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When Robots Fail: A Minnesota School Learns Engineering’s Most Important Lesson

Early last year, a group of high school students wheeled a robot into a packed arena in Duluth, Minnesota. They were bringing to competition a device they had spent months designing and engineering. What they didn’t know yet was that by the end of the first round, their machine would be in pieces all over […]

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Introducing the PTC Creo Design Exploration Extension

Think about your approach to any challenge in which you explore new solutions. If you’re starting with a completely new project, you might jot down ideas and alternatives on paper, or by using one of the PTC Creo offerings such as PTC Creo Sketch or  other concept design tools. But if you need to address […]

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Weighing the Value of Import vs. Open

Let’s consider the user interface for 3D modeling systems. Aside from the fact that we’re still using a floppy disk as the icon (a format that, I think we can safely say, is dead), there are a few curiosities associated with Opening, Saving and Importing data files. I think we’re all aware of what that […]

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PTC Express Reader Survey Results

Not long ago, we posted a survey to find out more about our PTC Express readers and what they hope to find in the newsletter. Your answers help us decide what content to develop and share. They also confirm that we’re writing in a way that’s appropriate to our audience. Here’s what we learned: Who […]

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Customers Make the Move to PTC Windchill 10

PTC’s Will Kohler knows just about everything about PTC Windchill. His official title is Senior Vice President of Product Management, but many customers know him as a long-time PTC Windchill product manager. I recently asked him about the feedback he’s hearing as customers upgrade to PTC Windchill 10, as well as the benefits of upgrading […]

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Engineering.com: Why PTC thinks that Smart, Connected Products will transform your business … and your PLM

“Where is PTC heading? There’s a lot of talk about Smart Connected Products, the Internet of Things, M2M, SLM and their new solutions ThingWorx and Servigistics. There is less talk about CAD and PLM. Have the priorities changed? ”On the contrary”, says Robert Gremley, PTC’s Executive Vice President (EVP) in this TV report. Gremley is […]

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What Readers Want: More Tips, More News, & a Sweet Touch Screen on Which to Read Them

In November, we posted a survey to find out more about our readers and what you hope to find here on the blog. Your answers help us decide what stories to write. They also confirm that we’re writing in a way that’s appropriate to our audience. Here’s what we learned: Who reads creo.ptc.com? The majority […]

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PTC Featured in Closing Ceremony at NASDAQ

PTC rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York City last Thursday. PTC employees and management rang the bell to honor our record of innovation and success over the past 25 years as a public company. The ceremony also highlighted PTC’s vision for the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). […]

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Bicycle Components Maker Streamlines Product Teams with PTC Windchill

In 1990, a Japanese giant that dominated 85% of the market effectively locked up the bicycle component business. From the drivetrain to the wheels, Bike Magazine writes, “Most bikes were little more than a steel or aluminum pony used to showcase Shimano’s parts.” That didn’t worry a startup called SRAM. The Chicago-based company had a […]

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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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