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DataSolid GmbH Licenses its Third PLM Component from UGS to Accelerate Enhancements to CADdy++ Professional


3D DCM Will Provide the World’s Most Advanced Assembly Constraining Capabilities to DataSolid Customers

FOR RELEASE Thursday, February 2, 2006, PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, and DataSolid today announced that DataSolid has licensed the 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM) component from UGS’ D-Cubed subsidiary for use in the Professional version of its CADdy++ mechanical CAD product line.

The 3D DCM has been continuously developed for more than 12 years and deployed in many leading applications since the mid-1990s. Hundreds of thousands of designers and engineers benefit from 3D DCM-enabled part positioning, part modeling, motion simulation and 3D sketching. The 3D DCM is a preferred choice for CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM organizations of all sizes wanting to rapidly implement fast, functional and reliable 3D constraint solving capabilities. Continuous product enhancement driven by an extensive and diverse base of customers has produced the most highly-developed and quality‑proven solution of its kind.

“DataSolid has enjoyed a positive experience of integrating PLM Components in the past,” said Heinz-Willi Brendgens, managing director of DataSolid GmbH. “With the quality, reliability and service we have come to expect from UGS, we are confident that the 3D DCM will enable us to rapidly introduce a rich set of new functionality for the benefit of our customers.”

“DataSolid’s sustained enthusiasm for PLM Components reflects the broad appeal of UGS’ open approach of licensing core technologies to other players in the PLM landscape on a level playing field basis,” said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. “In choosing PLM Components, our adopters deliver world-class technologies to their customers that advance product quality and interoperability, promoting global collaboration and innovation.”

PLM Components and D-Cubed

UGS’ PLM Components are open software tools designed to promote industry standardization and interoperability within the PLM market. Many of the world’s leading CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM vendors have adopted the widely respected solutions from PLM Components for integration into their applications. D‑Cubed, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGS, develops a range of PLM Components and provides consultancy based software integration services in support of the PLM Open vision. For more information, please visit

About DataSolid GmbH

DataSolid GmbH is an independent German software company. DataSolid offers 3D-CAD Solutions as well as PDM Enterprise Solutions. With CADdy Mechanical Design they have more then 75,000 installations worldwide. DataSolid is represented by a variety of certified distributors all over the world.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.

Note to editors: UGS and Transforming the process of innovation are registered trademarks or trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. CADdy and CADdy++ are registered trademarks or trademarks of DataSolid GmbH. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate” or “project,” are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its registration statement on Form S-4 most recently filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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