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UGS Releases Parasolid V18.1


UGS have announced the availability of Parasolid(R) version 18.1 (V18.1) software, the latest release of its PLM industry-leading geometric modeling component software. Parasolid V18.1 includes numerous customer-driven enhancements that further increases automation and ease-of-use across a broad range of functionality.

This latest release marks a significant milestone in the continued growth of Parasolid-based software, as the estimated user-base of Parasolid-powered applications has now exceeded two million seats. UGS licenses Parasolid based on a "level playing field" policy that ensures all Parasolid customers will get access to software fixes and enhancements at the same time they are made available to UGS. Due in part to this policy, and Parasolid's widespread success in diverse design, manufacturing and analysis applications, industry analysts have been quick to recognize Parasolid's impressive growth.

Parasolid V18.1 includes numerous extensions in key functional areas that directly benefit customer applications. New modeling functionality for advanced blending, general sweeping and complex tapering allows greater support for design intent, while end-user productivity is boosted through increased automation in offsetting, patterning and imprinting. Interoperability support now includes enhanced continuity in geometry construction, together with optimizations in tolerant modeling and model interrogation, and new options in rendering, previewing and tracking have also been delivered. In addition, UGS has extended Parasolid's continuous, multi- level testing program to over 1.5 million automated overnight tests, ensuring that Parasolid will continue to lead the industry in product quality.

"Excellence in functionality, quality and interoperability are the cornerstones of Parasolid's success as the premier 3D modeling component for the PLM industry," said Bruce Feldt, vice president of Open Tools for UGS. "Parasolid's growth to over two million end-users speaks for itself -- for 3D innovators who require best-in-class technology, Parasolid is the modeler of choice."

Parasolid Bodyshop
Also announced today is Version 9.1 of Parasolid Bodyshop, a Parasolid- based toolkit that repairs, optimizes and validates 3D models imported into Parasolid to maximize downstream success in modeling and interoperability. This release includes enhancements in output pre-processing, tolerancing, quality and performance.


Date: December 12, 2006