23 October 2006

UGS Names Solid Edge Design Contest Winners

FOR RELEASE Monday, October 23, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the winners of its Solid Edge® software computer-aided design (CAD) contest for the first half of 2006.  Winning products were designed and rendered using Solid Edge, the CAD component of the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio. 

Top honors in EMEA went to Ing. Kucera Lukas of LEKOV, a.s. (Czech Republic) and to Reinhard Kittler of Industrial Design Union Kittler Kurz (IDUKK) (Austria).  LEKOV (www.lekov.cz) is a leading industrial manufacturer of electric traction instruments.  Lukas designed controllers that govern speed, traction power and direction change for a traction vehicle.

IDUKK (www.idukk.at)  is a design firm focused on ergonomically sound and competitively manufacturable designs.  Kittler designed an assembly and transportation facility for the manufacturing of diesel truck engines.

“Solid Edge supports freeform modeling without restricting the freedom of design,” said Reinhard Kittler, designer, IDUKK.  “The technically oriented design of Solid Edge affords us advantages no pure drawing or painting software can offer.”

Top honors in Asia Pacific went to Shrikar Nandavar and Vinay Mallapur of Miven Mayfran Conveyors PVT., LTD. (India) and A.R. Menon of Miven Machine Tools Ltd (India).
Miven Machine Tools (www.mivenmachinetools.com) manufactures state-of-the-art turning machines or CNC lathes. Miven Mayfran (www.mayfran.com) designs conveyors, coolant filtration and other machinery with Solid Edge for use in the vegetable oil extraction industry.  Miven Mayfran replaced its 2D AutoCAD® system with Solid Edge and now delivers four machines in the time previously required to complete just one.

“Solid Edge has helped us to build virtual prototypes thus greatly enabling the optimization of existing designs and development of newer designs specific to requirements,” says Kishore Sirur, manager R&D, Miven Mayfran.
Top honors in the Americas went to Hugo Bardou of Bardou Consulting/Xprezo Cycles (Canada) and to Marc Stringer at AMF (Canada).  Bardou Consulting (www.xprezo.ca) is a mechanical engineering services firm and Xprezo Cycles designs and produces high-end, handmade bicycle frames.  Bardou designed a double-suspension high-end bicycle frame with Solid Edge.  AMF (www.amfbakery.com) is a leading supplier of equipment, parts and service to the wholesale bakery industry.  Stringer used Solid Edge to design an offset tilt bowl mixer and rotary dough chunker.  The company reports that its move from 2D AutoCAD to Solid Edge has reduced design time by 50 percent and assembly time by up to 20 percent.

Each winner receives a SpaceBall 5000™ motion controller from Solid Edge Voyager Program member 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company.  To see the winning images and contest details, visit www.solidedge.com/successes/design.contest.htm.  

About UGS Velocity Series
UGS Velocity Series 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, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Emerging 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, 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. AutoCAD is a trademark or registered mark of Autodesk, Inc.  Spaceball 5000 is a trademark or registered mark of 3Dconnexion or its subsidiaries in the United States 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, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 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