SDRC Receives Order for 150 I-DEAS® Enterprise™ Seats from Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens becomes an early adopter of I-DEAS Enterprise; SDRC pushes market to a unified data and collaboration environment

CINCINNATI, OH-April 18, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC) today announced a 150 seat order from Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany, for I-DEAS® Enterprise™, an integration of SDRC's award-winning I-DEAS® mechanical design automation (MDA) products and its market leading Metaphase® product knowledge management (PKM) technology. The first phase of the I-DEAS Enterprise implementation will take place at Siemen's five German development sites (Erlangen, Forchheim, Kemnath, Rudolstadt and Dresden), also integrating a number of home-offices, becoming the Engineering Data Management System for these collective sites.

Siemens Medical Solutions has been an I-DEAS customer for more than five years, with a growing demand for a geographically dispersed development that collaborates throughout global locations with high performance, high reliability, data integrity and ease-of-use. I-DEAS Enterprise will provide Siemens with an opportunity to use their existing knowledge during the entire product life cycle process in a collaborative environment, with expected advantages in data sharing along their supply chain, improved support of their DMU-approach, and enhanced functionality in the areas of team and role management.

"We are pleased that Siemens Medical is one of the early adopters of this next-generation technology," said Bill Weyand, chairman and CEO, SDRC. "The demand for I-DEAS Enterprise has been the 'buzz' by customers all over the world, and we are starting to see companies embracing it as a key collaborative product that will enable them to revolutionize their product development processes. As the early success of I-DEAS Enterprise grows, SDRC views this as a direct link to the transition of the market to a unified data and collaboration environment."

About Siemens Medical Solution -
Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) is one of the largest suppliers of healthcare equipment in the world. Med is renowned for its innovative products, services and complete solutions, ranging from imaging systems for diagnosis and therapy equipment for treatment, to electromedicine and hearing instruments to IT solutions that optimize workflow and increase efficiency in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. Siemens also offers a variety of data management solutions for customers and is currently the largest Application Service Provider. Employing approximately 28,000 people worldwide, in fiscal 2000 (september, 30), Med reported preliminary sales of 5.1 billion Euro and EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of 441 million Euro.



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.

Note to Editors: SDRC, I-DEAS and Metaphase are registered trademarks and I-DEAS Enterprise is a trademark of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders.


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