -- whether they are an executive, administrative personnel, or a customer -- can benefit from having safe and easy access to 3D product data embedded within familiar applications such as Microsoft Office or SharePoint Portal Server.”

Additional functionality available as standard features in JT2Go-JT Open Edition includes basic 3D measurement and basic cross-section capabilities. These inclusions represent a significant added value to reward the members of JT Open for their continued support and participation in the program.

Additional information about JT2Go and a link to the download can be found at www.JT2Go.com.

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:  UGS and JT2GO are registered trademarks or trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.  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 product distribution, success and capabilities 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, 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.

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