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PTC Creo DEX: In a Nutshell

PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension (DEX) is an app that we introduced with PTC Creo 3.0 and, by now, much has been written about the tool. So much, in fact, that you may be unsure about where to start or what you missed. That’s why we’re posting this article. It’s like the executive summary, but better […]

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Did You Know? Family Tables

Suppose you want to design a group of similar products that vary only slightly from each other. For example, think of a collection of socket wrenches ranging from 0.25 to 1 inch. Rather than model and save each piece separately, you can create a generic socket in PTC Creo, and then use a Family Table […]

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Certum: Big Company Results with PTC Solutions

More than 20 years ago, Nico Marini, a newly graduated engineer in Hasselt, found himself working for a company that manufactured buses—luxury touring coaches, public transit vehicles, and such. He loved all things automotive, and within a few years the company named him head of engineering. But despite his passion, he didn’t aspire to climb […]

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Time to Flip the Switch on Cloud

For most major enterprise applications—think ERP, CRM, or even Business Intelligence—the question isn’t whether or not to go to the cloud, it usually boils down to a matter of when. That same clarity of cloud vision has been lacking for engineering design tools, especially when it comes to CAD and PLM. While there’s a great […]

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PLM Now!

Stop. Wait. Before you File > Save that motor housing or iPhone case you just designed, ask yourself if you’re about to make your file management problems a little worse. Because, instead of stashing one more revision on your desktop or in a shared folder where others may or may not be able to find […]

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PACCAR Drives Design Reviews with PTC Creo View MCAD

If you’ve ever driven the interstate or pulled into a rest stop in the United States, you’ve seen PACCAR brands—Peterbilt and Kenworth. The company’s big rigs dominate American roadways, hauling product on 18 wheels from city to city. In Europe, PACCAR owns the DAF brand. And in the UK, the Fortune 500 firm puts Leyland […]

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Did You Know? Design Reviews for the Rest of the Team

Projects move more efficiently when everyone can use the same language and tools for design reviews. The trouble is that not everybody has PTC Creo Parametric on his or her computer, leaving any non-engineering team members scribbling on printouts and PowerPoint slides or crowded around the nearest CAD jockey. For the rest of the team—managers, […]

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Why Automation Design Replaced Autodesk Inventor with PTC Creo

While CAD is important to most engineering firms, at Automation Design, it’s a selling point. The company, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is made up of design pros from several industries who can help you with mechanical design, CAD services, material handling, and even laying out your new factory floor. “At Automation Design, we provide […]

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Top Five Most Read Blogs in February

Here on the PTC Creo blog, we publish one or two stories every weekday. Then, at the end of each month, we like to take a day to reflect. We look at what you’ve been reading, and try to look for trends and figure out how we can give you more of what interests you. […]

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Jandia: Quality Up, Costs Down with PTC Creo

Amid the cotton fields and forested mountains of southern India, you’ll find Coimbatore, a metropolis that grew up around textile mills in the 1920s and 1930s. To support those mills over the years—a precision manufacturing industry emerged.  And, you might expect, with manufacturing came a healthy engineering sector. That leads us to Jandia Engineering, a […]

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