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Issue Date: December 2005

Lockheed Martin selects preferred MCAD tool

1 December 2005

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company - and represented in sub-Saharan Africa by its distributor, productONE - has announced that Lockheed Martin's Engineering Process Improvement Center Mechanical Subcouncil has selected Pro/Engineer as its referred mechanical computer aided design (MCAD) software. Pro/Engineer Wildfire is a 3D product design solution that helps companies to develop detailed, intuitive, and realistic digital product representations.
Lockheed Martin selected Pro/Engineer after a comprehensive benchmark of leading MCAD solutions. Among other capabilities, the benchmark analysed breadth of product functionality, support for model-centric design, surfacing, ease-of-use, and ability to support its diverse product portfolio. For Lockheed Martin, model-centric design leverages the intelligence captured in model-based product definition throughout any portion of the enterprise where those data are needed.
Lockheed Martin's selection of Pro/Engineer supports its product design and simulation-based acquisition objectives by improving innovation, reducing design cycle time, and increasing productivity. Additionally, by using Pro/Engineer to support the ASME Y14.41 standard for Digital Product Definition Data Practices, Lockheed Martin will employ annotated 3D models. This accelerates the product development process and improves design knowledge sharing, resulting in higher quality products.
"We are extremely pleased that PTC was selected as the EPI preferred MCAD software at Lockheed Martin as a result of one of the most comprehensive competitive product benchmarks that we have ever participated in," says Dick Harrison, president and chief executive officer, PTC. "As a result of this focus and our partnership with companies like Lockheed Martin, the fundamentals of a model-centric design process have become core capabilities of the PTC product suite and provide our customers with unique advantages over their competition."
"This announcement is further validation of Pro/Engineer's acceptance in the aerospace and defence industry, a trend we see growing worldwide as long term projects come to an end and technology is re-evaluated. It is rewarding to know that Lockheed went out and comprehensively tested the software available on the market and then selected Pro/Engineer. This should validate many of our local customers' choice of solution," says Turbitt, MD of productONE.
For more information contact Dayne Turbitt, productONE, 012 673 9200.

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