MSC.Software Announces Keynote Speakers for 2007 Americas Virtual Product Development Conference

Conference brings together esteemed guest speakers from General Motors Corporation, Center for Automotive Research, Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool and More

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services today announced the keynote speakers for their 2007 Americas Virtual Product Development Conference. The 2007 VPD conference provides the opportunity for the global engineering community to learn from thought leaders in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing - and from the success of their peers.

The conference will take place on October 11-12, 2007 at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Attendees will include engineers and senior executives from industries including automotive, aerospace, bio- medical, civil engineering, defense, and general machinery.

This year's VPD conference, themed "gaining competitive advantage through engineering productivity," is designed to help companies maximize their return on simulation investments, ensure right-to-market and minimize time-to-market for products in highly competitive global environments. The conference will celebrate the best in process management, industrial applications and design innovation, providing insight into MSC.Software's continued strategic product investments in the Path Forward. Keynotes and technology tracks feature management sessions from leading manufacturing executives and high-value customer case studies. Presentations by MSC.Software engineers will focus on current and future capabilities of its leading Engineering Products including MSC.Nastran, Patran, Marc and Dytran and its new enterprise-class MD and SimEnterprise Solutions.

As part of the conference, MSC.Software management and experts will be available to discuss attendee requirements in relation to individual current and future product development needs, as well as providing insight into improving product performance and reliability by enhancing product simulation, testing, and manufacturing.

    Keynote speakers for the conference are scheduled to include:
    -- David Cole, Chairman, Center for Automotive Research
    -- Thomas Lange, Director for Modeling and Simulation in Corporate R&D,
       Procter & Gamble
    -- Thomas Tecco, Global Director, Computer-Aided Engineering, Electrical
       and Test Systems, General Motors Corporation
    -- Thomas Gielda, Director Global Mechanical Structures and Systems,
       Whirlpool Corporation

"MSC.Software's VPD conference explores all aspects of virtual product development, and will spotlight strategies to help engineering teams meet the ever-increasing pressures of time, cost, quality, and performance through engineering innovation," said Stephen Bodnar, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, MSC.Software. "As we explore the future of simulation,

we've invited industry experts to share their thoughts on how the associated technologies can provide them with a competitive advantage."

For more information on VPD Americas 2007, or to register for the event,

About MSC.Software's Global VPD Conferences

MSC.Software hosts its VPD conferences in several strategic locations around the globe, providing its customers and prospects with convenient access to the latest information surrounding its products and solutions and providing attendees direct access to VPD case studies as presented by their peers throughout the industry's customer-base. This year's conferences will take place on October 11-12, 2007 at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, October 17-18 at The Radisson SAS Hotel International Conference Center in Frankfurt, Germany, October 23-24 at the Century Hyatt in Tokyo Japan, October 25-26 at COEX in Seoul, Korea and October 30-31 at Beijing Eastern Garden in Beijing, China

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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