Releases New Plug-In for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0

LA JOLLA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 30, 2008—, the providers of CAD integrated reverse engineering software for measurement, 3D digitizing, and scanning physical molds, models or parts, has announced the release of their plug-in for Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4, which allows users to design faster while maintaining high quality products.

ReverseEngineering.coms plug-in for Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 allows engineers and designers to capture data from existing parts while remaining directly within the Wildfire 4.0 environment, says Chief Technology Officer Braxton Carter. This helps maintain association with one another, ensuring accuracy, and in turn, speeding the process from napkin and product, to market.

In order to create digitized datums, lines, splines, arcs, and circles, the Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4 plug-in also embodies a new user interface for improved end user work flow.

The new interface also supports switching digitizing between millimeters and inches.

Digitized enhancements may now be aligned for Part-To-Cad Reverse Engineering and Inspection, said Braxton. Aligning digitized parts to drawing view requirements.

The align laser scan point clouds to PCMM coordinates allows the plug-in for Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 to work with scanned points and sketch features in a model tree. X, Y, and Z read out while all of the digitizing features have been enhanced for real time digitizer cursor position.

The simplified lock plane point cloud processing is available through HighRES Integrated Point Processor (HIPP). Complex sheet metal designs are now conceivable with the plug-in.


HighRES, Inc. headquartered in La Jolla, California, is the leading company dedicated to direct CAD reverse engineering and measurement software solutions worldwide. HighRES currently links portable CMMs directly to 10 popular CAD/CAM software packages and 5 hardware platforms. Developing software solutions since 1985, the company drives its development efforts to bring its unique CAD-integrated software to the laser, photogrammetry, and tracker market place to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Visit our website at for more information.


PTC, makers of Pro/Engineer and headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, is the leading provider of product development solutions to more than 50,000 companies worldwide. Software solutions include content management and dynamic publishing solutions. PTC customers are the world's most innovative companies in various industries, including manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences. Since 1985, PTCs integrative solutions have helped our customers optimize their greater business value. For more information on PTC, please visit


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