SDRC Announces $6 Million in Metaphase« Orders

- Metaphase« Express accelerates Sherpa« transitions -

CINCINNATI and BOSTON, MA-February 27, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC) today announced, at the Daratech Summit 2001, that the company has received approximately $6 million from a number of Metaphase« orders received in January and February, with several representing Sherpa conversion customers, including Rockwell Automation, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Perkin Elmer.

"Metaphase Express is accelerating our momentum in transitioning Sherpa users to Metaphase," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "We now have approximately 20 accounts that have made strategic decisions to transition their product knowledge management requirements (PKM) to Metaphase. SDRC's strategy continues to be the undisputed technology and market share leader in the rapidly growing PKM space. Working to provide our Sherpa customers with a technology growth path, while leveraging their existing software investments, helps us to maintain this market position."

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 64 offices in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

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