Control Alt Design Using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire to Accelerate Design Time-To-Market

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PTC , the product development company(TM), today announced that Control Alt Design, Ltd., a full service design and engineering firm based in Arlington Heights, Ill. has installed PTC's new Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.

"Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire is simply the most thoughtfully architected product development solution on the planet," said Control Alt Design owner Walter Racyzynski, a veteran Pro/ENGINEER user since Release 10 of the software. "With Pro/E Wildfire, we found there was precious little to learn. Things fit together seamlessly. The logic is bulletproof. When working on a model, it seems that the model itself is telling the system how to interact with me," Raczynski noted.

Control Alt Design provides product solutions to consumer, medical, electronics and industrial goods manufacturers. Product development services include research, strategic product planning, industrial design, design for manufacturing, mechanical engineering, electronic hardware and software development, model making, prototyping and manufacturing assistance.

The company's award winning products include high-end audio and video components for Parasound, winner of the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Award, Annual Design Review winner Xircom's network adaptor, Speedotron photographic Flash Heads and electronics, winner of the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award and numerous medical products.

"Before Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, I used Pro/ENGINEER for all the engineering tasks and other packages for styling," Racyzyski said. "With the breadth of interactive surfacing in Pro/E Wildfire, I'm able to access a rich set of surface tools to leverage the geometry I've already created."

Surface modeling is almost always a requirement for our customers, Racyzyski adds. "Having a truly integrated modeler of this strength, fluent in solids and surfaces, has helped Control Alt Design get market-winning design to market -- fast."

Control Alt Design customers are also getting involved. "We have told our customers of the benefits of sharing work-in-progress with the seamless connectivity of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire," Racyzyski said. "I know of no other CAD tool that promotes such a good night's sleep in a client."

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PTC 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 include: the success of our initiatives to facilitate our customer's understanding of the benefits of our PLM solutions, including return on investment and value creation; our successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer an integrated Product Development System that adequately responds to evolving customer requirements; our efforts to successfully compete in the MCAD industry by differentiating our MCAD offerings by targeting synergies with Windchill; the success of our partnering, distribution and customer satisfaction initiatives; the success of our cost reduction initiatives; and the effects of a weakening economy which may impact the overall demand for software and related services; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.

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