PTC(R), web2CAD(TM) and Thomas Register(R) Build World's Largest 3D Component Portal for Pro/ENGINEER(R) Wildfire(TM)
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PTC(R), web2CAD(TM) and Thomas Register(R) Build World's Largest 3D Component Portal for Pro/ENGINEER(R) Wildfire(TM)

The world's leading 3D CAD component portals are integrated within Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, providing drag-and-drop for native formats of millions of parts from over 400 global suppliers

NEEDHAM, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC , the product development company(TM), Thomas Register, the world's most comprehensive information resource for supply-chain sourcing and purchasing, and web2CAD, the leading provider of 3D CAD component catalog software solutions and worldwide portal-provider, today announced the availability of the world's largest 3D component portal with full integration into Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.

PTC is extending its existing content partnership with Thomas Register by incorporating the European and Japanese CAD content of web2CAD, creating the world's largest content portal with over 400 supplier component catalogs. The comprehensive portal provides drag-and-drop access to over 45 million CAD models and drawings and provides localized access in English, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Portuguese. web2CAD's integration of PTC's GRANITE(TM) Interoperability kernel allows a Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire user to directly drag a CAD model from the portal into an active design session without translation.

Via the new Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire component portal, customers are now able to get accurate, up to date CAD models from suppliers around the world, or around the block. For users looking to spend less time on the phone or flipping through catalogs, this has an immediate benefit.

"Adding web2CAD content to the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire portal creates an unmatched global CAD resource. Simple downloads, powerful content and connection to hundreds of suppliers all over the world further offer our customers the support they need to increase engineering productivity and achieve faster time to market," said Carsten Hochmuth, Director of the enterprise software partner program at PTC.

Rainer Deubel, chief operating officer, web2CAD AG adds, "partnering with the leading product development software company and creating the world's largest 3D content library will enable more users to benefit from CAD content."

The component portal can be found on the PTC 'Catalog Directory' at or through the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire interface.

About Thomas Register's ( is an online resource provided by Thomas Register, the world's most comprehensive information resource for supply-chain sourcing and purchasing for more than 100 years., the leading online industry source for CAD drawings allows engineers, designers and architects to download and generate hundreds of millions of CAD drawings based on user specifications. The site includes three extensive libraries of CAD drawings and product information on mechanical and electrical parts, plant-design components and building products. provides complete product specifications and technical drawings that can be easily inserted into all major CAD systems in a time-saving and error-reducing online or CD-ROM format.

About web2CAD

web2CAD provides software solutions and services enabling industrial customers to create, collect, unify, transform and distribute technical information out of an integrated process. To meet technical customers demands, web2CAD offers two product lines: PowerParts is a web accessible component catalog for mechanical 2D and 3D CAD-systems. The Catalog Creator Suite software solution enables customers to publish digital product data as a spare parts catalog and for support and service purposes on the Web, as CD-ROM or printed. Additionally, web2CAD offers the leading mechanical engineering portal to be found under Founded in 1999, web2CAD has offices in UK, Italy, Czech Republic and Japan. In the USA, web2CAD products are available through an exclusive partnership with Thomas Register ( Headquarters of web2CAD are located in Amberg, Germany.

About PTC

PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC) develops, markets, and supports software solutions that help manufacturers win with superior products. PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product development. The company services more than 35,000 customers worldwide. Further information on PTC is available at, or call 1-888-782-3776, ext. 901.

Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include: the Internet's continued development into a viable collaboration medium and commercial marketplace; PTC's successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer software solutions and related services that adequately address product development challenges; the success of our integrated solutions strategy initiatives including our efforts to differentiate our MCAD offerings by targeting synergies with Windchill; and PTC's effective coordination and management of joint activities (including sales, marketing, development, and support) with business partners such as content hosting service providers in order to deliver products and services that meet those requirements, together with such other risks and uncertainties as are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.

PTC and its logo, Product First, The Product Development Company, Simple Powerful Connected, Pro/ENGINEER, Wildfire, Windchill, WindchillPartsLink, and all PTC product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

  Thomas Register Contacts:
   Dave Bray                          Leila Bryner Siman
   Peppercom                          Thomas Register
   (212) 931-6164                     (212) 560-1891
Email Contact           
Email Contact

  web2CAD Contacts:
   Investor Relations Contact         Media Contact
   Hans-Richard Mokrusch         Heike Streng
   web2CAD AG                         web2CAD AG
   0049-9621-700110                   0049-9621-700-330
Email Contact   
Email Contact

  PTC Contacts:
   Investor Relations Contact         Public Relations Contact
   Meredith Mendola                   Joe Gavaghan
   (781) 370-6151                     (781) 370-5074
Email Contact                   
Email Contact

CONTACT: Thomas Register Contacts, Dave Bray of Peppercom, +1-212-931-
6164, Email Contact, or Leila Bryner Siman of Thomas Register, +1-212-
560-1891, Email Contact; or Hans-Richard Mokrusch, Investor
Relations, 0049-9621-700110, Email Contact, or Heike
Streng, Media, 0049-9621-700-330, Email Contact, both of web2CAD AG;
or Meredith Mendola, Investor Relations, +1-781-370-6151, Email Contact, or
Joe Gavaghan, Public Relations, +1-781-370-5074, Email Contact, both of

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