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Written by Jeeva   
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company, today announced the upcoming general availability of CoCreate 2008 – the latest release of its explicit CAD, PDM & collaboration software. CoCreate 2008 brings new time savings to companies challenged with shrinking design cycles and pressures to quickly create product designs in intensely competitive markets.  These capabilities will help users explore more style options quickly and keep product designs aligned with manufacturing processes. Additionally, companies that design complex machinery will benefit from the highly responsive, 3D cross-sectional design environment.

CoCreate 2008 will help users increase productivity, speed design iterations and make it easier to make modifications to designs.  Highlights of the new CoCreate 2008 enhancements include:

Increased Everyday Productivity

Revised pattern capabilities – Creates patterns faster with improved user guidance and new options for irregular patterns and selective suppression of features within a pattern.

More flexible work-in-progress capture – Allows users to save daily work and “what if” scenarios, even when you have multiple revisions of locked parts and assemblies loaded into your session.

Shaded and rendered drawing views – Communicates 3D designs in 2D with the new option to create shaded and photo-realistic drawing views.

Faster Design Iteration

Enhanced surface editing capabilities – Assigns surface properties for fast and easy surface operations, and automatically maintain curvature tangency, coincidence, and continuity during modifications.

Streamlined Modification

Fast cross-sectional modification – Reduces the number of repetitive steps when modifying components with cylindrical geometry, often down to a single operation.

Additionally, CoCreate Drafting 2008 will now support AutoCAD 2008 compliant DWG & DXF formats. Other capabilities include dimensioning enhancements, such as ANSI-compliant chamfer dimensions, dimension pre- and postfixes, inquiries and grouping of dimensions, symbols, and text.  CoCreate Model Manager 2008 and CoCreate Drawing Manager 2008 continue to provide CoCreate Modeling customers with a CAD data management system that is easy to install, easy to use, and easy to add additional value.

“The enhancements provided in CoCreate Modeling 2008 will help increase the productivity of our design teams and reduce the risk of misinterpretation of drawings," said Nan Battaglia, CAD specialist, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. "Now we can explore new designs and make radical changes to the model faster and easier than before.  The software is even more intuitive, which lets us focus on the design, versus the modeling technique or constraints. The improvements in the quality of the renderings also greatly enhances the teams' ability to interpret drawings and identify opportunities to improve the product."

“Flexibility to respond to unexpected changes and speed of iteration are critical to the success of companies that choose explicit modeling solutions like CoCreate to develop their designs,” said James Heppelmann, executive vice president, software solutions, and chief product officer, PTC. “The release of CoCreate 2008 demonstrates PTC’s ongoing commitment to delivering the capabilities that will help them attain maximum value from their software investment.”

CoCreate 2008 is scheduled to be available in May 2008 in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.*    

*The timing of any product release, including any features or functionality, is subject to change at PTC’s discretion.

 
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