Monthly Archives: March 2013

PTC Creo 2.0: What Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Users Should Know (part 2 of 3)

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If you’re a Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 user reading this blog, you know things have changed a lot since you deployed your design software. And you might be curious about whether any of these changes are relevant to you. Will the new generation of software make a difference to you and your work in any noticeable […]

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Tech Toys 360: Helicopters for High Flyers

Let’s get back to the TV show, Tech Toys 360. Last week I showed you the ICON, a personal airplane featured on the show. But before you run out and buy one, I’ve got another aircraft for you to consider. The Robinson R66. The R66 is a turbine helicopter, which was approved by the US […]

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Should Analysis Be Left to the Analysts?

As technology grows, we all take on roles that were once saved for experts.  We all book our own travel, touch up our own photos, and find our way without stopping at the filling station to ask directions. In the world of 3D CAD, new technical developments are also making it easier for designers to […]

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PTC CAD with PDM Speed Product Development by 30%

JSC Dneprovagonmash is a company based in the Ukraine that recently celebrated its 85th birthday. Despite years of economic upheaval in the region, the company has emerged as a leading manufacturer of rail cars, with a catalog of more than 150 models of “vagon” (or “вагон” in Cyrillic). Worldwide Industrial Strength Rail If you pay […]

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Demands for Increased Product Customization on the Rise

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Manufacturers today have many demands placed upon them. They must design innovative, aggressively priced products faster than ever. American and European manufacturers must compete on a somewhat unlevel playing field with manufacturers from low-cost nations that have an abundance of cheap labor and manufacturing resources. And, perhaps most importantly, they must answer to consumers who […]

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PTC Creo 2.0: What Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Users Should Know (part 1 of 3)

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If you’re a Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 user, your software turns five this year. Well, six if you count the 2007 prerelease. In 2008, the price of 500GB disk space cost you about $100. Today, you can get 2 Terabytes for less than half that price. The Blackberry was twice as popular as the iPhone. And […]

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Tech Toys 360: Your Own Personal Airplane

Velocity Discovery has been airing a show called Tech Toys 360 recently. Now in its second season, Tech Toys 360 profiles radical innovations in engineering and design in consumer products. These are heart-racing innovations like high-altitude helicopters and enclosed electric motorcycles. Unfortunately, the show is currently off season, but we’d like to share a few […]

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Why PDM? The Animated Short

Which of the following best describes the reason you became a product designer? a)     I wanted to spend considerable amounts of time looking around for parts that other people created. b)     I hoped to attend week-long conferences in chain hotels learning about metadata and distributed file servers. c)      I enjoy discovering that I’ve just spent […]

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Tell Us About It: How Is Interoperability Working Out For You?

In a perfect world, companies securely move data around and leverage it no matter the systems, suppliers, and in-house teams. They share their 3D models across the company, and at the same time dramatically shorten time to market, improve product quality, and lower development costs. In a less-than-perfect world, product design is full of incompatibilities […]

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Governments, Industry and Universities Respond to Global Shortage of Engineers

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As global economies struggle to regain their financial footing following years of economic turmoil, many companies worldwide are dealing with a shortage of qualified engineers to fill positions necessary to win the big contracts that can get their businesses back on track. Government leaders are concerned too, as they recognize that economic success in today’s […]

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