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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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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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Take the ‘Flipped Classroom’ Approach to Engineering Education

Flipped learning is a new way of teaching that embraces technology in ways not possible a few years ago. Students watch lectures over the Internet, and then attend class for in depth interaction with teachers and peers. How popular is this new learning model? One recent survey found that 78% of teachers have used this […]

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Visit the PTC Creo Facebook Page Today!

The PTC Creo Facebook page is an excellent source of all the latest news and information about PTC Creo. And with a community of more than 10,000 readers, it’s also a great place to find like-minded designers and engineers who face the same types of challenges – and achieve the same types of successes – […]

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How PTC Creo 3.0 Just Reinvented Concept Design

There are a lot of different ways to produce a good concept design. You might use a 2D sketch application—many vendors offer them free to download. Or you could go with something more detailed, producing a fully detailed and rendered life-like 3D model. Which is best? It depends on your situation, your place in the […]

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Engineering.com: PTC is Betting on a Smart Connected World

“Last year PTC was telling manufacturers to prepare for seven major external trends that are driving product development.  This year, they are focused on the Internet of Things mega-trend to enable superior product development. “At his keynote at PTC Live in Boston, CEO Jim Heppelmann cited a prediction for 50 billion connected devices, roughly 6X […]

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Free Tech Clarity eBook Offers CAD Consolidation Tips

Manufacturers should seriously consider standardizing on a single CAD solution because the cost savings and strategic benefits are too great to ignore, according to a recently released eBook from research and consulting firm Tech Clarity. The free eBook, which is entitled “Consolidating CAD: The Benefits of a Unified CAD Strategy,” goes on to say that […]

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Simplifying Models for Analysis Using the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

Recently, I discussed how the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) makes working with imported CAD data , and accommodating late stage design changes much easier. Today, I’d like to discuss how PTC Creo FMX ( an extension of PTC Creo Parametric, the 3D modeling software) can help simplify models for analysis for both the […]

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Dealing with Late Stage Design Changes Using the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

Dealing with late stage design changes using PTC Creo FMX

Last week, I discussed how the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension (FMX) makes working with imported CAD data much easier. Today, I will discuss the challenges of accommodating late stage design changes and how PTC Creo FMX can help. Product Development teams everywhere need to deal with late stage design changes. These can come from […]

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Working with Imported CAD Data Using the PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

Working with Imported CAD Data in PTC Creo Flexible Modeling Extension

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the Import Data Doctor capabilities within PTC Creo Parametric, a task-based repair tool designed to repair, modify or featurize geometry imported into PTC Creo Parametric from external sources. But what if you’re looking to make further changes to your imported data? Such as editing the geometry? Working with […]

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