CAD Schroer Partners with MDCGroup, Inc. to Bring Powerful, Integrated Drafting Support to Pro/ENGINEER® Customers in the Philippines

Moers, Germany – 22nd January 2007: CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, and PTC® European Software Partner of the Year, today welcomed a new reseller in the Philippines, focusing on STHENO/PRO, the legacy data management and drafting solution fully integrated with Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/INTRALINK® and Windchill PDMLink™.

CSG, known for its MEDUSA4™ and STHENO/PRO™ MCAD software suites, has a strong international presence with offices in Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. “Offering local, friendly, and technically competent advice to our customers has always been our fundamental strength,” says Michael Schroer, founding Director of the company that has grown from strength to strength since its beginnings as a CAD-based engineering services provider in 1986.

New Partners in Key Locations

Its extensive reseller network, which subscribes to the same ethos, already covers much of the globe, but there is plenty of room for growth in specific countries and market niches. “Our latest partner drive focuses on suppliers to Pro/ENGINEER® customers, who recognise STHENO/PRO as an unrivalled solution”, says Joep Brouwers, CSG’s International Channel Manager. “This month we are pleased to welcome MDC, a recognised technology and market leader in the field of mechanical design automation for the discrete and non-discrete manufacturing industry.”

Welcome MDCGroup - New Partner in the Philippines:

About MDCGroup

Established by Carlos Almazan and Gregory Declaro in June 1995, MDCGroup, located in Muntinlupa City, the Philippines, today has a team of eight highly trained and experienced technical engineers to support its present client base, offering solutions around the PTC, Rhino®, Sprut Technology®, CGTECH®, and Cimmetry Systems® product ranges, as well as providing training, support and consultancy services.

“We are thrilled to be working with CAD Schroer,” says Carlos Almazan, the company’s General Manager. “Most engineering organisations using Pro/ENGINEER as their core design tool have varying 2D strategies that create dispersed non-integrated digital data. In most cases, PDM strategies are greatly hampered by such a situation. With CAD Schroer’s STHENO/PRO product we can now offer an ideal drafting and data consolidation solution for our Pro/ENGINEER customer base.”

Developed in partnership with PTC®

“PTC and CSG have enjoyed a very successful, close and collaborative partnership for many years now,” says Gearoid Smyth, Head of Global Marketing Programs at PTC, “and STHENO/PRO is testament to this relationship, offering best in class 2D and legacy maintenance, which means new and existing Pro/ENGINEER customers can easily transfer valuable 2D drawings into their 3D world.”

STHENO/PRO replaces the need for a 3-tier (Pro/E – 2D – paper) approach, working hand-in-glove with Pro/DETAIL™, offering seamless, bi-directional data exchange, and the incorporation, editing and maintenance of raster data. It allows for the quick and easy creation of things like 2D concepts, layouts and tender designs, as well as 2D adaptations of Pro/DETAIL® sheets for product designs, technical manuals, and installation designs.

“No matter which corner of the globe you visit, design engineers have much in common: they need competent advice, backed by reliable, efficient, integrated tools that work the way engineers do – freeing, rather than restricting, creativity,”
Michael Schroer concludes, “STHENO/PRO has managed to capture the imagination of customers throughout the world, precipitating our move for further expansion. We are always pleased to find partners who, as leaders in their field, share our passion for friendly and competent customer support, providing real added value to any systems implementation.”

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