MSC.Software Announces MD Patran
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MSC.Software Announces MD Patran

Enterprise-level Solution Delivers Highly Enhanced Multidisciplinary Capabilities to Enable Cost Savings, Streamlined Training and Efficiencies With Global Reuse of Models

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software Corp. (OTC: MNSC), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services today announced MD Patran, an enterprise-level solution that delivers highly enhanced multidisciplinary capabilities to pre- and post-processing for CAE simulation.

MD Patran brings advanced simulation modeling and geometry creation and modification tools that allow business to create, use and reuse finite element models involved in heavily engineered products. Using the GUI-based MD Patran, companies can perform multi-disciplinary analysis -- significantly improving productivity. MD Patran is a natural companion to MD Nastran working to unleash its multi-disciplinary (MD) capabilities.

"MD Patran is the next generation product evolved from the popular Patran product line, which performed notably in a recent evaluation over fifty functions for structural analysis applications by Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA)," said Don H. Brown, chairman of CPDA, LLC and author of a March 2006 study on solvers*. "This study concluded that MSC Nastran, which is now part of MD Nastran, has a special strength in pre- processing and post-processing and provides significantly better capability in comparison to other leading suppliers."

"In our work with Tier 1 suppliers in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing, we saw a need for simulation solutions that combine best-of-breed functionality, global collaborative abilities and features that allow businesses to streamline operations, and MD Patran addresses all these needs in a powerful package," said Reza Sadeghi, Vice President Enterprise Computing, MSC.Software. "MD Patran allows companies to unleash the power of their MD Nastran finite element models, delivering complex products with increased certainty in the results."

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About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, that helps 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 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

    * Functional Evaluation of Pre & Post Processing, Solvers, Jitesh Panchal
      and Don Brown, March 2006,

    Safe Harbor Language

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of MD Patran and other 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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