PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION

follow-on order for software and services from Sharp of Japan 
Business Editors 
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 1995--Parametric
Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: PMTC) announced today that it has received
a follow-on order for software and services valued at more than $1.5
million from Sharp Corp. of Osaka, Japan. 
The majority of the order represents additional seats of PTC's
Pro/ENGINEER mechanical design automation software, which were
shipped to Sharp during PTC's second fiscal quarter (ended April 1,
1995). 
Sharp Corp., a $13.8 billion company, is a worldwide supplier of
advanced electronics for consumer and business applications.  Sharp
pioneered such technologies as Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs),
semiconductors, and Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits to
become a leader in markets for home entertainment products,
appliances, telecommunications equipment, and office automation
solutions.  The newly ordered Pro/ENGINEER seats will be used
throughout Sharp's engineering organization in Japan to design and
develop a wide range of products. 
"We are extremely pleased that Sharp Corp., a company on the
leading edge of high technology, has chosen to broaden its use of
Pro/ENGINEER in response to the productivity gains achieved with our
software," said C. Richard Harrison, Parametric Technology's
president and chief operating officer. 
Harrison added, "Sharp is one of several Japanese companies in
computers, office equipment and electronics to make large purchases
of Pro/ENGINEER software over the past few months.  We anticipated
strong continued growth throughout the region as we aggressively
expand our sales and support presence." 
Parametric Technology Corp. has emerged as the CAD/CAM/CAE
industry's leading supplier of mechanical design automation
software.  Its software tools for mechanical design, manufacturing,
and product data management are used by more than 5,000 companies
throughout the world to reduce time to market, improve engineering
processes, and optimize product quality.  The company's growth
strategy emphasizes technological leadership, aggressive
price/performance, hardware independence, worldwide distribution,
and extensive customer support. 
Pro/ENGINEER is a registered trademark of Parametric Technology
Corp.