EAI Completes Acquisition of Sense8 Corporation

Combined Technologies Will Provide Customers With a Full Spectrum of Product

Data Visualization Solutions



17 Jun, 1998, 01:00 ET from Engineering Animation Inc.

    AMES, Iowa, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Animation, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EAII), the leader in collaborative product visualization software,
 today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of
 Sense8 Corporation.
     Sense8 Corporation, a privately-held company in Mill Valley, Calif., is
 the world's leading provider of simulation and immersive 3D solutions sold
 under the names WorldToolKit(R), World2World(TM) and World Up(R). Sense8
 customers include Computer Associates, Intel, Levi Strauss, Motorola, Amoco
 Oil, Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems.
     Matthew Rizai, EAI president and CEO, said, "The Sense8 acquisition
 significantly strengthens EAI's ability to provide customers throughout an
 enterprise with a full spectrum of visualization solutions from high-end
 immersive display and simulation to desktop product visualization. This
 acquisition combines the industry's leading solutions for product
 visualization using simulation and immersive 3D technology within one common
 data structure, enabling EAI to offer a broader range of product visualization
 solutions to our customers."
     Sense8 technology will be integrated into EAI's VisProducts architecture
 and data structure, enabling VisProducts customers like Ford and Lockheed
 Martin to take advantage of the benefits of EAI's best-in-class product data
 visualization solutions while enabling easy access to simulation and immersive
 viewing of 3D models using one data format and a common user interface. EAI
 will continue to enhance, support and market the current line of Sense8
 products and will support Sense8's existing training and simulation customers.
 
     About EAI
     EAI is a leading producer of enterprise-wide product data visualization
 and collaboration software solutions for major manufacturing corporations.
 EAI's VisProducts(TM) improve product understanding and reduce the time to
 market by identifying product defects early in the design cycle. EAI maintains
 its corporate headquarters and technology center in Ames, Iowa, and has
 offices worldwide.
     Statements contained in this release concerning future revenues and
 earnings, and any other statements that are not historical facts, are
 forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. EAI's actual results
 could differ materially from those stated in this announcement as a result of
 technological change, the emerging market for visualization software products,
 competition and other factors described in EAI's Form 10-K filed on March 12,
 1998.
     For more Information about EAI, visit http://www.eai.com or call
 800-EAI-7760 or 515-296-9908.
     Visit Sense8 Corporation at http://www.sense8.com
 
 

SOURCE Engineering Animation Inc.
    AMES, Iowa, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Animation, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EAII), the leader in collaborative product visualization software,
 today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of
 Sense8 Corporation.
     Sense8 Corporation, a privately-held company in Mill Valley, Calif., is
 the world's leading provider of simulation and immersive 3D solutions sold
 under the names WorldToolKit(R), World2World(TM) and World Up(R). Sense8
 customers include Computer Associates, Intel, Levi Strauss, Motorola, Amoco
 Oil, Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems.
     Matthew Rizai, EAI president and CEO, said, "The Sense8 acquisition
 significantly strengthens EAI's ability to provide customers throughout an
 enterprise with a full spectrum of visualization solutions from high-end
 immersive display and simulation to desktop product visualization. This
 acquisition combines the industry's leading solutions for product
 visualization using simulation and immersive 3D technology within one common
 data structure, enabling EAI to offer a broader range of product visualization
 solutions to our customers."
     Sense8 technology will be integrated into EAI's VisProducts architecture
 and data structure, enabling VisProducts customers like Ford and Lockheed
 Martin to take advantage of the benefits of EAI's best-in-class product data
 visualization solutions while enabling easy access to simulation and immersive
 viewing of 3D models using one data format and a common user interface. EAI
 will continue to enhance, support and market the current line of Sense8
 products and will support Sense8's existing training and simulation customers.
 
     About EAI
     EAI is a leading producer of enterprise-wide product data visualization
 and collaboration software solutions for major manufacturing corporations.
 EAI's VisProducts(TM) improve product understanding and reduce the time to
 market by identifying product defects early in the design cycle. EAI maintains
 its corporate headquarters and technology center in Ames, Iowa, and has
 offices worldwide.
     Statements contained in this release concerning future revenues and
 earnings, and any other statements that are not historical facts, are
 forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. EAI's actual results
 could differ materially from those stated in this announcement as a result of
 technological change, the emerging market for visualization software products,
 competition and other factors described in EAI's Form 10-K filed on March 12,
 1998.
     For more Information about EAI, visit http://www.eai.com or call
 800-EAI-7760 or 515-296-9908.
     Visit Sense8 Corporation at http://www.sense8.com
 
 SOURCE  Engineering Animation Inc.