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Fluent selects Simmetrix Inc. as geometry partner for simulation modeling

CLIFTON PARK, NY, December 15, 2003-- Simmetrix Inc., the leading provider of component software for simulation-based design, today announced that Fluent Inc., the world's largest provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services, has selected Simmetrix Inc. as a solution partner for geometry access related to simulation modeling.

CFD is a vital technology for simulation, visualization, and prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. It is a critical part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) lifecycle for manufacturing companies around the world. Fluent's CFD simulations are delivering major business benefits by enabling engineers to design for better equipment performance, more effective scale-up, improved safety, and higher productivity.

Fluent has licensed selected modules of the Simulation Modeling Suite from Simmetrix to effectively and efficiently enable direct geometry access for meshing and other simulation-related functions from a wide range of geometry sources including CAD systems and geometric modeling kernels.

“We are very pleased that Fluent has chosen the Simulation Modeling Suite as the basis of geometry access functionality for simulation modeling," said Joe Walsh, Simmetrix’ Vice President of Business Development. "Fluent is the recognized leader in CFD, with a strong commitment to successfully integrate CFD in the design process. The combination of the geometry access capabilities provided by the Simulation Modeling Suite from Simmetrix and the advanced capabilities of Fluent’s simulation software should provide Fluent’s customers with an extremely effective tool for CFD simulations. With the addition of Fluent as a customer, Simmetrix continues to expand its strong customer base in the area of simulation modeling for complex physics such as CFD, electromagnetics, and MEMS applications."

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Simmetrix, who is a market leader for component technology related to simulation modeling,” notes Barbara Hutchings, Fluent’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “Our customers require this kind of interoperability with design geometry in order to support their design and analysis processes. The Simulation Modeling Suite from Simmetrix enables us to effectively meet the growing need of direct geometry access for complex CFD simulations.”

“We are very pleased with the technology and software architecture of the Simulation Modeling Suite from Simmetrix,” notes Dipankar Choudhury, Fluent’s Chief Technology Officer. “Their innovative approach of direct geometry access through a Unified Topology Model provides an excellent foundation for building integrated design/analysis solutions.”

About Simmetrix Inc.

Simmetrix Inc. is a leading provider of OEM component technology for Simulation-Based Design and CAD/CAE integration. Simmetrix’ customers are simulation modeling software developers that provide a broad range of analysis applications including mechanical, electromagnetic, fluids, and MEMS simulation. Simmetrix’ flagship product is the Simulation Modeling Suite, a comprehensive set of toolkits to support Simulation Modeling directly from solid models providing problem definition, attribute management, and automatic mesh generation with support of mesh curving, mesh adaptivity, and anisotropic boundary layer mesh generation. The Simulation Modeling Suite generates meshes and simulation attributes suitable for finite element, finite volume, and boundary element analysis directly from design data. Simmetrix also provides custom Simulation-Based Design engineering solutions for manufacturing corporations and advanced research and development services related to simulation modeling and Simulation-Based Design. Simmetrix, founded in 1997, has offices in Clifton Park, NY, Plymouth, MI, and Clarkesville, GA. For more information, visit the Simmetrix web site at http://www.simmetrix.com.