03 April 2006

UGS Announces New Add-On Application for Wire Harness in Solid Edge

FOR RELEASE Monday, April 3, 2006

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a new add-on application for wire harness design that provides tight integration between popular electrical circuit design systems and Solid Edge® software.

Solid Edge is the CAD component of the new UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis and data management software for the PLM mid-market.   

Solid Edge Wire Harness Design is a dedicated process-driven environment for the efficient creation, routing and organization of wires, cables and bundles in a Solid Edge assembly. It allows electrical and mechanical design teams to collaborate on designs to create complete and accurate digital mockups, including essential manufacturing information.

“Solid Edge’s Wire Harness functionality provides ease of use for extremely complex designs,” said Shawn Oxley, Orbital Systems Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Earth station antenna positioning pedestals and antenna systems for low and medium Earth orbit satellites. “All of our new products are designed in Solid Edge because the software’s flexibility to model wiring, tubing and the complete assembly in an intuitive format is essential to our product development.”

“As the size and complexity of electrical systems increases, Wire Harness Design becomes a critical part of the digital product design process,” said Bill McClure, vice president, UGS Velocity Series. “Our harness wizard and efficient editing tools make this new application easy to use and reduces the need for costly physical prototypes.”


Key functional advantages include:

§        Automatically generates and routes wires and cables through the Harness Wizard.

§        Imports ready-to-use net-list files from popular eCAD systems, including Vesys™, Mentor Graphics®, Promis-e®, LTX™, Cim-Team™.

§        Warns of design violations through built-in design error checkers that provide persistent live feedback.

§        Leverages Patented BlueDots for path connectivity and dynamic edit for real-time graphical feedback.

§        “Smart” path technology quickly routes wires around a design, accurately threading them through clips and other components.

§        Automatically places electrical components and connection information and can add mechanical components using a predefined grid.

§        Provides complete digital mockups, includingmanufacturing output.

For more information, visit www.ugs.com/velocity. For more information on Solid Edge Wire Harness Design, download the fact sheet or watch the demo at http://www.solidedge.com/overview/v18_wireharness.htm.


About UGS Velocity Series

The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the product lifecycle management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Mid-sized manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.


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. 


Note:  UGS, NX, Solid Edge, Velocity Series and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  VeSys is a trademark or registered mark of VeSys Limited or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries.  Mentor Graphics is a trademark or registered mark of Mentor Graphics Corp. or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries.  Promis-e is a trademark or registered mark of ECT International, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries.  LTX is a trademark of ManuSoft or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries.  Cim-Team is a trademark of Cim-Team or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries.  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 expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation 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, failure to innovate and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its annual report on Form 10-K 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.