28 October 2004

Doshisha University Selects UGS’ NX Nastran for Structural and Vibration Analysis Research

TOKYO and PLANO, Texas, October 28, 2004 - UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Doshisha University selected UGS’ NX™ Nastran digital simulation software to perform a wider variety of structural and vibration analysis research at the university.

Doshisha University’s need for large-scale structural and vibration analysis required a more powerful digital simulation solution. After evaluating several different products, the university selected NX Nastran for its ability to handle large-scale structural and vibration analysis, its DMAP capabilities and its leadership as the recognized global standard in digital simulation.

Other reasons cited for the selection of NX Nastran is that UGS is the only PLM supplier that can provide both a comprehensive design engineering platform integrated with capable digital simulation products and that UGS products meet Doshisa’s usage requirements.

“Given the critical need for accurate analysis to drive research activities, a superior analysis tool is indispensable,” said Professor Koizumi of Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at Doshisha. “NX Nastran will provide us with sufficient capacity for large-scale structural and vibration analysis research. We use NX for pre- and post-processing, and NX Nastran for structural and vibration analysis. The experiences the students will acquire by using NX, which is widely deployed in the PLM industry, are expected to make them even more valuable as potential employees once they graduate.”

Professors Takayuki Koizumi and Nobutaka Tsujiuchi lead the research in dynamics and controls, which focuses on three fields: vibration noise, ergo-dynamics and robotics. They are currently involved in dozens of joint or sponsored research efforts with major manufacturers of automobiles, machinery, precision equipment, appliances and medical equipment, making a formidable contribution to structural and vibration analysis research within those industries.

“UGS is proud of our relationship with Doshisha University and Professor Takayuki Koizumi and of the university’s selection of UGS products,” said Haruyoshi Iida, senior vice president for Japan Operation, UGS. “We are witnessing a steady increase in the selection of NX Nastran by companies worldwide, including those in Japan. This fact indicates a favorable growth pattern for NX Nastran within the CAE market. We are honored to see Doshisha University deploying NX Nastran to continue its world-class level of research.”

About Doshisha

Established in 1875, Dishisha has continued to produce excellent graduates ever since. With more than 25,000 students, it offers six faculties and eight departments centered mainly on its campus in Japan’s Kansai region. The scope of its research has changed with the times, and in April 2003 it established a research and development promotion body, as well as eight research centers, to enable its pursuit of applied research in leading-edge fields at the world’s highest levels. Doshisha’s Faculty of Engineering boasts of one of the best facilities and equipment in Japan, and it continues to grow its engineering education and research at all levels, from software to hardware, from the molecular level to the gross structural level and from the basics to the leading edges.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3.1 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.

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