FOR RELEASE Wednesday, May19, 2004
PLANO,TexasandNOVATO,Calif. --UGS PLM Solutions, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and TenLinks Inc. today announced UGS PLM Solutions will provide Solid Edge software grants to 31 youth development organizations in support of the TenLinks Bike Across America 2004 initiative to help needy students attain a technology education.
UGS PLM Solutions will provide site licenses of Solid Edge computer-aided design (CAD) software to selected institutions in 31 communities across theU.S. to complement the efforts of TenLinks CEO Roopinder Tara as he rides his bike 3,400 miles from Irvine, Calif. to Boston. Tarabegan his journey on April 26 and hopes to finish May 27, riding for a total of 31 days and averaging 110 miles a day. His goal is to raise $25,000 from company and individual sponsorships to create a scholarship for students who may not be able to attain a technology degree without financial help. The Solid Edge academic grants will supplement this goal and extend the reach of the program. UGS PLM Solutions chose to offer 31 grants in honor of the number of days inTara’s journey
Youth development organizations and not-for-profit retraining programs acrossAmericaare eligible to apply for Solid Edge academic grants during the ride. Electronic grant applications are available at: http://www.ugs.com/partners/academic/docs/grant_application_form.doc. Hard copy grant forms can also be requested by calling (1 314 264 8655). Grant recipients will be announced at the end of the bike ride. Factors such as school size, academic program content, program exposure, community impact and financial needs will be taken into consideration. Sponsored scholarship(s) will be awarded in the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year.
TenLinks is proud to partner with UGS PLM Solutions in accelerating career development opportunities for at-risk youth and displaced workers, saidTara. The Solid Edge grants will help these underutilized groups to gain practical experience with premier design tools used by leading global manufacturers.
We are honored to be a key element of Bike Across America 2004, assisting under-represented groups seeking career opportunities as 21st century engineers and manufacturing technologists, said Bruce Boes, vice president for Solid Edge marketing and business strategy at UGS PLM Solutions. UGS PLM Solutions is committed to helping academic institutions add more value to their communities with leading-edge technology. The Solid Edge grants give students and displaced workers real-world, hands-on design and engineering experience and help enable local companies to recruit talented individuals.
About Solid Edge
Solid Edge (www.solidedge.com) from UGS PLM Solutions 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 TenLinks, Inc.
TenLinks, Inc. is the biggest CAD,CAMand CAE online media company. It was founded in February 1999. TenLinks operates websites and distributes newsletters that provide information and tools for engineers, architects and designers. Its flagship, TenLinks.com, is the only online directory where industry experts organize the Internet into TopTen lists. CADdepot.com is a leading destination for CAD shareware. CADdigest.com finds and organizes CAD-related articles. TenLinks also publishes three industry-leading newsletters: TenLinks Daily, CADdepot Update and CADdigest Weekly.
About UGS PLM Solutions
UGS PLM Solutions is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 2.8 million licensed seats and 42,000 accounts worldwide. 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 promise of PLM.