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Mentor Graphics Announces FloEFD for PTC Creo with Fully Embedded Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Simulation for Creo Parametric, Creo Elements/Pro and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 01, 2012 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of its FloEFD™ v11.3 Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology, the industry’s fully embedded solution for PTC’s Creo Parametric, Creo Elements/Pro, and Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire® design software. Unlike other CFD software, Mentor Graphics® FloEFD for Creo works directly with native PTC product geometry to keep pace with ongoing design changes. Since designers are using the same geometry and a common user interface for CAD and analysis, FloEFD for Creo allows users to maintain a single set of data across the entire project design flow.

A key benefit in using Mentor Graphics FloEFD for Creo is “Concurrent CFD,” which can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent in comparison to traditional CFD tools. Concurrent CFD enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties.

PTC customers using FloEFD for Creo will realize a wide range of physical simulation capabilities for fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, including a special module for electronics cooling applications with extensive property libraries.

“As a ‘Platinum’ member of the PTC PartnerAdvantage™ Program, Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division provides advanced CFD products that are seamlessly integrated with our products,” stated Brian Thompson, vice president of MCAD Product Management from PTC. “Mentor’s full support of FloEFD for Creo will help our customers eliminate design errors, reduce costs, and optimize designs involving heat transfer and fluid flow before physical prototypes.”

The FloEFD for Creo product is available today and designers can download a free CFD software version from the Mentor Graphics website at: http://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/products/floefd/floefd-creo-trial-eval.

“PTC is a valued technology partner and our FloEFD for Creo product enables our mutual customers to develop innovative products with minimized risk and higher productivity,” stated Keith Hanna, director of marketing, Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics. “Our seamless integration with PTC’s products and our leading concurrent and upfront CFD technology are designed to help our customers get to market faster, and with confidence and reliable simulation results.”

FloEFD for Creo at Planet PTC Live 2012
The Mentor Graphics FloEFD for Creo product will be featured at the Planet PTC® Live 2012 conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida, June 3-6, 2012. Visit the Mentor booth #209 during this event to see this product in action. For more information, go to: http://live.planetptc.com/.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com.

(Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark and FloEFD is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner..)

For more information, please contact:

Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664
larry_toda@mentor.com

Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics
503.685.7789
suzanne_graham@mentor.com

 
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