Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 FAQ

What's the news with this release?

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 offers enhancements that optimize four key global design processes and further improve personal and process productivity.

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 also improves Electromechanical Design processes. Create electromechanical designs faster with automated ribbon cabling and new ECAD-MCAD collaboration capabilities. Now you can easily identify incremental changes and cross-highlight between MCAD and ECAD circuit board design changes.

Furthermore, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 showcases PTC’s continued focus on usability and quality. Pro/ENGINEER is easier to use and improves personal productivity by letting users create designs faster using a modern, familiar, consistent user interface. As evidenced through CMMI certification and more stringent QA criteria, PTC’s continued commitment to quality ensures that customers get the highest quality release. Pro/ENGINEER is the only CAD software from a major vendor that has achieved a CMMI rating (Level II).

How does Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 fit within the PTC Product Development System (PDS)?

Pro/ENGINEER is an integral part of PTC’s Product Development System. It enables manufacturers to create high-fidelity, digital product definitions and optimize key product development processes. Pro/ENGINEER provides a complete set of capabilities, including Solid Modeling, Surfacing, Rendering, Data Interoperability, Routed Systems Design, Simulation, Tolerance Analysis, and NC and Tooling Design. Pro/ENGINEER was designed to work with PTC’s other industry leading solutions as a system, seamlessly connecting to Windchill, ProductView, Mathcad and Arbortext.

PTC offers the broadest range of powerful product development packages on the market today. Pro/ENGINEER is available in packages scaled to fit any size company or design challenge. The scalability of these packages allows you to add new users and expand capabilities (including Windchill, ProductView, Mathcad, and Arbortext capabilities) with new modules as your needs grow. No matter which package you choose, you’ll get the industry’s fastest, most powerful tools.

More information on the PTC Product Development System and Pro/ENGINEER Packages is available at www.ptc.com.

Briefly describe a few specific new capabilities and benefits in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0.

Global Design Process Enhancements

Detailed Design

Design Outsourcing

Verification and Validation

Manufacturing Tooling and Factory Equipment Design

Electromechanical Design Enhancements

Detailed Design

What new modules are available with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0?

Six new modules are being introduced with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0:

What are the new “lite”capabilities in Pro/ENGINEER?

By upgrading to the latest maintenance release, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 M070, all Pro/ENGINEER customers will receive more, free capabilities. CAE Lite, CAM Lite, and Mankin Lite are now included in all Pro/ENGINEER packages:

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 M070 is available as of February 2009.* Upgrade today to experience productivity gains from hundreds of other enhancements in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0!

What services are available for getting Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 solutions rapidly into production?

PTC Global Services provides a blend of strategic process consulting, system implementation services, and a unique education approach to help leading companies realize the full value of Pro/ENGINEER. These activities have been integrated together and executed using an innovative Realized Value Methodology, a collection of best practices and lessons learned from thousands of customer engagements to ensure that our customers realize the most value from their investment in the shortest possible timeframe. These assets can be utilized through various standard engagements that are designed to meet the needs of a particular business process, industry or implementation stage.

What training will customers require with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0? Are there standard update user based training classes for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 and where can I get additional Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 training information?

PTC has a role-based curriculum; therefore the amount of training that customers will require depends on the role they perform. Check out our Role-based curriculum maps, including role descriptions. There will be standard user-based update training for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0. PTC also offers eLearning libraries (formally know as eLearning subscriptions) which offers unlimited access to all Web-based training materials available on the current release. Please refer to the PTC training Web page which contains information on both classroom and Web-based training.

How can I learn more about Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0?

For additional information, please visit the Pro/ENGINEER product page. If you are a current PTC customer, please contact your PTC sales representative for more information.

When will Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 be available?

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 and all 6 new modules are available now!

How can I get Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0?

PTC is no longer automatically shipping CDs for new product releases to maintenance customers. As with other maintenance releases, you can conveniently download Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 or order your free CD from the PTC support site.

Not a customer? Please contact PTC for a local sales representative or reseller for more information on purchasing Pro/ENGINEER.

NOTE: The timing of any product release, including any features or functionality, is subject to change at PTC’s discretion.

 
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