Tecplot, Inc. and CD-adapco Form Partnership

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jan 31, 2008 -- Tecplot, Inc., the developer of Tecplot data visualization and technical plotting solutions, announces it has partnered with CD-adapco to create a new interface between Tecplot 360 2008 and CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, adding support for polyhedral cell technology.

Customers of both companies will benefit by being able to combine the comprehensive CFD solutions of STAR-CCM+ with the cutting-edge visualization capabilities of Tecplot 360 2008. As a result of the partnership, Tecplot's users will be able to read STAR-CCM+'s native file format, and CD-adapco's users will have access to Tecplot 360's publishable quality images and animations.

A joint announcement of the partnership was made to Aerospace customers at the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting on January 7 in Reno, Nevada during Tecplot's presentation of the latest release of Tecplot 360.

"Being the first to natively support the STAR-CCM+ format shows our dedication to both CD-adapco's customers, as well as our own," says Tecplot President, Mike Peery. "Our relationship with CD-adapco is a natural partnership, due to their dedication to technical excellence combined with their focus on customer solutions. Polyhedral performance is becoming increasingly important, and the combined power of our respective applications will yield major productivity gains for users."

David Vaughn, Director of Aerospace and Defense for CD-adapco, says, "Tecplot continues to be an invaluable partner for CD-adapco. Their user focus meshes perfectly with our mission to develop long-term relationships in order to provide maximum benefit for the customer."

CD-adapco will in turn be supporting export of the Tecplot format in the next release of STAR-CCM+.

About Tecplot, Inc.: Founded in 1981, privately held Tecplot, Inc. ( http://www.tecplot.com) delivers visualization software for engineers and scientists to analyze, discover, and communicate results. In 1988, the Bellevue, WA-based company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market. Since then, Tecplot, Inc. has been applying and influencing the latest advances in visualization technologies and plotting capabilities. With more than 30,000 users worldwide, Tecplot has become the trusted name in data visualization.

About CD-adapco: Formed 27 years ago, CD-adapco is a leading global CAE enterprise providing a full spectrum of computationally based engineering solutions. The company's core products are the technology-leading CFD packages, STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+. CD-adapco provides flow, thermal, and stress simulation solutions to world class companies in every industrial sector including automotive, power generation, turbomachinery, aerospace, defense, rail, buildings, civil and offshore structures and safety, environment, marine, chemical process, pharmaceuticals, electronics, appliances, and specialized mechanical engineering applications ranging from biomedical to heavy industry.

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