New Solid Edge Benchmark Measures Performance of Computer Hardware Systems

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from UGS

    CYPRESS, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS (NYSE:   UGS) today announces
 that a new hardware benchmark test for Solid Edge has been approved and posted
 for public use by SPEC/GPC's Application Performance Characterization
 (SPECapc) project group.
     The benchmark test allows current and future Solid Edge users to evaluate
 the performance of hardware systems running Solid Edge. "We are pleased to add
 Solid Edge to our suite of CAD/CAM application benchmarks," says George
 Chaltas of Intel, SPECapc project group chair.  "Through great cooperation
 between UGS and SPECapc, the industry now has a benchmark that provides a
 broad picture of Solid Edge performance based on how the application is
 typically used."
     "The focus for Solid Edge development has always been to provide the most
 innovative and productive solid modeling software in the world for mechanical
 design," says Bill McClure, director of the Solid Edge line of business at
 UGS.  "Jointly developing this new benchmark to test the performance of
 hardware platforms means that many thousands of our existing and future users
 can confidently select computer systems that optimize the power of Solid
 Edge."
     The Solid Edge benchmark represents a sample of typical user operations
 that are valuable in evaluating the performance of Solid Edge.  The benchmark
 includes four basic areas of measurement including graphics, file
 input/output, processing and mechanical design workflow performance.
     The benchmark test and initial test results are available for downloading
 at http://www.spec.org/gpc/apc.static/se9info.html .
 
     Machinery Design Productivity: The Solid Edge Advantage
     Solid Edge is the proven design engineering solution that will reduce time
 to market by an achievable 50 percent using STREAM, an exclusive technology
 that accelerates the engineering process.  The choice of leading machinery
 designers worldwide, Solid Edge has been selected by companies such as Alcoa,
 NEC Engineering and Volvo as a strategic tool to help them realize the
 benefits of better quality, lower costs, and shorter delivery cycles.
     Solid Edge is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value to
 machinery designers.  Developed from its outset to increase productivity for
 machinery development, Solid Edge directly addresses the practical aspects of
 design engineering with powerful CAD functions that are extremely easy to
 learn and use.  With an unmatched ability to capture design intelligence,
 Solid Edge ensures more accurate and rapid design change turnaround.
     The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes more than 150 downstream
 engineering software applications in such disciplines as finite element
 analysis, manufacturing, kinematics and dynamics, electro-mechanical, rapid
 prototyping, standard parts, product data management, translation,
 view/redline/animation and hardware solutions.
     Written for Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows ME
 operating systems, Solid Edge is distributed in eight languages to customers
 around the world, including Boeing, Kaiser Optical, Alcoa, Volvo, L-3
 Communications, Ohio State University, Yale University, University of
 Edinburgh, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, NASA, Pella Windows, Royal Air
 Force, S&C Electric, Lincoln Electric, WMF, ULMA Group, Electromagnetic
 Sciences, Liebert Corp., Kaeser Kompressoren,  Prodrive, USSC Group, Seiko,
 Hyundai, Daikin and NEC Engineering.
 
     About SPECapc
     SPECapc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization
 (GPC) Group, which in turn is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation
 Corp. (SPEC).  SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain
 and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to
 the newest generation of high-performance computers.  SPEC's membership
 includes computer hardware and software vendors, leading universities, and
 research facilities worldwide.
 
     About UGS
     UGS (NYSE:   UGS) is one of the world's fastest growing and most successful
 software and services companies, dedicated to helping manufacturers optimize
 their product lifecycle process.  UGS' rich heritage and financial strength
 have been established by consistently providing the industry's best product
 development applications for over 25 years.  Today, UGS is distinguished as
 the leading supplier of Internet-based product life cycle collaboration
 solutions as well as the company that is creating the de facto industry
 standards for the digital product.  With offices in over 30 countries around
 the globe, UGS is the vendor of choice for open solutions that seamlessly
 weave into any environment and create unprecedented value for the world's most
 demanding customers.  In addition, UGS is the first company in its industry to
 earn the ISO 9001/TickIT certification.
 
     Unigraphics Solutions Inc., Unigraphics Solutions, Parasolid, Solid Edge,
 Unigraphics, ProductVision, iMAN, GRIP, managedServices, EAI, FactoryCAD,
 FactoryFlow, Sense8, VisFactory, VisConcept, VisConference, VisMockup,
 VisProducts, VisVSA, VSA, e-Vis, LightningStart and RAPIDiMAN are trademarks,
 registered trademarks or service marks of Unigraphics Solutions, Inc.  All
 other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their
 respective holders.  The information within is subject to change without
 notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of UGS.
 
     CONTACT:  800-807-2200 or 256-705-2500, e-mail us at solidedge@ugs.com or
 visit us on the Internet, http://www.solid-edge.com .
 
