NC Postprocessing Tools Provide Vital Link to CNC Machining Centers
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NC Postprocessing Tools Provide Vital Link to CNC Machining Centers

SANTA ANA, Calif. - February 3, 2003 - MSC.Software Corp. (NYSE: MNS),
the leading global provider of simulation software, services and
systems, today announced an agreement to distribute the IMSpost
family of applications from IMS Software, Inc.

"We are always looking for partners who can provide value for our
customers and IMS is a recognized industry leader in NC postprocessing",
said Frank Fernandez, southwest region sales director, MSC.Software.
"Its seamless integration with CATIA V5 makes it an integral part of
MSC.Software’s CATIA-related offerings."

Daniel Wrenn, president of IMS, added, "In a very short period of time
MSC.Software has become a premier worldwide vendor of the CATIA PLM
solution. We're very pleased to be working with their sales, support
and service organization as the CATIA V5 manufacturing solution continues
to gain significant market share."

The IMSpost software dramatically shortens development time and reduces
the complexity of postprocessor development. A graphical Windows-based
checklist guides the user through the complete postprocessor configuration,
machine setup and simulation, while a robust macro language allows infinite
customization for the most complex machining centers.

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NYSE: MNS) is the leading global provider of simulation
software, with related services and systems, 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 1500 people in 22 countries. For additional
information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

About IMS Software

IMS Software, Inc., founded in 1989, is a recognized leader in providing
NC postprocessing solutions and services to companies seeking a
competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry. With headquarters
in Haverhill, Mass., IMS postprocessing solutions are sold worldwide,
addressing the needs of companies of all sizes, primarily in the
automotive, aerospace and defense, general manufacturing and machinery,
and electromechanical industries. Information on IMSpost and IMS is
available at