PTC Introduces PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 with Improved Productivity and Multi-CAD Interoperability

  PTC Introduces PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 with Improved Productivity and
  Multi-CAD Interoperability

  Supporting a focus on high value product development activities by making
    everyday design tasks easier and enabling more efficient collaboration

Business Wire

NEEDHAM, Mass. -- June 16, 2014

PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) today announced the availability of PTC Creo®
Elements/Direct® 19.0 software. This latest version of the company’s direct
modeling software delivers productivity enhancements in the core areas of
modeling, drafting and data management. These enhancements are complemented by
greater interoperability with PTC Creo 3.0 and other non-PTC CAD systems, via
PTC’s Unite™ technology.

“With PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0, we have introduced new multi-CAD import
functionality to support collaboration, a key aspect of the modern product
development process,” said Martin Neumüller, Director of Product Management,
PTC. “PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 also introduces new and enhanced
capabilities and streamlined workflows to improve ease of use and

“The new import capabilities in PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 will allow us to
collaborate more effectively with companies using different CAD tools,” said
Nobuaki Sugimoto, mechanical designer, Icom, Inc.

Specific enhancements introduced with this release include:

Enhanced multi-CAD collaboration

  *Support for direct import of SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor data enables
    teams to quickly and easily incorporate design information without the
    need for additional software. Upward compatibility with PTC Creo is also
    significantly enhanced.

Optimized design workflows

  *Higher productivity is enabled through optimized design workflows for a
    variety of regularly used features. In addition, the introduction of
    template-based drawing creation significantly reduces redundant effort by
    enabling the re-use of existing drawings as a starting point.

New concept design capabilities

  *Concept design is made easier with the introduction of new 2D and 3D tools
    including support for the use of 2D images in concept development, a
    palette of pre-defined 2D shapes and new curve creation commands.

New sheet metal capabilities

  *New capabilities in the sheet metal module allow the creation of fully
    valid, un-foldable sheet metal parts that represent a transition between
    two parallel profiles.

Scalable data management

  *Through core infrastructural improvements, PTC Creo Elements/Direct Model
    Manager delivers greater scalability for large deployments.

Additional Resources:

  *What's New in PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0
  *Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0
  *PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Version Comparison
  *PTC Live Newsroom

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and
service advantage. PTC's technology solutions help customers transform the way
they create, operate and service products for a smart, connected, world.
Founded in 1985, PTC employs approximately 6,000 professionals serving more
than 28,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing
industries worldwide. Get more information at

PTC, Creo, Elements/Direct, Unite and the PTC logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and
in other countries.

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