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Briggs & Stratton Expands SDRC Metaphase® Deployment Fourfold

- Metaphase manages Pro/ENGINEER, AutoCAD Data, and Engineering Change Requests at six sites - 

CINCINNATI-October 30, 2000-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), a global supplier of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle, today announced that Briggs & Stratton has expanded its Metaphase® product knowledge management (PKM) deployment from 350 to 1550 users. One of SDRC's earliest Metaphase customers, Briggs & Stratton uses Metaphase to manage all of its CAD data, including Pro/ENGINEER and AutoCAD, and is expanding its Metaphase deployment to also manage manufacturing tool drawings.

"Metaphase has enabled us to decrease engineering change request processing time from an estimated six weeks to two weeks," said Jay Shaffer, manager, I.T., Briggs & Stratton. "This encouraged us to expand our Metaphase implementation."

"As one of SDRC's earliest Metaphase customers, Briggs & Stratton is a clear example of the return on investment to be gained through Metaphase product knowledge management," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "We look forward to expanding our data management role at Briggs & Stratton."

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Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. It designs, manufactures, markets and services these engines for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. Briggs & Stratton's engines are incorporated into products for both the consumer market and industrial/commercial applications.

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation) is a leading global provider of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle. The Company's products address the areas of e-Mechanical Design Automation (e-MDA), e-Product Knowledge Management (e-PKM), e-Collaborative Products (e-CP), and e-Business Integration (e-BI). Coupled with process engineering and consulting services, the Company's solutions facilitate innovation through collaboration, enabling industry leaders to optimize product development early in the design process, increase productivity, and significantly improve time-to-market. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 77 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC and Metaphase are registered trademarks of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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