Monthly Archives: December 2013

Celebrating the Two-Wheeler, India Style

Aside from India being on the other side of the world (I’m in Germany), one thing is clear: people in India know  motorbikes. Two or three-wheeled, it doesn’t matter. So it comes as no surprise to me that India is home to a full range of motorcycle connoisseurs: from TVS and the taxi tuk-tuk drivers […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for CAD Managers


As we quickly approach the end of the year, many of you will make some New Year’s resolutions for 2014. Drop a few pounds? Spend less, save more? Quit an unhealthy habit or two? Take on a new healthy habit or two? Well how about adding some resolutions to be more productive in your job […]

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Cross Sectioning in PTC Creo Parametric Versus Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0

Cross Sectioning is faster in PTC Creo Parametric compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0

There are many enhancements in PTC Creo Parametric which boost user productivity significantly compared to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. One of these areas is 3D cross sectioning. PTC Creo Parametric has new capabilities which make the process of building cross sections faster and easier. Users now have presets for cross sections on the x,y, or z […]

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My Robot Drives Me to Work

Japanese-based robot manufacturer, ZMP, develops robotic vehicles that integrate both automotive and robotic technologies. Within this genre, ZMP is making headlines with robotics that drive for you. Earlier this year, the company released the RoboCar MV2, an autonomous one-seated driving car that’s a platform for next-generation automobiles like Tesla. I’m thinking the robot drives me […]

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Red Dot Design Award Showcase of 2013 Winners

Happy Holidays to all of our readers! We hope you are making warm and enduring memories with your loved ones this season. And if you’re in the product development business, we hope all your hard and clever work this year has led to reached deadlines, happy customers, and mollified shareholders.  I propose we celebrate by […]

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Desktop Engineering: Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation

By Anthony J. Lockwood, Desktop Engineering “Consolidating Design Software, Extending Value Beyond 3D CAD Consolidation” is a 13-page white paper that makes the case for consolidating your design environment with an integrated design suite that is multi-CAD capable. Written by Jim Brown for Tech-Clarity, a research and consulting firm, the paper argues that an integrated […]

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Today’s Multi-CAD World Demands Flexibility in Modeling Tools

Eight drinking straws in rainbow colors

Engineering by definition is a rather straightforward pursuit. Using scientific and mathematical principles to solve problems sounds pretty rigid, right? The reality of problem solving, however, is that it is inherently a fluid process, one that continues to flow and evolve until an optimal solution is found. In product design, this means exploring, iterating, changing, […]

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Transitioning from 2D to 3D Design with PTC Creo Layout

Many manufacturing companies use 2D tools for their concept engineering efforts and then move to a 3D model for their final deliverables. This is common in machine designs which feature an axis of symmetry, such as engines, turbines, and rotors. Moving from 2D to 3D requires designers to either import the 2D information in an […]

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Desktop Engineering: Vitamix to Accelerate New Product Introductions with PTC

By using PTC Creo to develop new products, Vitamix is enabling faster design decisions and aiming to cut product design times by 25 percent. Vitamix manufactures and markets blending and mixing products directly to the public and the restaurant/hospitality industry. “It is all about efficiency in innovation,” said Greg Moores, vice president of engineering, Vitamix. “I […]

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Bang & Olufsen: Pushing the Sound of Music with PTC Creo

It was over 86 years ago when Peter Bang took interest in creating radios and his buddy, Svend Olufsen, set up shop in the Olufsen family’s attic. Their brainchild, Bang & Olufsen, is now a haute company based out of Denmark that produces the highest quality in audio and video products. There are avid B&O […]

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