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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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Working with non-Creo Data in PTC Creo Parametric

import data doctor in PTC Creo Parametric

It’s no secret that working with CAD data from multiple CAD platforms can be problematic for designers and engineers. Common complaints include increased inefficiency and compatibility issues which lead to product delays and higher development costs. This blog has previously published some useful material on the benefits of CAD consolidation. Today, I want to examine […]

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Structural Framework Design in PTC Creo Parametric

Framework Design in PTC Creo Parametric

Structural metal frameworks or weldments are prevalent in many industries and become the foundation for a wider range of equipment. Defining, designing and documenting these structural frameworks can be burdensome and time consuming without the right tool. Today I want to discuss a few key features that PTC Creo Parametric has  for structural framework design, […]

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Mechanism Design Capabilities in PTC Creo Parametric

Mechanism design in PTC Creo Parametric.

Did you know that as part of the core functionality of PTC Creo Parametric every user has access to significant mechanism design capabilities? The capabilities enable you to investigate the motion behavior of your design under real life circumstances. You can build assemblies using mechanical connections such as joints, cams and slots. It also provides […]

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Have You Upgraded to PTC Creo Parametric? Realize Your Full Potential!

For the past month, I’ve been discussing key productivity advantages PTC Creo Parametric has over Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, including: cross sectioning, measuring geometry, sheet metal, assembly performance, 3D annotations, a new user experience, and Freestyle modeling. Let’s say you’ve realized the value of these productivity increases and upgraded from Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 to PTC Creo […]

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