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Interpreting 2D Drawings is Unnatural

Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights

He couldn’t see it. There I was, in a Drafting 101 class at the University of Kentucky engineering school. Looking to my left, I was watching a fellow student peer at the drawing on his desk. I was waiting for the look of understanding to cross his face. He scanned to the right-hand side view. […]

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Free 30-Day PTC Creo 3.0 Trial Now Available!

The just-released PTC Creo 3.0 – which was launched this summer at the PTC Live Global conference to much fanfare – is now available for download in the form of a free 30-Day trial. Users of the free trial will get a chance to test drive some of the great new features and new enhancements […]

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PTC in High Tech: Helping Charm Engineering Fix Big Screens

You’ve probably noticed that flat panel TVs are expanding. Only a few years ago, it seemed like we’d never want for anything more than our 32-inch LCD TVs. Today, they seem a bit puny. Many of us have already put that TV in the guest room, and upscaled to a 50+ incher. And just when […]

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Aberdeen Shares the Product Design Secrets of Top Performing Companies

One of the biggest obstacles to gaining an understanding of product behavior is increasing product complexity. This growing complexity combined with the need to get products to market more quickly is prompting organizations to take a closer look at CAD, according to analyst firm Aberdeen Research. The good news is that advanced capabilities within CAD […]

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A Quick Introduction to PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling

PTC Creo Elements Direct/Modeling – formerly known as CoCreate Modeling – is well known as a mature product that has long helped product development companies bring innovative products to market faster. The most recent version of the product, PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling 19.0, offers many new features designed to make all users – including power […]

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CNB Yachts Manages Million-Dollar Boat Designs with PTC Windchill PDMLink

“We are dream makers,” says Paul Rampini, General Manager at CNB Yachts. From a shipyard in Bordeaux, France, he and his team produce multi-million dollar sailboats that are considered among the finest in the world. Watch the company’s CNB 76’ slice through the ocean, with its towering sails and clean, white hull, and you can’t […]

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The Internet of Things is Changing Everything

I can turn on my GE air conditioner, monitor its energy usage and tweak its settings from my cell phone. Belkin’s connected crockpot calculates cooking time and sends reminders to the chef. A Quirky egg carton in your refrigerator can determine if you need to add eggs to your grocery list. The connected home is […]

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High Quality Products Cost Less with Simulation Driven Design

Given the uncertainty of today’s economy, companies need every advantage they can get to ensure profitability. Competitive pressures are fierce and companies are once again racing to get their products to market. Conducting simulation tests early and often can result in lower costs, faster time to market and increased profitability, according to a study from […]

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Microsoft Tablet and 3D CAD Used to Design Next-Gen Microsoft Tablet

Suppose a computer company wanted to convince you that its wafer-thin tablet could replace your laptop. As an engineer or designer, you probably want to see the device run some full-blown 3D CAD software. Right? With the Microsoft Surface, you don’t even have to ask. The engineering team just released a YouTube video that shows […]

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A Look Back at Some of our Most Popular Customer Stories

We think it’s very important to regularly post stories about PTC customers. We do it for two reasons: First off, those kinds of stories are very popular and we like the give the readers what they want. The second reason is that we think it’s important to showcase how customers are overcoming design challenges and […]

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