Announce Strategic Relationship to Integrate Complementary Software
Business Editors 
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parametric Technology
Corporation, developer of the Pro/ENGINEER family of mechanical
design automation software products, today announced that it has
entered into a strategic relationship with Stone & Webster Advanced
Systems Development Services, Inc., a Boston-based subsidiary of
Stone & Webster, Incorporated. 
This relationship has resulted in the integration of Pro/ENGINEER
and STONErule, Stone & Webster's knowledge-based engineering ew generation of me
nical design automation tools based on a
unique parametric, feature-driven solid modeling technology.  These
advanced tools naturally and intuitively assist the engineering team
in productively completing a full range of
design-through-manufacturing tasks. 
STONErule provides the ability to reason about geometry and
non-geometric information within the mechanical CAD environment.
Through a direct two-way interface with Pro/ENGINEER, STONErule
knowledge bases can read and write model geometry and provide a
seamless environment for users to leverage the corporate expertise
inherent in the Pro/ENGINEER session.  STONErule for Pro/ENGINEER
will be commercially available within the calendar quarter. 
In conjunction with this new strategic relationship, Stone &
Webster has joined Parametric Technology's Cooperative Software
Program (CSP), which provides an open software environment for CSP
members to integrate their products with Pro/ENGINEER.  The
Cooperative Software Program includes leading software suppliers from
disciplines that complement the mechanical
design-through-manufacturing process -- such as engineering analysis,
manufacturing post- processing, rapid prototyping and electronic
design automation. 
"The integration of STONErule and Pro/ENGINEER gives our users
the ability to leverage the knowledge of their best experts, allowing
them to build corporate experience directly into their product
development efforts,"  said Louis J.  Volpe, Parametric Technology's
vice president of marketing and operations.  "This is an important
goal for many of our largest customers, and we're pleased that we can
address this need through our relationship with Stone & Webster." 
Dr.  Kenneth Reinschmidt, president of Stone & Webster Advanced
Systems Development Services, added: "We believe the combination of
STONErule's integrated knowledge-based engineering technology with
Pro/ENGINEER provides a unique potential to incorporate intelligence
and cross-disciplinary knowledge into the design and manufacturing
Stone & Webster Advanced Systems Development Services, Inc.
provides a variety of software products and services to engineering
and manufacturing companies.  These products include knowledge-based
engineering systems for design and manufacturing, as well as CAD/CAM
and database application integration systems.  Other Stone & Webster
products include knowledge-based systems for production scheduling,
plant operations and maintenance, and equipment diagnostics.  Stone &
Webster also prCAE technology is revolutionizing the mechanical design
automation process with a strategy that emphasizes technological
leadership, aggressive price/performance, hardware independence,
worldwide distribution and extensive customer support. 
Pro/ENGINEER is a registered trademark of Parametric Technology
Corporation.  STONErule is a registered trademark of Stone & Webster,
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