Leading Australian Race Team Adopts CoCreate SolidDesigner for Solid Modeling

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from CoCreate Software, Inc.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CoCreate Software, Inc., a
 global provider of design tools and real-time distributed engineering
 solutions, today announced that Perkins Engineering, which designs and
 manufactures race cars for Castrol Perkins Racing in Australia, has
 standardized on CoCreate Software's SolidDesigner solid modeling CAD solution.
     Speed counts in auto racing, not just on the track, but also in developing
 the most innovative designs and products.  In designing components for race
 cars, the tradeoffs made among often competing design goals --
 manufacturability, innovation, cost and quality -- determine how quickly a new
 design can be implemented.  The more complex and innovative the design, the
 more at risk the project is of not meeting its time-to-market and budget goals
 -- especially if there is a protracted prototyping phase.  SolidDesigner
 solves this engineering problem by allowing a large portion of the design and
 development to be carried out prior to the start of machining or fabrication.
     "Reducing production lead-time, a hallmark of Perkins Engineering, is
 always a primary goal," said Larry Perkins, Director of Perkins Engineering.
 "We can now realize product innovations in lead times only dreamed of prior to
 commissioning SolidDesigner.  It has helped us achieve an unrivalled record of
 producing fast, reliable vehicles for V8 Supercar racing."
     CoCreate's SolidDesigner is a 3D-based solution for product development,
 tailored specifically to the needs of mechanical and electromechanical
 engineers.  Unlike other solid modelers, it is based on a Dynamic Modeling
 paradigm.  It frees designers from working within predetermined design
 constraints, allowing them to explore more options -- without having to start
 over.
     "CoCreate continues to make major strides in the development of a
 comprehensive suite of software solutions for managing the entire design and
 product development process," said Tilman Schad, President and CEO for
 CoCreate.  "Conventional modeling systems often force the most experienced
 designers to keep working on existing product designs and minor revisions.
 With SolidDesigner, design engineers have more flexibility and can create and
 deliver truly innovative products."
 
     About Perkins
     Perkins Engineering was established in 1970 and has grown to become one of
 Australia's leading suppliers of components to suit Holden V8 Supercars.  The
 team's record of producing strong reliable cars is unrivalled.  The owner of
 Perkins Engineering is Larry Perkins, one of Australia's most successful and
 respected motor racing drivers.
 
     About CoCreate
     CoCreate Software, Inc., a pioneer and leader in collaborative product
 design, was originally established in 1984 as a division of Hewlett-Packard
 Company.  Today, CoCreate develops collaboration, mechanical Computer Aided
 Design (CAD) and Product Data Management (PDM) software that improves
 communication by supporting the concept of Global Design Teams Working
 Together.  The software includes OneSpace for distributed, collaborative
 product development; SolidDesigner for product modeling design; ME10 for 2-D
 design, drafting and documentation; and WorkManager for distributed, product
 information and process management.  CoCreate solutions are known for
 high-quality, ease of use, customization and support of industry standards.
 They are available in 10 languages and are installed on more than 150,000
 systems in design, engineering and manufacturing organizations worldwide.
 
     CoCreate is a trademark of CoCreate Software, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE CoCreate Software, Inc.
    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CoCreate Software, Inc., a
 global provider of design tools and real-time distributed engineering
 solutions, today announced that Perkins Engineering, which designs and
 manufactures race cars for Castrol Perkins Racing in Australia, has
 standardized on CoCreate Software's SolidDesigner solid modeling CAD solution.
     Speed counts in auto racing, not just on the track, but also in developing
 the most innovative designs and products.  In designing components for race
 cars, the tradeoffs made among often competing design goals --
 manufacturability, innovation, cost and quality -- determine how quickly a new
 design can be implemented.  The more complex and innovative the design, the
 more at risk the project is of not meeting its time-to-market and budget goals
 -- especially if there is a protracted prototyping phase.  SolidDesigner
 solves this engineering problem by allowing a large portion of the design and
 development to be carried out prior to the start of machining or fabrication.
     "Reducing production lead-time, a hallmark of Perkins Engineering, is
 always a primary goal," said Larry Perkins, Director of Perkins Engineering.
 "We can now realize product innovations in lead times only dreamed of prior to
 commissioning SolidDesigner.  It has helped us achieve an unrivalled record of
 producing fast, reliable vehicles for V8 Supercar racing."
     CoCreate's SolidDesigner is a 3D-based solution for product development,
 tailored specifically to the needs of mechanical and electromechanical
 engineers.  Unlike other solid modelers, it is based on a Dynamic Modeling
 paradigm.  It frees designers from working within predetermined design
 constraints, allowing them to explore more options -- without having to start
 over.
     "CoCreate continues to make major strides in the development of a
 comprehensive suite of software solutions for managing the entire design and
 product development process," said Tilman Schad, President and CEO for
 CoCreate.  "Conventional modeling systems often force the most experienced
 designers to keep working on existing product designs and minor revisions.
 With SolidDesigner, design engineers have more flexibility and can create and
 deliver truly innovative products."
 
     About Perkins
     Perkins Engineering was established in 1970 and has grown to become one of
 Australia's leading suppliers of components to suit Holden V8 Supercars.  The
 team's record of producing strong reliable cars is unrivalled.  The owner of
 Perkins Engineering is Larry Perkins, one of Australia's most successful and
 respected motor racing drivers.
 
     About CoCreate
     CoCreate Software, Inc., a pioneer and leader in collaborative product
 design, was originally established in 1984 as a division of Hewlett-Packard
 Company.  Today, CoCreate develops collaboration, mechanical Computer Aided
 Design (CAD) and Product Data Management (PDM) software that improves
 communication by supporting the concept of Global Design Teams Working
 Together.  The software includes OneSpace for distributed, collaborative
 product development; SolidDesigner for product modeling design; ME10 for 2-D
 design, drafting and documentation; and WorkManager for distributed, product
 information and process management.  CoCreate solutions are known for
 high-quality, ease of use, customization and support of industry standards.
 They are available in 10 languages and are installed on more than 150,000
 systems in design, engineering and manufacturing organizations worldwide.
 
     CoCreate is a trademark of CoCreate Software, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  CoCreate Software, Inc.