MSC.Software Announces General Availability of SimOffice and Participation in Windows Vista Launch Events

SimOffice, Enabled by Windows Vista, to Be Showcased in Microsoft Across America Launch Events

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 9 /- MSC.Software Corp. (NASDAQ:MSCS), the global provider of enterprise simulation solutions and services, today announced the general availability of SimOffice, a cost-effective, desktop-based simulation solution that is designed for a wide range of manufacturers from small and mid-sized organizations to larger enterprises. SimOffice is compatible with the soon to be launched Windows Vista, and enables manufacturers to benefit from existing IT investments and simulation environments through the entire suite of Microsoft productivity and collaboration solutions. With SimOffice, engineers can improve productivity through fast, reliable simulation in an easy-to-use next generation Windows Vista desktop environment.

The company also announced that it will be displaying SimOffice in a series of Microsoft Across America launch events designed to showcase how the companies are simplifying how people work together, help protect and manage content, find and utilize information and improve business insight. The series of ten events that MSC.Software will be participating in are as follows:

January 16 New York City
January 24 Boston
January 26 Los Angeles
January 30 San Francisco
February 7 Chicago
February 13 Houston, Detroit
February 15 Philadelphia
February 21 Dallas
February 26 Seattle

SimOffice is available through resellers who are a part of MSC Impact, a global channel program that allows MSC resellers to bring simulation to a wider array of organizations who either may not yet be taking advantage of simulation or for whom it is a smaller part of their business. MSC Impact brings resellers a competitive edge with channel-specific products, such as SimOffice, training and support. For more information on MSC Impact, please visit:

"MSC.Software's SimOffice is very appealing to companies like us," said Ajay Kumar, vice president of engineering for Pro-Dex. "We look for simulation technology that enables rapid adoption by our engineers and is tightly aligned with our design process. SimOffice looks very impressive and will provide a range of options with intuitive integration technologies that drastically improve engineering productivity."

"SimOffice enables people within manufacturing enterprises to accelerate innovation by bringing products to market faster, using computer-based simulation to share processes across systems and suppliers, verify designs and reduce physical prototyping," said Bill Weyand, chief executive officer, MSC.Software. "We are pleased to showcase SimOffice at Microsoft's U.S. launch events and demonstrate how the product embraces Microsoft's 'People-Ready Business' vision with familiar software that is easy to use and integrate and amplifies the impact of a company's greatest asset -- its people."

About SimOffice

SimOffice is specifically designed for engineers who design, analyze and test complex mechanical parts used in end product designs. By enabling engineers to create and test models in an intuitive Windows-based platform, manufacturers can get better, more accurate design data earlier in the product development process. With the rich collaboration capabilities of Windows Vista, engineers can also generate reports and exchange critical product performance information to make better and more informed design decisions. Moreover, SimOffice is powered by MD Nastran, which provides engineers in complex supply chains with the ability to leverage existing data and processes across OEM and supplier organizations.

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NASDAQ:MSCS) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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