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    CYPRESS, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS (NYSE:   UGS) today announces
 that a new hardware benchmark test for Solid Edge has been approved and posted
 for public use by SPEC/GPC's Application Performance Characterization
 (SPECapc) project group.
     The benchmark test allows current and future Solid Edge users to evaluate
 the performance of hardware systems running Solid Edge. "We are pleased to add
 Solid Edge to our suite of CAD/CAM application benchmarks," says George
 Chaltas of Intel, SPECapc project group chair.  "Through great cooperation
 between UGS and SPECapc, the industry now has a benchmark that provides a
 broad picture of Solid Edge performance based on how the application is
 typically used."
     "The focus for Solid Edge development has always been to provide the most
 innovative and productive solid modeling software in the world for mechanical
 design," says Bill McClure, director of the Solid Edge line of business at
 UGS.  "Jointly developing this new benchmark to test the performance of
 hardware platforms means that many thousands of our existing and future users
 can confidently select computer systems that optimize the power of Solid
 Edge."
     The Solid Edge benchmark represents a sample of typical user operations
 that are valuable in evaluating the performance of Solid Edge.  The benchmark
 includes four basic areas of measurement including graphics, file
 input/output, processing and mechanical design workflow performance.
     The benchmark test and initial test results are available for downloading
 at http://www.spec.org/gpc/apc.static/se9info.html .
 
     Machinery Design Productivity: The Solid Edge Advantage
     Solid Edge is the proven design engineering solution that will reduce time
 to market by an achievable 50 percent using STREAM, an exclusive technology
 that accelerates the engineering process.  The choice of leading machinery
 designers worldwide, Solid Edge has been selected by companies such as Alcoa,
 NEC Engineering and Volvo as a strategic tool to help them realize the
 benefits of better quality, lower costs, and shorter delivery cycles.
     Solid Edge is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value to
 machinery designers.  Developed from its outset to increase productivity for
 machinery development, Solid Edge directly addresses the practical aspects of
 design engineering with powerful CAD functions that are extremely easy to
 learn and use.  With an unmatched ability to capture design intelligence,
 Solid Edge ensures more accurate and rapid design change turnaround.
     The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes more than 150 downstream
 engineering software applications in such disciplines as finite element
 analysis, manufacturing, kinematics and dynamics, electro-mechanical, rapid
 prototyping, standard parts, product data management, translation,
 view/redline/animation and hardware solutions.
     Written for Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows ME
 operating systems, Solid Edge is distributed in eight languages to customers
 around the world, including Boeing, Kaiser Optical, Alcoa, Volvo, L-3
 Communications, Ohio State University, Yale University, University of
 Edinburgh, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, NASA, Pella Windows, Royal Air
 Force, S&C Electric, Lincoln Electric, WMF, ULMA Group, Electromagnetic
 Sciences, Liebert Corp., Kaeser Kompressoren,  Prodrive, USSC Group, Seiko,
 Hyundai, Daikin and NEC Engineering.
 
     About SPECapc
     SPECapc is a project group of the Graphics Performance Characterization
 (GPC) Group, which in turn is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation
 Corp. (SPEC).  SPEC is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain
 and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to
 the newest generation of high-performance computers.  SPEC's membership
 includes computer hardware and software vendors, leading universities, and
 research facilities worldwide.
 
     About UGS
     UGS (NYSE:   UGS) is one of the world's fastest growing and most successful
 software and services companies, dedicated to helping manufacturers optimize
 their product lifecycle process.  UGS' rich heritage and financial strength
 have been established by consistently providing the industry's best product
 development applications for over 25 years.  Today, UGS is distinguished as
 the leading supplier of Internet-based product life cycle collaboration
 solutions as well as the company that is creating the de facto industry
 standards for the digital product.  With offices in over 30 countries around
 the globe, UGS is the vendor of choice for open solutions that seamlessly
 weave into any environment and create unprecedented value for the world's most
 demanding customers.  In addition, UGS is the first company in its industry to
 earn the ISO 9001/TickIT certification.
 
     Unigraphics Solutions Inc., Unigraphics Solutions, Parasolid, Solid Edge,
 Unigraphics, ProductVision, iMAN, GRIP, managedServices, EAI, FactoryCAD,
 FactoryFlow, Sense8, VisFactory, VisConcept, VisConference, VisMockup,
 VisProducts, VisVSA, VSA, e-Vis, LightningStart and RAPIDiMAN are trademarks,
 registered trademarks or service marks of Unigraphics Solutions, Inc.  All
 other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their
 respective holders.  The information within is subject to change without
 notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of UGS.
 
     CONTACT:  800-807-2200 or 256-705-2500, e-mail us at solidedge@ugs.com or
 visit us on the Internet, http://www.solid-edge.com .
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X28711422
 
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