MSC.Software Launches SimOffice R2

Desktop Driven CAE Solution Revolutionizes Analyst Productivity

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions and services, today announced the release of SimOffice R2. SimOffice R2 provides a cost-effective, desktop-based CAE solution that revolutionizes design analysis productivity. Users can broaden their capabilities with extended analysis functionality including the ability to perform analyses that include contact between components, the ability to analyze components that deform beyond elastic limits and the ability to study the behavior of components made of composite materials. Users are also able to increase control with extended FE Modeling capabilities including the ability to assign loads, constraints and properties to FE entities and automatically create "spider" type multi point constraints.

SimOffice is designed for a wide range of manufacturers from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to larger enterprises that need computer aided engineering (CAE) capability to meet the growing demands of their customers. As manufacturers face increasing time-to-market and right-to-market pressures, SimOffice can help them stand out from their competition with its superior integration with Microsoft software and with its integration with and support of the leading CAE simulation software, MD Nastran. SimOffice R2 helps manufacturers to meet these demands by providing a multi-CAD environment that works with nearly all major design systems including systems from Dassault Systemes, Pro/Engineer and UGS, and by supporting standard CAD interchange formats like Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES). SimOffice is the first CAE environment certified to work with Windows Vista and is MS.Net enabled. SimOffice's superior integration with Microsoft provides significant advantages to organizations, taking advantage of the fact that Microsoft is already established in many design and engineering departments thereby providing integration with other Microsoft productivity tools including Excel to integrate CAE analysis capabilities into their engineering and design process.

"SimOffice R2 leverages MSC.Software's MD Nastran, the most widely recognized and trusted CAE solution in the industry," said Alf Goebel, vice president, global channels for MSC.Software. "Its out-of-the-box integration provides a single environment in which the powerful combination of MD Nastran and the Windows Vista desktop environment allows design analysts to work faster, increase their control and broaden their capabilities, thereby increasing productivity."

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of MSC.Software products. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in technology, the end-user computing and analysis environment, implementation and support that meet evolving customer requirements, general industry trends and the impact of competitive products.

Furthermore, information provided herein, which is not historical in nature, are forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward- looking statements are based largely on management's expectations and are subject to and qualified by risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.

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