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How to Get Free CAD Software from PTC

There are a lot of legitimate reasons to want your CAD software for free. You might be new to product development or you might be uninterested in ever working as a full-blown design professional—but you still need to tinker with 3D models. You might want to try out a software you’ve heard about, to see […]

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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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Blue Star Designs Cool Air Conditioners with PTC Creo

More than 70 years ago, a company in India called Blue Star began manufacturing machines for making ice candy—better known as ice pops in the US. Over time, the founders realized that their core competency wasn’t childrens’ treats. It was the vapor compression cycle! The vapor compression cycle is a four-step approach to cooling. It’s […]

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The Truth about Direct and Parametric Modeling

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The PTC folks have asked me to give you lovely people a few of my thoughts over the course of each month. For my first outing, I’d like to tackle one of the oft covered, but rarely dissected subjects in today’s 3D modeling community — that of direct modeling. Specifically, how it can operate in […]

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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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Angel Delivers Clean Water Equipment with PTC Creo

Angel Equipment and Technology wants your next glass of water to be clean, safe, healthy, and even stylish. The company, based in Guangdong, China, specializes in every aspect of thirst prevention. It makes attractive water dispensers, efficient filtration systems, bottling machines, coolers, warmers, and ice makers. “Our mission is to push the application of drinking […]

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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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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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Designing Innovative Floodwater Defences for Tunnels with PTC Creo

You’re an engineer and a raging storm is heading to your town. A tidal surge is inevitable. Your job is to protect the subway from flooding. What are your ideas? You might think about a better drainage system and pumps. Maybe floodgates. But it’s all too little, too late, and too expensive. The winds are […]

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