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Stream LiveWorx 2015 Live from Your Computer

Good news. If you can’t make it to Boston next week for LiveWorx 2015, you can still stream the major keynote sessions. The definitive Internet of Things (IoT) event of the year, LiveWorx 2015 will feature Jim Heppelmann, Steve Wozniak, Michael Porter, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, and many others.  If  you haven’t heard about LiveWorx […]

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IoT Is Changing Design. Here’s What You Can Do About It

Products now can monitor themselves , control their response to the environment, optimize their own efficiency, and operate autonomously. For CAD and PLM users, it’s not hard to see that all this impacts you more than just a little.

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LiveWorx 2015: An Invitation for CAD and PLM Users

With robots that order their own replacement parts and chairs can tell you who has been sitting in them, the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to make life easier for much of humanity—unless you’re involved in product development.

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New Look for the PTC Creo Blog Coming (Includes a Sneak Peek)

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you should know that we’re planning a little remodeling this spring. The PTC Creo blog has displayed nearly the same look and feel since we launched in 2010. Compare the blog today with this screen shot from November 2010 (courtesy of the Wayback machine). We’ve made a […]

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PLM Now!

Stop. Wait. Before you File > Save that motor housing or iPhone case you just designed, ask yourself if you’re about to make your file management problems a little worse. Because, instead of stashing one more revision on your desktop or in a shared folder where others may or may not be able to find […]

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Too Small for Product Lifecycle Management? Look to the Cloud

When you’re a small company juggling customers, projects, and partners, it’s easy to put off driving operational improvement. With revisions and deadlines looming, there’s never a good day to step back, organize file folders, or even ask, “Are my naming conventions working?” and “Will I be able to find this version of this model if […]

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Justin Roegner: Tips for Exorcising Unwanted Links

Sometimes a drawing in PTC Windchill will reference a part that doesn’t exist. These “ghost objects” are relics from the original CAD file—typically a dummy that’s no longer relevant. But while PTC Creo doesn’t seem to reference the old model anymore, PTC Windchill just won’t forget about it. This year at PTC Live Global in […]

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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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