PTC Extends Explicit Modeling Technology Leadership with CoCreate 17.0

PTC Solution Provides Simplicity of 2D with the Power of 3D to Increase Productivity up to 60%

NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 22, 2010 — PTC® (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company®, today announced CoCreate® 17.0, the next major release of its explicit modeling 3D CAD software. CoCreate, the world’s first and most robust explicit modeling solution, continues to extend its market leading position by helping companies achieve short design cycles and create one-off product designs quickly. CoCreate 17.0 is scheduled to be available during Q2 CY 2010.*

Many companies today are burdened to meet design and production goals with fewer resources than ever. Targeting this challenge, PTC delivers breakthrough productivity increases with CoCreate 17.0 by leveraging concepts and techniques familiar in 2D to make its 3D solution very easy to understand and use.

Performance benchmarks by users around the world verified significant productivity gains with CoCreate 17.0 as compared to CoCreate 16.0:

  • Accelerated design productivity by up to 2x
  • Reduced time spent creating 2D profiles by 40%
  • Models modified up to 2x faster
  • Models modified with the new push and pull design paradigm 3x faster
  • Reduced the time spent creating and modifying advanced 3D patterns by 60%

With CoCreate 17.0, over 560 enhancements across the CoCreate family are being introduced, including interactive, intuitive ways of working with 2D profiles and 3D models:

  • Real-time explicit modeling and rendering
  • Context-sensitive mini-toolbars
  • New interaction paradigms and tools to minimize need for traditional UI
  • Intelligent 3D dimension drive change for complex modifications
  • Leverage of model geometry in the 2D workplane, automatic projection and catch
  • Intelligent feature recognition, including recognition on imported models
  • Cross-part and assembly model modification, plus simultaneous modification across imported and native models

With this launch, PTC again raises the bar for CAD interoperability. CoCreate and Pro/ENGINEER® now work together to allow companies using both tools, either themselves or through suppliers, seamless product development collaboration.

CoCreate and Pro/ENGINEER compatibility allows:

  • High quality import of Pro/ENGINEER parts and assemblies into CoCreate Modeling
  • High quality GRANITE-based export of parts and assemblies from CoCreate Modeling
  • Maintained associativity with Pro/ENGINEER and exported geometry
  • Leveraged part and assembly associativity via the Pro/ENGINEER associative topology bus (ATB)

“When working with CoCreate 17.0, up to 90% of the time I’m using the new context sensitive mini-toolbars, and directly working on the model,” said Stefan Kolb, design engineer. “That means I’m much faster, with a lot less mouse clicks and mouse travel. I very rarely use the traditional main task bars and menus anymore.”

“CoCreate Modeling 17.0 increases everyday design productivity by delivering key new capabilities for faster design,” said Brian Shepherd, executive vice president of product development at PTC. “Many new capabilities were developed in cooperation with global machinery and high-tech electronics customers that rely upon the industry’s leading explicit 3D CAD system for 3D product design. The majority of the concepts in CoCreate 17.0 parallel those found in the 2D CAD world, making adoption easier than ever before.”

For more information about CoCreate, please visit

CoCreate 17.0 Availability

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

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the company’s PLM and CAD solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Retail & Consumer and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on PTC, please visit .

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