Audi Standardizes on MSC.Software's MD Nastran

Multi-Discipline Solution Selected to Increase Product Innovation and Improve Process Efficiency.

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, today announced that automotive manufacturer Audi AG has standardized on the company's multidiscipline solver, MD Nastran, as their standard technology for vehicle simulation. More than 100 installations of MD Nastran will be deployed throughout Audi design and development sites during 2007 and early 2008.

The current announcement follows a successful historical use of MSC.Software's engineering product solutions, most notably MSC.Nastran and Adams. More recently Audi has worked with MSC.Software to develop the CAEBench system, a full simulation management environment built around the company's SimManager Enterprise. By selecting MD Nastran, Audi is targeting improvements in both design innovation and efficiency, ultimately producing benefits in both quality and cost. The implementation of MD Nastran within Audi's managed simulation environment will also ensure efficient and verifiable data and process control.

"Audi has a 'Vorsprung durch Technik (Progression through Technology)' philosophy that has allowed us to build a reputation for introducing innovation and technological advances to the motor industry," said Dr. Michael Holzner, Manager CAX Methods of Audi. "With increasing requirements for a variety of linear, nonlinear and dynamic analyses, MD Nastran's comprehensive simulation capability is a critical component in this process." "MD Nastran is rapidly becoming the de-facto simulation technology for automotive OEMs and their suppliers," said Amir Mobayen, Senior Vice President, MSC.Software EMEA Operations. "We are proud to have a strong Strategic Alliance partnership with Audi, and we are confident that together we can deliver the software solutions and support infrastructure to meet their efficiency and quality objectives."

MD Nastran builds on MSC.Software's heritage of providing leading FE and MBS solvers for linear, nonlinear, and dynamic applications, and is the solution technology at the center of the company's new SimEnterprise portfolio. By combining the most common simulation types into a single integrated data model, MD Nastran allows manufacturers to more efficiently address a broad set of multi-disciplinary engineering applications. Traditionally such analysis would be performed using a linked series of analyses, with manual or a limited automatic connectivity. The MD approach addresses multidisciplinary applications in a fully combined solution, therefore eliminating the need for re-modeling and transfer of data, and hence reduces the potential for error. The MD system architecture also enables new levels of solution optimization, thereby creating faster simulations with higher accuracy and more reliability than was previously possible.

In addition to the technology benefits, customers with existing MSC.Software installations can also take advantage of the Enterprise Advantage licensing system, allowing them to incrementally adopt the new MD and SimEnterprise technology while fully preserving their historic investments.

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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 .

About Audi

Originally formed in 1899, Audi is one of Germany's oldest automotive manufacturers. In 1932 Auto Union AG was formed by the amalgamation of the Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer marques, with the resulting company adopting the now famous "four rings" emblem to symbolise the new union. At the time it manufactured the widest range of passenger vehicles that the German industry could offer - from motorcycles to luxury saloon cars. AUDI AG is an international developer and manufacturer of high-quality and innovative cars. In 2006, the company achieved record revenue of 31.1 billion euros and sold almost 905,000 vehicles. The current model range comprises the A3, A4, A6 and A8 model lines, the innovative SUV Audi Q7 and the TT sports car in individually varying body, equipment and additional sports versions. Audi extended its range in 2007 with the supersportscar Audi R8 and the Audi A5. The company has set itself lofty goals for the future: Audi aims to sell a million cars worldwide for the first time in 2008. The brand has its sights set extremely high: Audi intends to become the leading manufacturer in the premium segment. Even today, Audi's great potential is reflected in renowned opinion polls and important awards. Audi is based in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany, Audi also have production sites in Belgium, Hungary and China. Audi also have interests, and a notable heritage, in Motorsport, from rallying and touring cars to the pioneering success of the diesel powered RD10 TDI at Le Mans in 2006.

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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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