Leading Japanese Camera Maker Purchases $280,000 in Software from Mechanical Dynamics; Q1 Order Drives Purchases Over Past 12 Months to More Than $800,000

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MDII) today announced that a major Japanese camera equipment
 manufacturer has purchased more than $280,000 of its ADAMS(R) virtual
 prototyping software in order to improve the efficiency of design studies and
 reduce the number of physical prototypes in its product development process.
 Mechanical Dynamics expects to recognize approximately $190,000 in revenue
 from this order during the first quarter of 2001.  The order extends the
 company's investment in Mechanical Dynamics' technology to more than $800,000
 during the past twelve months.
     "We are very pleased with the orders we've received from this company,"
 said Robert R. Ryan, president of Mechanical Dynamics.  "They serve as an
 indication of the potential demand for our virtual prototyping solutions from
 other major manufacturers in the electromechanical industry, as well as the
 strength we are now experiencing within the Japanese marketplace as a whole.
 Over the past several quarters our presence in Japan has continued to grow,
 and looking ahead, we believe we are well-prepared to meet the region's demand
 for functional virtual prototyping software and services."
     Mechanical Dynamics pioneered the field of mechanical system simulation
 with its market-leading ADAMS(R) software.  Engineering teams use ADAMS to
 build and test functional virtual prototypes of their complex mechanical
 system designs.  Mechanical Dynamics offers extensive implementation services,
 including consulting and training.  In this way, the company partners with its
 customers to help reduce the time, costs, and risks of the product development
 process and meet the "Smarter to Market(TM)" challenge.
     Except for historical information contained herein, some matters discussed
 in this news release constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks
 and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those projected.  These include possible delays in developing, completing, or
 shipping new or enhanced products, as well as other risks and uncertainties
 that are detailed from time to time in reports filed by Mechanical Dynamics,
 Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Mechanical
 Dynamics, Inc.'s 1999 Annual Report and Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly
 Report on Form 10-Q.
     Additional information about Mechanical Dynamics can be obtained by
 writing to the company at 2300 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105.
 Phone: 734-994-3800.  Fax: 734-994-6418.  E-mail: info@adams.com .  Online:
 http://www.adams.com .
 
     ADAMS and the Mechanical Dynamics logo are registered trademarks of
 Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.  All other company, brand, or product names are or
 may be trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   MDII) today announced that a major Japanese camera equipment
 manufacturer has purchased more than $280,000 of its ADAMS(R) virtual
 prototyping software in order to improve the efficiency of design studies and
 reduce the number of physical prototypes in its product development process.
 Mechanical Dynamics expects to recognize approximately $190,000 in revenue
 from this order during the first quarter of 2001.  The order extends the
 company's investment in Mechanical Dynamics' technology to more than $800,000
 during the past twelve months.
     "We are very pleased with the orders we've received from this company,"
 said Robert R. Ryan, president of Mechanical Dynamics.  "They serve as an
 indication of the potential demand for our virtual prototyping solutions from
 other major manufacturers in the electromechanical industry, as well as the
 strength we are now experiencing within the Japanese marketplace as a whole.
 Over the past several quarters our presence in Japan has continued to grow,
 and looking ahead, we believe we are well-prepared to meet the region's demand
 for functional virtual prototyping software and services."
     Mechanical Dynamics pioneered the field of mechanical system simulation
 with its market-leading ADAMS(R) software.  Engineering teams use ADAMS to
 build and test functional virtual prototypes of their complex mechanical
 system designs.  Mechanical Dynamics offers extensive implementation services,
 including consulting and training.  In this way, the company partners with its
 customers to help reduce the time, costs, and risks of the product development
 process and meet the "Smarter to Market(TM)" challenge.
     Except for historical information contained herein, some matters discussed
 in this news release constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks
 and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those projected.  These include possible delays in developing, completing, or
 shipping new or enhanced products, as well as other risks and uncertainties
 that are detailed from time to time in reports filed by Mechanical Dynamics,
 Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Mechanical
 Dynamics, Inc.'s 1999 Annual Report and Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly
 Report on Form 10-Q.
     Additional information about Mechanical Dynamics can be obtained by
 writing to the company at 2300 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105.
 Phone: 734-994-3800.  Fax: 734-994-6418.  E-mail: info@adams.com .  Online:
 http://www.adams.com .
 
     ADAMS and the Mechanical Dynamics logo are registered trademarks of
 Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.  All other company, brand, or product names are or
 may be trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.

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