Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)         January 19, 2005

                        Parametric Technology Corporation
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

       Massachusetts                     0-18059                 04-2866152
(State or Other Jurisdiction           (Commission             (IRS Employer
     of Incorporation)                 File Number)          Identification No.)

140 Kendrick Street,  Needham,  Massachusetts                    02494-2714
   (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                      (Zip Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code:  (781) 370-5000     

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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                        Section 2 - Financial Information

Item  2.02.   Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 19, 2005 the company issued a press release announcing results for
its fiscal quarter ended January 1, 2005. A copy of the press release is
furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

                  Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item  9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c)  Exhibits

99.1     A copy of the press release issued by Parametric Technology Corporation
         on January 19, 2005 is furnished herewith.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                    Parametric Technology Corporation

Date: January 19, 2005              By: /s/ Cornelius F. Moses, III      
                                       Cornelius F. Moses, III
                                       Executive Vice President and
                                       Chief Financial Officer