The Best 3D CAD Tools Combine Parametric and Direct Modeling

Editor’s Note: Do you agree that the best product design strategies combine both parametric and direct modeling? Why or why not? We want to know! Be sure to submit your comments in the text box at the bottom of this page. The most innovative manufacturing companies today use a combination of parametric and direct 3D […]

Parametric vs. Direct Modeling: Which Side Are You On?

Editor’s Note: What’s your take on the parametric vs. direct modeling debate? We want to know! Be sure to submit your comments in the text box at the bottom of this page. Engineers have long debated the virtues of parametric versus direct modeling. Some like the freedom and flexibility of direct modeling, while others prefer […]

TESCO eagerly awaits the move to PTC Creo 3.0

Tesco Corporation is a big fan of PTC Creo and says the soon-to-be-released PTC Creo 3.0 will be a powerful tool for managing its CAD environments, accessing legacy data, and modifying designs using PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX). The company also has plans to use PTC Windchill. Tesco is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and […]

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Angel Delivers Clean Water Equipment with PTC Creo

Angel Equipment and Technology wants your next glass of water to be clean, safe, healthy, and even stylish. The company, based in Guangdong, China, specializes in every aspect of thirst prevention. It makes attractive water dispensers, efficient filtration systems, bottling machines, coolers, warmers, and ice makers. “Our mission is to push the application of drinking […]

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From 2D to the Model-Based Enterprise (Part I)

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In a previous post, I asked, “Why bother replacing 2D Drawings with 3D Models?” My answer looked the shortcomings of 2D drawings and the more powerful tools available for those working in 3D. The truth is, that article only hinted at what’s possible for anybody ready to rethink 2D. Consider the Model-Based Enterprise. Model-Based Enterprise […]

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Four Ways Engineering Managers Can Improve the Product Verification Process

Product verification is the comparison of as-built data to as-designed data. Basically, it ensures as-built product reflects the as-designed product, including change orders that arose during development. Companies that fail to verify products expose themselves to dangerous risks, including expensive recalls, costly product rework, and unexpected delays in product releases. While most companies perform verification, […]

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3D Printing, Tiny Robots, Composites Spotlighted on Product Lifecycle Blog

So you say you’re a big fan of science and engineering? You love hearing about cool new technologies that are changing the world we live in? Then you should know about the Product Lifecycle Stories blog. The blog is full of information about the future of manufacturing, engineering, and product design—subjects near and dear to […]

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New Webinars Explore PTC Creo’s Upgrade Packages

PTC just announced a new series of webinars that explore its PTC Creo packages and package upgrades. The package upgrades add functionality to PTC’s 3D CAD software— PTC Creo Parametric and Pro/ENGINEER.  For example, CAD users can use a package upgrade to add tools like direct modeling, simulation, and integrated PDM to their current engineering […]

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