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APPLICON'S NEW RELEASE RESPONDS TO CUSTOMERS' NEEDS; MOVES BRAVO CLOSER TO 'THINKING' LIKE AN ENGINEER

 ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Applicon, Inc. today announced a more powerful version of its Bravo(R) mechanical design software, less than six months after shipment began of its industry- breakthrough Bravo Version 4. The new Bravo Version 4 Plus(TM) extends Applicon's industry-leading technology in modeling, ease of use, manufacturing and true transparent, heterogeneous computing.
 Bravo Version 4 Plus also strengthens Applicon's product data management solution, and introduces four new applications to the Bravo product line. Three of them, BravoReview(TM), BravoEdit(TM) and BravoConvert(TM), expand Bravo's influence within the enterprise and facilitate concurrent engineering. Promis-e(TM), a new front-end diagramming application for Bravo's wire harness software, has also been added to Bravo's suite of software applications.
 Bravo Version 4 Plus incorporates features and functions suggested by Bravo users from companies such as Abex/NWL Aerospace, Delco Electronics, AEG and Westinghouse.
 Bravo Version 4 Plus is another significant release in the company's ambitious five-year product plan. It takes Bravo another major step closer to the company's goal of providing a design automation system that works the way engineers think.
 "With this release, we demonstrate the priority we place on customer input," said Brad Morley, Applicon president. "To realize engineering tools that work the way engineers think, we are tracking how Bravo is used in the production environment. We will continue to be responsive to our users, to quickly implement the changes they want and need, and to bring new technology to the market for their benefit."
 Morley cited the extension of Applicon's patented Dynamic Modeling(TM) as a Bravo Version 4 Plus enhancement. Introduced in Version 4, Dynamic Modeling far surpasses the capabilities of parametric and variation technologies. "Because of the strength of Dynamic Modeling, Bravo users are doing very complex designs in single sessions -- more than normally done with former Bravo releases or competitive systems," he said. "Many of the new features in the modeling area ensure free experimentation with alternative design concepts."
 Applicon's five-year plan calls for the development of a solution with seven key elements: heterogeneous computing, modular software, a common geometry engine, ease of use, simulation technologies, manufacturing, and data management and control.
 Shipment of Bravo Version 4 Plus will begin in June 1993. It is fully data-compatible with previous versions of Bravo mechanical design software. Bravo Version 4 Plus offers English, French and German user interface and documentation, and Japanese, Korean and Chinese text support.
 Bravo software helps companies reduce time to market, improve product quality, and lower costs. Bravo's suite of mechanical design software provides all the tools needed for design, analysis and manufacturing. Version 4 Plus reflects 40 to 50 man years in research and development.
 Applicon is a subsidiary of Schlumberger Technologies, a division of the $6 billion, multinational Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB), which has more than 53,000 employees operating in 75 countries on every continent. Schlumberger has a $407 million global research and development network with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Applicon is a leading supplier of mechanical design automation software and services that shorten its customers' product cycles and improve their productivity. Its customers, which span virtually every industry, include AT&T, BFGoodrich, Buehler, Eaton, Fisher Controls, Ford, Koenig & Bauer, Procter & Gamble, Talbot and Westinghouse.
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 /NOTE: Bravo is a registered trademark of Applicon, Inc. Bravo Version 4 Plus, BravoReview, BravoEdit, BravoConvert and Dynamic Modeling are trademarks of Applicon, Inc. Promis-e is a trademark of ECT, Inc.
 CONTACT: Jan Jenkins of Applicon, Inc., 313-995-6259/
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