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Thinking About Printing Your 3D Models? Start Here

(Image: Screenshot from Local Motors video https://youtu.be/C_FYIt232HU)Over the past few years, the world has become enchanted with the idea of 3D printing. What could be more liberating than designing and manufacturing your own products at home or in the office?  Good bye Amazon. So long, hardware store. From now on, I’m making it myself. If only. Real-life product designers know that […]

On the Road to Success? Get CAD Software That’s Flexible Enough for the Ride

successIf you’re in a fast-moving industry, or a company that’s experiencing growth in fits and starts, you know it’s hard to balance your software needs as you add new staff, bring in contractors, and otherwise respond to changes in your business. Today you might need a good rendering tool to impress the clients with your […]

What Design Engineers (and Their Managers) Should Know Before Jumping on the IoT Bandwagon

You probably don’t need me to tell you that the Internet of Things was a hot topic in 2015, but I’ll show you the graph anyway: For the past 18 months or so, IoT has become unavoidable online, in the business press, and in engineering circles. And, as the graph (above) of Google searches shows, […]

Adding PTC Creo FMX? Read This First

If you’re already using PTC Creo, you probably already know about the great benefits that come with using our ground-breaking parametric design solution. But you may not know that many companies don’t stop there. They add on tools that suit their specific company needs, refining and optimizing the software environment so that they develop products that are even […]

Did You Know? Create Sweeps with Open Trajectories in PTC Creo

When many of us began creating 3D models in PTC Creo, we learned to work with extrusions. We simply created a profile and extruded it. But alas, not everything can be modeled that way. That’s why designers also use sweeps, another core capability in PTC Creo Parametric. With the Sweep tool, you can create a solid […]

PTC Live Global Keynotes Now Available

June 7 marked the launch of PTC Live Global as 2000 attendees gathered in Nashville, Tennessee. A packed agenda included a Solutions Expo, hands-on opportunities, and sessions led by PTC customers, instructors, and executives. We couldn’t capture and share it all, but we did record the keynote sessions. If you didn’t attend, or want to relive […]

Cumitas Replaces AutoCAD with PTC Creo: Saves 35% on Prototypes

Located in the ancient city of Tarsus, Cumitas strives to blend world-renowned components from global manufacturers with the latest technologies. However, the company’s reliance on AutoCAD, a 2D CAD system, more closely aligned it with the regions reputation for antiquity than the cutting-edge.

Looking for Results? Five Upgrades That Deliver Big Return

No matter your industry, geography, or the size of your team, there are certain design steps that most of us follow—concept design, prototyping, even filing away our data. It only takes a release cycle or two for most of us to realize the value of automating some of these processes. If you’ve ever spent a […]

Did You Know? PTC Creo 3.0 Enhancements: 3D Thickness in PTC Creo Parametric

In the past, you’d have to take multiple measurements or use add-on software to ensure your wall thicknesses were reliable. But with the new Measure 3D Thickness tool, you can quickly check where you model meets or fails to meet your minimum and maximum thickness requirements. Here’s how it works:

CAD and IoT Come Together at LiveWorx 2015

PTC has been making such a big noise about the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past few months, some CAD users may wonder if we’ve forgotten them. IoT is all about exercise monitors and preventing flat tires, right?  What’s IoT got to do with the toothbrush you’re designing? You’d be surprised. At LiveWorx 2015, […]
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