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PTC IdeaSite event conclusions summary


PTC IdeaSite event conclusions summary

PTC/USER Members

As of April 1, 2009, PTC successfully concluded the four IdeaSite events
that were kicked off in mid-February. After running the events for 3
weeks and then spending 2 weeks reviewing the results, PTC is now ready
to share the conclusions drawn from these ideation campaigns. The
entire experience, a first of this type for us in gathering and
discussing feedback for future product directions, has proven to be a
successful. We have found it to be a valuable method of communication
with us here at PTC. Much was learned by the Product Management team
and many of the ideas generated by these events will be put in to
products we are building right now!

To find the event results for:

1. Product Cost Management

2. Mathcad - Pro/E Interoperability

3. Windchill System Monitoring

4. Conceptual Engineering

Please see the attached conclusion documents.

For those of you who participated, we want to thank you for your
involvement and valuable contributions. For those of you who did not
participate this time, we will be running more ideation events in the
future where you can get involved. It is you - our active and concerned
PTC user community - that is helping drive our mutual success. We look
forward to more collaboration like this in the months and years to come.


David Blair

(on behalf of the PTC Product Management Team)


Don't screw up Mathcad just to add stuff to Pro/E.

Mathcad has a large user base that does not necessarily use Pro/E. Make
it a hard and fast requirement that these changes will not cause loss in
functionallity of Mathcad or loss in performance. Numerical programs
like Mathcad use lots of CPU to handle large data sets, and if all of
these nice-ities for Pro/E decrease the performance --- You will lose
Mathcad customers.

I have been using Mathcad, since version 4, and it has the best
interface for doing mathematics of any package out there. I have been
very impressed with Mathsoft's ability to construct a quality product.

From a software engineering standpoint, it sounds good. I believe you
could actual do what you propose, but don't rush it. Do it with the
Mathsoft's quality standard.

David Hickerson

PS. I used to program against Pro/Develop for Pro/E.
Check out the latest
Mathcad Tip
"PTC Mathcad 15 / Prime 1-6 Update."