Catalog Data Solutions Extends Partnership With PTC

CDS to host and maintain Pro/ENGINEER® Catalog Directory

San Jose, CA, September 5, 2006. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools and a Gold tier member of the PTC Partner Advantage™ Program, today announced completion of a new contract to host and maintain the Pro/ENGINEER Catalog Directory. The catalogs.ptc.com site, which had over 8,000 visitors during the month of July 2006, allows users to search for standard and configured parts and download the associated 3D CAD model.

“Our partnership with CDS and other content providers enables engineers to access their 3D parts library directly through Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire®,” said Andy Barlow, senior director business development, PTC. “This helps to reduce part design time, giving engineers the opportunity to deliver a product to market faster. “

“Starting from scratch or from existing 3D models CDS can help manufacturers create light weight, high quality models that protect their intellectual property (IP), yet enable download of their models to customers,” said Aaron Smith, marketing manager, CDS. “From within a Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire session these models can be dragged and dropped from the manufacturer’s website directly into a design. Additionally, because they are natively created in Pro/ENGINEER, they are small, quick to download and contain no unnecessary CAD geometry such as datum planes or construction lines.”

“We are delighted to have been selected by PTC to host, manage and maintain this online Pro/ENGINEER model download solution,” said John Major, chief executive officer, Catalog Data Solutions. “Online 3D models are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers and distributors. With many customers moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems, providing online 3D CAD model downloads often ‘locks’ products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that design. Suppliers without 3D models on their website are at risk of losing customers to their competition who do offer 3D models.”

Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. CDS online catalog and product configurator deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs including CAD drawings for standard and configured products. For more information, visit www.catalogdatasolutions.com.

PTC, Pro/ENGINEER and Wildfire are registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation in the United States and in other countries.

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