FOR RELEASE Tuesday, June 29, 2004
PLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Version 16 of Solid Edge®, its industry-leading, value-based 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system for the mainstream product lifecycle management (PLM) market, has been significantly expanded to add capabilities to ease the design of complex process equipment.
Since its inception, Solid Edge has been at the forefront of design for mechanical machinery. Now Solid Edge provides tools for a specialized segment of the machinery market -- process equipment. Process equipment combines a maze of pipes, frames and pumps with mixing and monitoring devices to form some of the largest, most complex custom or semi-custom equipment in the industry today for use within industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing and pharmaceuticals.
Solid Edge’s capability to design assemblies with more than 100,000 parts is further extended with Version 16’s ability to efficiently provide complete accurate virtual prototypes that slash time to market and reduce errors for the process equipment and other industries by adding:
In addition to these process equipment-specific enhancements, Solid Edge also has added increased capabilities to its industry leading Systems Design and Hybrid 2D/3D strategies. Among the enhancements are:
“Over the past two years, the popularity of Solid Edge has expanded substantially, even during a difficult global economic climate,” said Bruce Boes, vice president of Solid Edge marketing and business strategy. “This popularity is due in part to the attention that Solid Edge pays to the detail of how our customers do their jobs. Designed ‘by engineers for engineers,’ Solid Edge delivers industry-oriented workflows and a user interface designed to make it easy for designers of complex equipment. Our latest enhancements for the process equipment and machinery industries are just two more examples of how we help customers to Design with Insight.”
For more information on Solid Edge Version 16, please see UGS Launches Solid Edge Version 16, June 2, 2004.
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.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients 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 value of PLM.
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