CAD Schroer Partners with Customer Driven Technology to Bring Powerful, Integrated Drafting to Pro/ENGINEER® Customers in the American Midwest

Moers, Germany – 21 November 2007: CAD Schroer Group (CSG), the global engineering solutions provider, today welcomed Customer Driven Technology, Inc., a new reseller in the United States, focusing on STHENO/PRO®, the only 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 Customer Driven Technology, which provides software solutions, training, and engineering services to meet customer demands in a rapidly changing product development landscape.”

About Customer Driven Technology, Inc.

Customer Driven Technology (CDT), which serves the American Midwest with offices in Kansas and Texas, is experienced in selling, supporting, and implementing the entire PTC® product suite. From product conception to production and eventually to obsolescence, the company specialises in reducing product development and delivery times. CDT employs people with real world engineering and manufacturing experience to help its customers get the highest returns from their investment.

“We were keen to partner with CSG to add STHENO/PRO to our portfolio of solutions because it just makes so much sense. Almost every customer we sell to or support in the Pro/ENGINEER arena has some type of 2D legacy. CSG has made it easy to use all of that 2D legacy and integrate it with Pro/ENGINEER. And customers can become more productive without a huge investment: for little more than their current 2D’s maintenance, they can move to STHENO/PRO,” says TJ Dial, CDT’s Business Manager and President.

Developed in partnership with PTC®

“PTC and CSG have been working in close partnership to ensure that STHENO/PRO‘s development is tightly aligned with PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER strategy,” says Michael Campbell, Vice President of Product Management at PTC. “The product has now reached an impressive degree of maturity and technical innovation, and we fully endorse it as the ideal 2D partner application for Pro/ENGINEER, obviating some of our customers’ need for separate drafting packages, such as AutoCAD®. Pro/ENGINEER and STHENO/PRO work hand-in-glove to form the ultimate 2D to 3D solution in companies with a considerable 2D legacy or supply chain.”

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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