"The new user interface represents a quantum leap in ease-of-use," said Tool's owner and design engineer John Fiegener. "New users can learn quickly and become productive faster and that is a real financial gain for us. As we implement Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire throughout the company, we will be able to reduce the overhead cost of having experienced engineers training new users.
Fiegener also noted that, even with minimal training, Tool engineers using Wildfire out-performed a competitive offering in virtually every aspect of use.
"Pro/E Wildfire is the best release of Pro/ENGINEER ever," Fiegener noted. "They took the time to do it right and achieved a really thoughtful approach to how people actually use the solution."
Tool, Inc., a PTC customer since 1997, specializes in research, idea creation, industrial design and mechanical engineering of consumer and business products. Their designs span across a variety of consumer products from sporting equipment to furniture for the office and home.
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