28 February 2005

UGS’ Solid Edge Partner Program Posts Double Digit Growth for Second Consecutive Year

FOR RELEASE Monday, February 28, 2005

PLANO,Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that the Solid Edge™ Voyager Partner Program posted double digit growth for the second consecutive year, adding 25 new third-party software and hardware partners, bringing the total number of partners to 214.

“The growth of the partner program in 2004 is a direct effect of Solid Edge’s continued momentum in the market,” said Mark Davies, manager of the Solid Edge Voyager Program.

The Solid Edge Voyager Program serves the Solid Edge computer-aided design (CAD) user base with access to leading software and hardware applications that offer best-in-class computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) solutions.

New program members in 2004 added diverse sets of applications for manufacturing, product data management, sheet metal fabrication, rendering, viewing, collaboration, standard parts and more.

 “Customers around the globe expect a certain level of integration between products so that their design cycles are fluent,” Davies said. “By working closely with the Solid Edge development team, our mutual customers receive comprehensive best-of-breed solutions to address their ever increasing complex design issues.” 

New Solid Edge Voyager Program members for 2004 are:

Analysis (FEA)

           CFDRC – Huntsville, Ala. (http://www.esi-group.com)



Advanced Tubular Technologies, Inc. –Waterford,Mich.(http://www.advancedtubular.com)

Antech Micro Systems PVT LTD –Pune,India(http://www.antechmicro.com)

Camtek Limited –Worcestershire,United Kingdom(http://www.peps.com/)

Design Power, Inc. –Cupertino,Calif.(http://www.dp.com)

IMAO Corporation –Seki Gifu,Japan(http://www.imao.co.jp)

Wittlock Engineering LLC –Cullman,Ala.(http://www.wittlockeng.com)



            Japan Technical Software Co., Ltd –Minato-ku,Japan(http://www.jtsnet.co.jp)


Sheet metal nesting and fabrication

InterMedia Research & Consulting –Kanagawa,Japan(http://www.forming.com/fastblankse.htm)

Western Computer Sciences –Phoenix,Ariz.(http://www.prippit.com)


Design Tools

Metagraphics Banchette – Torino, Italy (http://www.mgraphics.it)

SACIT Steel Advisory Centre Ltd. –Budapest,Hungary(http://www.sacit.hu)


Viewing, Collaboration and Publishing tools

Lumiscaphe – Cestas,    France (http://www.lumiscaphe.com)

Actera Solutions Inc. –Bartlett,Ill.(http://www.acteras.com)

Tryllium Industries Inc. –Cambridge,Ontario,Canada(http://www.tryllium.ca)


Product Data Management

            AP Automation + Productivity AG –Baden-Wuerttemberg,Germany(http://www.ap-ag.com)

ARC Solutions Ltd. –Chemnitz,Germany(http://www.arcsolutions.de)

Product Sight Corporation –Bellevue,Wash.(http://www.productsight.com)

SOLID Applications Limited –United Kingdom(http://www.solidapps.co.uk)


Rapid prototyping

Visual Solutions –Westford,Mass.(http://www.vissim.com)


Reverse Engineering

           HighRES, Inc. –San Diego,Calif.(http://www.reverse-it.com)


Standard parts

            TDS Prague,Czech Republic(http://www.tds-technik.cz/en/)



            Datakit Floure,France(http://www.datakit.com)

Lattice Technology, Inc. Tokyo,Japan(http://www.lattice.co.jp)

Solid Line S.r.l. Bollate,Italy(http://www.solidline.it)

For more details on these new members, visit www.solidedge.com/voyagers/new.listing.cfm.

For more information on the entire 200+ member strong Solid Edge Voyager Program, visit www.solidedge.com/voyagers/products.htm

The Solution

Solid Edge (www.solidedge.com) 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 nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered inPlano,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.


Contact principal

Susan Cinadr
1 513 576 3736