Monthly Archives: April 2013 Over 10,000 Students from Around the Globe Test Robotic Skills at 2013 FIRST Championship

This week, more than 10,000 students from around the globe travelled to St. Louis, Mo., to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST®(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held at the Edward Jones Dome. The three-day event, April 24-27, came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in […]

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PTC Windchill PDM Essentials: The Easy 8-Minute Demo

PTC Windchill PDM Essentials: Easy to deploy, easy to configure, easy to use. Sure. But what does that mean really? If you’ve ever purchased a product before based on its “easy-to-deploy” and “easy-to-use” claims, you might have found out that their “easy” isn’t always the same as your “easy.” In fact, you might have learned […]

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Paving the Road to Smooth New Software Rollouts


Implementing new CAD software is often a process often fraught with stress and anxiety. Questions abound, such as, will there be a significant downtime as a result of training users? Will there be a disruption in current workflows? Will users be as productive on the new system as they were on the previous one? And, […]

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Adapting Designs for New and Emerging Markets


Good designs aren’t just shaped by technology and the latest fashions. They’re also shaped by customer needs and culture, customers’ buying power, and, of course, regulators. Nowhere is that more apparent than when you try to push a popular product into a new market. For example, take electric bicycles. In the United States, you can […]

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Tech Toys 360: The Ducati Diavel

Spring! The ice retreats. Birds fill the air with song. And grown men and women fall in love all over again—with their motorcycles. You’ll see just what I mean in this video review from New Zealand of the Ducati Diavel Chrome. The Ducati Diavel, designed in Italy in 2010 by a PTC customer, was featured […]

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Specialized Story: From Industrial Design to Finish Line

In the United States, Specialized is a leading brand in the $6 billion bicycle industry. As the manufacturer of the first major mountain bike, the Stumpjumper, the company has a long history of innovation and advocacy in the sport. Its most recent models include features like sophisticated suspension systems, carbon and aluminum frames, and on-the-fly […]

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Focusing on art and design is critical for businesses to innovate and gain a competitive advantage, says John Stuart, senior vice president for education at Boston-based software company PTC. PTC develops computer-assisted design software for product design. Clients include Microsoft (MSFT) and agricultural machinery maker Deere (DE). Europe — particularly the Netherlands — is ahead […]

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PDM and PTC Creo Transform a Power Giant

Zaporizhia (that’s Запоро́жье in Cyrillic) is an industrial center in the Ukraine.  Built on the banks of the Dnieper River, the city (whose name means “beyond the rapids”) is the 6th largest in the country and is fueled by a 1500 MW hydroelectric plant. In 1947, as the city emerged from WWII, one company began […]

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Rightsizing PLM


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology has been around for many years, helping companies by providing a product information backbone that integrates the processes, data, and business systems involved in the product development process. Its benefits have been well documented. They include faster time-to-market, reduced errors, better design efficiency, improved regulatory compliance, higher product quality, decreased […]

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Solving the Multi-CAD Problem


We’ve been talking recently on this blog about the headaches that come from working in a multi-CAD world. Your engineers are happy with their CAD system, but it’s not the same system that many of your legacy files were created in. Add partners and clients to the mix, and the cornucopia of file types that […]

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