SANTA ANA, CA –August 19, 2003 - MSC.Software Corp. (NYSE: MNS), the leading global provider of virtual product development (VPD) tools, including simulation software and services, today announced that MTU Aero Engines, a wholly owned affiliate of DaimlerChrysler and Germany’s #1 commercial and defense aircraft engine producer, has invested approximately 100,000 Euro in MSC.Enterprise Mvision. MSC.Enterprise Mvision provides material information and data management for virtual product development, ensuring consistent data for engineers evaluating new designs
“Communicating and managing product performance data is a critical factor in any company’s product development process, especially as it relates to proprietary materials data,” said Frank Perna, chairman and CEO of MSC.Software. “Since no two companies derive design data by the same methods or present data to their engineers in exactly the same format, it is important that customers have an easy-to-customize tool to drive collaboration throughout the enterprise. MSC.Enterprise Mvision is an important part of our Simulation Data Management strategy and allows global customers like MTU Aero Engines to improve their processes by relying upon a flexible, accessible database for optimal communication between engineers.”
“After benchmarking several different material databank products, also including in-house products, we realized that MSC.Enterprise Mvision is making the most of our data and a tool that could easily be customized to our needs,” said Dr. Wieland Krötz, Engineering Systems (CAE), MTU Aero Engines GmbH. ”With MSC.Enterprise Mvsion we implemented a tool that communicates well with our other software tools in the CAE area and complemented our development process chain. As we expect around 1000 users of MSC.Enterprise Mvision worldwide, it was imperative that the product we choose allowed for international use and access from every MTU location. I am confident that we made a choice that will help us to improve and speed up our development process and the exchange of experience within our teams worldwide.”
Integrated directly into the world’s leading CAD and CAE products, MSC.Enterprise Mvision’s extensive material databank gives customers easy access to both public materials libraries and serves as a repository for proprietary materials data via a standard web browser. MSC.Enterprise Mvision technology is easy to customize and allows features to be created locally in standard HTML.
About MTU Aero GmbH
MTU Aero Engines is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. It develops, manufactures and provides service support for aircraft engines, military and civil alike. The company is the world’s largest independent provider of commercial engine services. MTU is a wholly-owned, directly managed affiliate of DaimlerChrysler. Its customers are manufacturers and operators of engines and industrial gas turbines across the world. They appreciate the expertise, background and reliability, which MTU utilizes to satisfy their exact requirements. The quality and reliability, which characterize the company's products and services, as well as its regional presence in many parts of the world, make MTU a preferred partner to customers worldwide. MTU employs 8.400 people worldwide. For more information on MTU Aero Engines, please see http://www.mtu.de .
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (NYSE: MNS) is the leading global provider of simulation software and professional services, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1400 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit http://www.mscsoftware.com .