ATA Engineering Selected by Siemens PLM Software as Preferred North American Provider of NX Nastran and NX Response Simulation Training

ATA Signs Co-operative Courseware Development Agreement with Siemens PLM Software

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2010 — ATA Engineering, Inc., (ATA), a nationwide provider of innovative, high-value test- and analysis-driven mechanical engineering design solutions, recently signed a co-operative courseware development agreement with Siemens PLM Software in support of its NX™ Nastran® software, one of the company’s flagship computer-aided engineering (CAE) products.

This agreement continues a longstanding relationship between Siemens PLM Software and ATA. Under this agreement, ATA will be responsible for the development of training course materials for the NX Nastran finite element analysis software suite and the NX Response Simulation add-on module for forced response dynamics. Training materials will cover the full range of NX Nastran capabilities including: basic static analysis, basic and advanced dynamic analysis, forced dynamic response, direct matrix abstraction programming (DMAP), aeroelasticity, rotor dynamics, optimization and sensitivity analysis, and coupled structural/acoustics analysis. NX Nastran courses will be offered for both of Siemens PLM Software’s simulation solutions, FEMAP® software and NX Simulation.

In addition to being responsible for development of this courseware, ATA has also been selected as the North American preferred provider of instructor-led courses for this material. These courses will provide hands-on instruction with the NX Nastran and NX Response Simulation software through extensive workshops that will be developed as part of the training materials.

“ATA engineers use the full range of NX Nastran capabilities to solve the most complex structural analysis problems on a daily basis. We are very proud that Siemens PLM Software has chosen to leverage this experience to develop and deliver these classes and we are excited to have the opportunity to support their customers’ training needs,” says Greg Antal, Manager of Simulation Training at ATA.

ATA and Siemens PLM Software offered the first series of training classes in January 2010. Classes will be scheduled quarterly.