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Velocity Series takes off in Australia

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EDGE Software , the Australian and New Zealand reseller for UGS Corp, has made the first Asia Pacific sale of the complete, integrated UGS Velocity Series portfolio, to defence contractor Smart Engineering and Logistics Solutions Pty Ltd.

The sale includes UGS products Solid Edge (CAD), and Femap (CAE), with Nastran and Teamcenter Express (cPDM) software.

SEAL Solutions will use the UGS Velocity Series to manage its design and development projects with various Defence bodies including a project it is undertaking for the Australian government for the supply of Landrover 110 vehicle safety improvement modifications.

SEAL Solutions engineering manager Ben Hudson said his company was committed to providing the highest quality design, development, manufacture and logistics engineering services, utilising the latest technology and 'world's best practices' to deliver superior solutions to customers.

“When we went looking for a full and integrated PLM system we knew our biggest challenge was to find a solution that fit the company's size, budget and time frame without the significant IT overheads of the high end packages,” Mr Hudson said.

“When we discovered the UGS Velocity Series it seemed to have been conceived and developed for a company like us. We evaluated the products and the speed that they could be implemented and decided it was the right path for us to take now.

“We wanted to be live within 4 weeks, and given the speed of deployment to date we certainly will be.

“One additional bonus is the scalability of this solution where we can seamlessly grow into full Teamcenter Engineering when and if we need to; this and the multi-CAD nature of Teamcenter Express means we can electronically collaborate with our suppliers and customers who may use different 3D CAD systems,” he said.

“We were using Solid Works for 3D CAD and will continue to use this as part of our engineering design environment, but with the introduction of the Velocity Series we see our future expansion will be with Solid Edge and maybe introduce UGS NX further down the track.”

Announcing the sale, Edge Software managing director Barry Bevis said the landmark sale, which will be live well within the four weeks, is proof that PLM is ready for the mid and small manufacturing companies in Australia and New Zealand.

PLM has had spectacular results, efficiency gains and costs saving for large corporations, making it even harder for the smaller manufactures to compete.

The same PLM technology is now available in a pre-configured and affordable format for small and medium sized manufactures and should significantly level the playing field.

Edge Software 1300 883 653.

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