TDCI Joins PTC PartnerAdvantage™ Program

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TDCI’s BuyDesign® Flex3D Connects PTC®Pro/ENGINEER® to the BuyDesign Guided Selling and Product Configuration Solution Suite

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With the addition of TDCI to the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program, Pro/ENGINEER users have a powerful solution for dynamic generation and use of configuration-specific CAD information for configure-to-order products.

Columbus, Ohio. TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), the developer of the BuyDesign® guided selling and product configuration suite, announced today that it has joined PTC’s PartnerAdvantage™ Program as a silver partner. Inclusion in the partner program, which provides TDCI with access to PTC technology and resources, followed a review of the BuyDesign product configurator (BuyDesign Configurator) and BuyDesign Flex3D dynamic 3D CAD product model generator using Pro/ENGINEER, as well as a conceptual framework for defining integration between BuyDesign and PTC’s Windchill® Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.    

BuyDesign Flex3D works with BuyDesign Configurator and 3D CAD systems such as Pro/ENGINEER to dynamically generate configuration-specific 3D models based on user-specified features, options, and dimensions. BuyDesign Configurator & BuyDesign Flex3D dynamically resolve Pro/ENGINEER model templates containing assembly and part templates, parametric relationships, and geometric constraints at run-time to generate CAD outputs, as well as detail drawings and manufacturing information.

BuyDesign Configurator and BuyDesign Flex3D combined with Pro/ENGINEER dramatically reduce the time and cost required to produce configuration-specific product definitions at an as-engineered level of detail and accuracy suitable for use by engineering, sales, and manufacturing. It replaces time-consuming and tedious manual CAD operator activity with automatic generation of:

  •     High level models and quote drawings to support product visualization and customer collaboration during the sales process.
  •     Specification drawings and CAD files for delivery to the customer once the order is placed.
  •     Shop drawings such as detail, section, quality and inspection drawings at the assembly, subassembly, and component level for use by manufacturing.
  •     Detailed assembly models for use by engineers for further engineering analysis or to generate CNC instructions for numerically controlled equipment.

BuyDesign Flex3D is a plug-in to BuyDesign Configurator – the same product configurator used in BuyDesign Guided Selling applications to support the full Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) cycle from end customer interest generation through self-service buying or sales order entry.

“We are very pleased that PTC views the BuyDesign suite, including the product configurator, Flex3D generator and guided selling applications as tools that are important to its customers, and we’re delighted to have been included in the PartnerAdvantage Program,” said Dan DeMuth, TDCI President. “This relationship enables us to deliver leading edge product configuration technology and guided selling solutions that fully leverage the power of 3D CAD.”

Andy Barlow, PTC’s Senior Director of Business Development, stated, “With the addition of TDCI to the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program, Pro/ENGINEER users have a powerful solution for dynamic generation and use of configuration-specific CAD information for configure-to-order products.” He continued, “The partner program is comprised of software providers selected for their expertise. Through our review process, TDCI demonstrated its expertise in sales configuration, guided selling, and dynamic 3D CAD generation. The company is a great addition to the program.”

About TDCI and BuyDesign
TDCI ( specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI’s BuyDesign® software is a comprehensive web-based guided selling and configuration solution developed to help companies increase sales by becoming ‘easy to do business with’ while improving profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors. Built using a powerful product configurator, BuyDesign provides guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, and drawing and data generation within modular applications for quoting and ordering, self-service buying, consumer interest creation, and more.


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