PTC Announces Expert Moldbase Extension 3.0 for Pro/ENGINEER(R)

Component Manufacturer Increases Mold Production by 270% in Just Two Months  
  NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the product 
development company(TM), today announced a new moldbase add-on for 
Pro/ENGINEER(R), Pro/ENGINEER Expert Mold Extension (EMX).  EMX is a 
knowledge-based moldbase assembly and detailing tool that provides enhanced 
functionality to the existing Pro/ENGINEER mold tool.  Created specifically 
for mold designers, this tool facilitates the mold design process and improves 
productivity.  
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Pro/ENGINEER EMX dramatically decreases the time it takes mold designers 
to create, customize and detail moldbase assemblies and components needed for 
plastic injection and die cast molds.  Pro/ENGINEER EMX provides "smart," 
automated moldbases and mold components.  After components are placed, 
operations such as clearance cuts and drilled and tapped holes are 
automatically performed on the appropriate neighboring plates and components. 
This process relieves the mold designer of time consuming and repetitive mold 
detailing tasks.  In addition, complex design tasks are made simple and the 
learning curve is radically shortened through a revolutionary new user 
interface.  
"We believe that Pro/ENGINEER EMX is a revolutionary approach to moldbase 
design and detailing.  Pro/ENGINEER EMX is an intuitive, knowledge-based tool 
that allows mold designers to hone their skills and establish their own best 
practices in the mold design process," said Brian Shepherd, senior vice 
president, PTC MCAD & Solutions Marketing.  "It is important for us to provide 
software solutions that save designers time, decreasing their time-to-market 
and ultimately, improving their bottom line."  
Hon Hai Precision Component Manufacturing, which operates in the U.S. as 
Foxconn Electronics, Inc., has seen a dramatic improvement in its mold design 
process by using Pro/ENGINEER EMX.  "After implementing EMX in one of our 
factories, we have experienced an increase in mold production by 270% in just 
two months," said Shang-Heng Shieh, R&D manager, Hon Hai.  "PTC's Pro/ENGINEER 
EMX has enabled us to capture our own design best practices directly within 
the mold components and assemblies.  This knowledge can then be passed along 
to other designers, saving us valuable time and money.  We can put more focus 
on creating the best products rather than training new or less experienced 
designers."  


    The mold design functionality in Pro/ENGINEER EMX allows designers to: 
      -- Easily design, customize and detail moldbase assemblies and components 
    -- Automatically perform moldbase operations such as clearance cuts, 
       tapped holes, component assembly, ejector pin trimming, etc. 
    -- Easily select and preview 3D components and assemblies in real-time, as 
       they would actually be situated in the moldbase, before automatic 
       placement 
    -- Have access to pre-made components and assemblies from over 15 moldbase 
       and component suppliers, so building model libraries is unnecessary 
    -- Automatically create drawings for assemblies and components including 
       BOM with balloon notes and hole charts 
    -- Automatically verify entire mold opening sequence including slider, 
       lifter, and ejector actuation 


  Pro/ENGINEER EMX is available for Pro/ENGINEER 2001 and 2000i2.  For more 
information visit http://www.ptc.com/products/proe/emx/index.htm or call your 
local sales office.  
  About PTC  
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) develops, markets, and supports software solutions that 
help manufacturers get superior products to market before their competitors. 
PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product 
development.  The company services more than 32,000 customers worldwide. 
Further information on PTC is available at http://www.ptc.com.  
  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 risks and uncertainties include PTC's ability to 
anticipate and adequately respond to evolving customer requirements, to 
successfully develop products and services that meet those requirements, and 
to successfully work with third parties to integrate and support technologies 
in order to offer competitive products together with such other risks and 
uncertainties as are detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with 
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on 
Form 10-K and 10-Q.  
PTC, The Product Development Company, Pro/ENGINEER, and all PTC product 
names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric 
Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other 
countries.  


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