UGS PLM Software Ships Solid Edge V 20

PLANO, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 29, 2007— UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, announced today that Version 20 of UGS Solid Edge(TM) software is shipping to customers worldwide. UGS PLM Software is shipping the English version of UGS Solid Edge Version 20 and will ship nine additional languages throughout the coming 10 weeks.

UGS Solid Edge software is a powerful hybrid 2D/3D design system and a core component of the UGS Velocity Series(TM) portfolio that enables manufacturing companies to achieve competitive advantage through cost reduction while increasing top-line revenues.

"It's what I'll call an 'industrial strength' 3D MCAD application," said Jeff Rowe, editor, MCADCafe. "Solid Edge V20 has more of a mechanical engineering 'feel,' and Goal Seeking is a good example of this. Solid Edge V20, at least from outward appearances, seems like a good release for those that deal with big assemblies."

Solid Edge V20 features more than 170 enhancements, including:

-- Plant equipment and massive assembly design through zones, component replication and drawing review mode.

-- Design collaboration to support PLM across the value chain through new service-oriented architecture (SOA) architecture, structure editor and assembly auto-constrain.

-- Productivity improvements through Goal Seeking and tabulated drawings.

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About UGS Velocity Series

UGS Velocity Series is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry's best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Emerging manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS PLM Software's industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About UGS PLM Software

UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS PLM Software's open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on UGS PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Automation and Drives

The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of EUR 1.572 billion on sales of EUR 12.848 billion and orders of EUR 14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. UGS, UGS Solid Edge, and UGS Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.


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