Author Archives: Mark Brunelli

Five Essential PTC Creo 3.0 Tutorials

PTC made headlines recently when it introduced the newest version of PTC Creo. And as part of the PTC Creo 3.0 release, the PTC University Learning Exchange posted more than 100 new tutorials to showcase the new features found in our flagship CAD software offering. Five of these tutorials are watched more than the others, […]

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We live to write about the product development process, and we’ve been doing it for years now. But to do that well, we need feedback from you—the product design and development community. Our number one goal is to provide you with the stories you want to read about the most. So help us keep it […]

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Where Manager’s Get Product Development Wrong

The analysts have bad news: Some of your company’s barriers to success are coming from right within your own organization. The good news? You can do something about it. In a recent report from Aberdeen Research, analyst Reid Paquin identified a portion of companies that are successful in spite of the many challenges they face […]

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Tools and Resources for FIRST Student Engineers

It takes more than a few seats of free software to engage students in science and technology. So, as supporters of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), PTC has been developing webinars and workshops that students can stream, attend, or download to make sure they’re successful in their earliest ventures into engineering. […]

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Five Reasons to Visit the PTC Creo Upgrade Center

No serious company should upgrade technology as critical as 3D CAD software just because the name or version number has changed. You need to weigh the benefits of the new technology against any disruption it might cause your team. So while many big names have already moved from Pro/ENGINEER to PTC Creo, only you can […]

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Four Ways Engineering Managers Can Improve the Product Verification Process

Product verification is the comparison of as-built data to as-designed data. Basically, it ensures as-built product reflects the as-designed product, including change orders that arose during development. Companies that fail to verify products expose themselves to dangerous risks, including expensive recalls, costly product rework, and unexpected delays in product releases. While most companies perform verification, […]

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3D Printing, Tiny Robots, Composites Spotlighted on Product Lifecycle Blog

So you say you’re a big fan of science and engineering? You love hearing about cool new technologies that are changing the world we live in? Then you should know about the Product Lifecycle Stories blog. The blog is full of information about the future of manufacturing, engineering, and product design—subjects near and dear to […]

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What’s Axeda and Why Did PTC Acquire It?

Imagine it: The smart, connected world — a place where the products that improve our lives are connected to the Internet, and to each other. The possibilities for product development companies are endless. But for manufacturers to be successful in the connected world, they’re going to need the right tools – software that allows these […]

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The Best Engineering Managers Monitor Manufacturing Closely

Engineering managers have enough challenges bringing a successful product to market. That’s why it’s important to make sure that internal processes aren’t part of the problem, according to a new report from Aberdeen Research. The new report, “As-Built vs. As-Designed: Untangling the Web of Inefficiency and Waste around Product Verification,” is based on the experiences […]

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Team Motorbolts Celebrates Three Years of Robot Design and Action

Most 13-year-olds play online games in which they create avatars, gather resources, collaborate with others, develop their agility, and fight for survival. But in the town of Edina, Minnesota, middle school kids are drawing on those same instincts to wage real-life robot wars. Team Motorbolts designs, constructs, and battles their own machines in FIRST robotics […]

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