Announce Strategic Relationship to Integrate Complementary Software Products 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 processes." 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, Incorporated.
PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY AND STONE & WEBSTER
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