Rohm Expands Implementation Of UGS Solid Edge

COLOGNE, Germany and PLANO, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Rohm GmbH, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of customized and standard chucking tools for machinery, has expanded its use of Solid Edge(R) software -- UGS' industry-leading, value-based 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system for the mainstream PLM market -- for its 3D design platform.

Through the end of 2006, Rohm will replace all remaining 2D seats at the company's three development sites throughout Germany.

"The original decision to move to Solid Edge was based on the combined 2D and 3D functionality. While our manufacturing process is based on 2D drawings, our customers are requesting 3D models of their chucking tools," says Armin Schmid, head of Information Technology at Rohm. "With Solid Edge, we can best fulfill both of these requirements."

Rohm began to standardize on Solid Edge nearly three years ago, following an evaluation by Rohm that analyzed Solid Edge and other leading high-end 3D CAD systems against the requirements for designing drill chucks, revolving tailstock centers, lathe chucks, power chucks and roboter peripheries. In the benchmark study between the systems, conducted by designers in different sites, Solid Edge was the winner. Subsequently, the existing Helix(TM) 2D seats, no longer supported by the supplier, are being steadily replaced with Solid Edge. A direct interface to SAP/R3 addresses the management of PDF drawings and 3D models.

"We are convinced that Rohm can meet the precise requirements of their design departments and customers with Solid Edge better than with any other solution," says Berthold Miekautsch, business channel manager, UGS Germany. "The complete move to 3D will open up another productivity push."

"The practical work and the consistent further development of Solid Edge, as well as the good support by the Solid System Team, reinforce our original decision to choose UGS," says Schmid.

Solid System Team, leading Solid Edge Partner of UGS in Germany, supports Rohm with training, macro programming for process optimization and helpdesk support.

"High availability and customer-centric consulting are critical in today's PLM business," says Joachim Mack, managing director of Solid System Team, leading Solid Edge Partner in Germany.

About Solid Edge

Solid Edge ( ) 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.

About Rohm

Rohm is one of the best-performing chucking tool manufacturers all over the world with an extensive standard program and efficient special designs. Nearly 1,600 Coworkers in Sontheim, Dillingen and Sao Paulo (Brazil) manufacturing chucking tools from the smallest drill chuck to the most modern and high-tech special design. Rohm has a substantial concentration and competence in the production area of special designs. The leading global manufacturer looks back on 90 years of history and is well-known for its sporting guns. For further information please visit .

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, Solid Edge and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the US and in other countries. Helix is a trademark or registered mark of Microcadam, Inc. 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 the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation 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 loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its annual report on Form 10-K 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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