Fluke Corporation Transitions from Sherpa® to SDRC's Metaphase®

- Transition comprises 650 seats; order also includes Accelis™ -

CINCINNATI-November 14, 2000-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), a global supplier of e-business collaboration solutions for the product lifecycle, today announced that Fluke Corporation, headquartered in Everett, Washington, has selected Metaphase®, SDRC's product knowledge management (PKM) solution, and Accelis™, SDRC's e-Business Integration (e-BI) solution. Fluke will transition 650 Sherpa seats to Metaphase.

Fluke Corporation manufactures, sells and services electronic test and measurement tools. Fluke is implementing Metaphase as its product knowledge management solution to manage product structure (bills of material, engineering documents, and configuration) and engineering change processes in an infrastructure that spans the firewall. Accelis will be deployed as the database integration solution between Metaphase and Fluke Corporation's Oracle applications.

"Our customers buy Fluke test tools because of our reputation for rugged reliability and accuracy," said Cid Busby, PDM project manager, Fluke Corporation. "To continue meeting the expectations of our customers in today's fast-paced business environment, we must effectively leverage our intellectual capital, take full advantage of the Internet and streamline our product development processes. Metaphase's proven capabilities and the ease in which it can be connected to our Oracle Manufacturing solution through Accelis, were key elements in our selection of SDRC."

"Competitive pressures in industry today are enormous," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "Fluke, like others in the market, face dynamic competitive challenges. Collaborative, e-business solutions will greatly enhance the ability for them to achieve their business goals. We're looking forward to working with Fluke as they transition from Sherpa to enable them to meet their product knowledge management and business integration goals."

SDRC announced its acquisition of Sherpa Systems Corporation in January (reference SDRC's press release dated January 6, 2000). SDRC has structured a technology growth path to transition Sherpa accounts to Metaphase, while also enabling these companies to leverage their existing software deployments. 

About - www.fluke.com
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke products are used by technicians
and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries
throughout the world. Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation has over 2,400 employees worldwide and distributes its
products in over 100 countries. The company's worldwide headquarters are in Everett, WA, USA, with European
sales and service headquarters located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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 Product Knowledge Management,
Collaborative Product Commerce, and e-Design Automation. 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, Metaphase, and Sherpa are registered trademarks, and Accelis is a trademark of Structural
Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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