PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY CORP. AND ICAD INC.

announce strategic relationship: ICAD integrates its Knowledge-Based 
Engineering system with PTC's Pro/ENGINEER(R) mechanical design 
automation software 
Business Editors & Computer Writers 
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 1994--Parametric 
Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: PMTC), developer of the Pro/ENGINEER family 
of mechanical design automation software, Tuesday announced that it has 
entered into a strategic relationship with ICAD Inc. of Cambridge, 
Mass. 
As part of this relationship, ICAD has joined Parametric 
Technology's Cooperative Software Program (CSP), which enables 
companies with complementary product offerings to integrate their tools 
into the Pro/ENGINEER environment. 
As a new CSP member, ICAD has integrated its Knowledge-Based 
Engineering software, The ICAD System(TM), with Pro/ENGINEER.  The 
resultant product -- ICAD Integration to Pro/ENGINEER(R) -- combines 
the feature-based, fully associative mechanical design automation 
capabilities of Pro/ENGINEER with The ICAD System, which contains 
knowledge and expertise contributed by a company's most experienced 
engineers.   
Through the Pro/ENGINEER interface, users can access this 
expertise to automatically select, size, configure, and position 
Pro/ENGINEER geometry.  By introducing knowledge from various 
corporate disciplines up-front in the product-development process -- 
and freeing engineers from time-consuming, error-prone tasks -- ICAD 
Integration to Pro/ENGINEER(R) helps companies focus on reducing time
to market and improving quality.   
"We are pleased that ICAD has joined the Cooperative Software 
Program and integrated its knowledge-based system with Pro/ENGINEER," 
said Louis J. Volpe, Parametric Technology's senior vice president of 
marketing and operations.  "PTC customers using The ICAD System 
recognize the value of leveraging past successes, and will benefit from 
ICAD's new product through easier access to their expert knowledge." 
"The integration of PTC's feature-based software and ICAD's 
knowledge-based software provides companies the power to access their
best product-development practices while further leveraging their 
investment in Pro/ENGINEER,"  said Larry Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO 
of ICAD.  "We are enthusiastic about partnering with PTC to make the 
benefits of engineering automation available to our joint customers." 
ICAD is the world's leading provider of Knowledge-Based Engineering 
(KBE) software and services.  Its customers rank among the most 
innovative manufacturing companies in the aerospace, automotive, 
industrial equipment and consumer products industries.  ICAD's products 
provide knowledge-driven automation models which produce 
order-of-magnitude improvements in engineering lead-time, greatly 
reducing time to market and product costs while maximizing product 
quality. 
Parametric Technology Corp. has emerged as the leader in the 
mechanical design automation industry.  Its new generation of 
CAD/CAM/CAE 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. 
NOTE TO EDITORS: 
Pro/ENGINEER is a registered trademark of Parametric Technology 
Corporation.  The ICAD System is a trademark of ICAD Inc.
 
 
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