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December 14, 2007 - Integrating with SolidWorks® and Autodesk® Inventor(TM) 2008, hyperMILL® V9.7 offers users array of strategies for 2D, 3D, HSC, and 5-axis machining in addition to milling and turning package. It includes feature recognition, automatic mapping of hole and pocket features, feature list, feature browser, macro technology, and macro database. Workspace monitoring enables user to check in advance if machining job can be performed within given workspace.

OPEN MIND Technologies USA Inc.

70 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481, USA

Original Press Release

hyperMILL® V9.7 from Open Mind Technologies Announces New CAD integration in SolidWorks® and Autodesk® Inventor(TM) 2008

Press release date: October 22, 2007

OPEN MIND's complete CAM solution now available in both platforms

Wessling, Germany, 22 October 2007 - With the product release of hyperMILL® V9.7, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is now offering SolidWorks® users a complete, integrated solution for the very first time. hyperMILL's integrations with Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire(TM), Autodesk® Inventor(TM), thinkdesign® and hyperCAD® 2007.1 have also been updated in this release. Users of these versions can access all of hyperMILL's functional benefits in an integrated manner, including the new millTURN module.

An integrated CAD/CAM solution for continuous processing The advantage provided by CAD-integrated CAM solutions is that they make continuous process chains a reality. Both CAD and CAM systems access the same pool of data. A uniform data model is used during the entire process to ensure the accuracy and transparency of the manufacturing process and to prevent errors. Additionaly, the standard user interface from the CAD environment simplifies CAM programming, raising the user's acceptance of the CAM solution.

hyperMILL® - A CAM solution with high-end strategies hyperMILL® offers users an array of strategies for 2D, 3D, HSC and 5-axis machining, in addition to the recently released milling and turning package, in one user interface. Programming efforts are reduced with sophisticated feature technology, including feature recognition, automatic mapping of hole and pocket features, feature list, feature browser, macro technology and macro database. The postprocessors, tailored to specific machines, controllers and manufacturing processes, ensure CAM programs are processed seamlessly on the machine. With new workspace monitoring, the user can check in advance whether the machining job can be performed within the given workspace or whether limit switches will be crossed. The unique 'best fit' function automatically optimizes machining with a view to the available workspace and also allows optimal space usage when small or limited machines are used. For companies, the results are an all-encompassing manufacturing concept and flawless machining process.

Additional information is available upon request or from our website at www.openmind-tech.com.

About OPEN MIND Technologies AG OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a leading developer of CAD/CAM software and postprocessors for designing and manufacturing complex moulds and parts. OPEN MIND offers an extensive range of products, from 2D feature-oriented solutions for milling standard parts through to software for 5-axis simultaneous machining. With their hyperMILL® software, which is used in the automotive, tool and mold manufacturing, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, OPEN MIND Technologies AG is represented in all the important markets in Asia, Europe and North America. OPEN MIND Technologies AG is a Mensch und Maschine company (www.mum.de).

Head office: OPEN MIND Technologies AG, Argelsrieder Feld 5, 82234 Wessling, Germany Phone: +49 (0) 81 53 / 93 35 00, Fax: +49 (0) 81 53 / 93 35 01 E-mail: info@openmind-tech.com

For more information, contact: Alan Levine, Managing Director OPEN MIND Technologies USA, Inc. 70 Walnut Street Wellesley Hills MA 02481 781 239 8095 phone 270 912 5822 fax

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