PTC Announces Winners in 2008 CoCreate® Explicit Modeling Design Competition

NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced the winners of its 2008 CoCreate explicit design competition celebrating excellence in design. CoCreate, PTC’s explicit CAD, PDM & collaboration software provides companies with a lightweight and flexible approach to designing products. Contestants from 118 companies around the world participated in the competition, submitting more than 170 entries.

Users were invited to submit a screenshot, rendered image, 3D model, 2D drawing or animation of an original design in any of 20 different product categories. Winners were selected in each of the following major categories by more than 2,500 voters who selected their favorite designs.

Best Overall Design – Liebherr Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH
Office & Personal Electronics – RKS
Industrial & Professional Electronics – Molex Holding GmbH
Test & Measurement – RKS
Medical Products – Eppendorf Liguid Handling
Laboratory Equipment – ID Group,Inc.
Food Handling, Storage & Packaging –Liebherr Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH
Non-Food Packaging and Handling Equipment – Harro Hofliger, Verpackungmaschinen GmbH
Air and Heating, Cooling & Power Equipment – AIRTEC Anlagenbau GbR
Material Handling, Preparation & Storage – Bedeschi SpA
Non-Electronic Consumer Products – ID Group, Inc.
Machine Tools – Kellenberger & Co, AG
Conceptual Designs – ID Group, Inc.
Drives, Motors & Gears – ID Group, Inc.
Transportation, Cranes & Lifting Devices – Liebherr Werk Ehingen, GmbH
Agricultural Equipment – IHI STAR Machinery Corporation
Household Products – RKS
Furniture – ID Group, Inc.
Liebherr Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH was named as the winner for best overall design, capturing the highest number of votes for its “ice cream display and storage unit." This visually appealing and innovative entry was also named winning design in the Food Handling, Storage and Packaging category.

Additional categories new to this year’s competition included Student Designs, Designs Created with CoCreate Modeling PE and a miscellaneous “other” category. The complete results and winning designs may be viewed here.

“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s design competition. An amazing variety of innovative products designs were submitted by customers around the globe,” said Robert Gremley, divisional vice president, marketing, PTC. “CoCreate’s explicit modeling approach allows designers and product development teams to quickly create and modify 3D product designs, which allows faster design cycles and brings flexibility to the design process.”

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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