Monthly Archives: September 2012

2D Conceptual Engineering in Creo

In the CAD world today “2D” seems to be considered a dirty word. But it doesn’t have to be. Many concept engineers create detailed 2D concepts in one 2D CAD tool, then either switch to a separate 3D CAD system or hand-off the 2D design to a colleague to create the 3D model. This requires […]

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Product Lifecycle Stories: Embrace Warmer Could Save Infant Lives in Rural Communities

India-based Bang Design produced the industrial design for a new portable incubator called the Embrace. It’s like a mini sleeping bag which can provide lifesaving heat to newborns. he industrial design of the Embrace warmer was done in Creo by Bang Design. Every year, 15 million babies worldwide are born preterm and over one million […]

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Creo 2.0: What Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Users Should Know (Part 3 of 3)

We’ve come a long way since Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0. In this series of articles, we’ve been detailing all the highlights of our releases since the mid-00’s –from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 to Creo 2.0. In this third segment (part 1 is here, part 2 is here), find out how we’ve updated Sheet Metal and sketching–two areas […]

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Getting a Handle on Large Assemblies

As today’s products become more and more complex—from both a design and functionality standpoint—the accompanying highly detailed product models become very complicated as well. These models are often composed of extremely large assemblies that add great complexity to the design process. Fortunately there are advances, both on the software and hardware sides, that are helping […]

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Creo 2.0: What Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Users Should Know (part 2 of 3)

In a recent interview, former Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire user Damián Castillo said, “Between Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3 and 5, there were some enhancements. But between Creo 1.0 and Creo 2.0, I saw some major, major improvements.” That’s why his team at Hensley Industries just upgraded to Creo 2.0. If you’re curious about what’s changed since Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire […]

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Tamaggo Switches from SolidWorks to Creo

While some designers cringe at change, it’s the bold leader who sometimes sacrifices a CAD loyalty to look for software that performs beyond the mark. Some of Tamaggo’s designers were using Solidworks… until they tried Creo. Their VP of Engineering, Stephane Lepage essentially threw Creo at the rest of the team and said, “Just try […]

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Addressing the PLM Needs of Small to Mid-size Businesses


Product lifecycle management (PLM) software systems are not simply one piece of software, but a means by which enterprises can connect their various parts and functions (concept, detailed design, manufacturing, marketing, etc.) into one cohesive system. PLM is about connecting and sharing a company’s intellectual property throughout a product’s lifecycle, from concept until a product […]

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ProductLifecycleStories: So many Creo Apps… How about Mathcad?

Mark Walker, Director of Mathcad Product Management at PTC, shares the plan to enable direct utilization of Mathcad inside Creo models: PTC has captured many related use cases in recent years, but we haven’t had the ideal foundational relationship between the two apps to best solve those use cases – until we embarked upon this […]

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Moving to Creo 2.0: Experiences from SolidWorks and Inventor Users

We know Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire users find Creo Parametric easier to use by a long shot, and especially the reworked workflows in common areas like sketching, part modeling, assembly modeling, sheet metal, and drawing – it’s really increased their design productivity. But what about those that aren’t familiar with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, but have experience with SolidWorks […]

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Sigmetrix Releases GD&T Advisor Software For PTC Creo and Pro/ENGINEER

Sigmetrix, a PTC® PartnerAdvantage™ Gold Partner and recognized leader in mechanical variation and tolerance analysis software, today announced the latest release of its GD&T Advisor software solution for Creo® and Pro/ENGINEER®. The result of Sigmetrix’ precise constraint technologies, deep CAD integration experience, and the collaboration with Alex Krulikowski at Effective Training, Inc. (ETI), GD&T Advisor is an […]

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