NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 8, 2009
), The Product Development Company®, today announced
the launch of
the next major release of its integrated 3D
CAD/CAM/CAE software and a key component of the PTC® Product Development
System. Pro/ENGINEER, the world’s first parametric CAD solution,
continues to extend its market leading position with the delivery of new
capabilities to help customers eliminate traditional design barriers to
achieve faster, more efficient and more innovative product development.
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 is scheduled to be available during calendar
“Global competition, environmental sustainability, and demographic
change are the major factors affecting manufacturers today. These
translate into multidisciplinary design, design for lifecycle, and
social networking for innovation as top priorities for manufacturers to
deliver winning products,” said
Halpern, research director at information technology research firm
In today’s complex environment, product development teams often face a
number of barriers that can impact productivity. These include the
difficulty of making design changes, the length of time to productivity,
dealing with heterogeneous CAD data, working with a multitude of
disconnected point solutions, and identifying resources and leveraging
collective knowledge when needed. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 will offer
new capabilities and over 330 enhancements that improve
productivity, enrich the user experience and provide the freedom to
design without barriers.
Make design changes faster and easier!
Real-time, dynamic editing
and disruption-free design will help users overcome the traditional
barriers to design modification.
Accelerate time to productivity by up to 10X.
User Experience enhancements such as graphical browsing, intuitive
UI enhancements, streamlined tasks and faster performance improve
design efficiency and reduce time-to-market from concept through
production. Create simplified sub-assemblies, place forms and
create molded parts up to 80% faster. You can also analyze
weldments up to 10x faster and create facing toolpaths 5X faster.
Provides unsurpassed realism in less time. The Pro/ENGINEER
Advanced Rendering Extension will now include high performance
rendering technology from mental images. This new integration
provides ease of use through quality material presets and
real-world illumination models.
“Mental images is committed to providing industry-leading, high
performance rendering software,” said
Herken, CEO and CTO of
images. “We are pleased to announce our new strategic
partnership with PTC for uniting Pro/ENGINEER and mental ray, to
deliver state of the art visualization capabilities to product
development teams worldwide.”
Design in a multi-CAD environment faster!
5.0 sets the standard for CAD interoperability. With increased native
support for other CAD systems and non-geometric data exchange
designers can address the time-consuming and error-prone challenges of
working with CAD data from multiple systems.
Leverage new, seamlessly integrated Pro/ENGINEER applications.
Pro/ENGINEER continues to redefine how we work in today’s highly
coupled, multi-disciplinary design environment. New with
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, Pro/ENGINEER Spark Analysis Extension
is the only commercially available product that helps analyze and
optimize the electromechanical clearance and creepage properties
Continued technology leadership and enhancements to industry leading
modules such as digital rights management, ECAD-MCAD collaboration,
and the newly introduced digital human modeling solution will enable
users to save significant time and costs associated with wasteful
physical prototyping, production rework and field failures.
The integration of all of these capabilities into Pro/ENGINEER will help
to reduce errors, time and costs from using too many
Increase collaboration efficiency with breakthrough social product
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, the first
CAD solution enabled for social product development, will help users
remove the communication barriers preventing them from finding the
right people and resources at the right time. The seamless integration
between Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill ProductPoint®, which is built on
Microsoft® SharePoint® social computing technologies, will help users
find and reuse their design community’s collective knowledge and
improve process productivity.