Making the Machines That Make the Machines at DMG MORI with PTC Creo

When you talk to Michael Trenkle, mechanical engineer, about his automatic tool changer design, it’s easy to lose yourself in the details.  He’ll tell you about speed and accuracy down to the micron, and about how he ensures his subassembly interfaces with others in this 5000-part 3D model. He’ll describe the challenges of laying out […]

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Direct Modeling is Better at Capturing Design Intent

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past five years, it’s that debate gives you new perspectives. Such was the case coming out of a webinar I presented in that was titled The Pros and Cons of 3D Modeling Paradigms: Direct Modeling and History-based Modeling. Brian Thompson of PTC and Dan Staples of Siemens […]

Award-Winning Beer, 200-Year Old Brewery, KHS and PTC Creo

The master brewer at Hirsch Brewery, part of the charming family business in Tuttlingen, Germany, cherishes the old ways–the recipes, the craft, the local spring water, and the carefully selected traditional ingredients. But Thorsten Jauch knows it takes a modern, top-of-the-line packaging system to ensure your Weissbier retains its balanced malty sweetness when you’re ready to […]

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Design Validation and Reviews: Empowering the Review Team

In the typical design validation and review process, more than half of participants aren’t CAD experts. That’s not surprising as stakeholders come from everywhere, like manufacturing, marketing, and even customer offices—each with his or her own unique background and goals. What is surprising, though, is how we fail to accommodate those team members effectively. In […]

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Free Webinar Series: Learn the Benefits of PTC Simulation Solutions

Problems found earlier in the design process reduce development costs and save time. See how simulating the performance of your design early and often can reduce physical prototyping and enable you to make better design decisions. In just 25 minutes, see how PTC’s simulation solutions can help you accurately: Predict product performance while you design […]

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Dallara Automobili: Why It’s Not Enough to Be a Great Designer

“You can be in love with designing things,” says Luca Pignacca, chief designer at Dallara Automobili.  “It is more difficult to be in love with organization.” Exactly. That’s why we enjoy images of a nicely rendered racecar more than, say, a screenshot of a nicely managed database. “Nonetheless,” Pignacca warns, “you can be the best […]

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The Rise of the Simulation and Test Executive

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Aren’t inter-departmental politics fun? They occur in any organization when resources are few. And since the economic downturn and executive’s turn towards cost control strategies, budgets have been rare resources indeed. In this post, we’ll look at how the often conflicted relationship between simulation and test is taking a friendlier turn, especially under a rising […]

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Simplifying Models for Analysis Using the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

Recently, I discussed how the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) makes working with imported CAD data , and accommodating late stage design changes much easier. Today, I’d like to discuss how PTC Creo FMX ( an extension of PTC Creo Parametric, the 3D modeling software) can help simplify models for analysis for both the […]

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