SOURCE: CoCreate Software

March 20, 2006 08:00 ET

CoCreate Wins Design News' 2006 Golden Mousetrap Award

CoCreate Voted #1 Over CATIA, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, and Alibre

FORT COLLINS, CO and SINDELFINGEN, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- CoCreate Software, Inc., a leading provider of 3rd Generation PLM software applications, and Design News, a top engineering magazine with over 170,000 readers, today announced that CoCreate was awarded the 2006 Golden Mousetrap Award for Best CAD/PLM Software Product.

For the 2006 Golden Mousetrap Award, Design News selected five finalists from the industry's top CAD/PLM vendors who all recently launched a major product. The final selection from these five was made by Design News' readers that voted CoCreate's OneSpace 2006 product suite as being the best CAD/PLM software product over CATIA®, SolidWorks™, Autodesk Inventor®, and Alibre™.

"Receiving the Golden Mousetrap Award is a tremendous honor for our company," said William M. Gascoigne, CoCreate CEO. "We delight in the recognition this brings us from engineering users and our industry.

"CoCreate offers a fresh approach to design and product lifecycle management. With the 2006 release of our OneSpace product suite, we are delivering capabilities that are unmatched by our competitors and set to disrupt the status quo within our industry. This is thrilling news for both our employees and customers alike," he said.

With the OneSpace 2006 release, CoCreate punctuated the differences between history-free Dynamic Modeling and history-based design. Each approach offers unique benefits and serves distinctly different needs within the market.

"It's rewarding for our readers to be designers today, who use world-class tools in their work, and rise to the challenge of new product development," says Karen Field, Design News Editor-in-Chief. "The 2006 Golden Mousetrap Awards highlighted this very exciting industry that we all participate in. Please congratulate CoCreate on this year's award."

Besides Dynamic Modeling, the 2006 release provides a practical answer for PLM. CoCreate focuses on the PLM process and fills the gap between product planning and manufacturing systems, such as ERP, with a rich product development suite.

Unlike traditional PLM, which typically adds yet another enterprise IT layer, CoCreate complements existing IT investments and introduces a rich 3D master model to extend the reach of design data throughout the organization. This new way of thinking is prompting companies that had previously rejected PLM to now pursue it in a more attainable and cost-effective way. CoCreate terms this approach, "PLM that makes sense."

Podcast: Tune in and listen to CoCreate's Director of Marketing, Scott Carlin, and Design News' Editor-in-Chief, Karen Field, talk about the Golden Mousetrap Award.

About CoCreate

CoCreate develops 3rd generation PLM software for companies that want to accelerate their business with lean product development, fast design creation, and efficient knowledge re-use. CoCreate is also the world's #1 provider of Dynamic Modeling technology, an approach to 3D product development that delivers unrivaled speed, flexibility and responsiveness to change throughout the design process, and is the key enabler for lean product development. You can find CoCreate products in more than 30 countries and on the Web at

CoCreate is a trademark of CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG.

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    Todd Black
    CoCreate Software, Inc. North America
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    Reiko Tai
    CoCreate Software Company, Japan/Asia-Pacific
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    Thomas Roser
    CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG, Europe
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