CAD/CAE/CFD/CAO/HPC новости 13 Июня 2005 года
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Результаты 16 ежегодной конференции PTC/USER World Event

PTC, the Product Development Company™, announced the overall winner of the thirteenth annual PTC Design Awards Competition and the winners of the PTC Partner Advantage™ Awards at the 16th annual PTC/USER World Event held on June 5-8, in Orlando, Florida. The conference attracted more than 1,500 attendees representing 25 countries around the globe. PTC/USER is an independent, not for profit, corporation organized by PTC users.

Deere & Company received the Design Award for Best Overall entry for its design of the John Deere 328 Skid Steer Loader using PTC's Pro/ENGINEER® solution. Deere & Company was chosen from more than 200 entries submitted from dozens of countries.

PTC also named IBM, Proficiency and aPriori as winners of  PTC Partner Advantage Awards for their exemplary leadership in support of PTC customers and programs.

This year’s PTC/USER event included the launch of Windchill® 8.0, a major release of PTC’s data management and collaboration software and Pro/INTRALINK® 8.0, a next generation version of the Pro/ENGINEER® data management solution. Attendees participated in more than 80 technical and business seminars, tutorials and demonstrations presented by expert PTC users, partners and PTC staff. The conference exhibit hall hosted more than100 demonstrations of the latest tools and technologies from industry partners such as HP, Intel, Sun Microsystems, AMD, Adobe Systems, NIKA, and IBM.

“This year’s event was another great success with a record number of attendees participating in a wide array of educational sessions and very informative keynote presentations,” said Evan Caille, president, PTC/USER. “PTC provided valuable insight into their future product direction, including technology acquisitions. The exhibit hall was buzzing with activity as attendees visited the booths of the increased number of vendors that were present.”

PTC Design Award
The PTC Design Awards Competition is an international forum for PTC customers to display successful product design achievements using PTC solutions. Awards are given in each of seven industry categories: consumer, education (K-12), education (college and university), high-tech and electronics, heavy equipment, life sciences, and transportation.

"Using PTC Pro/ENGINEER along with highly detailed assembly modeling practices helped optimize the 300 series skid steer hydraulic and hydrostatic plumbing for the best possible assembly and serviceability while maintaining the smallest possible overall packaging," said Matt T. Deutmeyer, designer, Skid Steer Hydraulics, John Deere Dubuque Works, Worldwide Construction and Forestry Division.

"The participants in this year's PTC Design Award Competition not only rose to the challenge of the event, but exceeded expectations,” said Mark Hodges, divisional vice president, customer support and operations, PTC and member of the PTC/USER Board of Directors. "Deere and Company’s winning design demonstrates the powerful capabilities of PTC’s software solutions and underscores the innovation and commitment to product excellence that characterizes the PTC/USER community.”

An expert panel of judges including individuals from several major engineering publications participated in the judging for the PTC Design Awards Competition. Finalists in the competition were also judged by participants at the PTC/USER World Event and online. Decisions were based on the entries' comprehensive use of PTC solutions, creativity, and technical merit. Submissions were also evaluated on the benefits each design or design process has provided to the entrant's company. Individual winners were selected in each industry category.

Individual category winners for the PTC Awards Competition 2005 included:
• Consumer: Concepts 2 Reality – Remote-Controlled Toy Truck
• Education, K-12: British School of Washington – Open60 Class Trimaran
• Education, College and University: University of Oklahoma – 2005 Sooner Racing Team Formula SAE Vehicle
• High-Tech Electronics: Plug Power, Inc. – GenSite™ Electronics Enclosure
• Heavy Equipment: Deere & Company – John Deere 328 Skid Steer Loader
• Life Sciences: US Surgical/Tyco Healthcare – Auto Suture GIA™ w/DST™ Surgical Stapler
• Transportation: Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau – DOZOR-B Armored Personnel Carrier

All of the seven winning entries can be viewed at

PTC Partner Awards
The annual PTC Partner Advantage Awards recognize key contributors to the partner program for their initiative, energy and integration efforts in supporting our customers and promoting PTC’s and our program’s goals. 

Recipients of the 2005 PTC Partner Advantage Awards for outstanding contribution, commitment and dedication to PTC products and the PTC/USER community are:
• IBM - Strategic Partner of the Year
• Proficiency - Software Partner of the Year
• aPriori  - Innovation Partner of the Year

“The Partner Advantage Program members play a key role in helping PTC to fully address the needs of our users,” said John Stuart, senior vice president of global partners and education, PTC. “We are pleased to recognize IBM, Proficiency, and aPriori for their outstanding contributions in deploying solutions that deliver value to our customers and their commitment to the success of the PTC Partner Advantage Program.”

“For clients that choose PTC solutions, IBM provides a choice of hardware and middleware platforms as well as On Demand fully managed solutions with per-user pricing.  By working jointly in development, marketing and sales, IBM and PTC deliver tangible business advantage to clients.” Rich Michos, VP, Systems & Technology Group, Solutions Marketing, IBM.

"PTC's Product Development System is complemented by a broad range of offerings delivered through a large network of software, technology and service providers," said Iain Michel, vice president, business development and partner programs, PTC.  "By partnering with leaders in their respective fields, we provide the entire spectrum of capabilities our customers need to succeed.  Over the past year, IBM, Proficiency, and aPriori have exemplified this dedication to our joint customers and we're pleased to recognize them today."

Partners were judged on a variety of measurements, including commitment to the PLM industry, the strength of their technology roadmap, response to the market demands in platform and software requirements, the quality of their day-to-day operations support and executive level support, and support of PTC Go-To-Market programs.

About PTC
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions to more than 35,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include many of the world's most innovative manufacturing companies in the aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer, electronics & high technology, industrial equipment and medical products industries. PTC is included in the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit

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