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Brain Teaser: Never Miss Another National Spaghetti Day

It’s the holidays, and that means we’ll soon be eagerly putting away the gift wrap and clearing off the dining room table in preparation for National Spaghetti Day. For me, that means pasta, cheese, and old Sergio Leone movies. For the children, it’s a day to perfect their engineering skills as they build elaborate bridges […]

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Meet Dozer and His New Treads

For most of us, fall arouses images of football, heavy sweaters, and pumpkin spiced (fill in the blank here). But over at St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School in Boston, they’re thinking about autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, and a character named Dozer. The Firebirds (Team 1965)  at St. Joseph’s are getting ready for the annual FIRST […]

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The PTC Creo Blog Wants to Hear About Your Engineering Victories

A couple weeks ago, we noticed a press release from one of our customers. The New England company had just won a giant contract from a US government agency to develop a buoy that can predict the strength of hurricanes. Meanwhile in Russia, PTC Creo is hard at work in the country’s space program (as shown […]

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An Easier Way to Extrude Geometry and More Free Advice from PTC University

PTC University recently released 12 compact tips for using PTC products. Think you know the best way to switch between open model windows in PTC Creo? Can you define a unique unit of measure (say, cubic feet per minute) in PTC Mathcad Prime? What about finding simplified reps in PTC Windchill? This new collection of […]

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Hassle-Free Updates with PTC PLM Cloud

As a flourishing business, you’ve probably felt some growing pains. It’s common for a few things to fall through the cracks. A client software update here, a server hardware upgrade there. Before you know it, you’re struggling with several versions of the same CAD software throughout your shop. Fail to update your network, and performance […]

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TCT Magazine: Stratasys to showcase one-stop shop for 3D printing at formnext

Stratasys has announced that it will demonstrate a one-stop shop for its entire additive manufacturing solutions range with its largest ever tradeshow stand at the inaugural formnext powered by tct. Andy Middleton, President, Stratasys, EMEA, explained: “The shape of Stratasys’ offering to the marketplace has expanded considerably in recent times, as has the range of […]

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Design News: Design Engineers Get Schooled on Manufacturing

Design engineers, especially new engineering graduates, are always ready to come up with innovative and cool new products and ingenious systems. Yet, design for manufacturability (DFM) comes to dominate their creative process; their designs need to meet very specific terms for manufacturing. This can include everything from working with approved parts, to where a hole […]

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Aerospace Complex Engineering: Russian Space Center Invests in PTC Software

Russia’s Rocket and Space Center (RCC)  announced that it plans to spend 179 million rubles to purchase software from American company Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), according to “Chronograph”. The investment includes PTC Windchill and PTC Creo and will help with continuing development of the Progress spacecraft, which services the international space station. “RCC “Progress” has already worked […]

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CAD Trends and Challenges: Does Your Software Stand Up to the Unexpected?

If you’ve been surprised any time recently by an engineering change late in product development—you haven’t been in this business very long. Almost all projects run into the unexpected, no matter how much preparation or upfront planning you start with. Everybody knows it, but does everybody do something about it? We weren’t sure about that. […]

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Are You a STEM Pro? Here’s Why You Should Mentor

A few months ago, a high school student posted this request twice on one of PTC’s Internet forums: Is there anybody who would be willing to schedule a video call with my robotics team to go through some skills in PTC Creo Parametric? Any help would be appreciated. He wasn’t alone. School STEM programs everywhere […]

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