Talley Defense Systems Selects Solid Edge from UGS to Design Propulsion Devices

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from UGS

    CYPRESS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS (NYSE:   UGS) today announces
 that Talley Defense Systems has selected Solid Edge as its mechanical
 computer-aided design (CAD) software package for its sophisticated aerospace
 systems and propulsion devices.
     The Mesa, Arizona-based company evaluated several systems and selected
 Solid Edge based on its superior ease of use, productive modeling capabilities
 and the strength of UGS as a long-term corporate partner.
     "Solid Edge's short learning curve positively impacted our business
 immediately," says Dick Johnson, manager of engineering services at Talley.
 "We lost absolutely no development time switching over to its advanced design
 capabilities from our previous 2-D and 3-D systems." Talley Defense Systems
 also cited UGS' sustained CAD innovation and growth as well as Solid Edge's
 widespread acceptance and proven productivity among other manufacturers. "We
 decided to expand our design staff and have been finding a lot of prospects
 already experienced with Solid Edge," says Johnson.
     Talley Defense Systems purchased 12 licenses of Solid Edge and will
 optimize its new designs with integrated finite element analysis software from
 ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, PA). "Our products require quality housings that must
 withstand enormous heat and pressure," says Johnson. "We do a lot of analysis
 on our designs and were therefore very impressed when we saw how well Solid
 Edge interfaced with other engineering applications."
 
     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 Talley Defense Systems
     Talley Defense Systems, located in Mesa, Arizona, designs, develops and
 manufactures sophisticated aerospace systems and propulsion devices, most of
 which contain solid propellant, for the defense and aerospace industries.
 Located on approximately 550 acres 20 miles east of Phoenix, Talley Defense
 Systems operates a complete industrial complex designed for the development,
 testing and manufacturing of a wide range of propellant-based products. Visit
 Talley Defense Systems at www.talleyds.com .
 
     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.
 
     UGS, 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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SOURCE UGS
    CYPRESS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS (NYSE:   UGS) today announces
 that Talley Defense Systems has selected Solid Edge as its mechanical
 computer-aided design (CAD) software package for its sophisticated aerospace
 systems and propulsion devices.
     The Mesa, Arizona-based company evaluated several systems and selected
 Solid Edge based on its superior ease of use, productive modeling capabilities
 and the strength of UGS as a long-term corporate partner.
     "Solid Edge's short learning curve positively impacted our business
 immediately," says Dick Johnson, manager of engineering services at Talley.
 "We lost absolutely no development time switching over to its advanced design
 capabilities from our previous 2-D and 3-D systems." Talley Defense Systems
 also cited UGS' sustained CAD innovation and growth as well as Solid Edge's
 widespread acceptance and proven productivity among other manufacturers. "We
 decided to expand our design staff and have been finding a lot of prospects
 already experienced with Solid Edge," says Johnson.
     Talley Defense Systems purchased 12 licenses of Solid Edge and will
 optimize its new designs with integrated finite element analysis software from
 ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, PA). "Our products require quality housings that must
 withstand enormous heat and pressure," says Johnson. "We do a lot of analysis
 on our designs and were therefore very impressed when we saw how well Solid
 Edge interfaced with other engineering applications."
 
     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 Talley Defense Systems
     Talley Defense Systems, located in Mesa, Arizona, designs, develops and
 manufactures sophisticated aerospace systems and propulsion devices, most of
 which contain solid propellant, for the defense and aerospace industries.
 Located on approximately 550 acres 20 miles east of Phoenix, Talley Defense
 Systems operates a complete industrial complex designed for the development,
 testing and manufacturing of a wide range of propellant-based products. Visit
 Talley Defense Systems at www.talleyds.com .
 
     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.
 
     UGS, 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/11690X11327681
 
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