PTC/USER World Event 2007 Draws Record Attendance

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 30, 2007— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company(R) today announced record attendance at the 18th annual PTC/USER World Event 2007 held June 3-6, in Tampa, Florida. The conference attracted more than 2,028 attendees representing 739 companies and 25 countries around the world. PTC/USER is an independent not-for-profit organization comprised of users of PTC software.

The 18th annual PTC/USER World Event included the launch of Windchill(R) 9.0, the latest release of PTC's production-proven content and process management software and Windchill MPMLink(TM), an integral module of Windchill 9.0, for manufacturing process management (MPM). Attendees participated in more than 260 business and technical conference presentations over 18 tracks and took advantage of 64 hours of optional hands-on training on Arbortext(R), Pro/ENGINEER(R), Windchill(R) and Mathcad(R). PTC/USER also featured an exhibit hall that hosted more than 115 demonstrations of the latest tools and technologies from PTC and members of the PTC/USER Industry Partner program, including members of the PTC Channel Advantage(TM) and PTC Partner Advantage(TM) programs, such as IBM, HP and Sun.

"The PTC/USER World Event continues to provide invaluable opportunities for members of the PTC/USER community to interface with PTC executives, product managers and partners, gaining firsthand knowledge of company and product strategy and direction," said Dan Glenn, president, PTC/USER. "Attendees cited the inspirational keynote speakers, the Windchill 9.0 Launch and Learning Center, and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 pre-production hands-on-workshops as highlights of the event which exceeded their expectations."

Student Design Challenge Winners Announced

The PTC Worldwide Student Design Challenge, sponsored by the PTC Education Program, gives students the opportunity to showcase their achievements in product design using PTC solutions. Eight regional winners representing North America, Europe and Asia were announced at the PTC/USER World Event. Additionally, Bryan Lim, a student at Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore, was named winner of the Creative Achievement award for his innovative scissor design, "the New V-Cutter."

North America:

-- Thayer Adsit and Peter Matheson, Newburyport High School, Massachusetts - Pneumatic Engine

-- Devante Smith, Euclid High School, Ohio - Game Console Unit


-- Nick Inoue and Jack Dunkley, John Cabot City Technology College, Great Britain - Fuel Cell Airship

-- Naomi Cheikh, Ilkey Grammar School, Great Britain - File Organizer

-- Huzaifah Khan, Macgregor State High School, Great Britain - V6 Engine

-- Chris Nobles, Loughborough University, United Kingdom - Wilkinson Sword Redesign for Rapid Manufacturing


-- Luqman Hakim, University of Auckland, New Zealand - Spring Boots

-- Muhammad Hussain, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore - Curb Climbing Wheelchair

"PTC congratulates all of the participants in the inaugural Student Design Challenge," said John Stuart, senior vice president of global partners and education, PTC. "Their innovative designs demonstrate the results that can be achieved when students are equipped with the same powerful software used by professional engineers worldwide, and underscore PTC's global commitment to education."

Click here to view the winning designs.


PTC/USER is the independent voice for users of software produced by PTC of Needham, Massachusetts. PTC/USER is the sole entity recognized by PTC as the official worldwide representative of its customers. Its mission is to provide education and communication services for its members and to act as a unified voice representing the membership to PTC. For more information on PTC/USER, please visit

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 50,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit


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