SDRC Announces $1.4 Million Metaphase from Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Metaphase Order Expands Khrunichev's Relationship with SDRC, Building on its I-DEAS Implementation


CINCINNATI-February 5, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC), today announced that Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Europe's leading space launch services provider, has placed an order valued at $1.4 million over 2 years in Metaphase product knowledge management (PKM) software and services.

Khrunichev Space Center is implementing Metaphase to further enable innovation and speed within their design, engineering, manufacturing and configuration management processes.

"By implementing Metaphase, we complement our existing investments in SDRC's I-DEAS software for mechanical design automation, continuing to improve our processes, products and services that we deliver to our customers," said Alexander Lebedev, deputy general director of Khrunichev Space Center. "Metaphase has an undisputed reputation for excellence in production success in the space and aerospace sector, and we are confident that this solution will help facilitate our overall business goals."

"Khrunichev Space Center is a recognized expert in space launch services, and SDRC is committed to helping them extend their leadership through support of their data management requirements via Metaphase, the preferred solution throughout the aerospace industry," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "We're very pleased to expand our relationship with Khrunichev Space Center in supporting their requirements for collaboration through product knowledge management."

About the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center -
Khrunichev SRPSC is one of the leaders of Russian rocket and space manufacturing. Khrunichev designed and manufactured the UR-100 and UR-200 ballistic missiles, Proton-K and Rokot launch vehicles, Transport and Supplier Spacecraft, all the Mir station modules, and the Functional Cargo Block for the International Space Station (ISS). It also manufactured all orbital stations for the Almaz and Salyut programs, the basic module of the Mir Orbital Station, and the Service Module of ISS. Khrunichev SRPSC is realizing commercial launch satellite services within the framework of the International Launch Services (Proton-K launch vehicle) and Eurocot (Rokot launch vehicle) joint ventures.

About SDRC
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation), with headquarters in Ohio, provides software solutions and services that propel manufacturers to increased business competitiveness through the development of a web-based, collaborative environment for product development. SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 65 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Note to Editors: SDRC, I-DEAS, 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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