19 January 2005

UGS’ JT2Go™ Solution Now Available for No-charge Download

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, January 19, 2005

PLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the immediate availability of the JT2Go™ solution, a set of no-cost 3D viewing products enabling companies to globally share detailed 3D product and manufacturing data using the lightweight JT format.  Starting today, JT2Go can be downloaded directly to any desktop by visiting www.JT2Go.com.

Instant compatibility with manufacturers worldwide

JT2Go provides a no-cost method of establishing instant compatibility with the huge install base of existing 3D JT data created by over 600,000 users worldwide.  The JT format is the predominant 3D data standard for enabling product visualization and information sharing between PLM software applications.  Lightweight JT files can be generated by all major computer-aided design (CAD) authoring systems – including UGS’ NX™ and Solid Edge® – providing 3D data in a CAD-neutral format for high-performance viewing.  The robust functionality and lightweight qualities of JT technology make it possible to view and share product data and interactive images worldwide, in real-time and throughout all phases of the product lifecycle. 

JT2Go can be used to connect OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), suppliers, business partners and customers to the specific 3D product data necessary to enable collaborative participation in a variety of critical lifecycle processes such as design reviews, manufacturing planning or requests for quotes.

JT2Go and the 3D JT format are examples of UGS’ open business philosophy.  The JT format is supported by JT Open,an initiative organized by UGS at the request of its customers in order to establish the widely used 3D JT data format as the common standard for sharing product and manufacturing information in the PLM industry.  Membership in JT Open is available to any and all end user corporations, independent software vendors (ISVs), academic institutions and non-profit industry organizations.  For more information, visit www.jtopen.com.

Proven technology

JT2Go leverages the sophisticated and proven visualization technology built into UGS’ world-class Teamcenter® product, the de facto standard for PLM.  In addition, JT2Go includes JT plug-ins for Microsoft® Office 2003, enabling a 3D JT file to be easily referenced for viewing within Microsoft Word and PowerPoint® Smart Documents.  As a result, robust and reliable 3D collaboration functionality is now available to an extended audience using common desktop applications. 

JT2Go was first announced on November 15, 2004.  More information about JT2Go can be found at www.JT2Go.com.

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 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.  

Note:  UGS, Teamcenter, NX, Solid Edge and JT2Go are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  Microsoft and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.