UGS Improves PLM Integration in Tecnomatix 8 Building on the capabilities of its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, UGS has released a new version of its Tecnomatix digital manufacturing software with better integration to its core Teamcenter suite.&NOBR>Full Story&/NOBR>
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