UGS Releases Parasolid V17.1

Enhancements Increase Efficiency for Design and Manufacturing Applications and Provide Support for Latest Microsoft Computing Environments

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the availability of Parasolid(R) version 17.1 (V17.1) software, the latest release of its industry-leading geometric modeling component software. Parasolid V17.1 includes new capabilities to support more efficient 3D model construction, editing and refinement as well as to enhance computer-aided manufacturing applications. This latest release also includes extended support for advanced Microsoft technologies to deliver general productivity improvements for users of Parasolid-based systems.

"The Parasolid team has an unparalleled track record of supporting leading-edge application developments with timely solutions," said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. "The Parasolid V17.1 release harnesses the latest improvements in modeling techniques and computing environments to bring new levels of operational efficiency to the over 1.5 million users of Parasolid-based systems."

Strength and Versatility

Parasolid V17.1 includes significant extensions to its robust functionality and ease-of-use across a variety of application domains, including:

     * New manufacturing support functions for tool-path simulation and hole
     * Added capability for fast local editing with new patterning and face
       patching controls;
     * Blending and filleting extensions to increase end-user productivity in
       complex configurations; and
     * Enhanced modeling operators for efficient sheet modeling and

    Microsoft Environment Support

Parasolid V17.1 uses the new technologies released in Microsoft Visual Studio(R) 2005. In particular, the 64-bit Windows(R) platform is now fully supported, using the X64 compilers released with Visual Studio 2005, enabling advanced applications to utilize Parasolid with very large data sets to achieve unparalleled performance and scalability. Parasolid has also been released on 32-bit Windows using the compilers from Visual Studio 2005 to deliver improved performance and reduced code size.

Parasolid V17.1 also features a .NET binding, allowing Parasolid customers to integrate Parasolid into applications based on the latest Microsoft .NET technologies. Parasolid can be called via the binding with minimal performance overhead, laying the foundation for a new generation of Parasolid- based products.

About Parasolid

Parasolid, a key software product in UGS' PLM Components suite of solutions, provides the geometric modeling foundation for many of the world's leading computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications. UGS develops Parasolid, uses it throughout its product development applications and licenses it to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations on a "level playing field" policy designed to ensure all licensees have equal access to Parasolid updates and enhancements.

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. For more information on UGS products and services, visit .

Note: UGS, Parasolid 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. Microsoft, Visual Stuido and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation 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 and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently 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.

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